Motorola Razr Maxx smartphone Review

By on June 17, 2012
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At last, a phone that won’t die on you.

Good: excellent battery life, decent video recording, great build quality
Bad: older Android OS, occasional snags with camera quality, average screen
Price: AED 2299
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Multimedia and Call Quality
Watching videos and listening to music on the Razr Maxx were certainly quite good. The phone did have a bit of difficulty with videos that had a lot of dark colors, but most other videos played back without a hitch. Music also sounded crisp through the phone’s speaker, but only if the phone is face-down, as the speaker is on the back of the device. Still, opting for headphones will give you the best experience, and the various equalizer settings provide any necessary boost to your songs. Call quality was also quite good, with no interference or issues when making or receiving phone calls.

Battery Life
The biggest draw of the Razr Maxx is its battery life. On a full charge, I was able to get through nearly two days of usage, with Wi-fi always on, syncing emails, and playing YouTube clips and music. That’s a really good pull for anyone who needs a phone that will literally be up and running from the time they wake up to the moment they have to head to bed. Even with the larger battery, a full charge took about four hours, which is quite good considering the amount of usage you can squeeze out of a single charge.

The Motorola Razr Maxx doesn’t do anything revolutionary from the Motorola Droid Razr, but what it does do is deliver some much needed uptime thanks to its improved battery. While the older Android OS doesn’t do much for the phone, we can still hope that Motorola releases an updated version soon for this device. If you’re looking for a phone that needs to make it through a rugged day of usage, then this is the one to go for.

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A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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