Motorola Droid Razr Maxx (Verizon)
Sure, the Razr Maxx HD is already out, but the original Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is still really good. In addition to its dual-core processor, vivid display, and 4G LTE speeds, it has a 3,300mAh battery that keeps going, and going, and going. Users can get the handset for free from Best Buy after signing a two-year contract with Verizon.
- Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
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Starting at: $249.99
The good: Despite a beefed-up battery, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx has a slim, attractive, and durable design with the same gorgeous display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and fast Verizon 4G/LTE data speeds as its predecessor. It retains powerful multimedia chops and tight security features.
The bad: For such an advanced smartphone, the vague promise of a future Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is disappointing. Also, while a stronger battery is great, it's still not user-removable. People with small hands will find it hard to wrap them around the phone's wide frame, and the 8-megapixel camera is unimpressive.
The bottom line: The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx proves that a powerful Android superphone can remain thin yet still promise marathon-worthy battery life.
November 19, 2012 4:00 PM PST
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