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DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD Available Now From Verizon

It’s October 18 (in some places), and that means that the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD are on sale from Verizon. For $199 and $299 respectively, you get a 4.7″ HD Super AMOLED display, 16GB and 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot for additional storage, 8MP camera on the back, Ice Cream Sandwich (with Jelly Bean updates on the way), NFC, 4G LTE, and kevlar backing that feels extra soft in hand. The build quality of these two phones (our initial unboxing), can’t be matched by many. 

The RAZR MAXX HD “wows!” because of its massive 3300mAh battery that can get you up to 32 hours “of performance.” The regular RAZR HD should be solid in the battery department as well with its 2530mAh power pack. Both phones have been fine-tuned to be the best in the business on a single charge. The RAZR HD comes in both black and white, while the MAXX version comes in black only. Both devices are global-ready.

We know that many of you have been waiting patiently for these phones – are you ready to buy, today?

Verizon Links:  RAZR HD (Black or White) | RAZR MAXX HD

Amazon Links:  RAZR HD (Black) | RAZR HD (White) | RAZR MAXX HD

  • Steven DeCasperis

    Picked up my Maxxx HD last Friday. It is truly amaxing. Super fast, bright, sharp screen. Camera got mixed reviews- but as an amateur photographer, I feel it is Great. Comes on instantly, focused immediately with virtually no camera lag and takes really amazing pics. Colors are very good with little to no noise in poorly lit environments. Out of the box, it is set on 6 mp mode, but there is a noticable difference when set at 8 mp. Reviewers probably didn’t realize this when they tested it. Has HDR setting built in and can take panoramic and multishots. Has NFC antenna and Android Beam, so you can transfer phone contents (Photos, lists, spreadsheets, etc.) with other devices just by touching them back to back.
    Battery is unreal. I use the phone a lot during the day with photos, internet, email, texting and just regular calls. The phone is charged every night an is unplugged at 6:30am. By 11: 30 pm, I have had 70% (+,-) battery remaining !!
    Highly recommend this device to anyone that needs a fast phone, that is State of the Art technologically, and is wants to be worry free when it comes to having to charge your phone.

  • Yakuzahi

    Will they support SVDO on 3G?

  • 2001400ex

    Anyone on unlimited having luck with Verizon by saying you want to stay on unlimited, threaten to leave, and have them give it to you?

  • Tom Z

    I get a discount with Verizon via the employer discount. Does anyone know if this also applies to new phone purchases or just service discounts?

  • Tom

    I wonder when Best Buy will begin selling this phone, My Chase card currently has a 5% bonus with best buy for the next few months.

  • lumpysherman

    Gingerbread devices, Really?!?!? #fail

    • Brian Cerveny

      No, they are ICS with JB on the way.

    • flosserelli

      The description clearly says ICS with JB on the way.

      Reading #fail

  • Carolina_Moonshiner

    I would upgrade today except I am underwhelmed.
    1. $299 (Really?)
    2. Substandard Camera’s. Why are we stuck on 8MP still after 2+ years?
    3. Bloatware crap, the crap should be optional, and Moto is OWNED by Google and Moto/Google could negotiate with Vz
    4. Did I say $299? This will prob drop within 2 weeks. There was no fanfare, TV ads, etc I expect a lackluster initial sales
    5. 1GB of RAM, no much for future proofing.

    • Mark

      Re: #1: Wait a month.
      2: Megapixels are certainly not the determining factor in photo quality. In fact, with such tiny sensors as are in smartphones, FEWER megapixels generally creates cleaner photos (less grain). This was true for point and shoot cameras, and is even more true for smartphones. 8mp is the sweet spot. You only need more if you want to print poster sized photos, and no one in their right mind would do that from a device with a pin sized lens and a tiny sensor. For sharing online, 8mp already pushes the boundary. What needs to be improved is the software, not adding megapixels.
      3: Bloatware isn’t nearly as big an issue with ICS and beyond. Unfortunately, this will never go away when Verizon is involved. Just disable it.
      4. Probably not an issue in real life use. Very few apps require that much. As far as future proofing… how many years do you keep a phone?

      Just my thoughts, anyway. Personally, if I didn’t already have a RAZR MAXX, I’d snap up the HD MAXX. Only thing I’m really missing is the NFC. I’ll live without that and the HD screen to keep my unlimited data (unless I win the lottery and then I’ll buy the dev HD full price).