Platform: Android 2.3
RAM: 1GB LPDDR2
Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9 OMAP 4430
Screen: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution
Connectivity: 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi capabilities for net access
GPS with A-GPS support for Google Maps
Bluetooth with A2DP and USB 2.0 (Micro)
Camera: 8MP camera with1080p at 30 fps ,
LED flash and secondary camera up front
LED flash and secondary camera up front
Memory: 16GB NAND, 16 GB microSD
Battery: 3300 mAh, 12.54 Whr
For now, the chief complaint about 4G LTE handsets has been battery life. Handset manufacturers are finding a way out of difficult balancing act between device size, price, and the resulting battery life. The RAZR MAXX and RAZR are quite literally the exact same device with the changes in battery and exterior case.
The ting which is MAXX about the RAZR MAXX is its battery, and is 1.88 times the size of the RAZR battery.The Razr Maxx seeks to fix its predecessor's power issues, adding a new super size 3300mAh battery. But RAZR MAXX lack any real changes to its internal components .
The camera 8mp with LED flash, also included is a 1.3mp 720p front facing camera. The main camera produces some good results that inevitably begin to suffer in low light. But competition have moved a lot forward than this.
Recording video on the Razr Maxx is better, and is able to record at HD 1080p. But far behind other devices like the HTC One X,Samsung S III, the Maxx is fairly capable when it comes to video recording.Digital zoom is excellent and the best part is no shutter lag.
The rear-facing camera is fine,but not great, especially in low light conditions. Despite packing LED flash, photos taken generally come out fairly grey, and can be incredibly fuzzy.The pictures are mediocre: a bit washed out, and not very clear.
The Razr Maxx looks identical to its RAZR, featuring the same glossy black, hard line finish and being made of the same kevlar.The phone is remarkably thin.
Notable differences are the device's size and weight, with it measuring in at 131x69x9mm and weighing 145g.
The ports of Razr Maxx features a micro-USB, micro-SD slot which means users can upgrade its inbuilt 16GB of storage, HDMI out and 3.5mm headphone jack. The RAZR Maxx is an evolution in itself. Most components remain unchanged with connectivity including a Micro HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB.
The device's volume and power buttons are placed along its right-hand side. It also packs four capacitive touch buttons on its front which makes it more comfortable than the Razr.
The screen is same as the original Razr, with the Maxx packing a 4.3in 540x960 Super Amoled display.On comparison to other recently released devices like the HTC One X and Lumia 900, which feature impressive 4.7in 1,280x720 super LCD and 4.3in 800x480 Amoled displays respectively, the Razr Maxx's screen looks significantly less vibrant and crisp.But the best part about Razr Maxx is that there is no need to turn down the settings like brightness and screen timeout to conserve on battery.
The 960x540 resolution on the RAZR takes a moment to get used to (most models have 800x480), but it makes life easier for browsing and, again, the 4.3" screen size makes typing easier.
To note, it has a Corning Gorilla Glass screen and it is extremely hard.The gorilla glass screen is water resistant, and the overall build quality just seems solid. The Kevlar backing is more of a gimmick than anything else, but it looks neat, and it has a nice feel to it.The Captivate's screen isn't as saturated, but was slightly better in presenting darker colors .
The Razr Maxx doesn't pack any cutting edge components, being powered by dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM.
The performance of the Maxx is pretty good, with the device being more than prepaired of dealing with everyday tasks. Surfing the internet over WiFi or 3G is fairly smooth, with the device usually taking between five to 10 seconds to load a webpage and streaming video generally runs lag free.
The games, apps, and video feel like they run like butter. The Droid Razr does not have any time lag.In other words it is quiet quick. Just an occasional hick-up when going back to the home screen, probably due to the calendar and weather clock widgets I have running there.
Razr Maxx's greatest shortcomings is the outdated 2.3 Gingerbread Android version.
Motorola has promised the device will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of quarter.This is where the phone really stumbles a bit. Again, for a flagship device, I can't believe this doesn't have Android 4.0. And from the looks of things, we won't be getting it this year at all.
The Motoblur version of Android is okay. It's not so intrusive as it has been in the past. But you will probably want to replace most of it with custom apps from the marketplace. The smart settings are very nice, however. For instance, if the phone to go silent at night, only you are home and my phone has been inactive for a few minutes.
The Android experience is severely altered by Motorola’s Motoswitch which adds a little in the way.
Motorola uses its custom Motoswitch user interface and software. Motoswitch re-skins Android adding a slew of custom icons and graphical flourishes. The skin is fairly power hungry and in our mind makes the UI feel cluttered.
MotoCast is a service that lets users sync their phone with their computer to access files remotely. As long as the synced computer is on, the service lets you add and view music, video and Office files from your computer while on the go.
Battery Life (biggest selling points)
Nominal Voltage 3.8V,
Capacity in mAh 3300 mAh,
Capacity in watt-Hours 12.54Whr
The Razr Maxx's battery life and storage options are its two biggest selling points. Motorola claims 3300mAh Li Ion battery will give users 17.6 hours of talk time and a massive 607 hours of battery life in stand-by.
Even with heavy 3G and wireless use, the device usually lasted at least two days, an impressive feat considering other large screen handsets can struggle to get past the six-hour mark.
What is even more impressive is you have a lump sticking out of the back due to an extended battery.
RAZR MAXX has a standard android software keyboard. The Swype keyboard, which comes preinstalled on it. It is the fastest keyboard to use out there (Faster than any daddy smart phone keyboards on the Market). To use it, when you go to type in a text field, long press the field until a menu pops up, select on that menu "Input Method", then select "Swype". Swype allows you to drag your fingers through all your letters of words instead of individual presses.
This thing has a great speaker. The speakerphone is surely the best heard, and even music sounds clean and crisp. This tops the sound quality list for any phone I have ever seen. Even if you set the phone down on its back (speaker down), the sound is clear and loud.
Extremely good battery
4.3" Super AMOLED screen is really nice
micro-SD card slot, 16GB internal memory, and 16GB microSD card included,
Android 2.3 Gingerbread,
Excellent call quality,
Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, Very fast 4G LTE data performance,
solid and well-built and is thin and lightweight.
Motorola's UI is clean and easy to customize
Smart Actions Battery Life Saver
Lack of Android 4.0,
mediocre camera, low resolution.
expensive, little changed since the original Razr