It seemed a sure winner when it was announced months ago. But can Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD hold its own against Galaxy S3, iPhone 5
Motorola has been trying to match with the top Android manufacturers and win the trust of smart-phone users in the USA and around the world, but without much of a success. While other smartphone manufacturers like Samsung thrived on their innovative products and design and brought new and newer products in the market, Motorola struggled to introduce smartphones that may prove as big a success as Galaxy S2 or Galaxy S3 from Samsung.
The two new smartphones are named RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD. Motorola RAZR HD is the thinner version with start battery, while the MAXX is the handset that comes with great battery life and great innards. As the HD denotes in both the smartphones, both have HD screens, but while this aspect seems to be a major bullet point of their market, it doesn’t really a great selling point for many of the smartphone aficionados who have been accustomed to Retina displays and super LED displays.
To be true, Droid Razr Maxx HD and Droid Razr HD almost look identical unlike their originals. The Razr Maxx HD is definitely a nice product with roughly the same specs of the Razr HD. They only differ when it comes to internal memory and battery. When the Razr HD sports 16GB of memory and 2530mAh battery, the Maxx HD has 32GB of memory and 3300mAh battery.
The smartphone comes with an impressive display. The Razr Maxx HD comes with a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display that packs a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 312ppi. The tech maker has made use of its ColorBoost technology to make the device more attractive. The device will be powered by an unspecified 1.5GHz dual core CPU. When asked about the processor type, the Moto executives have reportedly said “you can probably guess.” Perhaps, it might be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chip that you can find in Galaxy S3. The Verizon handset has 4G LTE support. Verizon is a leader in 4G LTE service in the U.S. Indeed, with a Snapdragon S4 CPU, the handset may do well in 4G LTE speeds. As per Alex Colon of PCMag, combined with the Snapdragon S4 processor and 4G LTE connectivity, the Droid Razr Maxx HD will be one among the “fastest smartphones around, though not significantly more powerful than the GSIII from a hardware perspective.”
Many people will be disappointed that it will not come with Jelly Bean. Moto handset will come up with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). It is a great disappointment that the device won’t preload Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Nevertheless, being a product from Google’s mobile unit Motorola, it may sooner get the firmware update. Similar to its original version, an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video shooting and 1.3MP front camera will be other specialties. MicroSD slot, HDMI port and NFC will add perfection to the handset.
There are several differences between the original and the new upgrade. Razr Maxx HD comes with High Definition display. The new Razr Maxx HD comes with a bit larger 4.7-inch display with more resolution and clarity. The original device sports only a small 4.3-inch 540 x 960-pixel display at a lower 256-ppi. The change is indeed in inspiration of the new trend in mobile market. Modern day customers have a special craze toward the large-screen handsets. Another difference happens in physical memory. The original device has only 8GB of built-in memory, while the new one has 32GB memory. Going by the processor, the original handset came with a 1.2GHz dual core Cortex-A9 processor with TI OMAP 4430 chipset. Meanwhile, the new Razr Maxx HD is to be powered by a 1.5GHz dual core processor, perhaps Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4.
Meanwhile consumers are already airing their views about the new smartphone from Motorola. A user who has already bought the smartphone reports on Cnet, “Screen is enormous but the utilization of the space is very poor. Google Search on the top of every homescreen can’t be removed, icons are under-sized, icon spacing is wide, pictures of those being dialed are very small… Camera is really terrible, extremely hopeful software can resolve grainy-ness and persistent darkness of shots. Will try some third-party apps soon”. But it is just initial reaction and may not really convey the long term reaction of the users.