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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

Video recording on the Motorola Rarz Maxx is also accessed via the camera app, where there is a toggle switch to swap between the two modes.

As with the camera app, the top corner placement of the lens may cause your thumb to creep into shot when holding the Motorola Razr Maxx landscape, and the menus still refuse to rotate to portrait for straight-up shooting.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

But there is some good news – the Motorola Razr Maxx is able to record Full HD 1080p video and will enable you to zoom, re-focus (centrally only – you can't select a part of the screen to focus on) and mute/unmute the microphone while videoing.

The LED light can be turned on for filming in darker locations, but you will need to make sure you do this before pressing the red button, since you can't toggle it while recording.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

The same seven effects are present here as they are in the camera app, and you also have the option of five audio scenes – Stereo, Wind Reduction, Concert, Balanced and Front-Facing.

There's also image stabilisation, exposure and video quality toggles to help you improve (or reduce) the quality of your video.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

The Motorola Razr Maxx enables you to shoot video in Full HD (1080p), 720p, DVD, VGA and QVGA (320 x 240).

You can record video from the front-facing 1.3MP camera as well, but quality is significantly reduced and we don't see why you would ever need to do this.

As you can see from the video clip, the Motorola Razr Maxx does a decent job, with good colour reproduction and motion handling. There are times where the image does blur, but you can't knock it too much.

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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