Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX

85
Engadget
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx review

Summary

If you're a power user, you'll have no choice but to go with the RAZR Maxx's superb battery.

Pros
  • Spectacular battery lifeThinner than most comparable smartphonesPerforms as well as original Droid RAZR
Cons
  • Slap in the face to RAZR early adoptersNo improvements in the PenTile qHD display Offered at $100 premium over RAZR
Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx review

Most of today's smartphones, especially those of the LTE-enabled persuasion, have earned a bad rap for exceptionally bad battery life, with large displays and hungry radios that suck the juice out faster than a three year-old can down a CapriSun. The race to construct the thinnest phones on the market doesn't help much either, since whittling down handsets results in less space for generously sized battery packs. The Motorola Droid RAZR is currently the slimmest phone this side of the Pacific, offering a thickness of 7.1mm at its thinnest end, and the title likely won't hold for long as new phones like the Huawei Ascend P1 S aim to knock the RAZR off its throne. But at what point do we stand up and insist on adding a little extra heft for the sake of having a bigger battery?

Droid RAZR review

Droid RAZR Maxx available now

Droid RAZR Maxx hands-on at CES

Enter the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx. A mere two months after its predecessor was released on Verizon, this new contender came around to challenge the battery life of every single next-gen phone we've ever used. Its back end has been filled out somewhat to make room for a bigger battery, but at 8.99mm, it's still slimmer than a huge number of competing handsets on the market today. So what makes the Maxx different from the RAZR? Is it worth paying $300 with a two-year commitment -- a $100 premium over its original? Read on to find out.

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Scores

Engadget

85
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
6.7
Display
6.7
Battery life
10.0
Camera
7.3
Ease of use
5.6
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
View Full Specs
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