Motorola Droid Raxr Maxx 4G: Any time a smartphone manufacturer attempts to make an ultra-thin or ultra-small handset, the modern-day tech consumer has learned to immediately develop concerns over battery life. The smaller a phone gets, the smaller the battery gets. Thus, thin handsets usually equal low battery life. And while Motorola did an outstanding job with their skinny Droid Razr in delivering average run time in comparison to all other 4G smartphones, many Droid Razr owners still lamented the fact that they were constantly plugging up the handset to charge the device. Motorola’s answer was to re-release the Droid Razr as a model they call the Droid Razr MAXX, and to increase the battery size by 85%.
Buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $229.
The result? The new Motorola Droid Razr MAXX 4G Android smartphone is the spitting image of its Droid Razr counterpart with one huge exception. Instead of a 1780 mg battery like the one on the Droid Razr used to power the fuel-hungry device, the Droid Razr MAXX has a 3,300 mAh cell which delivers a staggering 21.5 hours of consecutive talk time from a single battery charge in independent tests. That is nearly triple the 8.0 hours achieved by the average 4G smartphone. And in a step to make the Motorola Droid Razr MAXX even more portable, Motorola has included 16 GB of built-in onboard storage, and the handset comes with an additional 16 GB microSD card, for 32 GB of possible storage overall, matching the highest out-of-the-box storage allotment in the entire 4G smartphone marketplace.
That extra battery life is much needed, as the 4G LTE Verizon Wireless network has been recognized as the fastest in the US by independent wireless systems reviewer RootMetrics. With a dual core 1.2 GHz Texas Instruments central processor that is part of the OMAP 4430 microchip package which includes a graphics dedicated processor and 1.0 GB of RAM memory, battery consumption is at a premium. It also takes a lot of juice to power the 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display which offers 540 x 960 pixel resolution at 256 pixels per inch. That display is then overlaid with a protective layer of scratch resistant Gorilla Glass.
The camera package on board includes an 8.0 megapixel camcorder (rear) and 1.3 megapixel chat cam (front), and those cameras respectively provide 1080P HD resolution video capture and video call support. The long life Motorola Droid Razr MAXX also offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless access, as well as video out through both wired HDMI and wireless DLNA options. Buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $229.