Motorola Droid Razr Maxx review

The Motorola Droid Razr fattens up, gains battery superpowers

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All the expected messaging options are available on the Motorola Razr Maxx, from texts and emails to social networking and instant messaging.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

Let's kick off with SMS, which can be accessed with the aptly named Text app. Don't let the name fool you though, this is really just the standard Android Messagaing app with a different icon and a few minor colour and style tweaks.

That said, it's very easy to use and we don't see why a manufacturer would need to change this function too much. The keyboard, however, is not quite as good.

It does the job, but we found it to be cramped and a delay that was slightly too long for our liking when holding down a key to get the alternative character selected.

The keyboard does grow on you, as your fingers adapt to the tight layout, which is improved if you turn the Motorola Razr Maxx landscape – although you do sacrifice the ability to see the message you're replying to in this mode.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

Swype is also available on the Motorola Razr Maxx if you want a completely different input method, but we'd still download an alternative keyboard from Google Play – SwiftKey X is our favourite at the moment.

The standard Gmail and Email apps are pre-loaded on the Motorola Razr Maxx, enabling you to set up a multitude of accounts.

For those of you who like to have everything in one place, the Motorola Razr Maxx offers you its Messaging app, which will pull all your texts and emails into one centralised feed for easy consumption.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

There's also a universal inbox widget linked to the Messaging app, so you can see your latest mails and texts on the home screen.

While we're on the subject of unified inboxes, the Motorola Razr Maxx also offers up a social networking hub, enabling you to collate your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other accounts all in one place.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

As with the messaging app, there's a handy home screen widget for this too, so you won't need to trawl the app list for the icon.

Direct messages sent within social networks will also pop up in your universal inbox, providing you with some seriously deep, if not slightly confusing, integration.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandTri Band
Service ProviderVerizon Wireless
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEVDO
SAR Value1.45 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyDroid RAZR MAXX
Cellular Generation4G
Cellular Network SupportedCDMA 800, CDMA 1900, LTE 700, CDMA2000 1X
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameMotorola
Battery Talk Time21.50 Hour
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Screen Resolution540 x 960
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)145 g
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3.5 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density256 ppi
Height130.7 mm
Width68.9 mm
Depth9 mm
Radio TunerNo
Battery Standby Time380 Hour
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameDROID RAZR MAXX Smartphone
Processor Speed1.20 GHz
Product LineDroid RAZR MAXX
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberMOTXT912M
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information


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