The Motorola Droid Razr MAXX 4G Android smartphone has been a hit for both Verizon and Motorola ever since it rolled out in late January of 2012. The handset has a lot of admirable features, and is packed with high-end hardware and software that on close inspection reveals it was “copycatted” from its slimmer twin sibling, the Motorola Droid Razr 4G handset. And that original Droid Razr was and is still a best selling flagship phone for the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. But being the skinniest handset ever designed means that battery life lacked something to be desired.
The Motorola Driod Razr Maxx is can be purchased starting at $99 at select online retailers with a new two year contract.
Motorola designers and engineers went back to the drawing board, fashioned an 85% larger, extended life battery, slapped it on the familiar Motorola Droid Razr chassis and thus was born the long life Droid Razr MAXX 4G. The handset delivers 21.5 hours of talk time or 15.0 hours of video playback from a single charge of its 3,300 mA battery. And further delivering on the max in its name, the Droid Razr MAXX 4G also delivers the most out-of-the-box, user accessible data storage in the form of 16 GB of storage built in and a removable 16 GB microSD card that ships with the handset.
The handset debuted with a three digit price tag, and Verizon recently lowered the retail price of that handset to $99 on contract from select retailers. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is the exclusive home of the Droid Razr MAXX, and even though that huge battery has been added, the handset is still wafer thin at only 0.35 inches (8.9 mm). The screen is protected by a layer of scratch and chip resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, and the Kevlar and aluminum body has been designed as splash-proof.
The display on the Droid Razr MAXX 4G is 4.30 inches, and that Super AMOLED screen supports capacitive, multitouch gestures. Display resolution runs 540 x 960 pixels, at a pixel density of 256 pixels every inch. An onboard light sensor automatically corrects for the best possible brightness taking into account any ambient light present, and the built-in proximity sensor helps conserve battery life.
Powering the handset is a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 microchip package which includes a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 central processor and separate PowerVR SGX540 GPU that exclusively handles all graphics processing. Around the rear of the Droid Razr MAXX 4G is an 8.0 megapixel camcorder equipped with LED flash, autofocus and image stabilizing features, and that rear camera can capture video in 1,080P HD resolution. The handset also offers a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam up front, and that device is capable of capturing portrait snapshots and providing video call capabilities. You can buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $99.