Motorola has enjoyed a varying degree of success over the years. It has managed to perform well in the USA thanks to its Droid series of phones but their international equivalents never quite caught on. Motorola has adapted the Droid RAZR MAXX for international users and in the process it lost the Droid branding, becoming the RAZR MAXX.
Motorola has a different thinking to HTC; “when it comes to buying a new smartphone, pocket appeal and a long battery life are two of the top priorities,” and I think Motorola is right. The RAZR MAXX has a massive 3300 mAh battery, nearly double that of many other high-end smartphones.
It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core OMAP 4430 processor and 1 GB of RAM. The 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Advanced display has a qHD (960 by 540) Pentile resolution. Internal storage is doubled on the international version to 16 GB, plus there is room for further expansion with a MicroSD slot.
While the enormous battery and powerful specifications may hint at a large profile the MAXX is just 8.9mm thin and weighs a modest 145 grams. The handset currently ships with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and will be getting an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon.
KitGuru says: It’s good to see Motorola push their phones globally, perhaps a result of their merger with Google?