Motorola Droid Razr Maxx

The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is a great Android phone that has a very long battery life. It is thin and sleek and will keep going for days. It is fairly expensive, which will make you weigh the pros and cons of this phone carefully before purchasing, which may be worth the purchase price, as it has many great features which make using this phone fun and entertaining.

Advantages

This phone definitely packs a lot of power, yet remains attractive and durable. It has a 1.2 GHz processor, making it a multimedia dream, while maintaining your privacy by having tight security features. It has a very long battery life that last for days, which can become a real bonus if you find yourself without your charger.

Disadvantages

Although this smartphone has a great battery life, the battery is non-removable, which can become an issue if you are trying to reset your phone. It is also a bit bulky. Its camera performance is fairly disappointing when compared to the competition. Many people were anticipating that this phone would come with version 4.0 of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. However, Motorola chose to include version 2.3 Gingerbread instead.

Design

The Droid Razr Maxx measures at 5.14 inches long by 2.75 inches wide and weighs 5.1 ounces. It is very light, but bulky because of the large screen which can be an issue when it comes to transporting the phone in a pocket or purse. The chassis is built from diamond cut aluminum, which resists scratches.  It also has nanotechnology coating which can help prevent the damage of light spills. The battery is very long-lasting, 3,300mAh, but is not removable.

Camera

The Droid Razr Maxx features an 8-megapixel camera. There is almost no shutter lag between shots which allows the user to take fast photos. There are several picture modes, including self-timer, macro focussing, night portrait, and panorama. The camera takes quality photos, but the color is not as accurate as some of the Maxx’s competitors. Some photos can appear washed out, and there is some pixelation. The Maxx captures 1080p video, which should be high enough quality for anyone. It also has auto-stabilization, which does wonders to fix a shaky video.

Screen

The screen is a HD AMOLED screen, which delivers beautiful colors. The screen is large, at 4.3 inches diagonally. Watching movies is easy because of the high pixel density on the large screen (540 x 960). You can also hook this phone up by its Micro-HDMI port to a large screen TV to enable full resolution.

Operating System

The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with Motorola’s Motoblur modifications. You no longer have to create a Motorola account before using the phone, which was a major gripe of users of former Motorola phones. It is fast and easily customized by the user. The WebTop platform is a Linux-based operating system that offers a Netbook-like experience. It is very good for browsing the web and creating documents.

Features

This phone has many cool features, but the one that sets it apart from the competition is its battery life.  It can last for days on single battery charge which is excellent for those on the road or who sometimes forget to charge their phone. It has GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. For an additional $20 a month you can also have your phone act as a mobile hot-spot. This capability allows the phone to share its internet connection with up to 8 other Wi-Fi devices. It also comes pre-loaded with a whole bunch of Google apps, Amazon’s Kindle App, Netflix, MotoPrint, and much more. The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx also has added many security features so that the phone can be used for private and public sector mobile security. The security features support Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, device encryption and government grade FIPS 140-2 encryption for e-mails, calendar, and contact information.

Conclusion

Overall the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is an excellent smartphone. Its long battery life and security features make it a great choice for those who frequently do business on their smartphone and travel. It is very fast and boasts 4G, but there are still other phones that have more features at this high price point. Unfortunately Motorola did not deliver on the promise of having Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich installed, although the user can upgrade after purchase.

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Quick Specifications
ManufacturerMotorola
Screen Resolution960 x 540
Battery TechnologyLithium ion
Screen Size4.3 in
GPSAvailable
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