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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

In terms of web browsing, Motorola has sensibly stuck with the stock Android browser on the Razr Maxx.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

It's a highly capable browser, and thanks to the 1.2 dual-core processor, web pages load swiftly, with trusty TechRadar.com appearing in less than five seconds.

The Motorola Razr Maxx provides both 3G browsing as well as Wi-Fi b/g/n – enabling you to get online pretty much anywhere, and at suitable speed.

The large, bright 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display perfectly aids web surfing, with text and images appearing crisp and clear.

Zoom in and the text will automatically reflow to fit the level you're at, making reading articles a breeze with no need to scroll sideways.

Fortunately it seems that the erratic browsing tendencies we experienced with the original Razr have been ironed out on the Motorola Razr Maxx, as we didn't experience any difficulties during our tests.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

Bookmarks are displayed in the now familiar thumbnailed layout, which is easy to edit, add to and delete from.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

However, it's not all good news, since Motorola has insisted on keeping five locked bookmarks – which is irritating to say the least, especially if you have no intention of ever visiting those sites.

Of course you can always download an alternative browser from Google Play if you wish, and once the Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls out to the Motorola Razr Maxx, you'll also have the choice of the Google Chrome browser. Phew!

For those of you who still love a bit of flash, you're in luck, as the Motorola Razr Maxx joins the fleet of other Android devices that support the format, even though it's set to fade away as HTML 5 comes to the fore.

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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