gGadget > Droid® Razr Maxx: Verizon Official Release Info and Review
The most important tech release of the week is, without a doubt, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. This ultrathin smartphone was released yesterday to Verizon customers. It’s quite possible that this new Droid Razr will give the Samsung Galaxy Nexus a run for its money. This new Razr has some pretty noteworthy specs that are likely to attract more than a few Android loyalists. Here’s the scoop on the newest addition to the Verizon 4G LTE Android family:
The two features that are most remarkable about this phone are its battery and its width. The new Android Razr comes with a 3300 mAh Li Ion battery, which is supposed to last for up to 380 hours on standby or 21.5 hours of continuous talk time between charges. According to Motorola, the Razr Maxx has twice the battery life of other leading 4G smartphones. Even though this phone comes with such a mighty battery, it’s only .35 inches thick. So, it’s able to maintain the Razr aesthetic appeal of being ultrathin.
A powerful battery and sleek body aren’t all the Droid Razr Maxx phone has to offer. This phone comes with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and 720p video capture. It also boasts a 1.2 GHZ processor, 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, and access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Additionally, a KEVLAR fiber back and screen made from Corning Gorilla Glass make the Droid Razr Maxx pretty tough against dents and scratches.
Disappointingly, this phone comes with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, instead of the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. According to Motorola, Droid Razr Maxx owners will be able to upgrade to the Ice Cream Sandwich OS in the near future.
It’s too soon to tell how popular the Droid Razr Maxx will be. However, it’s safe to say that it will be a solid choice for consumers who are fed up with the short battery life of other smartphones.
Release Date: January 26, 2012