DROID RAZR MAXX HD unboxing and initial hands on review

The DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD launched on Verizon this past Thursday. We already did an initial hands on of the DROID RAZR HD and now it’s time for the bigger brother, the DROID RAZR MAXX HD. I say bigger brother, but I have to be honest, you can barely tell the difference between the two devices. The MAXX version is .90 mm thicker (9.3mm vs 8.4mm) to support a bigger battery (3300mAh vs 2530mAh). When I took the MAXX out of the box, I literally had to check the About Phone information in the settings to see if it was indeed a MAXX as I thought there was some sort of mistake. If you do put them side by side on a table, you will notice the difference, but it’s so subtle that you would have to be looking for it.

The bottomline is that there is a difference between these two phones, but it’s more obvious under the hood. I already mentioned the battery, but the MAXX also has 16GB of additional storage (32GB vs 16GB) and it costs $100 more. Other than those few things, every other spec is the same for both phones. The full specs include, 4.7-inch Super AMOLED 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 16GB of internal storage, microSD for expanded storage, 3300mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, WiFi, and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Is the MAXX worth the extra dollars? We will do a full review on both devices, but for now, check out our initial hands on video after the break.

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  • swtrainer

    More hype from Motorola but they promise updates and then lie about it and cancel the updates…just ask any Motorola Atrix 4G owner who was promised ICS upgrade that now won’t happen. They offer an upgrade program which means only that you will be stuck with another Mortorola phone and more broken promises. NEVER BUY A MOTOROLA PHONE! MOTOROLA IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THEIR WORD AND THEY DON’T KEEP THEIR WORD!

  • Bla

    why such a big chin on Motorola phones? They look ugly.