Verizon’s long-haul refurbish to a Motorola DROID RAZR is accessible in stores today: a DROID RAZR MAXX. If you’ve seen (or unfortunately, own) a DROID RAZR, there’s usually one vital difference: a somewhat incomparable physique that accommodates a outrageous 3300mAh battery. Verizon was kind adequate to send us a examination unit, that we shortly unboxed for your observation pleasure and consideration. Same song, second verse:
It’s indeed kind of conspicuous how tiny a RAZR MAXX changes things from a original. Obviously, a 8.9mm density is a nit some-more picturesque than a shockingly spare RAZR, though it’s still a flattering neat device – examination this with a strange Motorola DROID BIONIC, and a disproportion is still shocking. The 4.3-inch AMOLED arrangement dominates a front fascia, with a surprisingly vast bezel and 4 customary Android buttons.
Around a behind you’ve got a somewhat rubbery hardness of a DROID RAZR MAXX’s Kevlar backing. There’s still no approach to mislay a battery, though with a claimed 20+ hour runtime, Verizon hopes we won’t have to. The right side binds a volume adult and down buttons subsequent to a energy button, with a left side indifferent for an entrance doorway to a 16GB MicroSD label and LTE SIM card. On tip we get a MicroUSB charging port, HDMI pier and headphone jack.
The phone feels usually as plain as a RAZR, with one essential difference: interjection to a tiny additional heft, it indeed feels improved in your hand. Where a RAZR would roughly chafe since we fingers had to request additional grip, a MAXX settles into your palm some-more like an typical phone. It’s a tiny detail, though given a choice between a dual I’d take a MAXX for creation phone calls. At slightest that’s my initial conclusion.
Sorry to sound like a damaged record, though on a program side of things a DROID RAZR MAXX is matching – nay, uncelebrated – from a DROID RAZR. You still get Motorola’s skinned chronicle of Android 2.3.5, that Moto and Verizon guarantee to ascent to Ice Cream Sandwich eventually. Even a indication in a “About phone” territory still lists a device as a DROID RAZR. Response is quick and snappy, interjection to a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor and a full gigabyte of RAM. And of course, entrance to Verizon’s 4G LTE network is included.
As a phone alone, a $300 DROID RAZR MAXX is a plain contender, interjection mostly to a extended runtime. You can gamble we’ll be putting that sweeping battery by a paces really soon. The usually green note for a RAZR MAXX is that it came so shortly after a DROID RAZR – shortly adequate that relocating a former adult or a latter behind as distant as recover date goes could have done early adopters authorised for a return. As it stands, all those who went out to buy a DROID RAZR on day one will have to wait during slightest dual years to buy another phone, that competence get on their nerves whenever that battery is using low.
It’s a good phone to be sure, and for many will be some-more fascinating than a spare brother. We’ll have a full examination adult soon. in a meantime, suffer the unboxing video below:
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