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DROID RAZR MAXX HD Drops to $99 at Amazon for New Lines

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This morning, Amazon dropped the price of the DROID RAZR MAXX HD to $99 on-contract for new lines and new accounts. If you want to upgrade to it, it’ll run you $149. Either way, it’s still a hell of a lot cheaper than the $299 on-contract price that Verizon is still listing it at.

We reviewed the RAZR MAXX HD back in October and are clearly fans of it. While its specs and performance may not match up to the Note 2 or DROID DNA, it crushes them all in battery life. In fact, we took MAXX HDs to Vegas with us to cover CES because at most conferences, you are almost always needing to plug in your phone or find the nearest charger multiple times a day. With the MAXX HD, I never once ran into a battery issue even after a half-dozen live blogs, a bunch of photos taken, and regular usage. It’s a beast, that’s for sure.

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  • Benmartin1974

    Id been thinking of buying a Motorola Droid Razr Maxx for some time. I read dozens of reviews and this one was useful http://search4reviews.net/ , I got my package last week and am very happy. I Would highly recommend to anyone still unsure

  • $saver

    Just got it at costco for $100 with free other stuff.

  • RoadsterHD1

    649.99 for a replacement without changing your plan. Still allot of money.

  • scuba_koop

    Ok…so I am now torn on decision between Note 2 and Droid Razr Maxx HD???
    Anybody want to weigh in on this one. I realize the Note 2 is huge, but I am not sure that bothers me? I have been a Motorola person..droid, droid2, droid3, and currently Droid4!!!
    Never left Motorola before!!! Please Help!!

  • billy routh

    I get atleast 24 hours with 6hrs screen on time with my note2

  • Rodeojones000

    I wouldn’t get this phone even if it meant Amazon was paying me $99.

  • Greg

    Costco has the MAXX HD for $199 now. Comes with a free cardock. Plus 90 day return window for the win!

  • Syrio35

    What’s a decent relatively inexpensive verizon phone to get off contract these days?

  • scuba_koop

    So one question. I have never bought from Amazon for a phone. I need to transfer the upgrade from my sons line. I started the checkout, but realized it will mess up his line if I activate the phone! So do I have to buy it, then go to a Verizon store to have it transferred to my number before I activate it?? I am a little confused!!

  • Anon

    If you have to have a phone right now, this is a great choice.

    If your contract is going to end in 6-8 months, I’d see what the Google/Motorola X-Phone brings to the table; I hope we’ll see it by then. I’m hoping for Motorola build quality with the Google touch.


    I’ll hold out for the Maxx HD++ SuperMaxx#. I love Motorola that much.

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  • Bill Boguniecki

    I bought the Maxx HD right out to keep my unlimited data plan. It is a great phone and the battery life is amazing. However, the camera is beyond terrible – yes yellow hues and blurry pictures almost every time. Also, you can’t save apps to SD so all your 32GB internal memory will get used up. I’ll be selling mine on EBay when something else comes out. See DL review it is spot on.

  • bassman418

    Im sorry, but I dont know about crushing my Note 2 in battery life. Im currently at 17 hours and 45 minutes with 5 hours 6 minutes of screen on time and still have 20% battery. And thats every day with no problem. Love my phone.

    • Destroythanet

      Plus, pop in a spare battery when the first one runs out and the MAXX can’t come close. Removable battery FTW!

      • mjmedstarved

        I believe the MAXX has a removable battery… does it not???

        • Destroythanet

          No it doesn’t.

    • either way, a lot of people don’t want to carry around something that big while at a convention or any other sort of event. Its almost like bringing an iPad to take photos at your local state fair, people are going to look at you funny.

  • thedonxr

    “A bunch of photos taken” I wish moto would up their game in the camera dept they haven’t ever had a camera that took good pictures they have always been grainy and blueish…

    • Cuberly

      Hear hear!
      I have the first generation RM and I really like the phone. Except for the crap pics it takes. Why they go with such bad optics and resolution is beyond me.

  • droidsung

    Crushes Note 2 on battery? Note 2 may not last longer than Maxx HD but it comes pretty close with 3100mAh.

    • hkklife

      This one has 32Gb storage, much better build quality, HDMI-out, much better radios and no Touchwiz. I am really down on Sammy nowadays. Still holding out for a Moto phablet and/or a Moto Nexus!!!!

      • billy routh

        Touchwiz is better than Motorolas ui.

        • Eric

          Touchwiz might have some interesting features, but it’s so ugly and cartoonish, that I had the same reaction to it as I did to Windows XP when it first came out. (with the default plastic looking interface)

          Touchwiz is so horribly ugly, that I’m not even thinking twice about going to an AOSP ROM (probably Cyanogenmod) once it’s stable, losing a ton of functionality (I have a Note 2) in favor of a UI that doesn’t look like it was designed for children.

    • KOBALT

      lololol. I was at 33 hours at 45% on my Note 2. Bring it. JellyBeans ROM!

  • The Droid DNA 4G is also $149 if you want to upgrade. Aside from battery life which is the better deal?

    • JetBlue

      DNA has better specs with more ram better processor better display, capactive buttons but has non removable battery no sd card slot then there’s the Maxx HD which has a removable 3400? battery with sd card slot and on screen buttons and both have locked bootloaders and also your choice of screen 4.6? vs 5.0 inch screen

      • kenneth

        the Droid razr maxx hd has a nonremovable 3,300 mAh battery, 32 gb internal with sd card slot for expansion and a 4.7″ super AMOLED 720p screen. i own this phone and it has been nothing but amazing.

        • I’m gun shy of Motorola tho, I now use a Droid 3 and hate doesn’t properly describe it. It’s camera makes me want to shoot a nail gun through it. Seriously considering cashing in all my chips on the Note 2, so I can keep my unlimited status. $700 is a tough pill to swallow.

          • KOBALT

            I hate Motorola because of the Bionic and the fact that they release 9 versions of a phone that should have been built like that in the first place. However, I can vouch that you would be very happy with it. BIG step-up from the D3.

          • Anon

            That was the old Motorola, give it time.

            Also note that while Bionic was a sad story, it’s now a pretty good phone. I still haven’t upgraded from mine, as I can’t find a phone that gets it all right at once (and by “all”, I’d like to see removable batteries again, Motorola quality, and a Nexus-class phone with removable storage). The Bionic doesn’t get it all right either, but nothing’s been so much better and has accessory options for it like an OEM car dock and bedside dock, that make me want to switch.

          • KOBALT

            After going to the Rezound as a replacement and now, the Note 2, I have a hard time coming back. I miss the devs most of all for Moto. But, I stand by that the BS release of a phone, then the Maxx, then the Maxx +, then the HD is complete hogwash.

          • IF I was going to purchase an Android device (which I no longer consider would) I would probably buy a Motorola now that it is owned by Google. HTC forgets its phones after a year, and Samsung’s phones feel like cheap plastic (even if they are durable its not for me). Motorola has an all of the above affect, Durable, updated, and moderately competitive in all fronts.

          • In my experience the old Motorola was better. I loved the old Razr Flip phone and then the Og Droid was amazing, then the D3 was a huge step back.

            I have reasonable expectations in a phone now, all I want is FoxFI to work so I can share my data. Sounds like people are having good luck with Samsungs and Foxfi.

            I will give you that the bedside docks are nice on Moto devices. Luckily I can still use my D3 dock even if I don”t use the phone anymore.

          • Anon

            I use PDANet on my Bionic, works great

          • RoadsterHD1

            I was one of the lucky ones that didn’t have a ton of issues with my Bionic and when ICS came it improved the phone so much I love it more than ever. I’m waiting to see what MOTO and Google come out with on the X-Phone. If its good enough I’ll buy it straight out and replace my Bionic. Bottom line is I have an unlimited plan and to pay 600.00 to 700.00 for a new phone it has to be worth it.

            Motorola DROID BIONIC

            ICS 4.0.4

            1.2GHz OMAP-4430 Dual Core

            1gig-DDR2 RAM Stock Kernel

            NOVA Launcher

            Quadrant Standard Score 3227

            AnTuTu Benchmark 8249

            Vellamo 1126/355

          • Anon

            Buy the CameraZoomFX app, it will improve your camera’s image quality. Certainly did for my Bionic. I don’t use the stock camera app any more.

        • bogy25

          Hi Kenneth,
          How is the camera? Any blurry yellow hue pictures? Can you save apps to the SD card? Is there any lag going to the home screen after running an app?

      • bogy25

        The Maxx HD has a non removable 3300 Mh battery and a 4.8″ screen just to let you know.

      • billy routh

        Sense ui sucks, so personally id go with Moto.

    • moelsen8

      DNA I’d say. Newer, better tech. Battery life, manufturer skins aside.

  • AhsanS

    Got mine a couple months ago for $179 off Amazon. Still lovin’ it.

    • Star Trek Data

      What’s the difference between purchasing from Amazon & Verizon besides price?

      • Josh Jones

        amazon ships it to you and you do the activation; that’s pretty much it. I think, like Walmart and some other third party retailers though they aren’t able to process early upgrades but that may just be in-store services like Walmart wireless.

        • Star Trek Data

          Ok. As far as warranties or if I have technical difficulties can I still take it to my Verizon?

          • Elliot

            If it’s within the return period, you go through Amazon for a replacement, after that, you go through VZW. Troubleshooting is always done through VZW.

            Also, keep in mind that not only do the normal T+Cs apply for the two-year contract through Verizon, Amazon can have their own terms, so make sure you read whatever terms Amazon gives you because one of those terms can include them requiring you to actually keep this specific phone on the account for a period of time or else pay them a fee.