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Hands-on Gallery with the Special Edition Red DROID RAZR MAXX

Boy does it pay to be a Droid Life reader. As you may recall from a couple of weeks back, Motorola announced that Oscar nominees would receive special edition red DROID RAZR MAXX devices and that a handful of everyday folk could win a few as well. We are proud to announce that one of those winners is a part of this amazing community. And he was also kind enough to snap a ton of pictures of the device for us to ooh and ahhh over. It’s really nothing more than a red RAZR MAXX, but still pretty cool knowing that one of our friends walked away with one.

Update: And the device is now sold. And on a related note, he plans to sell the device along with the Motorola Elite Silver Bluetooth headset that came with it for $575. If that bundle interests you, feel free to let him know in the comments. He’ll be trolling patrolling them.

And not that we are keeping track, but we have had at least 3 readers win scavenger hunt DROIDs, this red MAXX, a 4×4 VZW contest Galaxy Nexus, and a red carpet trip or two. Not bad, not bad at all.

Cheers Joseph! And congrats on the win!

  • Towelie420

    Its hideous. And locked down with blur.

  • ddevito

    Whatever floats your boat I guess…

  • Higher_Ground

    I have to commend Rodeojones000 for offering the phone to D-L readers first, and at a price that’s reasonable given the non-contract price of the phone.  Like others have said, you could have put this on ebay and got double what you asked for – but this way you know the phone is staying in the community and going to another ardent android fan.

  • KleenDroid

    I have a special edition phone myself. Nobody will be able to recreate the special scratch I have on it from dropping it. Sure there are other phones out there that have scratches, but none exactly like mine.

    I would have taken this phone and sold it on Ebay to some moron for $1000. Then I would love to watch him while he looks at it and tries to figure out what is special about it…. giggle giggle chuckle chuckle

  • cardi

    Rorodeojones000 I won my regular Droid razor from commingle to Droid life sweet fealing huh

  • Rickymon25

    I love this phone and I will buy it from you. I have a PayPal account and a Card. Email is rickymon25@hotmail.com contact me if it’s still available please.

  • http://twitter.com/Antoniius Anthony Hallman

    Hey Rodeojones000 i would really love to buy this phone from you hit me up at antoniius@live.com the razr maxx is my favorite and i love the red so much

  • majormudafuckinhun

    The Maxx design is the best thing Moto’s done in a while. The software remains the worst of all oem’s. I’m a Sense guy and particularly like the fact they’ve stayed consistent with design and haven’t tried to recreate the wheel with a name change or some other knee jerk move. Sense is not bloated the way I run it. Just my opinion…

    • LiterofCola

      Worst oem?  Naaah

      • majormudafuckinhun

        Sorry! Worst credible oem. LG really sucks! Haha!

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

      Sense is WAY worse than anything Motorola puts on their phones.

      • majormudafuckinhun

        Please enlighten me as to why kind sir??

      • Butters619

        Anytime somebody says the are a Sense guy and bashes any Moto skin, I really doubt they have picked up a Moto phone in the last 6-8 months.

      • Towelie420

        Adam, you’re just plain wrong. Though all skins shouldn’t even exist, blur is so ugly and choppy it makes sense look like Cindy Crawford in her prime.

    • Ecrunion

      Sense is terrible.

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

    Is it that slow of a news day today? 

  • Rodeojones000

    Sorry for the crappy photos. Alas, they were taken with my GNexus camera. And the phone has been sold.

    • http://twitter.com/Justinwrites Justin True Anderson

      I see what you did there…

  • EC8CH

    GoGo Power RAZRS

    • http://arturocr.com/ Arturo Campos

      LOL, you’re right…

  • Devin Clay

    Im will love to buy this from you devin.clay@live.com

  • eyebee

    I would love to purchase this, here is my email ibaigin87@gmail.com. Hit me up and we can talk numbers.

  • Darthseph23

    Ahh… no good… I thought the Kevlar wrap was getting the red tint too from the original shots.

    • Droidzilla

      You’re thinking of the Verizon employee edition.

      • EC8CH

        Trying to keep all the RAZR versions straight is like trying to remember all of the names of the Duggar children:

        • evltwn

          +20 on that comment lmao

  • Sporttster

    Big friggin deal. Take the thing apart, paint it red, wala ya got a red Razr. Mine has a black cover on the thing anyway so whatever color is underneath no one can see including myself….

  • Kellygh523

    $499? I’m tempted regardless. I am a 40 y/0 Mom of 3, with a goal to learn all this rooting & roming; however, I am waiting on my 2nd G’Nex replacement instead! At this point, I just want a nice phone that works 100% of the time as a phone. I will reach my goal some day, & I wouldn’t mind doing it in red.

  • Explicit

    Was I too late on deciding? :(

    • Explicit

      I just missed it :(


    im never lucky enough though.. :(

  • Liderc

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like the red?  Looks more like dark bronze in the pictures.

  • http://www.mobiletechview.com J_Dav1

    I think the red looks great, if they offered it as a main stream device I would jump on it if I had an upgrade.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Buck/100003482949493 Joe Buck

    ill trade my galaxy nexus for it,,, even tie a red ribbon around it for ya

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Buck/100003482949493 Joe Buck

    even if it is the best android phone , ya have to remember that in less than 12 months it will be a dinosaur

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Buck/100003482949493 Joe Buck

    its far and away the best android phone but I still wouldnt pay that much if they gave me two of them

  • GalaxynexusMAN

    @Rodeojones000:disqus I’ll offer $0.00 Take it or leave it! :) Already a happy Galaxy Nexus Owner like yourself.

  • Rodeojones000

    I have to admit, the red is REALLY nice. If I didn’t already have a Galaxy Nexus this would be my next phone. And the 20+ hour battery life must be great.

  • Rodeojones000

    Thanks, but not interested in trades.

  • Explicit

    I might actually be interested in buying this. Hit me up with details illusions41@yahoo.com 

  • Rodeojones000

    And thanks for the “trolling” comment.

  • Rodeojones000

    FYI… I’m Joseph – the above mentioned winner. Yeah, it’s just a red RAZR Maxx, but still pretty cool to win something. And the prize also included the Motorola Elite Sliver bluetooth. Not too bad I guess. I haven’t yet turned the phone on, as I’m planning to sell it (already a Galaxy Nexus owner) and I want it to remain 100% brand-new. I’ll be selling the two together. If you’re interested, I’m asking $575 and this includes shipping/insurance (and I have permission from Kellen to post this sale info on here).

    • evltwn

      man, I’m so tempted.  I actually kinda like the red. 

    • FragDroidX

       I am very interested in buying this. Where can we get your contact info?

    • evltwn

      please email me at evltwn@gmail.com.  I will pull the trigger.  I can always sell my original Droid RAZR MAXX. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

      You missed out on a lot of money not Ebaying it.

    • LiterofCola

      I take it you haven’t used the bluetooth then huh, kinda curious about it

    • Keith Sumner

      My question is, you’re an Oscar nominee?

      • http://twitter.com/Scotty_Braun Scotty Braunworth

        Moto had a contest on twitter, and gave out a bunch. Probably where its from

  • Afox1208

    ill trade a brand new droid 4 with a kindle fire email me at afox1208@gmail.com

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Spam attack!

  • ScumbagVerizon

    But does it come with a unlimited data package? 

    • evltwn

      what ever data package you have on your account is the one it will work with.  If you have unlimited data, then there ya go.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1610449990 Ron Refael


    • WAldenIV

      You failed to spell “first” correctly, let alone post before anyone else.

  • Prime7

    Hands-on with the RED DROID RAZR Maxx: It’s exactly the same as any other DROID RAZR Maxx…except RED!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      No! It’s a Special Edition!


    Droid-Life has quite the reputation at winning contests! 
    Out of all the colors so far, that are on the RAZR (and only one on the MAXX), I’d definitely say this is the nicest looking one! Wish I had $575!

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

      We have really had some fortunate members of the community. It’s awesome.

      • balthuszar

        i won a motoactv from vzw a few months ago…

      • DrAndyRoid

        It definitely is awesome some of us DL-ers have won some cool stuff. I also won a Bionic back in Sept. from Motorola

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25802390 Michael Sullivan

    damn i never win anything.. and always wonder how people do! congrats to you though!