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Droid Razr Maxx Review: Singin’ in the Rain For a Long, Long Time (video)

Everyone’s talking about how long the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx’s battery lasts. I decided to put it to the test in a man vs machine standoff. Freestyle rhyming. In the rain. The results ain’t pretty, and they might not be so witty, but at least they’re captured on camera.

Razr Maxx Key Specs:

  • 3300 mAH Li-On Battery
  • 4.3″ Super AMOLED qHD Display
  • Verizon 4G LTE Compatibility
  • Kevlar and Gorilla Glass Construction
  • 16GB Internal Storage + 16GB Micro SD Card
  • Mobile Hotspot Compatible
  • 9mm Thick

All in all, I really like this phone. Especially since I replaced Moto’s semi-lame custom UI skin with Go Launcher EX, and ditched the stock Gingerbread browser for Dolphin HD. I hear tell there’s a system update available that improves 4G performance (and other things), and also that Google’s gone and released its Chrome browser for Android. Time to check those out, I think. In the meantime, Razr Maxx successfully solves the “LTE is awesome but it kills batteries dead!” problem by backing a ginormous fuel cell into a svelte phone with a big, bright display. Also: Gorilla Glass and Kevlar!

If you can afford the steep $299 (on contract) price tag, Razr Maxx is arguably the best Android device currently available via Verizon Wireless. I say arguably because unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, it doesn’t run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Yet. And also because myself I’d be tempted to give up the extra battery life in favor of the “regular” Droid Razr’s super slim profile. Even though I know I’d probably wind up regretting it.

Noah Kravitz

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