Droid RAZR Maxx Review
Droid RAZR Maxx was created to solve one main problem that currently exist on all 4G LTE device, the battery lifetime. The original Droid RAZR is already packed with some software to manage it’s battery power and make it as efficient as possible. One of the most important software is called as Smart Actions. It will automatically turned off the broad band mode when it is unnecessarily need. The program is also capable to kill the power consuming process at night. But it seems not good enough since Droid RAZR users keep complaining about how their handset run out of battery power too fast. So, does Verizon finally manage to solve this problem with Droid RAZR Maxx? Let’s check out our full review.
Droid RAZR Maxx carry on similar hardware specs to the original Droid Razr. It still has the 4.3 inch qHD screen with 960 x 540 pixels resolution, 16GB internal data storage, dual-core processors that clocked at 1.2GHz, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, 8.0 MP rear shutter, WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.1. Just like it’s younger brother, Droid RAZR Maxx is also support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The difference lies in the bigger 3300 mAh battery unit.
In term of design, Droid RAZR Maxx also carry on the same design formula as Droid RAZR. But there some minor difference here, the Motorola’s logo has been toned down.
Droid RAZR Maxx also share pretty similar thickness, but we can tell you that the battery unit feels little bit heavier than the original model. Although it is currently carry on large battery unit, Droid RAZR Maxx has equal weight to iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It is a great things to see that Motorola still manage to achieve great balance between weight and design in this handset.
Now, for the interesting part, the battery. Most of 4G LTE android handset currently carry on 1800 mAh to 1450 mAh battery unit while Motorola packed Droid RAZR MAxx with 3300 mAh battery unit. Finally, we have a device that made the 4G LTE as a viable options. We are manage to achieve nine hours consecutive usage with this handset. during that hours, we’ve already take lot of pictures, run some benchmark test, working around the web, writing some emails, turn on the WiFi mode, and most of all, work under 4G LTE Internet network.
But the best part is that we still have 70% of battery lifetime. We even haven’t turn on the Smart Action feature yet. We must admit that Motorola finally manage to clinch this one. So we hope that other manufacturers will take on the same path. Packed their products with larger battery unit.
Talked about display, Droid RAZR Maxx still use the same Super AMOLED qHD screen. It is able to deliver maximum 960 x 540 pixesl resolution display. It’s little bit sad since other handsets has moven on to 720p 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, but that’s okay. Although this handset is not shipped with Android ICS, there’s a direct access to camera function from the lock screen.
We are also experience excellent audio call quality in this handset. Droid RAZR Maxx is currently has the same call quality as Google Nexus S. We are able to hear the caller sound loud and clear and same goes for the opposite side.
Web browsing performance is currently satisfying. Droid RAZR Maxx is able to render desktop and mobile version of a website within seconds, thanks to it’s dual-core processors and support for 4G LTE network. There’s no problem while we try to open a web page that contain Adobe Flash content. Well, it might run little bit slow but considering the fact that Adobe Flash is designed for high-end computers, Droid Razr Maxx has done a great job here.
As we mentioned earlier, Droid RAZR Maxx feature the similar 8.0 MP rear shutter. The image quality is pretty good. It is color rich, feature the perfect amount of brightness and contrast. It also has wider aspect ratio than Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4S. Even in dark environment, we are manage to capture an excellent HD 720p video. The shutter’s speed is a real pleasure. You can even compare it to Galaxy Nexus‘s zero shutter feature.