Staying close to the top 5 of the Official Smartphone Rankings as voted by the people, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX lands in the featured user review spot for this Sunday. Featured today is Jack Hebb, a PhoneDog fan with a great take on the RAZR MAXX.
Razr Sharp. Droid Strong. By Jack Hebb, posted: Apr 16
The Droid Razr is in perfect form in every way, except one. Battery Life. The very structure of every mobile device depends on it, no one had ever perfected it, until January 28th, 2012,when the Droid Razr Maxx came out, advertised as... Razr Thin Droid Strong Maxx Battery Droid Razr Maxx This is the phone that changed the way people think of the biggest, best, most amazing OS, Android, being notoriously famous for have people to either carry around extra batteries or a charger at all times. This has always been true, until now. Size and Compromise The Droid Razr Maxx, weighing in at 145 grams, keeps a very nice profile dispite the massive 3300 mAh battery that it has making it 8.99 mm thin as opposed to it's prodessesor being 7.1 mm thin. It is 130.9 mm long and 68.7 mm wide making it somewhat difficult for people with small hands.
The Droid Razr Maxx has a Super qHD SUPER AMOLED Adavanced, Corning Gorilla Glass PRO Display and a Kevlar fiber backing to minimize damage. Did I mention it is covered in a microscopic, waterproof nano coating that is thinner than a 20th of the width of your hair? Now ya know. Pure Speed The Droid Razr Maxx has a 1.2 Ghz TI OMAP 4430 Dual Core Prossesor - That's a mouthful - with a full gigabyte of LP DDR2 RAM, the Droid Razr Maxx has AMAZINGLY minimal lag when navigating around it's 4.3in 940 x 560, 256 ppi display. Sure it isn't a Tegra 3, but it'll work. Camera The camera on the Droid Razr Maxx is just under par. Yes, it does have the now standard 8.0 megapixel, 1080p, 30fps camera on the back and a 1.3 megapixel, 720p, 30fps camera on the front for video calls. Though it doesn't have all of the fancy, smancy sensors that the iPhone 4s has but, it does have panoramic pictures, something many other smart phones lack. Plus, the pictures are pretty good until you compare them with a REAL photographers' camera. Battery This beast packs a 3300 mAh battery that is rated for 21.5 hours of talk time.
If that wasn't enough, then the Droid Raz Maxx Introduces the smart actions app. This application is made so that when certain things happen (you go into your home) there will be an effect (3G/4G off, Home WiFi on). It can track this from location, battery percentage, headphones etc. And it isn't just WiFi, it can scilence it, reduce brightness settings, change backgrounds, turn off GPS, change ringtones, send text messages, the possibilities are endless. Overall, I give this phone 4.75 stars because... -The Battery isn't removable, -It is a bit logo heavy (but I support the companies who make it) -Can't remove Verizon BLOAT, -NO ICS YET! Everything else is good. So, if you want to annoy your friends/co-workers about how their battery life drains out before yours without having a flip-phone, this is the phone for you. -Chaca_Laca
Battery Life 5/5
Apps & Media Support 4/5
Reception & Call Quality 5/5
Design/Form Factor 3/5