One drawback to adopting 4G LTE technology is the atrocious battery life handsets suffer. If you’re always on the go, some smartphones are lucky to last a user through lunch. Technology is improving, though, and hopefully its turned a corner for good. Laptop Magazine performed tests on Motorola’s latest handset, the Droid Razr Maxx, and found that the device lasted 8 hours and 25 minutes – and that’s during continuous LTE Web surfing. The same test saw the Galaxy Nexus register only 3 hours and 40 minutes of use.
The chart above only shows Verizon handsets; Laptop Mag did similar tests for AT&T offerings and found they didn’t even come close to the Droid Maxx.
We were a little perturbed at the rate of which these handsets (Droid Razr, Droid Razr Maxx) hit the market. There was only a few month gap, meaning the poor saps who were early adopters are stuck with half the battery life. Still, we can’t help but be impressed with the Maxx’s 3,300 mAh battery performance. Hopefully 4G LTE will no longer be the achilles of smartphones everywhere. The Droid Razr Maxx is proof that hurdle can be cleared.