83

conclusion:

83

Like the RAZR HD, but need longer battery life? Then the RAZR MAXX HD is for you. LIke the original RAZR MAXX, this version adds a more powerful battery to Motorola's flagship phone, making it slightly more hefty, but giving it enough power to easily run a full day on a single charge -- something many other smartphones find challenging. The price for all this power? $299 with a two-year Verizon Wireless contract, $100 more than the standard RAZR HD, and a full $200 more than the RAZR M. However, the RAZR HD already has very good battery life, so unless you regularly find yourself away from power sources for more than a full business day, you may want to consider saving $100, and a few ounces, and picking up that Droid instead.

Critic reviews

8.1
12 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.7
  • Display
    7.9
  • Battery life
    10
  • Camera
    6.6
  • Ease of use
    6.6
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.4
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.2

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User reviews

8.9
9 reviews
8.0
Engadget Oct 19, 2012

The Droid RAZR MAXX HD combines unmatched battery life with top-shelf materials and rock-solid performance.

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8.0
CNET Oct 19, 2012

Motorola's fast, stylish Droid Razr Maxx HD offers outstanding battery life, but its camera captures unimpressive images.

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8.0
Gizmodo Oct 22, 2012

There is only one real reason to buy this phone above others, but it's a good one: battery life. There are faster, more powerful phones out there, but none that are as fast/powerful as this can last anywhere near as long.

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8.0
PC Mag Oct 25, 2012

The Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD provides plenty of power and enough battery life to keep you going all day.

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8.0
Ars Technica Dec 11, 2012

It's well suited for the user who needs that kind of performance from a phone, but doesn't necessarily care for speed or the most current components.

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9.0
Phone Scoop Oct 25, 2012

In the end, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD is a nice update from the original DROID RAZR MAXX, but comes with a premium price of $299.99 with a 2 year contract.

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8.0
Mobiledia Oct 18, 2012

If you want a phone that's deadly serious about staying charged all day, the Maxx HD is a great contender. But you'd rather have a slimmer phone, the Razr HD has similar specs with a slighter build.

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8.0
Phone Scoop Oct 19, 2012

Power users who prioritize battery life shouldn't bother looking at any other phones. The RAZR HD and MAXX HD fit the power-user bill perfectly.

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8.0
Ubergizmo Oct 24, 2012

Motorola has done a really good job with its new smartphones: the Motorola Droid RAZR M is probably the best “compact” Android phone for the holidays, and the Motorola Droid Maxx HD should remain the king of battery life for this holiday season.

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8.0
Android Central Oct 24, 2012

Sure, the camera could be better, and many will find the RAZR line significantly less sexy and slim than the Galaxy S3 and One X, but as a total package, the RAZR HD and MAXX HD are two of the best phones you could have the pleasure of using.

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8.0
HotHardware Nov 16, 2012

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX sports incredibly long battery life, excellent build quality and an update to Android 4.1 is due in the near future. The $299 price is a bit steep compared to options like the Galaxy S3 but if battery life is a major factor the RAZR MAXX HD is a solid choice.

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9.0
CHIPSTER69 CHIPSTER69

Dont tend to keep phones for very long but I can rarely fault Motorola's hardware, their record of pushing Android updates though is rather rubbish

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10
tajmannion tajmannion

I'm a phone-a-phile and I've had this phone longer than any other I've ever owned. I'm at the 18 month mark and likely won't replace it for at least another six months to a year. Does everything well and still packs a wallop as compared to the new phones arriving on the market daily.

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8.0
systemBuilder systemBuilder

I ordered this over XMas of 2012, and after extensive testing, determined that the 802.11 radio did not work. Twelve inches from our access point, 1 Mbps, no 12 Mbps, no 36 Mbps, no 1 Mbps. Out in the living room : NO RECEPTION. Why? My Wife's iPhone 4S works great everywhere. I ordered a...

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8.0
cBizzzz cBizzzz

The battery in this phone is insanely good. Having a phone I can stream music all day at work 8-10 hours and not use up half the battery is enough of a reason to own this phone.

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10
diegoesk diegoesk

let me say that I used to think it was a conspiracy that cell phone companies made smart phones with short battery life. The Razr Maxx HD goes against the grain and I believe other companies will soon follow suit (internet rumor has it that the galaxy s4 will have same size battery as razr maxx...

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