Ridiculous battery life June 15, 2012
Reviewer: Jeff Meeks "Meeksprivate" (Orange, CA) -
I recently moved from a Razr to a Razr Maxx and I'm so happy that I did. The Razr is a great phone and shares the feature set of this phone other than the battery. The screen is massive and clear, but the phone is still pocketable which is critical, I don't want to carry a tablet around all the time. 4G and Wifi performance is great as is bluetooth and GPS. The phone is fast and lightweight, although the standard Razr was a bit too light for me. I found it difficult to hold onto and was always worried about dropping it, even with a case on it. While the Maxx is only slightly thicker, that thickness combined with a bit more weight due to the battery allow me to get a much more secure handle on it.
Now onto the battery...I charged it up and figured I'll let the battery run out over the course of a day or so to "condition" the battery AND to see how long it will last. Two days later I was still waiting and I swear it was on 10% for 6 hours, it felt like it took forever to get it down to 0% and shut down. I use it the same way I used my original Razr and that would frequently not last an entire day, especially if I were using GPS or 4G a lot. It is sweet to have have the freedom to use my phone however I want for as long as I want without fear that my battery will run down and I'll be stuck without a phone.
Trust me, you will be amazed with the battery life of this phone!
solid for work / fun for play June 14, 2012
Reviewer: Sra Lobaluz "cutewolf" (Seattle, WA) -
I was very hesitant to move away from my Berry. Only experience I had with android was with my rooted Nook and I didn't want to deal with that when I'm rushing to get things done while on the road. I depend on my calendar and email to know where and when I'm meeting my next client. My berry never failed me but the company went android and so did I.
I selected this Maxxx because of the promise of a long battery and processor speed. I got that and much more. Its fast, feels solid in my hand. There is an app for everything I can think off. It took a while to figure out how sync with outlook without losing control of my own phone (having to use a pin to wake up the phone was a real pain in the @ ) but my IT guy figured out what needed to be changed on the server and I was free from that hassle. After that first inconvenience, owning this fun has been painless and a good choice.
I have no problem with battery life even after a full day of work that includes emails, txt, calls, GPS and Google maps to go places. I use the camera during home visits and to scan documents for.the client files while on location. Nice to do all that without recharging and still have plenty of juice to Map my Ride after work or play my Pandora stations.
There is only one little annoyance and it is with having to push the ON button to wake up the phone. A tad annoying in special while driving but heck... I shouldn't be driving and messing with the phone so... nvm.
I loved my berry but this Maxxx is really a very good buy and I'm now a happy droid user. There is an app for everything!!!
Simply Amazing and Long-Lasting!! ICS will be Available Soon!! May 23, 2012
Reviewer: Michael Fischler (Marietta, GA USA) -
This phone provides amazing features without worrying about the battery. Using the WiFi Hotspot feature for more than 2 hours (streaming video from Netflix to iPad on 4G LTE) on battery only drained it 30%.
Because other reviews cover everything that I can think of, I do not need to continue.
I can add to the reviews that the Droid Razr Maxx (and Droid Razr) will receive the Android 4.0 Upgrade(Ice Cream Sandwich) by the end of June 2012.
Best Android phone hands down May 22, 2012
Reviewer: J. Zarris (Los Angeles, CA United States) -
There are many reviews that detail the pros can cons and for the most part I agree with them. My job requires that I own MANY mobile devices (Android and iOS) for testing so I have used many Android and iOS models supplied by my company....yes, I'm one lucky gadget freak.
I seriously considered switching from an Android phone to an iPhone when I was eligible for an upgrade. Once I tried out the Razr Maxx, I reconsidered. I did my research between the Razr Maxx, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and iPhone4s. I decided to get the Razr based mainly on battery life and that I prefer Android due to the much higher flexibility when it comes to customization. While the Nexus has ICS which I have used, I find that I do not miss not having ICS yet. Motorola has really done their homework with this phone and it shows. The only drawback (and this is true of all non-Google experience Android phones) is that the availability of OS updates is up to the carrier and handset maker. The Nexus will always get updates when they are available, but the Razr will get them much later if at all. Apple kicks Android's butt on this and always will, but I can say with confidence that I am happy with this phone as it is and if the ICS upgrade (or any after ICS) are delayed by months I don't really care because the phone is stellar out of the box.
To restate the obvious from all the reviews, the battery life (which has been the bane of Android phones) is stellar. This phone has set the bar for all phones in the area of battery life. In the end, all the cool bells and whistles don't matter if the phone runs out of juice and you're not near a power outlet.
So far I love it. I phone is blah and Nexus is just terrible. May 19, 2012
Reviewer: Mark C. Francis "Georgiearie" (Cornelius, NC USA) -
I have only had the phone for 24 hours. I dealt with an obnoxious Galaxy Nexus for a month, I carried 2 extended batteries and a regular one for the Nexus and still had battery issues, it would never make it 4 hours with the extended battery, it is a tethered phone by neccesity, also I would constantly lose half of my calls, what I mean is my voice would drop out of the call but I could still hear the other party, on most of my calls. I had the sim card replaced twice and the phone once. The replacement phone would never recognize a sim card, Verizon could not make it work. Stay away from the Nexus, ICS is not worth it at all just to have this junk phone. It also would get very hot.
So far with the Razr Maxx, the screen looks just as good to me, very quick and easy to set up. The operating system is just as intuitive and easy to use as ICS for me. Love the smart actions. Best of all, I left the phone off of charge and on with no smart actions set, over night. The next morning it still had 90 percent charge, the Nexus would have died early in the night.
I highly recommend this phone, if for nothing but the battery, but the rest appears to be a real winner also. DROID !
My wife and son and the rest of my office have I phones. I have an IPad, didn't want another one, plus I do not like Apples arrogance. I own a Galaxy tab 10.1 I love it, just not as smooth as the IPad. I will drop apple like a bad habit when it is. Plus apple is not 4g.
Update : sept 12, 2012
Phone turned out to be quirky, had more butt dials than I have ever had. Case is not sturdy by itself. I squatted down with the phone in my pocket and the screen cracked, $300.00 to fix the screen. Sorry had to go with the IPhone. Got a new one for less than the screen repair, $200.00 less. I phone has less screen but so far is less quirky and the body is solid.
Great Phone!! May 17, 2012
Reviewer: Pen Name
I have always used Motorola smartphones, and also have some experience with iOS devices like the iPhone. I can honestly say that this is the best mobile phone I have ever used. The battery life is amazing. I can go an entire day on one charge with constant use. While the user experience running Gingerbread left a lot to be desired, once I upgraded the phone to Ice Cream Sandwich, it workedblike a dream. The user interface is intuitive, slick, and very fluid. It offers customization that iOS can't even close to. The camera is very clear, although sometimes the images are a little dark. I owned a Droid 2 Global before this (the worst phone I ever bought) and a Droid 1 before that. After the Droid 2 experience, I was going to just buy a Galaxy Nexus, but decided to give the Razr Maxx a try. I'm glad I did. This is the best Motorola phone and best mobile phone I have ever used.
Best Android Phone on the Market May 3, 2012
Reviewer: LE "LE" (Atlanta, GA) -
I am so tired of manufacturers continuing to add bigger, brighter, higher density screens, and not paying a bit of attention to battery life. It's insane to have a phone that does so many things, but you can't use them after a year, because the battery drains before you get home from work.
I have been staying away from smartphones because of this. I have always purchased old Nokias from ebay so I don't have to worry about charging my phone EVERY day.
Until now. This is a great phone with all the features of it's counterparts, but with a HUGE battery. Quite honestly, I would put up an 12mm phone if I could get a 6000mah battery.
- I get 2-4 days(depending on use) without having to charge it.
-- NOTE: I ACTIVELY manage the battery.
- SmartActions is cool because it allows you to automate/manage your phone features.
- Otherwise, its the same as most other Android phones.
- A little slow to update to ICS, which they have promised.
Absolutely fantastic phone May 2, 2012
Reviewer: Dinkar N. Bhat
I got this phone just recently and I am truly impressed. I had the Droid RAZR first for a short while, and although that is great phone too it's battery leaves much to be desired. I am a happy customer and I ask ... iPhone what ?? :-) Just kidding.
Best Phone I've ever owned!! April 11, 2012
Reviewer: Miss Divalicious (Boston, MA USA) -
Let me start by saying I've had several different smartphones over the years. It all started with the Blackberry ...and I remained a loyal Blackberry user..until my Blackberry started rebooting all by itself at random times. Frustrating! So I decided to give Droid a try and got the LG Ally from Verizon Wireless. It was an ok phone for me coming from the Blackberry, I was hesitant to go completely touchscreen & the Ally had the QWERTY slide out keyboard along w/the touchscreen. I decided I loved the Droid system after a while but the Ally was becoming slow & unresponsive, so I bought a Samsung Droid Charge from someone on Ebay. I loved that phone! But the battery life was horrendous!! Thankfully when I bought it, it came w/the docking station & an extra battery..but still frustrating! But I kept it until my upgrade this past Friday, April 6, 2012. All of my friends were getting iPhones & raving about them. I said, why not? I'll try it. So I went to the Verizon Wireless store & when I told the rep I wanted to switch from the Charge to the iPhone HE even said I was stepping down. I didn't believe him & tried the iPhone. Needless to say, I was back at the Verizon store first thing on the morning of April 9 to return the iPhone. I just wasn't getting a signal like I could on my Droid w/the 4GLTE & it was horrible! I was thinking of just getting my $$ back & going back to the Charge, and then the rep told me about the Razr MAXX. I tried it in store & was sold!! Only been using it for 2 days but I have NO complaints! The battery life is amazing... I can easily go a full day with heavy usage ie... texting, making phone calls, YouTube, Twitter, etc..and not have to worry about charging it.
I also love the Gorilla Glass! My Charge had it as well, and I dropped that phone more times than I can tell you..no damage at all..not even a scratch!
All in all..I'm happy with this phone. I'm back on 4G right where I need to be!!
Absolutey amazing phone with extreme battery life ! March 16, 2012
Reviewer: Firstinlastout (South Florida) -
I am very impressed with this phone. I love the large screen....that puts the dimunitive tiny Iphone's screen to shame. I love the BATTERY life. WOW ! This thing is like solar powered....It's 4:37 pm and after waking up to a full charge this morning at 7am, I still have 70% battery remaining. I am extremely happy with this. Just waiting for my case to protect my phone and I AM SET. It was this or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus S. I chose this because battery to me is waaay more important than the OS. Eventually this will get the ice cream sandwich. But performs perfectly without it. I think the ice cream sanwhich thing is over rated. I really do. Great Job Motorola and Verizon !!
Slightly better than Samsung Galaxy Nexus February 13, 2012
Reviewer: Ashutosh Sharma
I returned two samsung Galaxy nexus to finally settle down on Droid Razr Maxx.
I believe everybody has different expectations from cell phones.
What i liked in Droid Razr Maxx:
1) Excellent batter life. It can last my overall 2.5 hours of commute, surfing during office hours and even after heavy use can go for around 7-8 hours...atleast 3-4 hours continuously i can talk using this. I want a basic phone first and not just a good looking one(Samsung Galaxy Nexus).
2) Very good voice quality compared to Galaxy Nexus.
3) Very good speaker compared to Galaxy Nexus.
4) Consistent and strong signal compared to Galaxy Nexus.
5) Max Storage will be 16GB(internal) + 32 GB(external SD Card) compared to 32 GB of Samsung Galaxy Nexus
What i like in Samsung Galaxy Nexus compared to Motorola Droid Razr Maxx:
1) You will fall in love with 720p Vs 540(Razr) resolution and slightly bigger screen(4.65 Vs 4.3)
2) Android Ice Cream Sandwitch is far ahead of GingerBread-very easy and intuitive...but don't worry Razr Maxx owners-we will get it within next 6 months...
3) Applications like Gmail is far better on Samsung Galaxy Nexus(i think may be because of ICS). Moreover i didn't like the unwanted Motorola apps that comes by default with the phone.
I don't feel Galaxy Nexus appears cheap...but some of the basics - Samsung, Google and Verizon should have sorted out before launching...you can't sell a cell phone and expect customers to keep their chargers in pocket and search for charging station....and also loose signal as well as calls(yes-it's hard to hear it's ring and speaker sound is too low).
But i am disappointed with Motorola-why there is a delay in ICS upgrade? Why the PPI is so low compared to Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus? Why so much Motorola Crap applications?
In the end - i was Black Berry user for around 5 yeas(my old company phone) and then switched to Smartphones. No doubt - Apple iPhone is the best hardware and ICS is the best mobile O/S. Apple iPhone 5 should be having 4" screen with 1080p resolution, 4G network ready, battery like Droid Razr Maxx and a lot of features that for the remaining 2013 - all other phone makers will try to follow the standard(Apple iPhone 5).
Revising the review:
I think as of now Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is the best Smart phone available for Verizon Customers who would like to enjoy the fast speed of 4G/LTE network. It's battery is the biggest selling point-with a heavy use - almost 2.5 to 3 hr of commute it can last for at least 7-9 hours with one single charge. I am just hoping to get Android ICS update asap. ICS is far better than Gingerbread.
Used it for 3 weeks now...no issues in terms of battery...last at least 8 hours with moderate to heavy use-quite satisfied...one of the reasons to return back Galaxy Nexus was due to battery drainage.
I purchased chargers(Wall and Car) of Motorola Droid Razr and they are working with Motorola Droid Razr Maxx.
Battery does not charge... unless April 16, 2012
Reviewer: Sam "CDx" (Tampa Bay, FL) -
The phone itself - so far - is amazing. Coming from a Droid 2 - it's a major upgrade.
However - I use my computer to hook up to my phone during business hours for drive access and battery charging. The Droid2 would charge just fine hooked up to the computer (albeit slower than wall charger) however - the Maxx will not charge at all. Just sits - no matter how long plugged in. My company purchased 3 of these for the some of our staff. They all behave the same.
Due to the purpose and way we use the phone and our business model - this is a big issue.
Does not deliver as promised!!! September 3, 2012
Reviewer: Scooter "Scott" (Seattle. wa) -
This PDA has many failings-
It is not very intuitive to use and is a real hassle to set up. Many of the features do not translate across all the interfaces, for example, if you want to enlarge the text on an email, no problem, but you cannot do the same on internet content. The glass is very fragile and will break very easily. The sound jack will fail within 3 months with only moderate usage- I am now on my 5th model in the last year- yes, buy the insurance. It will lose your settings and you have to reset them on occasion- what's up with that? It will occasionally butt dial as the glass will not lock out even when the phone active mode is shut off. The battery life is nothing special and as time goes on it will get shorter and shorter even after a full 100% charge. It is slow..... Does not seem to work any faster on the internet connection than the usual 3G. It seldom can find a 4G connection and if it does it usually is only one or two bars making it useless as far as fast connections go. It will drop calls even in major metropolitan areas out in the open- go figure, must be that crummy Verizon tower coverage. Sound quality is poor when used as a phone or speaker and people at the other end have trouble hearing you too. Also, everytime I get a new one I lose some information from my transferred Sim card. So, I am stuck with it until my contract is up.
Very well made smartphone April 26, 2013
The most advanced smartphone I have ever used. Very professional looking. The screen is very nice the glass feels smooth and strong. The call quality is very good and the signal is strong and consistent. The camera works well and the flash is decent. The phone does everything its supposed to do efficiently. I like how it comes installed with a 16gb SD card and along with the 8gb internal storage memory seems more than sufficient. The external speaker seems very capable. I like how the back of the phone is made with kevlar. I like how the phone has two microphones it seems like callers can hear me better than other phones. The Motorola keyboard is very spacious and capable. I like this phone very much
Beast December 10, 2012
Battery Powerhouse, Smooth, Beautiful screen, fast 4G = Beast.
This phone works excellent with my Netflix and Verizon Navigation.
Never would have thought I'd get my iPhone buddy to switch to Android.
nothing special October 9, 2012
My phone got drenched while it was in my pocket at a concert. Switching to the Droid with a new plan was much less expensive than a new iPhone. I have mixed feelings about the switch.
- great battery life
- large, easy to see and use screen
- great graphics
- very large and bulky
- definite learning curve
All too phone decides not to work properly September 6, 2012
This thing is much too quirky for me. It seems to receive email in spurts at unknown intervals and sometimes it doesn't connect with the phone number I dialed. The person called gets the ring signal but when they answer the line is silent.
Save your money, I'm going back to an LG phone, the RAZR seems to be all hype.
Best phone on the market hands down! June 29, 2012
Reviewer: Big Rig Driver
I upgraded from a Droid X which I already considered a great phone, and all I can say is wow! The screen is crisp and bright, speaker if nice and loud, and packed with great features. I drive semi, so I use my phone to watch Netflix. The mirror mode is great. I hook it up to my 32" led TV in the truck, and I have three must unbelievably vivid picture streaming over 4g. I used to need a special app that was cumbersome to use, but no more.
I also was asked to purchase an app for $15 giving me unlimited hotspot for my motorola Xoom or laptop. This beats paying $20/mo for only 2gb. Of course, if you aren't grandfathered on Verizons unlimited plan, this isn't important to you.
The new ice cream sandwich o.s. Is wonderful also. Has a great camera front and rear with excellent features. There is so much to discover on this phone, it may take a year or more to find its full potential. Of course, its slim design rocks, and the battery life is stellar!
this is a ok phone June 24, 2012
this is a good phone but not perfect like other people say/pretend
the battery life is not that good. i charge everyday
too many useless bloatware/apps which you cant uninstall or delete and you never use
loss of connection which happens many times. this is most serious problem
problems with listening to music through USB in car. i never have any problems with original droid
12 hours of ownership and I'm still pretty happy. May 26, 2012
A bit of context.
I use a smartphone for work primarily.
I drive around my county for work.
Need a good keyboard for notes/email.
I have a 2 1/2 year old boy that (thankfully) used to have a habit of putting phone in fresh cups of coffee.
So, I almost knocked the stars to 4 because I had to finish activation at home (said 2 1/2 year old was having meltdown at store) and the dang touchscreen froze before I could even get started. No battery removal. Thankful for internet. Hold volume down and power button for 10-15 sec to restart.
Holy %@#$- The screen is amazing! Even the little droidy thing blew my mind. Love the adding of my most favorite people on homescreen...
I had an Droid A855 previously and was very happy with it until I lost it, then went to HTC Trophy...not a huge mistake but thankful the husband took it and gave me upgrade. Nothing too crazy but not enough apps and I wasn't so impressed that I would happily wait. Why can't I access email through Outlook 2010? Only through Exchange and 365...It's a Microsoft product for God's sake.
Off subject, but very happy to be back to Android OS. From 3G to 4G is considerable...I'm patient but now I'm just spoiled. I think this phone will be amazing with a cover and screen protector. I have large hands so the keyboard and size is perfect for me.
Long rant for...go ahead and buy...pretty dang cool.