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Quick First Look: DROID RAZR MAXX With Its 3300mAh Battery and the Purple RAZR

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Looking almost identical to the original DROID RAZR, we have in front of us the DROID RAZR MAXX. At first glance, you probably would think that this is the same exact phone, only Motorola thickened it up a tad by somehow upping the battery from 1780mAh to 3300mAh. Yep, that’s a ton of battery juice. The rest of the specs all remain the same when you compare it to the regular RAZR, but this phone – according to Motorola reps – will get you through 2.5 days of streaming music, 21+ hours of talk time, and even more when sitting idle. This is clearly the Android phone for the daily grinder that can’t seem to find the time to plug in their device every few hours.

First impressions? Truthfully, I’m a little mad that this wasn’t released originally instead of the DROID RAZR. At 8.99mm thick, it is still incredibly thin and would have given the Nexus a real run for top dog status knowing that it had such a massive battery inside. It feels great in hand with that added thickness over the regular RAZR, but it is definitely not “thick.”

For more shots, including some of it compared to the Nexus, hit up the break. Purple RAZR also below.  

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So, there is your purple DROID RAZR. There are absolutely no differences from this to the white or regular RAZR other than color. Well, that’s not 100% accurate. This phone will land at $199 on 2-year contract, as Verizon is cutting out the SD cards on these three non-MAXX versions going forward. Once the purple version and RAZR MAXX are released, all regular RAZRs will drop to $199, meaning they only have onboard storage. Now, you can toss in your own SD card if you like, but at purchase, it will not come with one. The RAZR MAXX then, will drop in at $299.

  • Sporttster

    Next thing I wanna hear is ‘Motorola is selling a retrofit back and battery package for the original Razr to upgrade it to the higher battery’…..

  • http://twitter.com/RobbThundr Robb Manlapaz

    i feel motorola is a few steps away from putting neon lights in side a see through chassis and bringing the case mod scene from the mid 2000s to the mobile phone landscape. The phone that says youre a man and youre geek all in one.

  • http://www.flayme.com/troll/ nanatroll

    my razr battery life is pretty damned good already, but I guess I can see the need for a bigger battery if you’re using your phone nonstop. I definetly prefer the standard razr, but each to their own.

  • Anonymous

    gah. got the OG Razr (calling it OG already, sad) during the penny sale. the razr only lasts me about 7-8 hrs (gchat, gvoice, facebook, a little bit of pandora). having a phone that can last 14-16 sounds pretty damn good to me

  • Nerdy Desi

    So, will there be a Droid 4 MAXX as well with a beefier internal battery since the RAZR and 4 have non-removable batteries?

  • samiam

    Wow.  A manufacturer that actually gets it.  I’m so tired of all these top-tier phones with tiny little batteries.  It’s like selling a sports car with a 2 gallon tank.  Who cares how fast you can go if it won’t get you where you need to be?

    • Anonymous

       except i wish they “got it” 1.5 months ago when they came out with my OG razr (yup its already OG, mindblowing)

  • Anonymous

    Ugly or fugly, that is incredibly thin to have a huge ass battery in it.  Hell it looks thinner than the tbolt with more than twice the battery life…

    • Anonymous

      Pretty sure it is thinner than the T-Bolt.

  • Anonymous

    i get about 20 hours(average) out of my razr…but in reference to the different colors now…curses for being an early adopter…

    • Anonymous

      If I had all the colours of the freakin’ rainbow to choose from, I still would have picked black. I just live by Wesley Snipes’ philosophy in Passenger 57.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyle-Collins/100000326942819 Kyle Collins

        or henry ford “You can have [it] in any color you want, as long as it’s black”

      • Drunkstyle

        ” Always bet on black”

  • Mark

    Any word on release dates? Before the 15th???

    • Unique

      I hope, I’ll pay the $35 restock for the 2 1/2 to 3 day
      battery as of know the Razr will last me a full day but it would be nice to
      have it last for the 2 1/2 to 3 day.

  • John_a_thompson

    Any update on when they will be available? And will the MAXX have an SD card with it or not?

  • atcjeff

    If would of paid for my Razr, I would be so pissed right now. I got mine as a demo through Motorola and love the phone, but this is such a dick move by Motorola to release the Max so soon after the Razr! Oh hey! Buy this super thin super awesome phone! U can’t remove the battery and u have to charge it constantly but buy it anyway. Oh and by the way we will release the exact same phone in 2 months with a super awesome long lasting battery but we won’t tell u that now. Give us a break already!

    • ChrisI

      No offense – but what do you expect? American consumers are sheep. They’re so reliable to buy products RIGHT when they come out.

      • http://twitter.com/ashmore_00 ASHLEY HORNE

        Not me my friend ill sit on this upgrade till they break down and make a phone worth having. They should have just saved that bigger battery and let it ride in with the quadcore processors.

        • Anonymous

          Moto should have waited on releasing the RAZR? Seriously? I doubt it would have been a good business decision to wait out the holiday season and, now, CES so that they could have a “complete” device at MWC or later.

          Be realistic. 99% of consumers neither know nor care about newer devices than the one they just purchased. They’ll get something when their contract’s up, then not look again for 1-2 years.

          • http://twitter.com/ashmore_00 ASHLEY HORNE

            Not the RAZR itself zilla the RAZR MAXX is what I was referencing with the huge batterypack. Wouldnt that have made more sense?? They just release the first one a few weeks ago and now they have this one. If your going to have a MAXX then max it out dont just give me something thats a bandaid for a short battery. 

            Also i know that most people dont pay attention to whats coming out until their time is up, but really is apathy any excuse for releasing a fat RAZR just to make a few people happy that dont know how to use a car charger and nothing more?

          • Anonymous

            The Maxx is just an iteration of the RAZR, like what they did back in the day of RAZR dumb phones. More choice is a good thing, even if the differences are small; that’s what Android is all about!

      • QtDL

        No way dude. I can’t afford to drop $600-700 on a phone every 3-4 months like some folks (and I find no problem doing so as long as one can afford to). The only phone I bought right at release was the GNex and that’s only b/c I had an upgrade. Here’s to waiting until 08/15/2013 for my next upgrade. I’ll be patiently waiting to see what awesomeness arrives then. :)

    • Sp4rxx

      Why?  I did, and I’m not that impressed with the MAXX.  I get more than enough charge with the battery and the camera ‘upgrades’ of the MAXX is not that great in comparison.  I have a really nice digital camera so the phone’s cam is good enough.

  • Jak_341

    I’ve said it before…I’ll say it again. Please someone put Motorola out of their misery already. They can not create a phone to save their lives anymore.

  • Aaron Krzywicki
    • EC8CH

      pretty sure that’s not a lockscreen…

      just a homescreen with a clock widget and custom launcher icons.

    • Muddy B00ts

      It’s his homescreen.  I think it’s Tim-o’s. He keeps it nice and minimal.

    • Anonymous

      Most likely Nova Home Launcher (with maybe Minimalistic Text widget).  The Launcher allows for custom icons in the dock.  My setup is very similar.

  • Anonymous

    Wow this site is completely off its rocker if it believes the Nexus is the “top dog” Talk about living in a bubble. It’s a good phone, but lacks in so many departments. Wow it has ICS and a unlocked bootloader..thats about it!! No removable sd card, no hdmi port, no gorilla glass, crappy styling, cheap plastic, terrible volume, terrible signal, and one of the worst camera’s available…I’m not flaming anything..just call it like I see it. I come on here to read a article about the Motorla Maxx and  it gets trolled by the person writing the article..almost unbelievable! 

    • Anonymous

      I believe its the polls that make the nexus the top dog. not the site. Its the most popular at the moment I believe.

      • Anonymous

        possibly..guess it depends on what site. I have had both the Nexus and Razr and hands down the Razr is better..outside of ICS.Running custom Roms hasn’t interested me in awhile..if your into that..Nexus, but out of the box Razr is the best out there at the moment. Either way.. it’s my opinion, but my point is more to the fact that every article I read someone has to troll and in this particuliar article i didn’t even have to wait to get to the comments….it has gotten old.

        • zUFC

          Because it’s the truth. maybe thats why?

          i’m not coming at you but sorry, the nex is the top dog. No matter how you try and cut it to pieces.

        • Anonymous

          I’m really interested in what you see in the Razr over the G-Nex. Not trying to be a troll, I just like to hear other opinions.

        • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

          No NFC, NO 720p screen, TI 4430 (vs 4460) processor, old school hardware buttons..

          How exactly do you figure the Razr is better lol

    • Anonymous

      How many times do people remove SD cards… Never. HDMI requires an additional cord (like the Razr). Just because a screen is not “name brand” doesn’t mean it isn’t good. The styling is much better then holding the slab of Razr and more comfortable to use IMO, Just because it’s plastic and light doesn’t mean it’s cheap. If you understand anything about engineering you would understand that. Camera has been tested against the iPhone 4S and the pictures come out very similar with Nexus colors actually being MORE realistic with slightly more wash out. For a point and shoot cell phone it’s perfect IMO.

      As far as terrible signal… Below is a G-nex and Razr tested side by side at the same time. Notice how the razr has more bars but the Nexus DOUBLES it in speed. This was done multiple times with very similar results.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=649926535 Daniel J Michaels

        you posted everything I was going to reply.  

      • Billy

        I remove my SD card. I have about 6 SD cards of various sizes that I use to quickly shuttle files around from phone to laptop and back. Both the laptop and RAZR have SD card support, so it works great for me, and I don’t have to carry around a cable or play around with wifi file sharing to get my files off the phone.

        Also, the RAZR has a real HDMI port that uses real HDMI cables. Does the gnex have an HDMI port?

        • Anonymous

          Gotcha, I don’t really have a need to swap SD cards (Dropbox holds enough for me), but it seems you do. I just wouldn’t want to mess with having the right one in my phone or even keeping up with 6 of them but that’s the good thing about Android.

          As far as “real” HDMI; Razr has an HDMI mini port that requires a special cable. The GNex has an MHL port that requires a special adapter to a regular cable. Splitting hairs IMO. Though one advantage the MHL has is that some TV’s will come with MHL ports in the future that charge and provide HDMI function with only 1 cable.

        • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

          That’s ridculous lol.  Ive had 5 smartphones and Ive never needed to remove a SD card from anyway of them.  What kind of nerd needs to swap around 5 SD cards in a phone.. as if they were floppy disks in a 486 computer lol.

          Yes, the RAZR has a HDMI port.. BFD.  All you need for the GNex is a $6MHL adapter.  Now it has HDMI Out/Mirroring.

          • Nobody

            Ýou got your answer. So you can transfer files between phones or phone & PC. My laptop also has sd support & I do the same thing. If wanting an easy way to transfer files makes me a nerd, then fine.

      • Anonymous

        People must not have read the 100 million posts about it not being the signal, but being the bars don’t match up with the signal like other phones do. Now imagine if you had full bars..lol

      • Anonymous

        I have removed my SD card at least 3 -5 times since Mar 2010, the last time cuz my Droid 1 wasnt staying connected to my PC to complete file transfers. While I was trying to get that fixed, I just removed my sd card when I wanted to add something to it and stuck it in my PC…

        Other times I did it when I noticed my new phone had the same Class of sd card, so I just swapped them.

    • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

      sorry bro. gnex looks 10 times better than razr. Bezel? too big on razr, nasty.

      blur? come on now

  • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Timmy

    While it is fatter, lets put this in perspective. This is STILL thinner then the iPhone 4S.  Good thing I saved my upgrade!

  • Smwandrie93

    i love to look at these and see all the complaints about a battery not lasting for weeks on end… its a smart phone get over it, and its not like you dont charge it at night anyways

  • http://www.budgetgamingpc.org/ Gabe Gamer

    Finally!!! I wish every phone manufacture would do this! I’ve been saying for years that I’ll take a 16% thicker phone for 2x the battery!  

    It’s still thinner then the iPhone 4S. 

  • http://twitter.com/yourweekleydose Chris†opher Weekley

    If I can make my TBolt last for 10+ hours on the POS stock 1400mAh battery, then I know this will be aweeesssommmeee

  • Anonymous

    Could someone help me get this knife out of my back, Motorola just stabbed me. The near mortal wound might be worth it if they can replace the battery in my Gen 1 Razr with that new beast…

  • guest

    Makes me irate that those of us that bought the original RAZR don’t have any recourse in what we PAID for the phone.  Sure, there is ALWAYS something bigger and better around each corner in the world of technology…..but, they should have THOUGHT the battery life through before releasing the original RAZR……it is absord to me that now there are two RAZR’s with the exact same specs except for battery …. total BS.

    • Anonymous

      Two words: Holiday Season. Motorola needed a hit to sell during the busy times, and the RAZR was it. Stupid thin so it got a lot of buzz, available well before Black Friday so it had the prime sell-through time. It would have been idiotic for Moto to wait and release the Maxx as the RAZR.

      I own a RAZR, and I don’t know that I would have gone for this. I get all day battery, and I love the look and feel of the RAZR. I know it’s mainly aesthetics, but it really is a cool phone. I’m usually pretty pragmatic (sportbike over a stupid Harley, WRX over a Camaro, etc.), but the form factor is really pleasing on the RAZR.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Baby_F_Weezy iM_Mintz

    *facepalm

  • Bionicman

    damn i’am jealous of the battery life this bad boy will get. but i make it to the end of the day with moderate use on my GNEX. definitely have to charge again with heavy use though.

  • Anonymous

    This blows away G-Nex. 

    • Billyrouth2000

      Blur doesnt blow away anything

      • Anonymous

        See that’s where you’re wrong. Blur is really polished now and is tons better than touch wiz or Sense. Plus Vanillas nice but sometimes to plain Jane you know what I mean? That’s why most people root and add themes. I know I did it for years. I came from OG Droid to Bionic. Even though the Bionic has gotten a bad rap because people just can’t wait for anything. It really does everything I need it to do and from seeing other phones I’m still glad i got it. It looks good it’s very powerful, and does not give me near the issues reported. Truthfully I’m really happy with it. Granted I use Launcher Pro Plus more than the OEM launcher but I do trade off time to time. My status bar and dialer look great, I’m not tempted to change it so I don’t root so I can get my ICS update when it’s ready for release. Meantime everything looks great it works great and it’s very fast. I’m a happy camper till the two years is up and I upgrade to a Quad Core phone…..

        • Anonymous

          Thank you.  Someone that has actual hands on with a non-nexus device and can have an objective view.  Just be prepared for the “Nexus or GTFO” comments.

        • Tyler Cameron

          Except EVERY Motorola phone lags. ALOT. Motorola’s dual-core phones, I put one next to my Droid X and did the same thing on each one. They were both just as laggy. LOTS of lag especially pinch-to-zoom in the gallery, but there’s also noticable lag in the browser with something just as simple as scrolling. The iPhone 3GS performs more fludidly than ANY Motorola phone, including the dualies. You wanna waste money on a phone that performs sub-par to the best phone of 2009, go ahead, but I’d rather buy a phone from a company who at least knows how to write the drivers.

          • Anonymous

            I’d reply with an answer but you’re not worth my time. You like iphones….  :>(

          • Anonymous

            Typical iPhone troll.  You cannot compare the moments from iOS to Android on any Android phone.  They all lag in comparison based on how Android is implement.  As for lag in comparison to the X, you must have used a phone running some bad apps because the Bionic, D3, and Razr all run smooth.

          • Anonymous

            Typical iPhone troll.  You cannot compare the moments from iOS to Android on any Android phone.  They all lag in comparison based on how Android is implement.  As for lag in comparison to the X, you must have used a phone running some bad apps because the Bionic, D3, and Razr all run smooth.

          • Anonymous

            thats such an irrelevant comparison (a 3gs vs. a droid x? really?) that i had to think long and hard before giving you this irrelevant response

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyle-Collins/100000326942819 Kyle Collins

            I routinely have my Bionic stream video while pushing all my email and social networking or other combinations, things that would have pushed my OG Droid to the brink (even overclocked), and I almost never have any lag at all…You must be too stupid to operate the phone

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VDASTX5FE3JS4HBNSAJPH4SKM steve

            you mean the company who only has to write ( one ) driver…? cause android phone manufacturers all have a lot of phones…not just one. so yea.. your comparison is moot point there chief…just sayin’

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VDASTX5FE3JS4HBNSAJPH4SKM steve

      ur kidding right? if your not kidding you should say you are before you embarrass urself…

      • Anonymous

        Dude, I’ve seen and played with Gnex and i got to tell you it does not live up to the HYPE!! The Maps are blue and it’s laggie and the transition from portrait to landscape really sucks. What speaker?!!!  Signal is worse that the Bionic. The night time pix are terrible. I compared it directly to a Bionic and a RAZR and both of them looked better and performed way better than the GNEX. I’m glad I didn’t get that phone. ICS is nice but the GNEX can’t perform 

  • Jdstell

    Every Android “Super phone” should come with a huge battery like this. For $300, the Nexus and Razr should both have massive batteries like this.

  • mikeym0p

    What’s the clock widget and wallpaper used on the Gnex?

    • Bob Evans

      It’s an app called “Ugly Clock Widget”…j/k…looks like it is probably Minimalistic Text…

  • Sean27030

     UI formerly known as “Blur”… NO THANKS….

  • Appleanche

    I still can’t get over how ugly that bump is.. surely they could smooth it out a bit. I’ve never found anyone that said they’ve actually liked that Motorola bump.

    It is really ridiculous that this wasn’t the original RAZR. It’s vintage Motorola and a clear and classic example of why you should never buy them until they sit down and release truly quality phones instead of putting upgrades on current ones like this. 

    The next MAXX I’d bet a couple of dollars will have an HD screen, possibly removing the buttons and be called Droid RAZR MAXX HD. Or something stupid.. probably about 1.5-2 months away. 

    That all being said it’s a pretty cool innovation, that means if my numbers translate right from my GN it will last at least 6.5 hours (screen time) with pretty heavy 4G use, which is really a sweet spot. 

    That being said it’s still a RAZR with that mediocre screen and just bad ergonomics with ugly Motoblur and god knows when it will get ICS. 

    • woozzy101

      Here, you found someone that likes the Motorola Hump.  People that say they don’t like the hump are usually the people that have never played with phone. The hump makes it so camera doesn’t lay flat and easy to grab.  When holding with your hand, it makes it feel more secure since it wont slide down because of the hump. Aesthetically, I know a lot don’t like the hump, but it grows on you and definitely has its purpose.

      And how does the Razr have a mediocre screen?  Its actually a great screen compared to a lot of phones. No, its not HD, but for non HD screens, its really really good.

      Motorola has some of the best build quality in the phone industry.  Motorolla does release quality phones, its just that they keep releasing upgrades to those quality phones and then suddenly, the old phone is horrible.

      Sadly, i do agree with you on Motorolla probably releasing an HD version later on and then getting the Maxx people upset.  I wish it would have been released with this version and from personal experience (Razr owner) and from friends that own Bionic/Razr, if Motorolla keeps this up, it will loose customers. Less phones please with consolidated hardware would be much appreciated. 

      • Anonymous

        My problem with the Razr is the THICK bezel to the NARROW QHD screen real estate.  The hump, eh, no problemo.

      • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

        I’m not crazy about the Razr’s hump.  It’s a little too pronounced for me.  But the Maxx has just the right amount.

    • Anonymous

      That bump that everyone complains about, seems to work really well for keeping the device in your hand and oriented easily. I hated it on the DX till I played with big tablet-types that had flat backs. 

      My GNex with the ext battery is about the worst device for that btw…love the wifes razr though.  

    • Anonymous

      I like it. It’s one of the few things that adds a distinguishing feature, not to mention it helps with ergonomics.

  • Unique

    So when is it available? I get a full day now with the
    Regular Razr but 2 days would be great. Is it the 15th that we can take back for exchange?

    • Anonymous

      Taking a guess VZN deliberately wouldn’t drop these by the 15th, but you never know…maybe they will surprise us?  

    • Anonymous

      it should be 14 only. you should be able to still exchange on the 14th day. no more.

  • Anonymous

    This is why I refuse to buy another Motorola. Instead of making 5 different devices with 5 different features. They need to go back to their OG DROID roots and make one stellar device that will not give you buyers remorse after 2 weeks.

    • Anonymous

      Dude look at TV’s…or cameras, or just about anything involving technology.  
      I admit they are taking place of HTC years back when they spewed out devices, but HTC just built junk…the Moto stuff is actually nice at least, which unfortunately only pains users more ;)

      • Anonymous

        I’m not going to argue that technology is always changing. That is a known fact. Just like kellex stated in the post – the RAZR should have came standard. Motorola’s whole game plan is to make a decent device that has room to expand so they can attempt to resell the device. Example – droid x to the droid x2 which was a flop.
        As for HTC being junk.. My Thunderbolt lasted much longer then the Motorola droid x. Unlocked bootloader is only way to go.

        • Anonymous

          The RAZR was a big hit, and will continue to do well. The whole 7.1mm buzz (if it were 8.9mm no one would have cared) and the pre-holiday release made it a smart move for Moto. They’ve done (and continue to do) some stupid things, but this whole RAZR branding isn’t one of them. Your average Joe neither follows, knows about, nor cares about release cycles. He gets a phone when his contract is up and doesn’t look again for two years.

      • Tyler Cameron

        TV’s have been the same for years with the exception of OLED developments, and one would have to be an idiot to buy a point and shoot brand new. Sony’s NEX cameras are really cool new cameras, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1148820665 Dustin Howard

    that battery made my mouth drop at first… but is it worth $100 bucks? i guess with no removable battery it makes a little sense, but your really spending a lot for a little when you think about it. 

    • Anonymous

      Its not about MAh its about convenience…if you have an LTE device now you know what I mean.  Try going “unwired” for 8 hours or so while still being able to use your device.  No question MAXX can do it…but you know anything else out there would be beeping at you. 

      That peace of mind is awesome, and since it doesn’t appear to add a weight or size penalty…that is definitely something I would buy if I were looking.  Only reason the GNex isn’t going back for that (and I am on the fence, very much) is that I can unlock nex and do what I want when I want…which I dont care about now, but a year from now I probably will.   

  • balls

    too bad it will get slow updates, and its locked down otherwise that would give the nexus a run for the money

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    So now we have a thin version, a fat version, and a purple version of a phone with a crappy display and crappy “blurred” version of Android.

    • Anonymous

      The display is fine unless you hold it right next to a SGSII. The “blur” on this one is actually an improvement to stock GB. Yes, hell has frozen over.

  • boo Jay

    Oh baby!  Someone is finally listening!  That battery is incredible!  I originally wanted the GNex, was disappointed by a demo so decided on the Rezound and never EVER considered the RAZR, but now it’s at the top of my list thanks to the MAXX battery alone.

  • tjmonkey15

    Wow a 3300 mAh battery would be awesome!  Especially for power-hungry LTE phones.  I wish my Nexus battery was that huge while keeping the phone so thin. 

    • Anonymous

      Gotta love the “extended battery” that Nex has, I think its what, 300mah more and adds an ugly bulge, grr.

  • EC8CH

    …..

    • Anonymous

      10 intertubz to you, sir.

  • Anonymous

    y such a minimum upgrade should come with ics better screen and better camra

  • http://twitter.com/55938 MrSix

    So in exchange for the SD card(which I assume is a class 4) and bigger battery you spend $100 less?
    Think I’d rather just get a normal RAZR, get a class 10 card for like $20 from some online store and use the difference to splurge on accessories like maybe one of those external battery packs and a dock.

    • Anonymous

      You can actually use a 64GB card in the RAZR, so getting a card on your own and saving $100 is totally worth it (or get a $20 16GB card like you said and save $80).

  • Anonymous

    So stupid of Moto for not doing this the first time around. These small improvements are such a waste.

  • Anonymous

    I’m frustrated with Moto’s bait and switch tactics. I feel slighted by this and its not hard to imagine why.. 

    • Anonymous

      Im confused, did they promise you a device named maxx that would make you rich and instead it just has a bigger battery?  

      • Anonymous

        Your definitely confused. In my post I never came close to implying that they promised me anything. So since your comprehension skills are lacking I will explain what I meant. I feel slighted because the Razr they released a month ago could have very well have just simply been this phone. This bigger battery didn’t just get developed over a few weeks. It seems as though they are just holding out on the consumer and adding something new to the phone that could have been in the original.  

        • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

          You can’t honestly tell me that Moto is to blame for your impulsive purchase.

          • Anonymous

            You must be confused as well.. I never blamed Moto for my purchase. Please read my post again or have someone with better reading comprehension do it for you.

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            Ok then. Show me where and when Motorola advertised one phone and then sold you something different.

          • Anonymous

            From your reply I can tell you attempted to read it again without someones help. When did I say that they advertised a phone and then sold me something different?

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            Do you understand the concept of bait and switch? It doesn’t seem like you do. I’ll explain it for you. A bait and switch scam occurs when a retailer lures customers into their business in by advertising a product they feel the consumers want. Then when said customers arrive they are told that the advertised item is not available, however for nearly the same price as the advertised item the consumer may purchase this other item instead. Said other item is not of the same specifications, brand or quality as the advertised item.

          • Anonymous

            Now let me explain what I meant when I said “bait and switch tactics”. Key word being “tactics” -
            An action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end. My frustration is in there strategy which seems to be to “bait” the consumer with a good phone that many will find fits their needs. Then shortly thereafter release the phone with minor upgrades,”the switch”, that could have been included in the original to achieve their specific end, sales.. 

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            These are not bait and switch tactics. They advertised a phone with certain specs. When you went to Verizon to buy it, that’s exactly what they sold you. Introducing an upgraded model, even with the most minor of changes, 2 months later means nothing. Are you that obtuse?

        • Anonymous

          I bought the RAZR and have zero remorse. I have no issues with battery life, so the Maxx would simply mean I have a thicker phone with more juice in the tank when I plug it in at night. Translation = couldn’t care less.

          • Anonymous

            I bought the Razr also and have zero remorse. I am a heavy heavy user and the bigger batter and “thicker phone” would have simply been much better for me. I said I felt slighted, not cheated, not lied to, and i’m not filled with remorse.

          • Anonymous

            Moto didn’t “slight” anyone. They’re coming out with a new device that builds on their old one. If history is any guide, expect this to be the first in a long line of different RAZRs. It’s not like they held their good stuff back; they needed a pre-holiday phone that would create a lot of buzz, and 7.1mm did that. This phone wouldn’t have.

          • Anonymous

            Come on Droidzilla really? “They’re coming out with a new device that builds on their old one.” So the Razr is old? These phones are planned out way in advance and I do believe that their holding the good stuff back and thats what is frustrating. Don’t get me wrong Moto still Rulz..

          • Anonymous

            I already dealt with that point. An 8.9mm phone would not have created the media buzz Moto needed for a big, holiday push. Like it or not, that’s a business reality. Also, the RAZR is their old phone since the Maxx is newer, technically speaking (it’s all relative, of course). I know development cycles take time, but a project that starts later will also end later so we have no way of knowing if anything was “held back.” I don’t see any evidence to indicate so; the Maxx is just a RAZR with a bigger battery and a fatter ass (though it’s still plenty slim).

          • Anonymous

            I already dealt with that point. An 8.9mm phone would not have created the media buzz Moto needed for a big, holiday push. Like it or not, that’s a business reality. Also, the RAZR is their old phone since the Maxx is newer, technically speaking (it’s all relative, of course). I know development cycles take time, but a project that starts later will also end later so we have no way of knowing if anything was “held back.” I don’t see any evidence to indicate so; the Maxx is just a RAZR with a bigger battery and a fatter ass (though it’s still plenty slim).

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            Then why the bait and switch comment? People who are victims of a bait and switch are lied to and cheated. You should let the adults talk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/billyNOTnice Billy Gladfelter

    no super camera huh

  • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 Hitler vows to destroy Android

    I’m still bummed to the Maxx that the rumored 4.5″ 720p display didn’t make the cut.. now that was the Droid I was looking for… this one, the Nexus, meh, I am having a hard time plunking down for either with a perfectly good Droid X still

    • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

      I came from a perfectly good Droid X. The upgrade is worth it. 

      • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 Hitler vows to destroy Android

        I should rephrase, I know it will be worth it, i just can’t decide between either, the 720p 4.5″ display would of taken me to the Maxx (for sure) now, Nexus, probably or wait a little longer… Razr maxx just didn’t live up to my rumored wishes

        • Anonymous

          wait Maxx 2 will be out in two months

          • Anonymous

            aka the Maxxxx

      • Jim Dandy

        Don’t forget you have an upgrade in the chamber as well.:D

      • http://twitter.com/SaturnXIII Saturn XIII

        Came from a DX too. It was great actually. Then I won a free RAZR in a contest and it is a HUGE improvement. And while i think the battery life is already great in the RAZR, I will still probably upgrade to the MAXX next month. 

    • tbaybe

      i feel ya… still holding out with my DX cause $300 isnt just pocket change!

  • Anonymous

    Now if only they’d unlock the bootloader….

  • Anonymous

    Now, if they would have just put a 720p screen on this it would have been THE phone to get and wait for ICS.

  • EC8CH

    Placement of the ports on the bottom of the G-Nex is such a better location as compared to the top ports of the RAZR.

    Makes docking, pocketing, and holding the phone so much more convenient.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I love using all those awesome docks available for my G-Nex.

      • EC8CH

        I bought mine on launch day… I can wait patiently.

        But only for a few more weeks…

        Then I’ll wait impatiently :-P

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Completely agree.

    • Anonymous

      ..also makes you use their docks for the most part, which for some, is annoying.  I wish they at least put some better material around the port area on the nexus so I didn’t scratch up the bottom trying to charge it in the dark.  

    • Anonymous

      I actually prefer the top ports, but I usually only have it plugged in when I’m using it at work, so it’s on a desk and plugged into a computer (iMac, so the USB port is in front of me).

  • FortitudineVincimus

    3300mAh and still pretty thin… this might be my phone but I so bad want to see some Tegra 3 phones

    • Jer85008

      I was expecting a LOT of super new Tegra 3 / S4 phones to give me some serious buyers remorse (just purchased a Rezound). But where are they? So far I haven’t seen anything that makes me wish I waited a few more months. But there is always something better “in a few months” with Android anyway…

      • Anonymous

        MWC

        • Anonymous

          This. And they’ll actually hit shelves in freakin’ November.

  • tbaybe

    its kinda pinkish, not purple

    • EC8CH

      Droid-Life theme on that would look pretty bada$$
      :-P

      Pink enough for the Ladies, and purple enough for the dudes to say:

      “Nah man… it’s not pink, it’s PURPLE”

  • EC8CH

    Awesome that they fit that large of a battery into a phone that thin.

    • Mark Christian

      Alright… So riddle me this DL and readers of DL… The entire phone looks identical to the RAZR, except the thicker backing… Which leads me to believe that it may be a quick snap off of the back cover, unscrewing the batteries, and swapping the battery and backs.  Now, all the RAZR owners get 3300mah batteries, WIN.

      • Sporttster

        This is what I was wondering as well. I’ll gladly take a aftermarket back and get the RM batt for my razr and make it better! Little fatter means nothing to me. I’m sure something like this can happen….

  • Anonymous

    Woah. That battery makes me jealous. How’d they still manage to keep it so thin?

  • Anonymous

    holy crap! if i had that battery in my nexus, i bet i could get a 5 days off the charger!

    • Anonymous

      So you get about 3 days on your current battery?

      • Anonymous

        my record is 42 hours w/ 10% battery remaining. my current drain is 30 hours w/ 25% remaining. I use a combination of wifi (home/work) and 4G (on the road) and have average usage (not usually graphic intensive).

        • Anonymous

          That battery is only 78% larger than the stock G-Nex battery. Taking 42 hours of life on a stock battery with 10% remaining means you use ~39.6 mAH per hour [1850*.9/42=~39.6]. With a 3300mAH battery you are looking at less than 3.5 days [3300(mAh)/39.6(MAH/Hr)/24(Hr)=3.47]

          And that’s only your record best. With your current usage you would be seeing just under 3 days

          • Anonymous

            if you were in my head at the time of the comment…it would’ve made more sense. :) appreciate the math btw.

            i was thinking more about when i sleep/wake up after 7 hours and only see 3-5% battery drain with the screen off and my work not hammering my inbox with emails. i’ve never had (and probably never will) have the opportunity to leave it on at home, and not touch it to see what kind of drain that would be.

          • Anonymous

            I get ya. either way you are getting killer battery life. I am only seeing about 24 hours. I turn on wifi occasionally but never turn off the radio.

          • Anonymous

            search on XDA for Franco’s Kernel…it is a BAMF kernel. very lean…turns a lot of mess off or undervolts while your phone has the screen off or not being used. if you’re willing to pay the buck-fifty, he has a market app where you can get his nightlies.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve been staying away from the kernel level just because I wanted to keep this as stock as possible, but I will look into it. 

            Root and Unlock Bootloader were the first things, but I held off for like 2 solid weeks without a ROM (Pretty good eh?). But now the ability to get NFC cards and write what you want them to do on a custom ROM has me looking for one anyways.

            Thanks!

          • Anonymous

            Also, which ROM are you using?

      • balls

        why would i need that? 15 hrs on my nexus and i was at 50%

        • Anonymous

          Why are you asking me what you need?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah in airplane mode, maybe even 6.  If you actually use it, you could get a whole 23 hours out of GN with that pack.

  • EC8CH

    For a phone that is obviously designed to be stylish, it blows my mind that they ruined the looks of the front of the device by cramming in that Verizon logo at the bottom between the screen and the buttons.

    • Anonymous

      yeah, verizon’s a whore with this kind of stuff.  it needs to be all over everything.  fugly.

      • EC8CH

        It’s just such an annoying location.

    • Ashleigh

      Agreed.  Is there any way to remove it or is it under the glass?

      • EC8CH

        pretty sure it’s under the glass

        • LionStone

          I know we’re not supposed to hate, but I hate that…last I checked they are not paying me to advertise their product? 

      • Anonymous

        Under the glass.

    • Anonymous

      Never mind the Verizon logo, I find Moto’s “beveled edges” design language to be incredibly ugly.