Motorola Droid Razr Maxx review

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Video recording on the Motorola Rarz Maxx is also accessed via the camera app, where there is a toggle switch to swap between the two modes.

As with the camera app, the top corner placement of the lens may cause your thumb to creep into shot when holding the Motorola Razr Maxx landscape, and the menus still refuse to rotate to portrait for straight-up shooting.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

But there is some good news – the Motorola Razr Maxx is able to record Full HD 1080p video and will enable you to zoom, re-focus (centrally only – you can't select a part of the screen to focus on) and mute/unmute the microphone while videoing.

The LED light can be turned on for filming in darker locations, but you will need to make sure you do this before pressing the red button, since you can't toggle it while recording.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

The same seven effects are present here as they are in the camera app, and you also have the option of five audio scenes – Stereo, Wind Reduction, Concert, Balanced and Front-Facing.

There's also image stabilisation, exposure and video quality toggles to help you improve (or reduce) the quality of your video.

Motorola Razr Maxx review

The Motorola Razr Maxx enables you to shoot video in Full HD (1080p), 720p, DVD, VGA and QVGA (320 x 240).

You can record video from the front-facing 1.3MP camera as well, but quality is significantly reduced and we don't see why you would ever need to do this.

As you can see from the video clip, the Motorola Razr Maxx does a decent job, with good colour reproduction and motion handling. There are times where the image does blur, but you can't knock it too much.

John McCann
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