Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Review
Motorola has used the Android ante beautifully with its new creation, the stylish Droid Razr Maxx. The superslim handset is packed with various outstanding features, which graced the first Droid Razr. In addition to this, the manufacturer has thrown in a powerful 3,300mAh battery as well. The battery has promised to run for many days on end, thus making the Maxx one of the long-lasting and most powerful smartphone that has been ever introduced in the market.
The leading smartphone manufacturer, Motorola had definitely created a splash with the stylish first Droid Razr. The smartphone boosts a bold testament and is proud to be one of the thinnest Android smartphones in the world. The company has started the craze for thin phones with its extremely popular Razr V3. Although Razr have the trimmest chassis, it keeps on changing.
Moreover, the company would not make the same feature with its Droid Razr Maxx. The smartphone measures around 5.14 inches long and is 2.75 inches wide. The thickness of the smartphone is hardly 0.35 inch thick. In addition to this, its weight is 5.1 ounces. Comparing to its predecessor, the Maxx is slightly heavier and thicker. Even so, the phone still feels extremely svelte as well as lightweight, in spite of sporting a larger footprint. The phone mostly fits well into the pocket, though you might have to bear an embarrassing bulge. Moreover people with small hands will have some trouble while grasping this big-screened device, thanks to the huge bezel housing the display. The phone has a huge hump that safeguards the camera lens, thus making it the first top heavy Droid Razr.
User interface :
Quite similar to the Droid Razr, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is powered by Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. It is packed with a more subtle version of Motoblur that is placed over it. To give you an example, now you don’t have to make a Motorola account before you start using the phone, which was quite mandatory the older handsets forced you to do. The smartphone boots the same implementation that has been already seen on various Motorola handsets such as the Droid Bionic and the Atrix 2. The phone is provided with five customizable home screens to select from. Moreover, the users are provided with various shortcuts to the messaging, phone dialer, camera, as well as the main menu that runs along the bottom. As you hit the Home button during the standby mode then it gives a view of all home screens all at once. This option is quite similar to the one offered by HTC’s Sense UI.
Corporate and government friendly :
You don’t have to always get a BlackBerry for public or private sector mobile security, as Motorola is all set for helping you to rely on substitute. Folded into the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx smartphone is support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, which includes government-grade FIPS 140-2 encryption especially for e-mail, contacts and calendar. For more peace of mind, the smartphone has severe methods like remote wipe, SD card, PIN lock, device encryption, remote disable/enable of camera, Wi-Fi are possible, and many more. If you are required to tweak that doc while travelling, then Razr Maxx has interesting features such as Quickoffice app. This application allows you to create as well as edit office documents. You can use the Citrix’s GoToMeeting video conference app and enjoy a portable PC experience.
MotoCast, Webtop, and Smart Actions :
The manufacturer has pushed the smartphone productivity a lot further with the MotoCast app. The application allows you to share your documents as well as media files with your work or home computer. In addition to this, the MotoCast allows you to link with the Gallery app and serve up photos, as well as the Music app for accessing music files. Various Motorola Android phones are shipped with Webtop app, and their latest Droid Razr Maxx continues this tradition as well. As a result the handset is morphed into a quasi-mobile PC that offered Netbook-level functionality.
Other Features :
Apart from its 1.2 GHz TI OMAP4430 processor, the device comes packed with various connectivity options such as HDMI< USB 2.0, GPRS/EDGE Class 12, Bluetooth v4.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. This smartphone sports an amazingly large and clear 4.3 inch qHD 3-way rotation fully touch screen display. The display is capacitive, so you get best quality smooth functioning of screen. Numerous sensors are available for the users to enjoy such as barometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, assisted GPS, accelerometer, ambient lights sensor, and magnetometer. The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx comes loaded with 1 GB RAM and internal storage of 16 GB. Users can expand the memory up to 32 GB. Several pre-loaded apps and messaging are HDMI dual screen, external storage, Bluetooth low energy, enterprice device management, external storage, MOTOPRINT v2+, HDMI Status, and Android webkit.
Another best spec in this smartphone is its primary 8.0 megapixel camera that gives full HD video recording. The camera gives 3264 by 2448 pixels resolution which we can’t even think of. 8x Zoom with auto focus LED flash is something that thrills us entirely. Also equipped at the front of the device is a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera which is useful for video calling.
The best what makes this device much more powerful and attractive even for the business consumers is its powerful 3,300 mAh battery that gives more than 21 hours of back up on full charge for conference call on 4G which is the longest time than any other smartphone. Use the web and you get 7 hours of battery backup and 15 hours for video watching. On full charge, you can listen to music for around two and half days.
The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx comes with a starting price of $199.99 and in India expect the price to be around Rs. 28,000.
In spite of having a beefed-up battery, the stunning Motorola Droid Razr Maxx boosts an attractive, slim and durable design. The smartphone has a gorgeous display and is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It sports fast Verizon 4G/LTE data speeds, which is same as its predecessor. The smartphone retains some of the powerful multimedia chops as well as tight security features. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system is loaded in it and can be upgradeable.
When it comes to such as advanced smartphone, the promise of an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version is surely disappointing. In addition to this, the stronger battery is not user-removable. Moreover, people with small hands might find it a little difficult to wrap around the wide frame of the phone. Most importantly, the 8 mega pixel camera is quite unimpressive.
The smartphone proves that a powerful Android superphone might have a thin form and yet boosts a marathon-worthy battery life. In addition to this, you don’t necessarily need Ice Cream Sandwich to have a smooth functioning of the smartphone. All and all Maxx is extremely compelling smartphone.