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DROID RAZR MAXX Available Now From Verizon Wireless for $299

The DROID RAZR MAXX is available now from Verizon Wireless. For $299, you can have one of the thinnest 4G LTE phones on the planet that somehow manages to house a 3300mAh battery. If battery life was ever a concern for you with current LTE tech, this is the phone for you. According to Motorola, this phone should provide you with 21+ hours of talk time, over 2.5 days of streamed music, and days upon days while sitting idle. You can view our CES hands-on with the device here.

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  • thebaz

    I just don’t know what Verizon is thinking.  The MAXX at $299 and the RAZR 32gb at $279… Who in there right mind will by the regular Droid RAZR for $279??

  • Jim McClain

    how are you going to use it with one hand, its wider than the nexus

    • Sankyou

      Yeah that’s true.  I’m going to use the Maxx without a case – so hopefully that will allow me to navigate with one hand.  It’s doubtful but maybe I can adjust to using it differently.  I’ve only had the Nexus for 2 weeks so I’m still getting used to it.  Regardless, it was obvious that the radios and battery in the Nexus are weak.  Yesterday was the first day I felt like I used my Nexus like I normally would.  At the end of the day – I was at 9% and my wife’s 4s still had over 95%.  I know it’s all relative but I’ve been working on finding the sweet spot for two weeks now and that was pathetic.

  • Sankyou

    Just called Newegg and got the RMA to exchange my Nexus for the Maxx.  Love the Nexus but I can’t use it with one hand and the battery life and reception are bad.  I leave 4g off all the time and I was still very disappointed.  This includes running custom roms with lean kernels and CPU governors.  I think the things I will miss the most are the fast camera and all the ROMs.  Still the reception improvement and not having to hold my phone like a tablet while I try to plug in my charger every 5 minutes will make it worth it in the end.

    Anyway I’m very excited about the Maxx.  It will still be rooted soon (if the existing Razr root doesn’t work immediately) and I’m sure there will be at least one custom ROM that’s worth running. 

    • Tim242

      The Razr is wider than the Nexus. How are you planning to one-hand it? That screen is not too good either.

      • Sankyou

        I’ll make it work.  I’ve held other Razrs and they seem easier to hold to me.   I guees time will tell.  The battery life was my biggest concern.  I like the durability of the Razr as well.  Not sure why Samsung thought they didn’t need Gorilla Glass on the Nexus but that was another annoyance.

        I have someone willing to trade me a 4s as well but I don’t want to go back to 3g and the whole jailbreaking scene.

        • Tim242

          Samsung used another type of fortified glass, that is as durable as gorilla. They couldn’t use gorilla brand, because it can’t be curved. You have a lot of misconceptions going on.

          Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Sankyou

            No not really.  I just don’t trust it.  Gorilla glass is proven to work well. 

          • Tim242

            LoL you give in to marketing. Gorilla is just the brand name for Corning’s fortified glass. Other fortified glass is just as good. I guess you think Advil works better than equate ibuprofen? what ever makes you feel better. But, so far, your reasons for exchanging the phone is brand name of the fortified glass used, and a wider phone, that you think is easier to hold. *scratches head*

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Sankyou

            Tim please read my original comment.  It’s the signal strength and battery life that are my two biggest concerns.  Are you going to tell me that a software update is going to fix a crappy radio?  Is that buying into hype?  I could give a s**t about hype.  The razor commercials annoy me as much as they annoy you.

          • Tim242

            Let me start off by saying I was deeply torn between the two phones. So much so, that I opened another line temporarily so that I could have both phones at the same time. As far as battery life, not great on either. For the Nexus, I bought the extra stsndard battery for $25. It comes with a nifty little case to charge it in. As far as signal, both phones get about the same dBm. The Razr’s bars are very inflated. I had -93 dBm, and it showed all bars. That bothered me. At the end of my testing, the Nexus performed better. Blur might be light, but it’s ugly. I couldn’t stand the look of it.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

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  • Guest

    Got mine! Looks like they beefed up the Droid Eye Animation might just be me, running:
    System Version: 6.11.748.XT912.Verizon.en.US

    • Guest

      FYI, Doesn’t fit the Razr Car dock obviously as motorola already has a car dock made for the maxx on their site. Sorta fits the desk dock, comes out at an angle a bit. 

  • M1ghtysauc3

    This place is full of crying sissies. Just buy whatever phone you want and stfu.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dr.brown David Brown

    Apparently everyone here who comments that this phone sucks and is dated, etc etc… all went to CES and played with it. And even then, apparently they played with a different phone and thought it was the RAZR MAXX.
    The MAXX was awesome, even with Gingerbread and a locked bootloader. Please stop the “omfg this phone sux because it only has a 1.2ghz processor” BS. 

    And btw, yes I was there.

    • Guest

      +1, I don’t understand the big deal of ICS, I mean yeah its newer and nicer, but people act like GB is a plague.

    • Jim McClain

      I have a nexus and its  not unlocked, and not rooted, and i dont even care about doing it, my friend has a razor, seems to be pretty happy with it

  • Anonymous

    Droid RAZR owner here… don’t like the battery life.  LOVE the phone, though.  Best phone I have ever used, and I have used a lot of phones.   It just needs a bigger battery.  I wish they’d let me trade this one in on a MAXX.  I’d kick in the extra $100.  LOL

  • angermeans

    Wait a minute didnt this phone get the better 720p screen? That even makes it worse I thought they were getting the same one as in China with the 720p screen. Thats BS why would you want the same pitiful screen that is on the OG Razr

    • Anonymous

      stop whining.Its the same exact screen, no one ever said anything about a different screen.

    • Anonymous

      The RAZR’s screen is awesome. It’s only weak if you’re holding it next to a GNex or SGSII from 2″ away and stare at static, white text on a black background. In actual usage, the sAMOLED tech shines and it’s a really great screen. I’ve gotten nothing but complements on it from normal people (but, then again, if we’re honest the “horrid” Bionic screen looks pretty damned good to normal folks).

    • Anonymous

      The RAZR’s screen is awesome. It’s only weak if you’re holding it next to a GNex or SGSII from 2″ away and stare at static, white text on a black background. In actual usage, the sAMOLED tech shines and it’s a really great screen. I’ve gotten nothing but complements on it from normal people (but, then again, if we’re honest the “horrid” Bionic screen looks pretty damned good to normal folks).

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      As a picky screen guy, the RAZR has an exception screen. I was very happy with mine and the screen was the only thing holding me back from upgrading. It is

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see how it can claim multiple days of use with only twice the battery capacity that my Droid RAZR has.  I don’t use it for phone calls – like almost never.  Maybe 5 mins/day?  If I turn LTE on and leave it on, I get about 6 hours of life out of it.  If I turn LTE off and stay on wifi or if I just turn LTE on every so often to check email and then back off, I can go all day on a single charge.  I did all the normal battery-saver things – turned down brightness, made email only sync every 30 mins, checked running processes and battery menu option to see that some rogue process wasn’t eating my battery, etc..  I LOVE this phone, but I don’t love having to charge all day to use it.

    So, I figure with twice the battery life, it should maybe make it though a whole work day with LTE turned on?  I don’t see two or more days of use EVER being an option for this phone with mobile data turned on, if it has the same electronics as mine does.

    • Anonymous

      I live in an area with strong LTE coverage (though it’s not fast), so I don’t have the handoff issue. I can get an easy 10 hours on LTE with decent use; far more with less usage (like 17+ hours).

    • Anonymous

      I live in an area with strong LTE coverage (though it’s not fast), so I don’t have the handoff issue. I can get an easy 10 hours on LTE with decent use; far more with less usage (like 17+ hours).

  • Zebra

    People here (and on most android communities) need a reality check…the general public couldn’t care less about locked boot loaders or android versions. When I tell my friends with android phones that they could root and do more with them, they don’t care, the phone works and they are happy. You all can laugh at Moto and boycott their phones, but I’ll bet you the Razr Maxx easily outsells the GNex.

    • tjmonkey15

      I have a Nexus and love it, but I absolutely agree with this statement. It really all comes down to which phone they advertise more, and which one has cooler commercials.  That’s what the general public will buy.

    • Anonymous

      Someone give this man a cookie, because he earned it. This is truth.

    • Anonymous

      This is the truth.my friends and family who have bought a new phone recently have purchased two Droid Razers and a Bionic. They love their phones.

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      You are absolutely correct. Paired with the fact that the RAZR has native bluetooth and USB tethering built in, a lot of people can’t even find an excuse to root the phone, let alone rom it.

  • reyalP

    Nice phone! Love the battery. Overall Moto did a good job with this. Combo thin with long battery life. Feel sorry for Razr owners, they can’t even put a larger batter in their phone.  Really feel sorry for Bionic owners. Bionic had a short life cycle. Razr, rezound, Nexus, Razr maxx…

  • E Diddy

    All the people whining on here about Motorola screwing over the customer just because they released an improved version of the Razr make me laugh. The people that bought the original Razr bought it knowing the battery was non-replaceable and 1780 mAh. If the battery life is a problem, then sell your Razr on Craigslist and buy a Maxx on eBay…. or make a well-informed decision in the first place and stop bitching.
    Think about it this way, you could have an iPhone and only get updated devices once a year…. or better yet get stuck with a “new” phone that looks identical to previous model with some new internals.

    • angermeans

      I agree but a mere two months after the orginal and at the same price is still a giant middle finger to Motorola’s dedicated fan base. Most people who buy a phone during the first month are early adopters and early adopters do a lot to keep a phones momentum going thru its product cycle. It would be a little different if they had charged 199 to begin with as they def knew a MAXX would be out in a month or two, but they didnt and that is where the problem is at it very much looks like they released the Razr for the holidays and milked that until the MAXX was ready and at the same price. We all know Android phones only last a month or two at the top and I think most are ok with that, but this still feels wrong and I think most would say the same. 

      • E Diddy

        That’s a valid point.

      • Anonymous

        I’m pretty active on Moto/RAZR forums, and I have yet to see the mass outrage from “Motorola’s dedicated fan base.” I’ve seen a few people slightly peeved here and there, but most simply don’t care. In fact, the people who seem the most “angry” with Motorola for “screwing” their customers are GNex owners who have sworn off Motorola for life (allegedly).

  • Anonymous

    You can’t even buy a phone from Motorola now a days because they always screw over there customers by releasing something better a few months later. You think anyone who bought a Razr is happy about this?

    • reyalP

      Think how the Bionic owners must feel!

      • Anonymous

        99% of Bionic owners don’t know Gingerbread from sAMOLED from a hole in the freakin’ ground, and thus couldn’t care less. They’re happy with their computer phone and will look for a new one in 1.5-2 years.

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        A few guys at my work own Bionics. They aren’t all geeked out like myself so they could care less about newer MOTO phones coming out. It’s like the average joe that buys an HDTV. They stop shopping around once a purchase is made. They are sold with their choice, and remain happy. 

    • Anonymous

      No they don’t, shut up. Do you know any Razr owners? Have you been to a Razr forum? I have, and most of them are satisfied with their battery life and don’t give a damn…

  • Anonymous

    Honestly…. The battery life makes this very tempting for me (and I own the Nexus). I mean, I usually am always near a charger, but if I play games on my phone it’s dead in a few hours! 3300 would make battery life a non-issue for me, which is something I am unfortunately anal about

    • Anonymous

      Wait, you own a Nexus and can see the merits of another device? And a Motorola device, at that?!

      A witch! Burn him!

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        I agree with him. (I am on a Nexus) My RAZR had far superior call quality, the camera was better, and I never had to worry about losing signal. Not just data, I lose ALL signal with this bad boy. It is a good thing the Gnex is unlocked, it is a horrible stock device. Custom radios, a custom kernel, and custom rom are the only things keeping this phone usable.

        • Anonymous

          TWO posts by GNex users that aren’t hailing it as the Second Coming, and actually being objective about the RAZR’s qualities? There’s hope for the comments section on this site yet.

          • Philip A. Kaiser

            “Kind of makes me fell like River Dancing.” lol!

    • Tim242

      Huh? What? Buy the extra standard battery for $25. It comes with a nifty little case to charge it with. Then, you have 3700 mAh.

  • http://twitter.com/JamesZ5 JamesZ

    Waiting for the Razr MAXXX with a longer name, but everything else is the same.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      They are charging per X….

  • Justis Lewis

    Available from Wirefly for $230 with a new contract

  • Alexander Garcia

    Oh you GNex Bitches!!! You guys are far more annoying than iPhags! The GNex is already out there! So go out and buy one and STFU already!!!

    • Jarred Sutherland

      No more annoying than you for using a term like “iPhags”. 

      • Alexander Garcia

        My apologies. I’m fully aware and agree that I was definitely outta line there. I was speaking outta pure disappointment from reading all the comments below.

        • Tim242

          Yes, mister Garcia, I’m an aPhag. : )

    • angermeans

      Good god man no one even said anything to you, lol. I dont understand people like you. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/clweekley Chris Weekley

    Contract renewal rolls around February 28th and this baby is mine. Only hope is that by then they will start selling it without the MicroSD card and make it $50-$100 cheaper. I already have a 32gb memory card, I don’t need anothe 16gb one…

  • Anonymous

    A thin phone with a big battery like this should’ve been priority one for LTE phone makers from day one.

    • Tim242

      +1 for should’ve and not should of lol

  • ddevito

    That phone won’t last 10 hours on LTE.

    • http://www.facebook.com/clweekley Chris Weekley

      My TBolt with a 1400mAh (stock) battery that is nearly a year old can last 7-8 with low to moderate use, so I think a 3300mAh battery can last at least 15…

      • ddevito

        7-8 hours on LTE – the WHOLE time?

        • http://www.facebook.com/clweekley Chris Weekley

          From 100% to 0%, absolutely. And that includes check-ins with 4square, tweeting, checking Facebook periodically, and sending about 200 texts…(also gmail is pushed on 2 accounts and Yahoo! mail syncs every 30 mins)

          • ddevito

            okay bro – I’m happy for you then.

            My buddy has a TBolt, works in NYC, and says he has to shut it down on the bus ride down to work because otherwise it’s dead before the bus ride back. He says he gets (on average) about 5 hours on LTE.

          • Anonymous

            Same here with my Droid RAZR – about 6 hours of mobile data, and it’s dead.  I think it’s about the strength of the LTE in your area, or something.  I live north of Atlanta (LTE area, but barely), and mine is constantly dropping LTE and reconnecting to EVDO (3G) then stepping back up to LTE.  I can barely stream music – it cuts out when the *very hard* handoff happens.  I lose data for 10-15 seconds after LTE drops until it reconnects to 3G.  I hope the impending soak test I opted into fixes the radio issues and improves battery life for me.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          My GN sits on LTE for easily 9 hours a day and lasts the entire day with moderate use.

        • Zebra

          I never turn LTE off. I am yet to have a day where my phone hasn’t lasted the entire work day (7am to 5pm). Granted my screen isn’t on that much (probably an hour total) but I am streaming music for a good 4 hours at least.

    • http://twitter.com/fatboy97mn Gary Feidt

      My old Thunderbolt lasts a LOT longer than 10 hours on LTE.

      • ddevito

        That’s a bit of a stretch. I actually use my phone.

    • Anonymous

      My RAZR lasts about 10 hours with moderate use on LTE. Double the battery and, well, you do the math (it’s actually pretty easy, so don’t be afraid).

      • ddevito

        For an extra $25 I now have 3950 mAh of battery juice a day, AND I can remove batteries.

        This phone is nice but I’d rather have the option of removing them. Especially since Li-On batteries tend to lose life after 10 months anyway.

        • Anonymous

          That’s nice, but you’re also sitting at a good deal more than 8.9mm thick. If that doesn’t matter to you, of course, it’s a non-factor. For me, I got the OG Droid in part because it had a removable battery. The only thing I ever removed it for was battery pulls to hard reset from ROMs gone wrong. Removable batteries are a huge deal for some; it’s a non-starter for me. I prefer the splash proof aspect, which is aided by a non-removable battery (already used this feature, sadly).

          • ddevito

            The total “juice I mentioned” is a combination of two batteries. So the phone isn’t thicker.

          • Anonymous

            Well, the LTE version of the GNex is 9.47mm thick, so what I said still stands.

          • ddevito

            The GNex is a bit thicker, but it feels much better in the hand (to me) than the Razr. And besides let’s not get crazy about how ‘thin’ the ‘thinnest point’ of the Razr and RMaxx are since both have the huge hump on top (I find that very silly how they can call it 7mm+ thin). So at that point, if you want to get technical, average out the thinness.

            I found the Razr too wide. In fact, I also found it too thin, so maybe the Maxx will make it feel better. Still very wide though, and I HATE the Moto top hump.

          • Anonymous

            Glad we all have choices. I personally love how the RAZR feels, and I love the Moto hump (and now I’m going to have Lady Lumps stuck in my head; joy). The thinness means it completely disappears in my pocket (I can’t even tell it’s there most of the time in jeans; impressive for a 4.3″ screen phone), and the hump is nice for hand feel, sitting on a desk in portrait, pulling out of a pocket, etc. I really dig the design, but that’s the beauty of Android: one size does not have to fit all.

          • Anonymous

            Glad we all have choices. I personally love how the RAZR feels, and I love the Moto hump (and now I’m going to have Lady Lumps stuck in my head; joy). The thinness means it completely disappears in my pocket (I can’t even tell it’s there most of the time in jeans; impressive for a 4.3″ screen phone), and the hump is nice for hand feel, sitting on a desk in portrait, pulling out of a pocket, etc. I really dig the design, but that’s the beauty of Android: one size does not have to fit all.

          • Anonymous

            Glad we all have choices. I personally love how the RAZR feels, and I love the Moto hump (and now I’m going to have Lady Lumps stuck in my head; joy). The thinness means it completely disappears in my pocket (I can’t even tell it’s there most of the time in jeans; impressive for a 4.3″ screen phone), and the hump is nice for hand feel, sitting on a desk in portrait, pulling out of a pocket, etc. I really dig the design, but that’s the beauty of Android: one size does not have to fit all.

          • http://www.facebook.com/dr.brown David Brown

            The “hump” is actually not very pronounced on the MAXX, because there is the gargantuan battery in it. This is a picture I took at CES.

        • Some dude

          The Razr uses a li-ion polymer battery, emphasis on the polymer part. These days they should have a longer life cycle than li-ion batteries, but I don’t know much about the battery used in the Razr.

  • fartbubbler

    cool phone, bro.

  • Anonymous

    Another phone, another day at the droid factory. Who can keep up? I have to admit that following android (devices) so closely has begun to put me off a bit. I get diversity and the fact that different people want different things, I get it and I like it. I just wonder when are too many devices too much? It’s like a revolving door of phones just to use volume for sales. Think I’ll stick to my G-nex for a while.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=30814337 Brian Rokosz

      its better than waited a year for a new iPhone only to find out it still ain’t 4G and suddenly has this “drop down notification” thing that Apple says is new…and a personal assistant who works for you perfectly well until other people use her too much and she gets burnt out at her job.

    • Anonymous

      Too much choice! Somebody stop the madness! I’m scared of making decisions!

      • Anonymous

        Choice is wonderful if you can sufficiently and accurately get an idea of what the devices pros and cons would be without having to sort through punditry to do it. Return polices, in stores that don’t have working models, unknown update scalability and how robust the device will stay are all things that bother me when I put down my money. I’m a geek. I buy whatever is new just because I can and because it’s new. Doesn’t mean I have to agree with the state of affairs.

        • Anonymous

          If those things are important to you, maybe you ought to wait for a month after a new release to see how it goes with actual users. If you’re unwilling to wait, you have to take the bad with that choice: possibility that your device has bugs, will be very quickly upstaged, etc. It’s the bane of being an early adopter on any platform; iOS included.

          • Anonymous

            That’s true, and understood. It’s simply unnecessary in todays technological theater. I get that buying the first of a series has risks, but far too many “risks” are due to rush to market attitudes and poor R&D for the real world. Or, just R&D for a demographic rather than a majority. Either way, it’s a choice, that’s clear, and it’s a choice I make willingly and with the foreknowledge of the consequences. Again, it doesn’t mean I have to accept the norm for way it should be.

          • Anonymous

            To the average consumer who purchased a Bionic on contract (doesn’t read Droid Life, Android Police, Engadget, etc.; doesn’t argue the merits of his purchase with his iPhone toting friends, no root, and probably won’t even look at another handset until his contract is up), where’s the problem? It has a great screen (not as good as a GSII, but he’s not comparing; has no idea what “pentile” means and doesn’t look at pixels from 2″ away), it’s snappy, has loads of apps, navigation, fast 4G speeds, etc. He doesn’t care. And that’s who these devices are made for: the average Joe.

            I have a friend who got a Thunderbolt on contract when it was new because he wanted something 4G. According to people on sites like this (myself included), the T-Bolt is a pile of rubbish. For him, though, someone who never before or since looked at phones, the Thunderbolt is a great phone. Gorgeous screen (according to him), very fast, responsive, and good enough battery life (keeps it on 4G all the time; zero hacks or even optimisation apps).

            Normal people simply don’t care; and they shouldn’t. Manufacturers release all of these devices so they always have something bigger, better, faster, etc. when various contracts come due. It seems to be working just fine for now, though it drives us nerds/early adopters nuts. But we’re a tiny subset that will loyally purchase in any case, so the manufacturers don’t really need to cater to us (and the Nexus devices kind of do cater to us: hacker friendly, latest electronic trickery, updated about once a year).

          • Razor

            Oh wow, ahh no, let’s wait and see what’s next… sweet, but let’s wait for a better one…jeez, wow, cool, hmm safer to wait though…oh yeah nice one, but no, might be better to wait… wow great one, but let them work out the bugs… ok here we go, but hmm, might be an upgraded one next month… wow this is it, but maybe we should wait…

  • Jim McClain

    so the regular razor is 199 and this one is 299, so they are charging you 100 dollars for a battery right

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=30814337 Brian Rokosz

      supposedly it’s got 32GB memory card where as the RAZR has 16GB…but I’ve seen specs on a 32GB RAZR at Costco so idk…I’m disappointed actually…once you test out the Spectrum’s ridiculously gorgeous screen the MAXX seems kinda outdated already….good thing Motorola will probably release something before Q2 with HD.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Porter/1646751674 Chad Porter

        It still only comes with 16GB internal memory and a 16GB SD card pre-installed that can be upgraded to 32 GB of external sd.

      • Anonymous

        RAZR MAXX has 16gb internal + 16gb sdcard expandable to 32gb sdcard. Spectrum has 4gb internal + 16gb sdcard epandable to 32fb sdcard. Ill take the RAZR MAXX with its bigger memory, larger battery, faster updates, and its unique look.

    • Anonymous

      The discounted RAZR no longer comes with a 16GB card. So, this is $100 for a larger battery and a 16GB card. I’d say it’s worth it just for the battery (16GB cards are, like, $18 on Amazon).

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    I just hope this starts a race to the top for battery life. Battery life should easily be getting just as much attention as the quality of screen or camera. Every phone should ship stock with a sufficient battery to last a solid 18 hrs with moderate use. That would get you through the entire day at least. 

    • ddevito

      It’s not so much the size of the battery that matters but the technology behind it.

      More efficient displays and better CPU efficiency (and OS optimization) should lead to longer battery life.

      Not an enormous battery – but it is the only “fix” st the moment.

      • GuestThatStaysTooLong

        That’s what she said

        • Anonymous

          Did she?

  • cantcurecancer

    I always wanted a phone that didn’t have ICS, an unlockable bootloader and sports a huge bezel that will remain the flagship of Verizon’s fleet for all of a couple months at best. Nothing but a gimmick, and a slap in the face to RAZR owners (much like how they screwed the Bionic users with the RAZR). Motorola is dead to me.

    • kneesocks

      Fair enough, more Razr’s for the rest of us, who aren’t afflicted with idiotic hangups

      • Anonymous

        Just checking in…. yep, still childish hate against a rival phone.

    • Jak_341

      You are absolutely correct. The Maxx is already dated. There is no excuse for phones shipping without ICS, capacitive buttons, and SD cards. ICS rendered them obsolete. Just buy the GNEX already.

      • Jarred Sutherland

        So how did ICS make SD cards obsolete? Dying to hear this one.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t get it, either. I have a RAZR. Would I like it to at least have the option for NFC, even though I currently have no use for it? Sure. That’s called being objective. If I owned a GNex, I’d at least want the option for an SD card slot, even if I currently had no use for it.

      • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

        “… There is no excuse for phones shipping without ICS, capacitive buttons, and SD cards. ICS rendered them obsolete. Just buy the GNEX already.”

        Show me where you insert the SD card on the GNex.

        • http://twitter.com/Crispityyy Scott Morgan

          …Let me help you understand what he is saying. “There is no excuse for phones shipping without ICS, (with) capacitive buttons, and (with) SD cards….”

          • Philip A. Kaiser

            Considering the fact that only ONE phone is shipping with ICS, I think there is a pretty good excuse right there. It is not as if everyone was shipping with ICS but the RAZR MAXX is not. No one has shipped or updated to it yet, so singling out this phone is hardly fair. It is not the only phone launching this month. None of which has ICS.

      • Jealous Jakey

        Dated…. because it’s got a MUCH better battery, because it’s waterproof, because it’s got a FAR more sturdy build, because it’s got better radios, because it’s got simple HDMI, because it has the option of upgrading the REMOVABLE sd card,  because it won’t be used by sheep for ironing out the bugs in ICS, because with the giant battery and smart actions its owners will be laughing at you for having to change your battery so often and whining that the battery cover doesn’t fit right or have the right logo, because for many people it makes the Nexus a NON starter. Frankly, ONLY if ALL the other phones had ICS already, would the RAZR MAXX be dated…. but they don’t, and judging by the build leaked yesterday, the RAZR will probably be one of the first to get updated to ICS.

    • Anonymous

      actually you have no clue what you’re talking about. I went to verizon this morning after selling my  RAZR to purchase the MAXX. My upgrade is not until 2/13. I said I was there to purchase the MAXX at retail and the clerk told me that since I purchased the original RAZR 60 days ago, they were giving me the upgrade price.
      Having a phone with a fantastic battery, that functions perfectly and is built like a rock must make you gn fanboys wanna cry. ICS…who cares. Locked bootloader…..who cares. Huge bezel…. your a fool.
      The real difference is I own a solid phone that works while you are stuck with a plastic toy with poor battery life, no micro sd slot and functions poorly.
      Sure, alot of people here crave the gn, but I doubt the average person will give a crap. All they will see is plastic build versus solid. Kinda like a big wheel versus a mountain bike

      • cantcurecancer

        Lol so mad. I gave 4 solid reasons why the razr maxx is gimmicky trash, and you deflect because you’re insecure about your purchase. You cannot handle the fact that the gnex is the flagship of the Android line-up. You cannot handle the fact that you clearly have an inferior phone, so you make up a long-winded, disparaging post that looks like it was written by a young child. I along with many other people in this community can give 10 excellent reasons why this phone is better for android than any phone that’s been released so far. Deal with it.

        • Anonymous

          Yes fanboy, like the Xoom was the flagship of Honeycomb tablets and your Nexus works about as well as the Xoom did when it was released. If I didn’t like the RAZR, why would I have purchased a second one? Like I said, I understand why people in this community like the plastic fantastic. I just don’t think the general public share your enthusiasm

        • It’s just a PHONE

          You sound suspiciously insecure about not only your own purchases but also about yourself. It’s just a phone. They’re all out of date the second they hit the shelves. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again… The GNex is a FAIL if you are interested in a phone with FAR better battery, MUCH more solid build (no warpy ill fitting plastic backs here), better radios, flexibility of external sd card, easy HDMI, water resistant (try dousing your GNex and see what happens), and STILL thinner even with the giganto battery, and the list goes on.

          As far as your 4 supposed solid points?
          1 – ICS – After you fanboys finish the beta bug phase, the Moto will get a solid update.
          2 – Locked bootloader – yep, but there are ways around it. I agree it would be great if they finally grow a pair and unlock it, but the 99% don’t care at all about modding their phones. They just want it to work out of the box (like the RAZR)
          3 – “Huge bezel” – actually, it’s practically the same as your GNex.
          4? – What was the supposed 4th solid point? Mmm… that you think it’s a gimmick? Now that’s just plain dumber than a box of hammers. Nearly doubling the size of a 4G battery while still keeping the phone thinner than your GNex? That’s called good engineering. Deal with THAT.

          So you think it’s better for Android? How about better for the CONSUMER? Just because you chose to be a guinea pig, doesn’t mean the vast majority of normal consumers are interested. What would be good for Android is making sure each phone that has it is polished completely… The RAZR MAXX fits that bill better than any phone to date. Joe Shmoe cares more about whether his phone lasts through the day without the battery dying than whether or not he has the shiniest new GIMMICK on the block. Most people don’t want to HAVE to buy spare batteries just because their phone wusses out half way through the day.

          • cantcurecancer

            ICS is a beta? What planet do you live on? Since when has the latest Android release been a negative, and not a positive? You DROID RAZR MAXX EXTREME HARDCORE edition retards are just as pompous and narrow-minded as the iOS users. Anyone who has ever SEEN ICS will tell you how much better of an experience it is than any previous version of android. Here’s some homework, look at this video and educate yourself instead of playing to the Motorola partyline: 
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfgs4EUeTlk&feature=player_embedded

            Look at Joshua Toplosky’s review of the gnex…in a podcast he went as far as saying that he wouldn’t even TOUCH another phone that didn’t have ICS…and I don’t blame him. Again, he’s a guy who has ALWAYS favored iOS. That should tell you how polished ICS is.

            ICS beta bug phase. Makes me laugh so hard, maximum overtroll is super-effective.

            Oh, and as for the bezel, look at how wide and how much dead space is around the RAZR. Looks like garbage and it reminds me of the iphone looks (tiny screen in the middle of dead space). Capacitive buttons are worthless…you may well just make the screen bigger and get rid of the capacitive buttons. That way, you will have less bezel space and the benefits of a bigger screen without sacrificing overall device size. And don’t even get me started on a non-removable battery. Good luck in 12 months when your battery loses 50% of it’s charge and you have to buy a new phone if you want better battery life.

            There are no workarounds for an unlockable bootloader. You can’t flash custom kernels, you can’t flash custom radios, you can’t flash custom builds of android until someone leaks moto’s builds. The only thing you can do is root it and mess around with roms that tweak the system files. Big effing woop. And don’t mess that up, because if you don’t have a .fxz image, you’ll be up shit’s creek without a paddle. The Rootzwiki Galaxy Nexus forum has more activity in a day than the RAZR, BIONIC, or DROID3 has combined in a month. It’s a developer phone, and any new features that you want enjoy on your gimmick have to be PORTED by devs.

            Go ahead and spin the truth to play into your own fantasy so you can masturbate to the latest Motorola “flagship”. The truth is that the Galaxy Nexus will be a true flagship for the Android OS until someone else beats it in hardware (not hard to do) and puts ICS on it with an unlockable bootloader. Until that happens, developers will focus all of their energy on a real phone, and we’ve got enough activity from the past month to prove it.

          • It’s just a PHONE

            Hard to take that your precious has already been beaten hands down in the hardware department? LOL  You just can’t stand that there are GNext owners returning them for RAZR MAXXs :) Grow up. There are still plenty of bugs being worked out on ICS. That’s always the way with a new OS. Where exactly did I say it’s bad? It’s just still being worked on. I look forward to ICS on my Moto. GB is old tech, but the upside is that it’s mature and already had the bugs worked out. Unlike you, who will probably never mature. Your argument is equally immature. Of course devs are working on it. That’s the entire POINT of a Nexus. They also HAVE to because stock still needs help. Try working on your reading skills, and don’t type when you’re drunk. Enjoy your warpy plastic, sd challenged, signal dropping wonder… and try not to drool on it too much. They don’t handle that very well.

  • Mrwest45

    Ordered

  • Anonymous

    I wish they’d lower the retail price when they reduce the on contract prices.

  • Rickkane

    Screen shot taken with a proper phone….

    • guest

      whats an improper phone? maybe a tablet with skype on it paired ot a bluetooth headset or something?

      • Anonymous

        No, a phone that says “Motorola” anywhere on it ;-).

        • Guest

          couldn’t be, those actually tend to have decent call quality and reception

          • Jason Purp

            Because those are the only factors that matter nowadays, right?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

            Believe it or not, there many more factors that matter other than the f*ckling bootloader.

            Motorola:

            Always has good reception and call quality.
            Always has durable and reliable builds.
            has excellent battery life
            Gets updates out extremely quickly, addresses bugs quickly, and continues to release bug fixes on a timely basis.
            Always releases cutting edge, high spec devices that are highly competitive.

            but

            – has a locked bootloader.

            *rolls eyes*

          • Ahsan

            I agree with all of it, EXCEPT for the fast updates. I think they screwed the Droid2/2G and Droid Xs by giving them an update to GB after a year, so 18 months will be up before we can get ICS.

          • angermeans

            Not to mention when it did come it is almost to the point of being unusable for most 2 and X owners and they have yet to fix it yet. Not to mention what most Bionic users are still dealing with. 

          • Philip A. Kaiser

            I had zero issues with my X on GB. It was far from usable, I miss that damn phone.

          • Hgfhgf

            And the DX was STILL the first non-nexus device to get GB, and the D2/D2G still got it months before many contemporaries…

          • Jeff

            And yet the Locked boot loader is STILL a deal breaker for many…

          • Anonymous

            . . . on this site. The average consumer neither knows nor cares what a bootloader, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, or the lot mean.

          • angermeans

            I agree with you on some of your statements but I am willing to bet millions of Droid X and Droid 2 owners will bed to differ with your statement of, “continues to release bug fixes on a timely basis.” the only thing Moto does on a timely bases is launch 6 different phones a month all with minimal upgrades in specs than the other. 

          • ddevito

            I don’t disagree with anything you say, but this assessment can be made when the phone is first released.

            Fast forward 6+ months and feelings may change. Lack of great dev support shortens ANY Android phone these days.

            If it weren’t for Pete Alfonso my OG would’ve been useless since Dec 2010.

          • Guest

            Who the crap said they were? but if we’re talking about “proper” phones – devices intended to transmit your voice long distances – then obviously the “proper” one is the one that does that better, and between the two devices that would certainly be the Razr.

            Now if you wanted the “proper” hacker’s toy, or developer test bed, then by all means the Nexus is the one you want, but the proper phone between the two of them is the Razr.

          • Rickkane

            Sorry…let me amend my first post by saying, screen shot taken with a proper hacker’s toy.
            winky face.

    • Anonymous

      Comment left by a total douche^

  • Xkingofgodzx

    Very very impressive but I wouldn’t trade my G-Nexus for ANYTHING!

    • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Chris Gustafson

      I’d trade my Galaxy Nexus for another Galaxy Nexus with a 3300 mAh that is only 8.9mm thick.

      • tjmonkey15

        Agree

      • angermeans

        yes I would do the same. I would love to have this battery just not the phone. 

        • Anonymous

          Whats funny is you have the cheek to imply that Motorola copies apple, while seemingly championing a Samsung device. That’s hilarious.

          Anyway by the time NFC is actually worth a damn, there’ll be a dozen ways to get onto a device that doesn’t have it built in. Even so I’d rather just leave my phone in the car and use my credit card…you know that piece of plastic that weighs nothing and isn’t an inconvenience to use in anyway.

          • Philip A. Kaiser

            As an owner of a Gnex, I could care less about the NFC.I prefer cash. I don’t need my phone reporting back to Google everytime I buy a cheeseburger. (Which is does by the way, it monitors your activity to advertise to you.)  I am also sick of hearing about “stock Vanilla Android.” If you want stock vanilla, why bother getting a phone that is unlocked? Any other phone with a launcher is as close to vanilla as it gets. I never understand this statement. “There’s nothing stock about a stock car.”

      • Anonymous

        We’ll see if Moto hands out the keys to the bootloader with ICS, like they promised. I’m not exactly holding my breath.

  • http://huntall.com/ HuntAll

    The DROID RAZR MAXX is available now from Verizon Wireless. For $299, you can have one of the thinnest 4G LTE phones on the planet that somehow manages to house a 3300mAh battery. 

    • Anonymous

      thanks.