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Terrier Tech: Droid Razr Maxx

Powerful battery leaves other droids behind


“Terrier Tech” is back with a review of another Android phone, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, which, happily, delivers in both form and function. Despite its powerful 3,300mAH battery, the Razr Maxx retains the super slim profile and sleek shape that has made the line of Razr phones famous. It’s a welcome improvement to the already crowded field of smartphones.

Cutting through all the hype that seems to attach itself to each new smartphone, you’ll discover the Razr Maxx has download speeds and processing power similar to other top-of-the-line phones on the Verizon 4G network. The phone’s camera is quick and responsive, able to shoot 1080p video. Apps launch smoothly and efficiently, as you’d expect from any dual processor phone currently on the market. What separates this droid from all others is its long-life battery, which now allows users to leave their charger at home for days at a time without worrying that the phone will run out of juice. In short, this phone’s battery leaves all other android phones in the dust. We were able to put the Razr Maxx through two full days of moderate use before we had to even begin to think about charging.

In addition, the phone features “smart actions” to help users maximize battery life and automatize the phone’s routines. For instance, the phone can learn to automatically shut off non-essential services like GPS and data backup when the battery drops below 25 percent. Want your phone to play “Eye of the Tiger” when you approach your classroom at CAS at 8 a.m. and send a text message to your buddy that you’ve arrived? It can also do that.

At $299.99 with a two-year contract or eligible upgrade, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is comparable to other phones on the Verizon network, such as the original Droid Razr and Droid Bionic at their respective launches.

“Finally, a phone I can be lazy about charging,” says “Terrier Tech” host Warren Towers. “I’ll never miss a Draw Something round ever again!”

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Alan Wong

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu.

3 Comments on Terrier Tech: Droid Razr Maxx

  • Matt Martin on 05.17.2012 at 4:23 pm

    Other than battery life on the Razr Maxx, in general, what seperates the Motorola Droids from all other Droid manufacturers?

    • Warren Towers on 05.18.2012 at 11:38 am

      What separates motorola droids (and I take it you’re talking broadly across the brand) from all other manufacturers? The money they spend investing in the brand. You’ll probably find forums online full of people battling between the various brands and models, but I haven’t found from the user’s side of things any consistent advantage/disadvantage over another brand, unless we talk about pre-installed software and a penchant to make everything look like a Michael Bay production.

      I try not to get into pissing matches about processor speed or resolution, just because by de facto the latest and greatest will always be “the latest and greatest.”

  • Courtney Bogard on 05.18.2012 at 11:40 am

    You know, it’s funny because most of the Droid phones we’ve reviewed all kind of blend together…except this one. In addition to everything we mentioned in the review, the MotoCast app is pretty cool and allows you to sync your phone with your desktop, much like iCloud. This is really the first phone we’ve reviewed that is on par with (if not better than) the iPhone. I’m not sure if that’s a Motorola thing or just a Razr Maxx thing, but it is by far the most impressive of the Droids that we’ve reviewed. Hope that helps!


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