Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Review

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Spawned in the horrendous heat of a Los Angeles winter, James was born with an incessant need to press buttons. Whether it was the car radio, doorbells on Halloween or lights, James pushed, pressed and prodded every button. No elevator was left unscathed, no building intercom was left un-rung, and no person he’s known has been left un-annoyed.

12 Comments to Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Review

  1. I just got this phone as a graduation present, and I let it charge over night, and then ever since using it for a couple weeks, I’ve been draining the battery. You say it lasted so long for you, but if I use it a lot during the day, I need to charge it at night otherwise it will die. I can’t use it for more than a day. So I disagree with you on that part. But other than that, I definitely agree that this is a great phone. One of the best smart phones I have ever messed around with.

  2. Thank you so much for your thorough review. I am not technological savvy but I want a phone I am not disappointed in also. I have a large purse w/ everything a nana needs so the size is not too much of a concern.the camera is my only small issue. You are a great man to share all your knowledge w/ us all. Many hugs.

  3. Diordna11

    So when did 8.9 mm become thick? My business partner and I each ordered a Maxx on Friday from Amazon and should have them by Wednesday. I am using a GS2 on Tmobile now and have been with them for about 5 years, but their coverage seems to be getting worse. I know, it had never been great, but it has really become much worse over the past few months.  Samsung radios don’t hold a candle to Motorola so combine that with Verizon’s coverage and I hope we’ll be very happy.  I think the only thing I will miss is the camera on my GS2 and the ability to drop my SIM card into my collection of GSM phones.  Oh well…  

  4. Ryancarr1987

    You cant pick what is better Iphone is an Iphone and android is android i prefer android

  5. Extremely fragile phone. I can’t stress enough. I’m considering switching to a different model because I can’t deal with replacing my Razr Maxx every month.

  6. JAMES: would you kindly learn how to spell before you review?   Your use of the contraction “it’s,” rather than the possessive “its,” throughout the article ruins it.  (“ITS” is CORRECT…(IT’S is the contraction for the two words “IT IS”…..don’t we all learn this in, what, the 5th grade?).  Your errors change the meaning of your sentences, and lead us to believe there may be other more serious errors as well with your technical aspects of the article.  Sorry…don’t mean to be harsh, but spelling matters!

  7. Jim,
    Thanks for the excellent review. I also have the RAZR MAXX.  I absolutely love this phone. I originally had the Droid Casio Commando. I loved this phone but the battery life was horrendous.  I had to charge it 3 times a day. With the RAZR MAXX I only charge it once and forget about it.  I consider myself a heavy user.  I unplugged my phone at 6:30am and don’t have to plug it in the charger until 10pm with 15 percent left on the battery.  



  8. Yeah, it really is that good. Suprising just how much of a difference a longer battery can make. I take it off the charge at 7am and at 8pm at night after moderate to heavy use I’m still “in the green”. I do like the software too.
    Note: smart actions rocks. It helps in many useful ways. One question for Jim: did you use the phone with 4g on exclusively while testing the battery?


    • No, I’m not generally in an LTE area, but I had the Maxx for an extended period and spent plenty of time in LTE areas. The full day in San Francisco is a good example. However, even if you end up always connected to LTE you’re going to find excellent battery life compared to everyone else. Unless you decide to stream HD video the entire time.

  9. Jim.  You are the first reviewer of this phone that GETS IT.  I have a Razr Maxx.  I use my phone like I stole it.  I never think about battery life.  Which means I use every feature on my phone that I want.  Which means my phone is unbelievable.  Thanks for spreading the word.

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