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…)
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…)
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)
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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.
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…)
With the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD landing in Verizon stores this morning, Motorola has taken to YouTube to release a series of “how to” videos to help folks with their new purchase. Most of this stuff we have covered at length on the site, but if you need a recap or want to see some of the specific features that these new RAZR family members have to offer, jump below and grab your popcorn.
Oh, and don’t forget that we already unboxed the RAZR HD to give you our first impressions. (more…)
That is not the DROID RAZR MAXX HD.
Update: Verizon’s Photoshop guru fixed the ad. Thankfully, we got a few good laughs out of it. (more…)