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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx (Verizon Wireless)

The tip Android smartphone we can buy today, a Motorola Droid Razr Maxx combines a best materials, a quick processor, a super-speedy 4G LTE network, and a truly enormous battery. What we get is a smartphone that’s prepared to be used to a max. At $299.99 with agreement (and $649.99 without), a Razr Maxx is also one of a many costly smartphones on a market. But you’re removing what we compensate for here: Top-notch Android opening and no worries about regulating out of extract by a center of a day.

Physical Design and Battery Life
The Droid Razr Maxx is thicker than a strange Motorola Droid Razr ($199, 4.5 stars), though deliberation how slim a Razr was, that isn’t a hardship. The phone is 5.2 by 2.7 by .35 inches (HWD), as compared to .28 inches abyss on a comparison phone; basically, a whole handset is now as thick as a camera “bump” adult top, smoothing a physique out. This is a BIG phone. There’s no removing around that. But it’s still by and vast operable one-handed,  it isn’t overly heavy, and it’s as vast as a vast phone can be.

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More importantly, like a Razr this is an intensely well-built phone—rock solid, with a water-resistant back, a steel core, and a Gorilla Glass display. The behind row has a black and gray settlement and feels somewhat grippy; a front resists even greasy fingerprints. A doorway on a side row hides a SIM and MicroSD label slots, and a phone comes with a 16GB label as good as an additional 16GB of inner storage.

And a 3300 mAh battery? It’s awe-inspiring. You can get extended batteries for other phones, though they mostly aren’t this capacious, and they tend to make a phones chunky. The customary Droid Bionic ($149, 4.5 stars) extended battery, for instance, binds usually 2760mAh and adds conspicuous width. I’ve found even incomparable batteries, though they supplement even some-more bulk. The Droid Razr Maxx’s battery is a good multiple of comparatively unimportant and juicier than a transport full of melons.

In tests run over a past few days, a Razr Maxx checked in with 16 hours, 45 mins of continual 3G speak time. Playing a locally stored video with a shade during limit liughtness and one email comment trustworthy we eked out 14 hours, 15 minutes. And, get this, 6 hours, 57 mins of continual audio streaming over a 4G LTE connection.

Let’s examination that to a strange Droid Razr, that tested during 8 hours, 42 mins of speak time and 3 hours, 40 mins of 4G LTE streaming, that is standard for a march with many of today’s LTE phones.

While I’m essay this review, I’ve had a phone unplugged, regulating it for gaming and Web surfing, with dual Gmail accounts, a Facebook and Plume Twitter clients, and a Pulse news reader regulating in a credentials for a past 18 hours and I’m during about 50 percent battery.

The phone’s battery life can be serve extended with Motorola’s Smart Actions, that does things like stop syncing email accounts during night if a phone’s shade is off and a device is sitting still. That both saves energy and helps with another standard Droid problem, a terrifying “DROID!” sound erupting in a center of a night when we accept email messages.

A small bit of trivia: While a Razr Maxx has a longest speak time of any Verizon Wireless phone, it doesn’t have a longest speak time of any phone on a market. That respect belongs to a super-rugged Sonim XP3300 Force ($525, 3.5 stars) which combines a vast battery with a really power-efficient EDGE custom to get 22 hours, 29 mins of speak time. But a XP3300 isn’t a smartphone.

Other Performance and Conclusions
Other than a battery and earthy design, a Droid Maxx is a Droid Razr. It benchmarked roughly equally to a Razr in a tests. That’s a really good thing. Up until now, a Droid Razr was one of a favorite Android phones overall. It has a attractive 960-by-540 screen, gets glorious accepting with excellent call quality, is speedy, and is a “complete multimedia powerhouse.” It also has Motorola’s kooky though appealing Webtop software, that turns a phone into a desktop or laptop PC with a right accessories. Our usually hardware uncertainty is a common 8-megapixel camera that isn’t adult to a standards set by a Apple iPhone 4S ($199, 4 stars). Furthermore, this is a usually LTE phone with a battery we won’t have to babysit. That matters a lot. 

There’s usually one thing holding this phone behind from a five-star review: a miss of Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich.” While Motorola promises an ascent to ICS during some indicate in a future, a nation’s best Android phone should be regulating a many stream chronicle of a OS. ICS brings a faster browser, improved residence book and some-more coherence between tablets and phones, that should urge a Android knowledge overall.

Right now there is usually one ICS phone on a market, a Samsung Galaxy Nexus ($299, 4 stars). The Droid Razr is higher for many reasons including improved battery life, improved earthy materials, and improved call peculiarity and radio reception, for instance. That all outweighs a OS downgrade, nonetheless we wish we didn’t have to select between a best hardware and a many stream OS. Still, we enthusiastically climax a Droid Maxx as a Editors’ Choice Verizon Wireless smartphone.

Benchmarks
Continuous speak time: 16 hours 45 minutes

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