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Motorola and Verizon Announce the DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, and RAZR M

Motorola and Verizon announced three new phones today at a press event in NYC – DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, and DROID RAZR M. The two HD models will be available some time before the holidays while the RAZR M will be up for pre-order today at 5PM ET and in stores on September 13.

The DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD sport 4.7″ HD Super AMOLED displays, 1.5GHz dual-core processors, 8MP rear cameras, NFC chips, and incredible battery life. The MAXX HD will give you 13 hours of continuous video playback, 21 hours of talk time, and web browsing for up to 8 hours. These are the new flagship devices that will take Motorola into 2013.

The RAZR M on the other hand will retail for $99 on new 2-year contract and can be pre-ordered in just a few short hours. It sports an almost edge-to-edge 4.3″ Super AMOLED Advanced display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, NFC chip, and should pack a long battery life as well. It’s a solid phone, but at such a low price, it’s a winner in our books, on paper.

All of these phones will have white counterparts it appears. Well, at least the RAZR HD and RAZR M.

More cover on the way! 


Press Release:


All the Power, Battery Life and Cool Design of DROID RAZR with the Speed of 4G LTE Three Times Over

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility today announced that they are adding three new and exclusive smartphones, DROID RAZRM, DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD, to the DROID RAZR by Motorola family on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

All three devices offer the power and reliability that customers have come to expect from Motorola and Verizon Wireless.  DROID devices give customers speed, power and revolutionary technology, while the RAZR design delivers a thin, compact device built with strong, top-of-the-line materials and long-lasting battery life.  The new smartphones are powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, giving customers the capability to simultaneously talk and browse the Web and also access the blazingly fast speeds that cover more than 75 percent of the U.S. population.  With three brand new options, this lineup has something for everyone.

DROID RAZR M: The Full-Screen Phone

DROID RAZR M is an unbelievably compact smartphone that puts the world in the palm of your hand with an edge-to-edge 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display.  Customers will be amazed with the DROID RAZR M’s design, which is significantly shorter and narrower than the original DROID RAZR, yet includes the same size display, making it the most compact 4.3-inch 4G LTE smartphone.

DROID RAZR M also features powerful Web browsing capabilities by combining Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network with the speeds of Chrome for Android mobile browser for an unrivaled mobile Web experience.

The DROID RAZR M’s SMARTACTIONS feature maximizes battery efficiency with every charge, allowing customers to browse the Web and watch videos without worrying about draining their device’s battery.

DROID RAZR HD: Performance and Power

Building on the DROID RAZR legacy, the new DROID RAZR HD expands the innovation with a new 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display that allows movies, photos, magazines and even websites to appear with vivid clarity.  DROID RAZR HD provides customers with 78 percent more pixels for a more vibrant display and features 40 percent greater battery capacity than the original DROID RAZR.

The viewdini app is at its best with the HD display and 4G LTE speeds to watch movies, television shows and other video content.  Viewdini brings the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network to the screen by streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources.  The viewdini app can be downloaded from Google Play.

DROID RAZR MAXX HD: Long Live the Battery

Packed with the same leading features as DROID RAZR HD, the DROID RAZR MAXX HD raises the industry standard for battery life with 32 hours of normal use.  The DROID RAZR MAXX HD is remarkably thin, yet packs sufficient battery power for 13 hours of straight video playback, enough to watch a movie trilogy without needing a charge.  Customers also have enough battery life to talk the day away with up to 21 hours of continuous talk time or browse the Web on 4G LTE for up to a full eight hours.

A Trilogy of Premium Design, Speed and Features:

  • 4G LTE – customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE coverage areas.
  • Interactive Circles Widget allows quick access to notifications, weather, time and more
  • Quick Settings can be accessed directly from the home screen so customers can easily manage their volume profile, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, GPS and more
  • Enhanced Help Guides provide interactive tutorials, help topics and tips to become a DROID RAZR expert
  • Global Ready so customers can have voice and data service in more than 205 countries
  • Business ready with enterprise grade security and data encryption, remote wipe, complex password support, IPsec multi-headed VPN client and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® support
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM
  • Mobile Hotspot – Share a 4G LTE connection with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p HD recording
  • Front-facing camera for video chatting
  • NFC-enabled so customers can send contacts, links, maps and more directly to compatible phones with Android Beam
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass display, DuPont KEVLAR® fiber and water-repellent nanocoating
  • microSD™ card slot with support for up to 32 GB

The new DROID RAZRs run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean by end of 2012) and come with the best of Google Mobile Services, including:

  • Chrome  for Android, giving a personalized Web experience
  • Google Play, apps and games, millions of books and songs, thousands of movies and TV shows
  • Google Maps for Android (Beta) for voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions
  • Voice Actions for Android, letting customers control their phones with their voice
  • Google+, which can automatically upload photos to a private album online
  • YouTube, watch videos in stunning HD, Preload subscribed channels or individual videos and the YouTube app will automatically download videos over Wi-Fi while the phone is charging – making them ready to watch in an instant

Pricing and Availability:

  • DROID RAZR M will be available for pre-order starting today, September 5th, at 5 p.m. ET at http://www.verizonwireless.com/droidrazrm and will be available on September 13th in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online athttp://www.verizonwireless.com for the introductory price of $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.  Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. The DROID RAZR M will be available in either Black or White.
  • DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available before the holidays. The DROID RAZR HD will be available in either Black or White and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available in Black.
  • Customers who purchase a DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD or DROID RAZR MAXX HD will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless data plan. Share Everything Plans allow customers to add smartphones to their account for $40 monthly access. For additional information, customers should go to www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visitwww.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Motorola Mobility

Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. Android, Chrome, Google+, Google Maps, Google Play and YouTube are trademarks of Google Inc. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. KEVLAR® is a registered trademark of DuPont used under license by Motorola Mobility LLC. Corning and Gorilla are registered trademarks of Corning, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  © 2012 Motorola Mobility LLC.  All rights reserved.

  • SolipsisticPsychologist

    Didn’t Motorola just come out with a statement saying something along these lines “We are going to not release as many phones as we did in the past, but instead focus on just releasing a few high quality phones every year”. Well, unless these three are it for the rest of the year, including the others released, well they are not holding true to their word. Plus, really, the Razr Maxx HD? They come out with a phone, then not too long after, they release an HD version of that phone. There really is no point in buying the Droid Razr M, because there is a darn good chance that they will release the Droid Razr M HD, not too long afterwards. Which I’m sure will be joined by the Droid Razr Maxx HD Director’s Cut Special Edition Extended Cut. Motorola has gone insane, they used to release a select few super awesome phones. Now they just over-saturate their own market.

  • Tyler Chappell

    I am happy to see the RAZR HD come with a 2500mAh battery at the minimum. This should really be just high enough for most people who were unsatisfied with the original RAZR’s battery life to not need to spring for a 3300mAh battery.

  • imronburgundy

    That was the weakest unveiling possible. It was basically:” here’s new phone. It have new battery. You buy in near future.” Dang even Nokia’s unveiling offered new game changing specs and features earlier in the day. Motorola, that was desperation

  • Meh. While I’m glad they’re going with larger screens, everyone seems to be, I really don’t like Verizons phones. Have the Droid 3. Pretty good, but it’s nothing to write home about. Can’t wait for the Note 2!

  • Christian M.

    Still love my OG Droid RAZR

  • ManBearPig618

    I mean…they seem nice…but…meh? In a 2013 flagship I’m hoping for dual core (love the Tegra 4+1 in the N7) and 2 gb RAM. It looks like a beautiful display, and I’m sure Moto has done a great job with the build quality, but I don’t know that this is a phone I’d want to commit to on a 2 year contract.

    Also, can’t the phones just come with unencrypted bootloaders so I can unlock out of the box? I really don’t want this “developer edition” thing to catch on…just let us use our phones the way we want to!

    • brando56894

      I wouldn’t mind buying the dev edition because I’d most likely be buying it outright anyway to keep my unlimited data plan.

  • Ryan

    As much as I love my Galaxy Nexus, I am still a bit jealous of the battery life my sister gets with her Razr Maxx. She can have 4g on all day and never worry about charging. That is not the case for me.

    • Seidio makes extended batteries for the Galaxy Nexus that will last days.

      • Tyler Chappell

        They dont last for “days” on the Verizon LTE model, thats for sure.

        • They do for me, at least two days. Install franco.Kernel or LeanKernel and you’ll get multiple days on one charge using a Seidio battery on the Verizon LTE model. I’ve run tests on mine.

          • Tyler Chappell

            what ROM are us using, and 4G and other settings etc? My dad can’t seem to get through an entire day with the 3850mAh Seidio battery, and I have him on the Vicious CM10 kang ROM, granted he does use his phone for actual calls and business etc more probably than the average user

          • I use the latest Bugless Beast (9/4) and the stock kernel that comes with it. I can easily get a full day out of the 2100mah battery. Think of what you can do with the 3850.

  • Chris Pinola

    Launching with ICS by the end of the year? No thanks. I’ll hold out for a new Nexus. I just really hope VZW doesn’t reject it :/

  • Just wondering

    What is that app that has the time, temp, and battery power circles? I want that loaded on my Razr Maxx!

  • turb0wned

    God those phones are ugly! I bet the camera is still a piece of crap to.

    • Futbolrunner


  • Lucky Armpit

    I want to know why there wasn’t more excitement at the end of the presentation? C’mon folks, get up and yell and cheer for crying out loud. Motorola made some great announcements and everyone there got a free freakin’ phone. Android and Motorola is always going to be second-best next to Apple and its iSheep devices if you guys just sit there like bumps on logs. The Sheep at the Apple show will be on themselves when the iSheep 5 is announced; you need to show a little more enthusiasm!!

    • Inquizitor

      It’s just….so underwhelming. Besides the battery life and camera, this is just like the Galaxy Nexus. Besides the screen and somewhat faster chip, it’s just like the RAZR and RAZR Maxx. It’s such a pathetic iteration..

      • Tyler Chappell

        It is a good thing the original RAZRs didnt have 720p displays (like they really should have, especially the MAXX) or else these would be more underwhelming. At least they are promised Jelly Bean by the end of the year though, so that is a major plus. But I won’t be making a decision to decide what next phone I buy in December until after HTC’s announcement or the next Nexus.
        It also didn’t help that the RAZR HDs didn’t come with at least 2GB of RAM either. Even though they look beautiful (unlike most Motorola phones, and not including the RAZR M) and the batteries are tempting, it would still be hard to recommend these over the Galaxy S3 for that reason alone.

  • Patrick Chapman

    I love the fact that there is Chrome on there instead of the old Android browser.

  • C-Law

    I knew they would disappoint. 1gb of ram, locked down, and ICS. NO ONE should believe them when they say jelly bean will be on them by the end of the year. We heard similar crap about the ICS upgrade when they released the droid razr a year ago and we all know how that turned out

    • Daniel Maginnis

      “We will tell you our intent to upgrade any current phones in the coming months.” Was done, but no promise to date was made. lol

  • chris125

    so by the time moto actually releases the other 2 will be right when htc, lg and others are releasing phones with s4 pro inside. Don’t announce something that isn’t available within a few weeks at most.

  • chris125

    and the same pentile screen as the original razr according to the verge.

  • Answer2K1

    Are those circle widgets available somewhere?

    • paul_cus

      It’s a theme called rings in an app called One More Clock.

  • Q

    These phones “look” boring as hell.

  • Capt. Crunch

    Ugly backs but the front of the RAZR HD is really sexy!

  • But there’s no Razr Maxx HD develper edition!? only the Razr HD????

  • Aaa

    Super AMOLED+ > Super AMOLED Advanced, correct?

    • Tim Swann


  • TheRobotCow

    There are going to be developer editions of the M and the hd!

  • Jared

    Meh, very under-whelmed.

  • ozo012

    Motorola has the most uninspired designs and uninspired products Hopefully that new VP of Product Punit Soni is worth something. Who wants to hold a phone that wide in their hand?

  • chris125
    • Tim Swann

      all the demo versions there have JB (including the M). My guess is the lack of release date for the HD and MAXX HD is because they are finalizing the software for release and don’t have testing just quite finished.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Why is Moto still skinning Android? Why not just release the RAZR line with stock JB? Would make updates so easy. Does stock Android have to be only for Nexus owners or rooted/rom’d users?

    • CopierITGuy

      Apparently, all the success that the OG brought them was somehow perceived as a bad thing. “We don’t like to be that successful, so we’ll screw up the software by adding our chunky skin over the top of a beautiful OS. That will keep the masses from buying up our phones like before!”


    • TheRobotCow

      Only the Nexus get stock android. All other phones get a skin since it helps differentiate one phone from another like moto blur vs sense vs touchwiz and so on. But once you flash a rom to your phone, you can get closer to a stock android experience

      • Southrncomfortjm

        I get it since I own a GNEX and do the whole unlock/root/flash routine quite often. I understand differentiation, but I also get that differentiation without improvements doesn’t necessarily mean anything except more costs related to the skinning process. I’ve never used a skinned version of Android so I wouldn’t know, but I can’t imagine skins make it all that much better, if at all. Seems to me they just get in the way and bog things down.

        • TheRobotCow

          I think the skins are aimed more toward the average consumer i.e those who dont root/flash roms. Coming from a droid 2 to a gnex was a breath of fresh air but i am not gonna lie there were some neat features that motorola included with their blur.

        • Daniel Maginnis

          I actually like the social sharing gallery that came on my blurred droid 3. Sometimes, some things are a hinderence, but I just freeze those system apps.

  • Daniel Maginnis

    So if I am interested in the M solely cuz I don’t want a 4.7″ display, what phone can I go check out at the att store w/ the same display?

    • ozo012

      For comparison of something to the M, I think the Galaxy S2 would be similar (Although the screen technology is Super AMOLED+) There is probably something else that has a 4.3″ display (One S in the T-Mobile store comes to mind)
      http://www.phonearena.com/phones/LG-Viewty_id2300/size Try using this phone size comparison tool and see when the M is put onto it.

      • Daniel Maginnis

        I was hoping to see something w/ qhd amoled, the same as what the M will have. I guess I can just wait to see that phone. Was thinking the photon, but I think that’s an HD. I just think that 4.7″ is too large of a screen. Will probably just get the maxx hd cuz of the batt. The pentile on my droid 3 isn’t always bad but in certain instances, its horrible. I know this is a different pentile tho. So i’ll see…

  • Tim Swann

    OH NO! It’s a rectangle with rounded edges! **Apple files lawsuit**

    there goes that moment of glory….

  • justin

    The picture of the white RAZR hd looks amazing! If that is legit i want that color on the maxx so bad!

  • zepfloyd

    As usual Moto is a day late and a dollar short. Last year’s razr should have been HD, now this one won’t ship or at least another month and still has 1GB RAM while the S3 has 2…by then S4 Pro chips will be in full swing. Who wants to be locked into this for 2 years?

    • Tim Swann

      half agree. Motorola makes great hardware and the average user (who all three devices will appeal to) won’t even notice the difference in RAM and they won’t care about the locked bootloader. Shipping over a month from now is a HUGE miss for the HD and MAXX HD though.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Not the big splash Google-owned Motorola needed to make in order to steal any of the iPhone 5’s thunder. Its not the lack of 2gb ram (most people don’t care/know about that), its the lack of JB right out of the box since you know Verizon will take its sweet time approving that OTA update. ICS next to the new Apple iOS will not convince as many people as JB next to the new iOS.

  • ddevito

    New phones, new year, yet Moto is still playing catchup.

    Kudos to the phones, they look great – but I can’t help but wonder what the new Nexus line will bring that will make these new phones look suddenly obsolete.

  • Mark

    Kudos to Moto for finally releasing both the RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD variants at the same time (or at least announcing them). I’m happy with my regular MAXX, but several original RAZR owners would have enjoyed at least the option for a MAXX from the start.

    • evltwn

      I agree. Luckily those who bought the RAZR during the Holidays last year, were given the option of returning their phones to VZW by 1/15. That’s what I did and only had to wait 11 days for the RAZR MAXX.

      • Mark

        I did exactly the same thing! 🙂

    • CHRIS42060

      Yea the only good thing about this phone release it that they aren’t screwing over any customers by releasing the RAZR HD and then the RZR MAXX HD a few weeks later. Unless of course they release the SUPR RAZR MAXX HD with the S4 Pro Processor and 2 GB of RAM in a couple of weeks haha.

  • rob

    Doesn’t matter how many features you have, or how superb the build quality is w/ the next gen specs if you can’t take advantage of it….battery life is one thing moto gets.

  • watchthesky

    Available before the holidays… That’s not specific at all.

    • Bionicman

      basically december, 2-3 months after the new iphone release. yeeeeaaaaaa probably not a good idea…

      • Diablo81588

        Rumors say October, which makes sense considering the current RAZR is scheduled to be EOL by then.

  • Rex

    Unlocked bootloader?

    • Diablo81588

      Dev editions.

  • meh

  • I hope Moto has improved the camera quality over the RAZR…

  • Charlie

    I was 100 percent sold until I saw the 1gb of RAM part in the press release. Is this confirmed for all 3 phones??

    • CopierITGuy

      Sadly, yes. It’s under the “A Trilogy of Premium Design, Speed and Features” part of the press release. This is the common features section.

      This is the one spec on this phone that really blows. They could’ve done so much better.

  • legalkill

    I was waiting for maxx hd, but went s3 to keep unlimited data. Timing.

  • TheCheapGamer

    I bought the OG Droid and a Droid X.
    I loved the phones at the time, but somehow Motorola and I have grown apart…

  • Am I the only one bored with Motorola’s phone designs. They look like the exact same phones they’ve been selling for the last year and a half. Give me the styling of the One X or GS3 with the build of a Motorola.

    • Tim Swann

      sleek, simple, consistent design appeals to the mass. I agree with you though. I happen to like the design of my G-Nex though

    • CopierITGuy

      Almost all of HTC’s phones for the past 3 years have all had almost the exact same shape/design with a few little tweaks here and there. At least Moto has brought some variety. Right now, the Razr design is selling, so why fix it if it ain’t broke?

      Plus, this design is keeping the Apple lawsuits at bay for now! 🙂

  • Queue End of 2012 as the rumored expected JB update release date for the original Razr.

  • Brandon Gillis

    Does anyone else think that they persist with releasing the “Maxx” variants because they can’t squeeze those batteries into a phone at a competitive price point. I can’t think of any other reason they wouldn’t just include that battery in the standard “RAZR HD”.

    • Some people prefer the thinner devices for in-hand feel. The Maxx looks like its about as thick as the Bionic.

  • SteveNwoz

    Get rid of the HUGE chin at the bottom & put on a 1080 screen = a great phone. Get on it Motorola.

    • Butters619

      1080p screen in a 4.7″ device would be an under-appreciated battery drain.

  • Mike

    How sad…shipping with ICS and upgradeable to Jelly Bean by end of year. Google needs to lay the hammer on Motorola. Uninspiring designs, hardware that would have been impressive 6 months ago, and still slow update process. We have to give credit to Samsung for getting builds of Jelly Bean out there so quick on the S3, and the Note 2 shipping with JB.

    • S3 doesn’t have official JB builds on any device. And the new CEO has been in place for 3 months, and at least has the right goals for their mobile devices. They’ll get it. Have faith, brother 😀

      • Mike

        I do expect Google to hold Motorola to very high standards. These phone are still based on 2011 designs- as someone else said, Google hasn’t had a huge input on them. However, I expected more by now- at least to have these phones run on Jelly Bean from the factory.

    • Rob

      Motorola said the OG Razr would get ICS by end of 2011 when the phone came out in Novemeber. When did the Razr get ICS? I wouldn’t expect Jelly Bean on the Razr HD until June of 2013

      • Tyler Chappell

        Except that simply won’t happen. The previous RAZRs came out less than a month after ICS. These RAZRs are coming out a few months after Jelly Bean.

  • MJZ

    New 2 year contract means losing my unlimited data.. no thanks.

    • Tyler

      developer model is full retail and probablly has unlocked bootloader too, if thats your thing.

    • paul_cus

      I was thinking the same thing. Not awesome enough for me to throw away unlimited. Maybe next time.

      • Buckoman

        There seems to be some unofficial grace period regarding the unlimited data. I went in a couple weeks ago to upgrade my friend’s phone with him and they let him keep the unlimited. However, you have to be vigilant and use phrases like “I know you still let people keep unlimited.”

        • paul_cus

          Nice to know, thanks for the heads up.

        • CHRIS42060

          Yea I called to inquire about upgrading to the GS3 a month ago and was told since it was such a big release for the phone I could keep unlimited data. Obviously that was after I told them I wanted to check to see if I could keep it or if I should just switch to T-Mobile.

  • ayyy

    Still a few unknowns. How much storage will they have? Nothing but the press release shows 1GB or RAM, and for which phone is that? How big is the MAXX battery? How much will they cost? (I’m guessing 199 HD and 299 HD MAXX).

    Maybe it’s just me but the HD appeared to have a slight hump on the top. The MAXX looked completely flat, just thicker…

  • YourFriend

    No ColorBoost? What gives?

  • What happened to the color boost display?

  • Steve S.

    It says the new RAZR’s will have ICS and are upgradable to Jelly Bean…what about the people who purchased the origional RAZR or MAXX…no Jelly Bean?

    • Brandon

      They said phones released in 2011 (RAZR primarily) will get jb, I believe

    • Lucky Armpit

      I could have sworn he said that all devices purchased after 2011 will have Jelly Bean.

  • Adam Cox

    if moto wants to regain market share all 3 of these phones need to be on all carriers (all LTE carriers at least).

    That is the only thing samsung got right. releasing flagship phones across all carriers.

  • DanWazz

    Glad to see they went all the way with the MAXX HD.

  • Guest

    Jellybean before 2012? Good luck

    • OfTheDamned

      Which calendar are you using?

  • iPhone 5 Next Week……
    Sexy as……..!

    • CopierITGuy

      Talk about under-impressing! Same old tired design as 5 years ago. Same old tired app carousel as every other iDevice. Same, same, same! When will Apple ever start innovating again? Oh, yeah, they leave that up to the Android developers then “borrow” their ideas. Silly me…

  • Poker_Vol

    Again, why is there a Razr HD and Razr HD Maxx? Are there really people that don’t want a lasting battery??

    • There are people that care more about slim than battery life, somehow.

      • paul_cus

        I’m one of them.

    • Price difference and size. I’ve known several people who prefer the way the Razr felt in the hand vs. the Maxx. Besides, if the phone gets you through a whole day, why get the more expensive larger one?

    • Brandon Gillis

      I believe they have a hard time getting that huge battery in at the right price point ($199) so they make it an entirely different device so they can still get people who want a $199 phone.

    • r0lct

      Well now that the non-MAXX supposedly has respectable battery life many may choose lower cost with a thinner/lighter body.

  • DB

    I’m feeling a little underwhelmed by this announcement, but I can’t put my finger on why. The phones are solid…just…felt like there should be more.

    • OFD

      I think it’s because these are phones Motorola has been developing long before the Google team took over. Next year will be the really good stuff.

      • kixofmyg0t

        You sir are right. The RAZR HD has been in development for a year now. Think about that, Moto does redonkulous testing and goes back to the drawing board quite alot. What we know know as the RAZR HD wasnt what the engineers first drew up last year. Wait til you see what Moto has in store next.

        • angermeans

          Motorola still needs to be taken out and put out of its misery. Thats just my humble opinion. Too many years of lackluster phones, locked bootloaders, underperforming and buggy software, and treating their customers like trash.

    • I agree – that and I can’t get past the shell on the RAZRs. I didn’t like it last year and still don’t. I feel that it makes them look “clunky” for lack of a better word.

    • AlexKCMO

      Probably because you know these will be great phones with little to no developer support and with one of these phones you won’t be able to get a full and complete Android experience.

      I loved my Droid X. Now Moto is “Meh, I’d rather be able to run CMX.”

      • Diablo81588

        Developer editions should be available as well.

        • evltwn

          with no warranty though and at full retail price.

          • chris125

            and no advertising so very few people will know about them

          • Anthony_Armando

            folks with a grandfathered unlimited plan are forced to buy at full retail anyway. just saying.

    • Big_EZ

      The only thing really lacking is 1 gb of ram when th3y should’ve included 2 gb of ram

    • Stevedub40

      Don’t feel bad, I feel the same way too for some reason. I think everyone was hoping for a big surprise, which was really going to make Motorola stand out again. Only apple and the iphone can get away with minor improvements in hardware and still inspire “awe” to people.

      • angermeans

        and Motorola hasnt come out with minor improvements? Take a look at the Droid 3 -> Droid Bionic -> Droid Razr -> Droid Razr MAXX -> Droid 4 -> and now these new phones that should have been released last year when the Galaxy Nexus launched. Outside of the processor (which really is still just playing catch up to the competition and we have rumored phones right around the corner with Exynos and Snapdragon dual cores and then the monster dual core A15s out soon after that) and the battery are just basically what Google released last year. This is what happens when you fall behind and Moto has fallen way behind

        • angermeans

          The iPhone 4 to 4s was a giant leap. Sure they looked the same, but the A4 to A5 (A5 is still on top of the market in performance), double the RAM (which iOS obviously needs much less of as it runs much better than my beloved Galaxy Nexus or GS3), 5 to 8 mp camera (which the mega pixel does not give the camera justice as the iPhone 4s still has by far the best mobile camera on the market and most wont argue that), and Siri (say what you will and I try to love Google Now, but it just isn’t half as polished as Siri). This is not to mention the build quality which is still one of, if not the best on the market and the display (although too small) is still probably the best display on the market.

          With all that said how again was Apple getting away with mediocre updates? They release a phone a year (the 4s came out almost 16 months after the 4) and still the market is playing catch up. People need to stop denying that the iPhone is not a strong contender that make top of the line hardware and software.

    • brando56894

      If I had the money to buy a dev edition I would gladly ditch my HTC Rezound for the RAZR HD MAXX in a heart beat. I’m done with HTC and going back to the Moto I loved when I had my OG. Considering I don’t have a job and don’t have an upgrade available I’m going to wait to see what comes in out in the next 6-9 months.

  • greeknasty

    ill pass and keep my nexus

  • PowerofPicture

    It’s like the Atrix HD except without the crippled battery.

    • chris125

      and with the same crap screen as the razr..

  • Radgatt

    What is the battery mah in the RAZR maxx HD?

    • YourFriend

      3300 mAh

      • Pegleg

        Wrong…it is only 2500mAh.

        • OfTheDamned

          I believe that is the battery for the Razr HD, not the Maxx.

    • Big_EZ

      By doing the math my guess is around 3280 mah or so

      • Diablo81588

        Why not just say 3300? Lol..

      • evltwn

        what math are you doing?

        • Big_EZ

          I was do it off of the 2500 mah they mentioned but in a hands on video one of their techs said 2530 mah for the HD and based on the talk time of 16 hours for the HD and 21 for the Maxx HD it woukd be closer to 3320 mah. In another hands on video they said 3200 mah for the maxx. The equation I used was 16h/2500mah=21h/x

    • evltwn

      They didn’t mention it, but I’m guessing it’s going to be about the same as the current RAZR MAXX.

  • yaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • enerjak

    I wasn’t expecting a Maxx HD, so I bought a GS3 two days ago. I’m having some serious buyers remorse =(

    • Bionicman

      you shouldn’t the battery life on the GS3 is really good. plus you get 2GB of memory. I would have really thought they would at least put 2GB in the new RAZR’s oh well. definitively a yawn announcement.

      • In my experience, in owning both phones, the Razr Maxx’s battery beats the pants off of the GS3, at least on Verizon.

        • That’s not to say the GSIII doesn’t have good battery life though. That extra gig of memory will also help take the GS3 into the extended future.

          • Oh, for sure. I can make it through a big chunk of the day on the Galaxy S 3.

        • grocka

          compare equally sized batteries and get back to me. 33 > 21mah by far in terms of these devices.

    • TheCheapGamer

      Stick with the S3.

    • hurry Verizon’s return policy is 15 days now remember!

      • James Wentworth

        Plus a restocking fee..

    • I was not expect it either, but I’m getting the razr hd slimmer with a great battery.

    • Diablo81588

      No return policy?

    • S2556

      I get 20 hours battery life on my S3. Lasts longer than I need it to!! (15hours with heavy use)

      • LionStone

        On 4G LTE?

        • S2556

          no I don’t have LTE where I live. I have 42mbps hspa+ so that helps.
          I am running a custom kernel with the min clock down to 96mhz and OC’d to 2ghz. I also have it undervolted a lot which in combination of getting my syncs in order has given me amazing battery life. stock I would get 8-12 hours on the same usage.

    • cooksta32676

      I have two friends with MaXX units and cracked screens from excessive battery heat…a non warranty issue. I’m very.hesitant about that big battery. Tons of the same complaint online too.

      • max

        maybe your friends do nothing but play on their phones all day. My maxx is fine.

        • cooksta32676

          I’m sure it doesn’t happen to everyone, he was streaming Pandora with the screen off. And we heard a snap. There are tons of complaints online. But obviously it won’t affect everybody.