MAXX Power to Connect

Droid RAZR MAXXI got a chance to spend some time with the new Motorola Droid Razr MAXX recently courtesy of Verizon and Kyle Communications. It proved to be a great companion during my visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Pole Day for the 2012 Indy 500.

The sleekly designed Droid Razr MAXX has a few particularly impressive features that made it a pleasure to use. First of all the AMOLED screen was awesome. My personal phone is a Motorola Droid X, and a side by side comparison of the same image showed the far superior quality of the AMOLED screen compared to the TFT screen of the Droid X. The screens are the same size, but the AMOLED screen is much more crisp, clear and vibrant. The colors had so much more depth and clarity. The Droid X literally was pale in comparison.

The next feature that impressed me was the 4G speed. There is 4G service available at the track which worked out great while using the IndyCar Mobile app. This app provides a lot of information that go along quite well with a trip to the track. There are live broadcasts, driver interviews, live track action broadcasts, videos, and more. The 4G speeds of the Droid Razr Maxx make watching the videos completely seamless. I was also able to surf the web to research other topics while at the track.

One of the best features of the Razr MAXX, and the feature that gives it its MAXX status is the battery life. In my Droid X I currently have the standard capacity battery which is about a year and a half old now. With my normal usage, I have to put the phone on charge several times a day. I’ve got chargers at home, at work, in my car, and always a spare in my briefcase. I had no such trouble with the MAXX. It kept up with my extra usage at the track with no problem. This is a significant accomplishment in my book. I have a smartphone because I want to make use of its features so I expect the battery to be able to keep up. Additionally, the MAXX has a Smart Actions feature that learns from your behavior and suggests ways to reduce battery usage. It also allows you to set up your own actions based on certain phone events.

The MAXX runs a newer version of Android than my X has which provides a few tweaks and makes the experience somewhat closer to the experience on my Android Tablet, but nothing really jumped out at me as being a must have.

The dual core processor was very responsive and I had far fewer apps “hang” on me, but my past experience tells me that part of that is due to not having as many apps loaded in as on my daily use phone. The specs definitely suggest that it should perform well over the long haul though.

About the only negative I would have is that the battery is not designed to be user replaceable. Hopefully the battery has a good enough life that it shouldn’t be a problem for most people, and I have seen “how to” articles already on the net showing how the user can replace the battery. This would of course void the warranty, but I imagine you would only be attempting this if you were already out of warranty, or of course if you have an insatiable curiosity when someone tells you that you can’t do something.

All in all, I was very pleased with the phone and will likely make this my next choice for a phone when my contract comes up later this year. I’ve already owned two Motorola Droid phones (and a XOOM tablet) and would like to continue my relationship with them as I have been very pleased with each of their releases.

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