Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX Review

Posted: March 15, 2012
Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX Review

The Droid RAZR MAXX from Motorola offers an extended battery life and super fast speeds with its 1.2 GHz dual core processor on Verizon's 4G LTE network. So how does this latest RAZR live up to expectations? Matt Mira and Kevin Pereira take a look on Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need To Know

  • The Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX comes with a better battery but the form factor hasn't really suffered compared to the Motorola RAZR.
  • This version is a little thicker and heavier.
  • They managed to nearly double the battery life while adding under an ounce of weight.
  • The Razr Maxx weighs a shade over 5 ounces and the Razr is about 4.5 ounces.
  • The back of the phone has the same Kevlar back, which is our favorite back cover being made right now for phones.
  • The volume rocker is under the sleep button.
  • There is still a 4.3" super AMOLED QHD display with a 540x960 resolution.
  • The resolution seemed a little low and you can definitely see pixels when looking closely at the display.
  • The display did look great when playing videos and browsing the web.
  • We found the display brightness to be very good and we didn't have any trouble with it outside in the sun.
  • The ample size of the screen made for an easy time of browsing full web pages.
  • Size-wise, the Droid RAZR MAXX seems petite compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note.
  • The 8 megapixel camera and front facing camera were exactly the same as the Droid 4.
  • Colors were a little washed out and photos taken in low light showed more noise than we would have liked to see.
  • The video quality was good and the camera shoots in 1080p.
  • The Razr Maxx runs on Android's Gingerbread OS and a 1.2 GHz dual core processor with Verizon's 4G LTE network.
  • The phone was fast and the battery life was awesome.
  • This phone packs a ton of power with a 3,300 mAh capacity.
  • To put things into perspective, the iPhone 4 has a 1480 mAh capacity and the Droid 4 has a 1,700 mAh capacity.
  • We tried to run this thing down with a call to the Weather Service, which ended after 21 hours and 14 minutes.


  • $299 with a Verizon contract.


  • 4 Seals out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • This phone is fast.
  • The screen real estate is great and we just wish the resolution was better.
  • The phone is both slim and has the longest battery life.
  • Yes, Ice Cream Sandwich is coming soon!

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Comments are Closed

  • holcombi

    And the battery wouldn't matter so much if they didn't take the Apple approach and make the battery non-removable. THANKS MOTOROLA FOR MAKING ME A HUNDRED DOLLARS MORE JUST TO GET A DECENT BATTERY.

    Posted: April 7, 2012 3:07 PM
  • OutlawFirebird

    great review, but the seems to always compain about the os being behind, just though I point out that honney comb is for tablets and google tv, so it goes gingerbread then ICS for phones, if i'm not mistakened, so its not really that far behind.

    Posted: April 2, 2012 7:35 PM
  • omgsush

    I went and used my razer right after the shower, and then i realized i was out of cream. So I maxed out on taking my time. And i was sure that i set the mood just right so i can max out may razer. so the batteries will last longer. who who thought a vibrating razer would be so great. its tuff too made out of teflon. :p

    Posted: March 17, 2012 7:40 PM
  • umainebearman

    Maybe they got a bad review model? I've had the Maxx for a few days now and the screen I think is great. All the whining about ICS is pretty petty and they are using the fact that it comes with a great OS already on it as a con. If you are expecting your phone to take great photos I don't know if theres any kind of help for you, all I can say is use the point and click you most likely have in your purse or back pocket. Although I'm new to Android these guys ragging on motorola for promising something and never delivering is pretty old especially when its in every single review. The OS on the phone in my opinion is great and I won't lose sleep if it takes more than the month or 2 that Motorola has said is the time frame for ICS to be released. They also don't compare it to an iPhone which tells me the iPhone doesn't come close to this and the Razr. The fact that it runs on actuall 4g and not the 3G with a 4G mask on it is reason enough to get it instead of an iPhone.

    Posted: March 17, 2012 8:37 AM
  • Illuminate88

    This sounded like a 3/5 review especially at 299. Average 8 mp camera, lowish screen resolution, and it's not running Ice Cream Sandwich.

    Posted: March 15, 2012 2:12 PM