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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

80
Jenwynrose
I am happy with this phone wich I liked my Atrix 4g pretty well and this phone...read more
70
ryanciter
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
EHarvison
I've had this phone since Feb. "14 and so far it's the best 4G and smartphone...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
87
Average user Score
 
80
Jenwynrose
07.13.14
I am happy with this phone wich I liked my Atrix 4g pretty well and this phone seems to be slightly better in all areas. We had some glitches at first but verizon was quick to resolve them so I have been happy. I do miss my built in fingerprint reader I liked that feature on my Atrix because the kids seem to watch and learn my pass codes lol.. I love the battery life was so tired of always switching batteries I had 4 batteries on standby for the atrix a day. and usually can go a full day without charge on the droid
 
70
ryanciter
05.21.14
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
90
EHarvison
05.11.14
I've had this phone since Feb. "14 and so far it's the best 4G and smartphone I've had. The battery life is awesome. I can get up to 3 days between charges depending of amount of use.
 
100
YardMaster62
03.28.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
80
howlingcoyote1
03.14.14
I've had this for almost two years now and have only run out of battery power three times. Two of those times were less than 24 hours, and another time was about 45 hours in. Yes, the battery, particularly when combined with JuiceDefender, is that good.I was able to break the Gorilla Glass once, when the phone fell out of my pocket and I didn't realize and put my entire weight on it. But it took that much to break the screen. This was a good 19 months into owning the phone.The micro-USB port is a little fussy at times, in terms of getting the connector in. Other than that, I've been very pleased.Lately, it's been slowing down, so I think I have a renegade app. I only mention it in case others have that experience too.
 
80
rfleming71
01.03.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
padwhite
12.20.12
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
100
Michael
11.25.12
I love this phone! I have had a few Droid Devices...hands down..this one is the best!
 
70
fkaair
08.25.12
VZ phone, switch from ATT IOS first, then Boost Mobile (duh on me), and now VZ. Thought 4G would be smokin, but not the case, and in NYC/NJ area. Alot of back and forth between 4G and 3G. Find software flaky, I mostly do data, and as always, preinstalled non removable software bad. This open software not so open. Other software/widgets seem to always have a flaw, either loading or displaying. Music handling is good at best. I've tried several programs, and again, something is always amiss. Battery is great, screen great, calling good, wish the rest was good.
 
80
kk60195
04.23.12
The biggest pull of this phone is that it manages to absolutly obliterate all other phones battery life and more importantly, still have the specs to at least keep up with other phones. I had a Droid 2 global before and ease of use of the UI comes with what you are familiar with coming in. The camera on this phone has high resolution but you will be put to shame if you try to compare it to an iphone camera in public(speaking from experience). I have large hands and I have an ever so slight "have to reach" factor when using the phone one handed due to the phones longer dimensions. The display will par up with others in the market in terms of sharpness but does not compare to samsung nor iphone when it comes to colors. But will definitly be alot better than any other phone. This would have been the Absolute Best phone out there about 5 months ago. But with better cameras and screens out recently, i'd say this phone is 2nd or 3rd place among ALL phones currently out there in every area, certainly nothing show off about. But it does give anyone who has the phone shameless bragging rights when it comes to battery life.