Motorola new RAZR family hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 05 September 2012.
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Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD hands-on

The Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD (that's a mouthful) is nearly identical to the regular RAZR HD, except in a few key areas.

For one, it's slightly thicker at 9.3mm than both the RAZR HD and previous RAZR MAXX. Yet, the difference between the MAXX and non-MAXX versions is much smaller now - less than a millimeter.

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Motorola Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD side by sided

The slight hump for the camera is gone too and this model is only 11g heavier (157g) than the regular one. This makes purchasing the Motorola RAZR MAXX HD over the Motorola RAZR HD all the more tempting.

It might have been our imagination, but the Droid RAZR MAXX HD felt even sturdier than the other RAZR HD. The RAZR family top dog might be a bit thicker, but it's more uniform and generally handled even better than its sibling.

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Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD

We were a bit disappointed to find out that the battery in the new model has a capacity of "only" 3,300mAh - exactly the same as its predecessor, even though this one is bigger in all directions. Nonetheless this is the largest battery you can have in a phone barring after market add-ons (like that iPhone battery pack that Moto made fun of during its presentation).

One not so important advantage of the RAZR MAXX HD is that it comes with double the built-in memory of the RAZR HD - 32GB. We say not so important, because both models have a microSD card slot and you can easily add as much extra memory as you need.

The RAZR MAXX HD will be available only in black and only on Verizon for now.

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