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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx review

The Motorola Droid Razr fattens up, gains battery superpowers

Our Verdict

Everything about the Razr, aside from the profile and pricetag, have gotten better with the New Motorola Droid Razr Maxx.

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 16 GB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 8 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 21.50 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 540 x 960

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For

  • Insane battery
  • Hi-res AMOLED
  • Nice overlay
  • Fast processor
  • Impressive media player

Against

  • Fatter design
  • Higher price tag
  • large bezel
  • Non-removable battery

Contacts

Contacts can be accessed on the Motorola Razr Maxx via the Phone and Contacts, which are technically the same app, with each icon taking you to a different tab within the application – Dialler and Contacts respectively.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

The setup once inside the app is a pretty stock Android offering, with the usual array of fields to add every tiny detail about each of your nearest and dearest.

You can sync contacts with your Google account along with a range of social media networks including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

We found account syncing fiddly, with the system seemingly making it difficult to properly join contacts to several accounts. It certainly isn't the slick interface you find with the HTC Sense software, and you may wish to ignore this option all together.

If you only really contact the same handful of people regularly there is a handy Favourite Contacts widget that you can stick on a home screen to display your best buds in a lovely tile format, complete with a satifying pull-down to ping open an animation to view all your BFFs (best friends forever, in case you were wondering).

There's no deep social media integration present though, so don't expect to see the latest status updates and photo albums pulled through to each person's contact profile.

Calling

Motorola Razr Maxx review

The dialler is what you would expect from an Android smartphone, simple, easy and functional.

There's smart dialling present, making it quicker to find a contact or number, and the Motorola Razr Maxx will also show you your most recent call, just in case you need to quickly call someone back after forgetting to remind them to pick up some milk.

Call quality was, well, fine. We didn't experience any issues with feedback or the 'chirrup' we reported in our Motorola Razr review.

The typical in-call options are all present and correct including speaker, keypad and mute, and if you've managed to link your contacts to their social media profiles you'll also get a lovely picture of them on the screen.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandTri Band
Service ProviderVerizon Wireless
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEVDO
SAR Value1.45 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyDroid RAZR MAXX
Cellular Generation4G
Cellular Network SupportedCDMA 800, CDMA 1900, LTE 700, CDMA2000 1X
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameMotorola
Battery Talk Time21.50 Hour
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Screen Resolution540 x 960
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)145 g
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Memory Card Size Included16 GB
Memory Card Type IncludedmicroSD
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3.5 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
RealtoneYes
Call FeaturesCall Log, Caller ID, Call Waiting, Conference Call
Pixel Density256 ppi
Height130.7 mm
Width68.9 mm
Depth9 mm
Radio TunerNo
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameDROID RAZR MAXX Smartphone
Processor Speed1.20 GHz
Product LineDroid RAZR MAXX
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberMOTXT912M
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.motorola.com/uk
Marketing Information

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