Motorola Razr Maxx, a smartphone for the end or the world

Motorola Razr Maxx

Released in May 2012, the Motorola Razr Maxx is the XXL version of the Motorola Razr. It has the same specifications as the Razr but Motorola packed it with a huge 3300 mAh battery.

The battery can endure 3 hard days of use and can last 21 hour of talk time. It’s a very good rating, if you are talking even when you are asleep. Its battery can last this long because the Razr Maxx doesn’t have such a big screen like other smartphones and the CPU is not to big too. It’s like a car with small engine but turbocharged.

Let’s review the Razr Maxx specifications. It has a 4.3 inch SuperAmoled display with 16 million colors which support a resolution of 540×960 pixels and a pixel density of 256ppi. The display has multitouch and is guarded by a Gorilla Glass screen which is splash resistant. The Razr Maxx has also a reinforced back panel made from Kevlar.

Camera is an 8mp one that can handle good between the other 8mp top smartphones. It has LED flash, autofocus, image stabilization, geo-tagging, touch-focus and face detection. It also has a secondary camera for video calls which has 1.3mp and 720p resolution. Video recording is made at 1080p resolution.  An 8mp camera, 4.3 inch SuperAmoled screen (which makes it thicker), Kevlar back panel and the phone is still 9mm slim. Is like Motorola wanted to give us all the goodies we need at a smartphone.

The Razr Maxx comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread but it can be upgraded at Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Maybe in future it will get update at 4.1 Jelly Bean because it has a powerful hardware configuration. The dual core processor Cortex-A9 at 1.2MHz based on a TI OMAP 4430 chipset and the PowerVR SGX540 GPU are making a good team. The phone has accelerometer for auto rotate, compass, proximity and light sensors.

At connectivity, it has dual band data connection with speeds which can reach up to 7.2Mbps (HSDPA) and 5.6Mbps (HSUPA). Wi-Fi supports b/g/n protocols, DLNA and hotspot. Bluetooth is v4.0 with A2DP, LE and EDR. The browsing quality is very good as the browser support Adobe Flash. The Razr Maxx features a GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS. The phone has microSIM support only. As we used, Motorola had put a dedicated microphone with active noise cancellation on this phone too. It also have one more important feature: HDMI port.

The Phone has an internal memory of 16 GB, 1 GB ROM and 1 GB RAM (which is more than enough for playing what game you want, helped by the dual core CPU). Besides the 16 GB internal memory the Razr Maxx supports microSD card too and it can be up to 32 GB.

Dimensions of this little monster are quite good despite its enormous battery and screen. It has only 13.5×68.9×9 mm and 145g.

The Motorola Razr Maxx changes the smartphone market with its battery, because all the other manufactures focused on bigger and bigger screens but they forgot that batteries are important too. They made phones with huge screens (4.8 inches) and an undersized battery. So, Razr Maxx is the perfect smartphone combination with a good balance between screen, battery and hardware configuration.


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