Droid RAZR MAXX Announced


Verizon announced a new DROID RAZR that is available on January 26th. I have often commented that I wished manufacturers would stop with the thin obsession, and focus on battery life, and they finally listened to me. OK, so probably not to me, but still, I like this change.

The RAZR MAXX is only 8.99 mm thick vs. its thin cousin the RAZR at 7.1mm. But for that modest 1.89 mm you go from a 1780 mAh battery to a 3300 mAh battery. They claim you will get more than 21 hours straight on a single charge, and this is a 4G LTE phone. See more specs after the jump.

The Specs:

  • 8.99 mm thick (I assume this is at its thinnest like the RAZR)
  • 3300 mAh battery rated for 21 hours straight on a single charge
  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor
  • 4G LTE (Mobile Hotspot capable)
  • 2.3.5 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 1080p HD video capture and image stabilization technology for crisp and clear videos
  • Front-facing HD camera for video chat
  • 32 GB memory – 16 GB on-board memory and 16 GB microSD™ card pre-installed (actual formatted capacity is less)

This is a very interesting update, and highlights what I really like about the Android eco-system, the ability to choose from an array of options that best meets your needs. If you are willing to sacrifice a little thickness (and I assume weight) you can get a 4G capable phone that can consistently last the entire day.

You can check out the entire press release on Verizon’s site.

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{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Guy January 26, 2012, 10:06 am

    a 3200 mah battery sounds amazing, compared to the 1600 mah battery on my Droid Charge I got less than a year agao, which can’t make it a day on heavy use. And I laughed at the thought of “sacrificing a little thickness” for such a battery–I thought my Charge was plenty thin so I got out the specs and it’s 12 mm thick, so this new Maxx at 8.99 mm will be much thinner than that.

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  • EncrypteData January 26, 2012, 5:36 pm

    It’s a 3300mah battery for the record. =)

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  • Bryan Sherman January 26, 2012, 5:47 pm

    @EncrypteData Thanks! I got it right in the bullet list, and fat-fingered it above the fold. I fixed it now.

    @Guy Yeah, that is a tradeoff I can embrace. Do keep in mind it has the Droid X/X2/RAZR bump at the top, so it will be thicker there. I am an X user, and I like the hump.

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