Motorola Droid Razr Maxx on Verizon is a winner


    Motorola Droid Razr Maxx on Verizon is a winner. It is a great smart phone and should be getting great response in the market

    Last Tuesday Verizon had announced the launch of the Verizon Droid Razr Maxx on 26th January and the new smartphone is now available to be reviewed and tested to one’s heart’s content.

    The new Maxx can be grabbed from the shelves for $299.99 and it comes with a two-year contract. Razr, the predecessor of Maxx was also priced as much at its launch, but Motorola slashed $100 off its price a little before the release of Maxx. Now Razr, the thinner one of the elder twin, comes for $199.99, and the sturdier and longer-lasting Maxx comes for $299.99. If having the thinnest smartphone or the longest lasting one is of no concern to a perospective smartphone buyer, then the lesser priced HTC Thunderbolt was a good choice – it came for free Verizon until January 26.

    Verizon has clubbed the Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan with Maxx that charges an extra $39.99 per month and a smartphone data package that has varied rates beginning at $30 per month for 2GB of data. Maxx is on LTE network of Verizon.

    This year’s Consumer Electronics Show was said to be rather dull as compared to previous years and the only consolation for Android smartphone lovers was the launch of new Droid Razr Maxx. Motorola did a wonderful job of addressing the only complaint regarding its awesome and dainty Razr – low battery life. It created Maxx as a substitute and at a figure that is still thinner than an iPhone and packs all the Razr attractions (plus 21 hours of battery life!) it certainly is the biggest attraction in the Android market.

    Maxx currently runs on Gingerbread, but will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich very soon. This comes as a little dampener and those who are for the latest OS, might look askance at the “very soon” tag instead of a definite date of the upgrade to ICS.

    Maxx boasts a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED HD-resolution screen that hides a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor. For memory it has 32 GB memory that is distributed as 16 GB built-in memory and a pre-installed 16 GB microSD card. It also sports an 8-megapixel camera with the ability to capture HD video at 1080p and the added bonus of image stabilization. Then there is the front facing camera for video chat over Wi-Fi or Verizon’s 3G or 4G network. Thew camera is also another feature that is rather mediocre as compared to the other superlative features of this smartphone.

    Another aspect that would be the first item to be scrutinized on Maxx would be the LTE power consumption, as talk time is not an issue with the kind of battery life Maxx is peomising. It was found that the regular Droid Razr Maxx could manage only 3 hours 40 minutes when streaming data over LTE. If Verizon’s Maxx can push the 10 hour mark on LTE streaming, then this would add a yet another superlative feature to it.