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Verizon Drops DROID RAZR MAXX HD to $199, RAZR HD to $99 on Contract

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The Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD are no longer new by smartphone standards, having been released back in October of last year. So typically when a phone has been on the market for five or six months, we start to see the price drop across the web. 

In what appears to be a recent discount, Verizon has slashed their prices of the RAZR HD line. You’ll find the regular RAZR HD for $99 followed by the RAZR MAXX HD for $199 on new 2-year contract. As many of you know, the only different between the two in terms of specs are the amount of internal storage and the battery size. The MAXX HD has 32GB of internal (16GB in the regular HD) and a 3300mAh battery (2530mAh in the regular HD).

But if $199 and $99 are cheap enough, you may want to look into Amazon, which is listing the RAZR MAXX HD at $99 and the RAZR HD for a penny.

And no, I don’t necessarily believe this is a sign that the X Phone is just around the corner.

Via:  Verizon

  • chris125

    This is what they should have been from the start

  • http://twitter.com/ITGuy11 Shawn Villaire

    They are making room for the X phone trolololol!

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

      :P

  • http://twitter.com/canoy07 Eric G Canoy

    can someone please tell me when the MAXX HD off contract price comes down

    • Dave

      Nope still a $h** ton of money off contract. Usually doesn’t happen soon or at all.

    • Guest

      Never

    • JoshGroff

      Best bet is to grab one off swappa or ebay. There are people that just sell their upgrade phones and you can get them for a decent price.

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

      If it does come down, it’ll be another few months or even year. You’ll see them drop at times just before Verizon kills them off, which won’t be for a while.

  • Bailers77

    It’s just disappointing that the price in the phone with subsidy doesn’t equate to a drop in price without. It’s ridiculous that an older phone costs the same now as it did six months or more ago when bought contract free.

    • JoshGroff

      This^

    • michael arazan

      Especially when in another 2 months it’ll be free with a contract right before EOL, but still the same price full retail till they remove it.

  • pubasnacks77

    Are these running Jelly Bean?

    • Diablo81588

      Yes, have been since December.

    • Dave

      Yes, Moto might release a phone with JB out of the box this year still. I’m actually surprised they haven’t had a major release lately.

      • JoshGroff

        Didn’t they say they were cutting down? Also, I’m surprised rumors of the Droid 5 aren’t circulating yet., assuming they’re continuing that series that is.

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

          Surprised as well. Maybe the 4 and 3 sold so terribly that it’s not worth it at all.

        • Dave

          I just figured so because they’ll be the last with a launched device with any of these: Quad Core, 5″ range display, 1080p, 4.2 OS. Granted, their specs are plenty adequate for nearly everybody, but they are definitely on the down swing of being innovators lately.

          • JoshGroff

            Yeah, I noticed, the RAZR HD was a bit of a let down with a dual core S4 and 1GB of RAM, granted it’s still not a slouch, but not the top of the line phone it should’ve been.

          • Dave

            I don’t know enough about OS programming, but the original Razr MaXX lost a ton of battery life with the bump from 2.3 to 4.0. And I’ve heard several people mention slightly lower battery life on the MaXX series going from ICS to JB. Much less now than the original line.

          • C-Law

            I’ve yet to see a difference on the razr maxx battery life whether on 2.3, 4, or 4.1 stock Verizon ota. Not sure where u heard that

          • Dave

            I sold my OG Razr MaXX and on 4.0 I was getting about 16 hours with 4 hours on screen at the end. I’m sure it’s not an epidemic, but I’ve seen others when I was researching issues.

        • C-Law

          Only the og droid was good. So far the rest of the series has been crap imho. They ruined what should have been the best phones of the droid line, the droid itself. Of course they should have gotten rid of the keyboard after the first droid and made the droid x the second droid. The top of the line phones shouldn’t have keyboards since they don’t sell well

  • Capt. Crunch

    The picture shows the RAZR HD is $149

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

      It does, just ignore it heh.

      • rlc

        The price of $149 out of pocket is correct. It comes with a $50 mail in rebate.

  • http://twitter.com/turdbogls Turdbogls

    Picked up a RAZR MAXX HD for the Wife on the 2nd. Prices came down on the 1st of the month. she loves the phone for right now. battery is rediculous.

    • JoshGroff

      I know, spent 7 hours streaming Netflix then realized I was still unplugged. Note 2 is just as ridiculous, glad to see the trend of larger batteries coming along.

      • Dave

        Battery size is the fuel tank, the chip sets are the MPG. Glad to see our MPG is getting better also.

        • JoshGroff

          That too, and the power saver settings seem to be getting better.