First Jelly Bean Build Leaks for the DROID RAZR HD (Updated)

DROID RAZR HD (MAXX HD too) owners, ready for some Jelly Bean goodness? Before you say “yes,” understand that this is a leaked build of Android 4.1, which means we don’t know yet if you can flash back to an official build or if you will be stuck on this forever. That’s how leaks work, so if you choose to do this, know what you are getting yourself into. With that said, let’s talk about what we have.  (more…)

Amazon Drops Price of DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD to $129 and $179

Last night, Amazon dropped the price of the DROID RAZR HD (in both colors) and the RAZR MAXX HD to $129 and $179, respectively. These prices are for new customers only, but existing customers with upgrades can still nab each for $149 and $199, which is cheaper than most other retailers.

We had a chance to review both phones and came away very impressed. It may not be the top phone on the block, but it is certainly one of the best built, polished, and bug-free phones we have had a chance to review in a while.

Amazon Links:  DROID RAZR HD (black) | RAZR HD (white) | RAZR MAXX HD

DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD Receive First Update – Only a Security Patch

The DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD on Verizon are scheduled to receive their first update this week as build 0.7.2. The update includes nothing that you probably care about. In fact, it’s a “Google Security Patch,” which could mean that it’s simply a fix for the root method that was released just before launch day. If you are rooted or would like to remain rooted, you may want to hold off on this one for a while.

The update is 6MB in size.  (more…)


When Motorola first introduced the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD, they coupled the announcement with the idea that this was a “new Motorola.” In the front office, it most certainly is new, however, any industry player knows that these phones are the last to be inspired by the old guard. But before we start looking to the future for what’s next, we can’t look past the new RAZR family, as these are Moto’s final works of 2012. Bigger and better displays, long battery lives, and closer-than-ever-to-stock MotoBlur are all a part of the theme. Are they worth your dollar?  (more…)

Motorola Posts List of Phones Not Receiving Jelly Bean, Confirms Which Phones Will Get the Update

When Motorola first unveiled the new RAZR family at the beginning of September, they told us that they wouldn’t be able to update all of their previously released devices to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Since they had too large of a portfolio and would need to leave some out of the fun, they mentioned that owners of these devices would be able to buy a new Motorola phone and then trade in their old phone for $100. They posted the list of devices, this afternoon, which we have below.  (more…)

DROID RAZR MAXX HD Available From Amazon for $199, RAZR HD to $149

If you held off on purchasing a DROID RAZR MAXX HD on opening day (that would be yesterday), then you are today’s winner. Amazon has already dropped their price for the device to $199 (from $299). So, you can get the whoppin’ 3300mAh battery and extra internal storage for the same price that you would pay for the regular RAZR HD at Verizon. If $199 still seems steep and you are fine with the regular RAZR HD, then you are in for a treat here as well from Amazon, who is selling both the black and white versions for $149. Oh, and in case you were wondering, these prices stand for both upgrades and new customers. Yep, everyone is covered.

Links:  RAZR MAXX HD ($199) | RAZR HD (black) ($149) | RAZR HD (white) ($149)

Cheers Bill and Jigga_z!

Thursday Poll: Is the RAZR HD or RAZR MAXX HD Your Next Phone?


Since today has quickly turned into DROID RAZR HD day, we figured we may as well get this poll out of the way and find out how many of you are going to buy this phone. Both should manage to outlast any other phone on the market, thanks to their massive batteries. The build quality, in my short few days with them, has been impressive. The display is nice, but not the best on the market. The camera is definitely not going to win any awards. But, the speaker is awesome, though. Overall, these phones appear to be a solid package with a mix of positives and negatives.

My review will be up in the next couple of days, but for now, we’d love to see how many are already sold on Motorola’s newest RAZR family members.

Is the RAZR HD or RAZR MAXX HD Your Next Phone?

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Video: DROID RAZR MAXX HD vs. RAZR HD – Unboxing Too


One of the questions we have seen more times than we can count over the last couple of weeks has been, “What should I get, the RAZR HD or RAZR MAXX HD?” While I can’t necessarily answer that for you today, what I can do is do a quick comparison of the devices side-by-side.

Since the only differences between the two are battery size (2530mAh vs. 3300mAh) and internal storage amount (16GB vs. 32GB), we were wondering how much thickness would be added to the RAZR MAXX HD over the regular version. If you take a look at our video and photos in this post, you’ll notice that there isn’t much of a difference. In fact, its so minimal, that it’s tough to capture on film. In hand, it’s even more difficult to tell, other than a slightly thicker bottom portion that feels better in hand on the MAXX HD.

Off to battery testing we go!  (more…)