Recently, I received a phone upgrade from Verizon Wireless. As I began to look for a phone to replace my faithful, yet outdated, DROID X, I quickly turned to Motorola’s DROID RAZR MAXX. It’s sleek design and impressive specs are enough to make any smart phone fanatic shiver with anticipation. But does the DROID RAZR MAXX truly live up to its “maxxed” name?
Battery: The battery life on the DROID RAZR MAXX is an impressive feat to behold. On paper, the phone brags a 21.5 hour talk battery life and 380 hours on standby. In my experience, the phone held true to this statistic. It was incredibly convenient to keep my battery away from a charger for an entire day. Sometimes, I was able to go two days without plugging in my DROID RAZR MAXX. However, there was one downside to the massive battery life. The battery took hours to reach a full charge. Regardless of the battery’s slow charge times, the DROID RAZR MAXX has the battery that everyone wishes their smart phone had.
Screen: The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX has a beautiful OLED 4.3″ AMOLED touch screen. I found the screen to be very easy on the eyes and durable as well thanks to the Gorilla Glass feature. The screen was responsive to my touch.
Camera: Nowadays, smart phone cameras are beginning to replace digital cameras in the everyday American household. DROID RAZR MAXX’s 8 megapixel camera is also capable of shooting 1080p video. I have used the camera to photograph images of my teaching licenses and other paperwork as I have been applying for a searching for jobs. Yes, that’s right. The camera is SO good that I was able to use it as a replacement scanner. There is also little to no shutter lag. I have used the camera to shoot photos of my fast-moving ferrets. The images have always been sharp and vibrant.
Speed: The DROID RAZR MAXX boasts a 1.2 GHZ dual-core processor and the increased speed is definitely noticeable when compared to my previous phone (DROID X). Apps load quickly and moving from screen to screen is fast and smooth.
Overall Ease of Use: I have tiny hands. Because my hands are so small, I had a hard time maneuvering my old DROID X. Although the DROID RAZR MAXX still feels awkward in my hands, I am able to maintain a better grasp and maneuver through the phone more easily. Furthermore, the phone seems to maintain a better signal than my DROID X. I live in an incredibly rural area but the DROID RAZR MAXX holds a signal much more efficiently than my DROID X ever did.
In the end, the DROID RAZR MAXX is an exquisite smart phone. While the battery life is likely the most impressive feature, the phone also impresses with its camera and speed. If you are considering buying the DROID RAZR MAXX, do it. Although the phone does carry a heavy price of $649.99 MSRP or $299.99 with a 2 year contract, it is well worth the price.