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Motorola Razr Maxx review

We see if the battery is as impressive as it sounds
Tue May 29 2012, 14:22
Motorola Razr Maxx front

Product Motorola Razr Maxx
Website Motorola Razr Maxx
Specifications 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.3in 540x960 touchscreen with Gorilla glass, 16GB internal storage with microSD port, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, WLAN GSM GPRS HSDPA, WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 131x69x9mm, 145g
Price £400


THE INQUIRER got its hands on the Motorola Razr Maxx, a reworked version of the original Razr complete with a heftier 3300mAh battery. Read on to find out if it lived up to our expectations.

Design and build
The Razr Maxx looks identical to its predecessor, featuring the same glossy black, hard line finish and being made of the same kevlar laced polycarbonate.

Notable differences are the device's size and weight, with it measuring 131x69x9mm and weighing 145g. The original Razr by comparison measured 131x69x7.1mm and weighed 127g.

Motorola Razr Maxx top

The screen is also the same as the original Razr, with the Maxx packing a 4.3in 540x960 Super AMOLED display. While the screen was decent when the first new Razr was released back in 2011, it's less impressive the second time around.

Compared to other recently released devices like the HTC One X and Lumia 900, which feature more impressive 4.7in 1,280x720 super LCD and 4.3in 800x480 Amoled displays, respectively, the Razr Maxx screen looks significantly less vibrant and crisp.

In terms of ports the Razr Maxx features microUSB, microSD and HDMI out ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Motorola Razr Maxx side

The device's volume and power buttons are placed along its right-hand side. It also has four capacitive touch buttons on its front, though presumably only three of these will still be used once the device gets upgraded from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich.

In-hand the design is fairly nice to hold, though its increased size means users with small hands might struggle to reach the side buttons when using the device one handed.

 

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