Motorola Droid Razr Maxx review

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Droid Razr Maxx
The definitive Motorola Razr Maxx review

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In terms of web browsing, Motorola has sensibly stuck with the stock Android browser on the Razr Maxx.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

It's a highly capable browser, and thanks to the 1.2 dual-core processor, web pages load swiftly, with trusty appearing in less than five seconds.

The Motorola Razr Maxx provides both 3G browsing as well as Wi-Fi b/g/n – enabling you to get online pretty much anywhere, and at suitable speed.

The large, bright 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display perfectly aids web surfing, with text and images appearing crisp and clear.

Zoom in and the text will automatically reflow to fit the level you're at, making reading articles a breeze with no need to scroll sideways.

Fortunately it seems that the erratic browsing tendencies we experienced with the original Razr have been ironed out on the Motorola Razr Maxx, as we didn't experience any difficulties during our tests.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

Bookmarks are displayed in the now familiar thumbnailed layout, which is easy to edit, add to and delete from.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

However, it's not all good news, since Motorola has insisted on keeping five locked bookmarks – which is irritating to say the least, especially if you have no intention of ever visiting those sites.

Of course you can always download an alternative browser from Google Play if you wish, and once the Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls out to the Motorola Razr Maxx, you'll also have the choice of the Google Chrome browser. Phew!

For those of you who still love a bit of flash, you're in luck, as the Motorola Razr Maxx joins the fleet of other Android devices that support the format, even though it's set to fade away as HTML 5 comes to the fore.

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