The Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX is what the Droid RAZR should have been but wasn’t — a device that offers something more compelling to the user than an extra millimeter of thinness or an extra megapixel of camera resolution. Smartphone makers in general have been guilty of this, and Motorola has been one of the worst offenders, with a long string of new Droids that were at best minor upgrades of each other. With the RAZR MAXX though, they’ve delivered a smartphone that has the potential not just to be a true upgrade, but possibly even a game-changing device.
It offers what really should be the standard on any smartphone that wants to call itself high-end… not just the features to earn that name, but the power to back it up. Whether you’ve got the biggest screen, or the sharpest, or the fastest processor, doesn’t matter one single whit if you don’t have the battery power to turn it on. With 4G LTE, a dual-core processor, and super-sized screens, smartphones have been finding more and more ways to drain their batteries to the point where getting even a full day of use has become a fantasy for many users. The RAZR MAXX shows that a good device can pack in a battery worthy of it, without making too many compromises on size.
Is that worth the fairly spectacular $300 pricetag placed on the RAZR MAXX? That’s hard to say, since there are a lot of excellent smartphones available on Verizon, which can offer if not such spectacular battery life, than enough for the average person. What I can say is that the RAZR MAXX makes a very strong case for why you should consider it equal to, and in some ways the superior of, the equivalent high-end phones like the Galaxy Nexus. That alone makes it very much worth looking at for any serious smartphone users.
- Spectacular battery power
- Great screen
- Solid performance