RAZR Maxx http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/razr-maxx/news en-GB Motorola RAZR Maxx http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-razr-maxx/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola’s RAZR is back and this time it’s got a not-so-hidden trick in the bulky shape of a supersized battery. Is it enough to see of the competition? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-razr-maxx-review-main_2.jpg?1373248801" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-razr-maxx-review-press-shot-back_2.jpg?1373248801" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-razr-maxx-review-press-shot-side_2.jpg?1373248801" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £480.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The RAZR made quite an entrance last year – mainly thanks to its Kevlar-coated skinny body, respectable dual-core innards and useful additions to Android. Less than six months later and we've already got the MAXX to contend with, essentially the RAZR with a 3300mAh battery stuck on the back and bragging rights that include a whopping 607 hours in standby mode. But can this long-distance handset compete with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X?</p> <p><a href="/review/motorola-razr" target="_self">Read our Motorola RAZR review here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR MAXX – introduction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Make no mistake about it, this is one big phone. At 8.99mm thick, the RAZR MAXX is significantly chunkier than last year's 7.1mm RAZR. Thing is, that’s not necessarily a bad thing – the MAXX is actually easier to hold, especially if you have hands like spades. With Kevlar fibre and Gorilla Glass on board, you'll feel like you can knock the RAZR MAXX about a bit without causing damage, and compared to its smooth, curvy rivals this new Motorola phone plays it seriously masculine. You won't find any pebble hues here.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new design is of course down to that big old (or new, rather) 3300mAh battery. Designed to combat the power-draining 4G in America, you’ll still feel the benefit in countries lagging behind in the mobile internet stakes. The RAZR MAXX's battery life is very, very impressive, using up about 50 per cent a day with brightness on full blast and liberal use of 3G, Wi-Fi, apps and the music player – not to mention constant email and social notifications. </p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR MAXX – design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don't let the lack of a quad core badge put you off (unless Tegra zone gaming is top of your list), the RAZR MAXX's 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM hold up nicely when running multiple apps, with only the occasional hiccup while gaming or using MotoCast revealing themselves in our testing. Ports wise, you're looking at the same microSD card slot and mini HDMI port found on last year's RAZR. Only the choice of microSIM has the potential to disappoint.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The chunky bezel around the RAZR MAXX's 4.3in display does unfortunately make the whole phone look a little retro. At first glance, though, the 540x960 Super AMOLED affair impresses with bright colours and deep blacks. However, text isn't as sharp as it could be and whites sometimes take on a blueish hue. You'll notice if you've spent time with superior displays – like those on the iPhone 4S or Galaxy S3 – but if staying power trumps pixels and viewing angles on your priority list you’re unlikely to be disappointed.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR MAXX – battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The RAZR MAXX runs the same tweaked OS (Android Gingerbread 2.3.5) as the RAZR and sports an identical 8MP camera with 1080p video on the rear and a 1.3MP snapper up front. While the MAXX can’t compete with the new wave of premium Android handsets for photo or video quality, it does take perfectly decent, if slightly washed-out, snaps. It’s also worth noting that the MAXX is due an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later in the summer. </p> <p>It also packs some interesting business-friendly extras that you won’t find built-in elsewhere. MotoCast is simple to set up and gives you remote access to any files (documents, movies, music, photos) on your home and work computers as long as they're switched on. And Smart Actions – which reminds us of Sony's NFC Smart Tags – will automagically do useful things like turn your phone on to silent if there's a meeting scheduled in your calendar, or remind you to charge the battery at your usual bed time. As if you’ll need to.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While it might not be the sleekest or most innovative phone of 2012, the RAZR MAXX does have a reliably solid build, decent performance and superb battery life. It’s not got the sexy, stand-out skills of the very best new phones, but its killer party trick is not dropping dead halfway through the night – and for some people that’s as important as anything.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR MAXX – performance and ports </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR MAXX – screen and connectivity </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR MAXX – software and camera </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR MAXX –  verdict </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Watch out BlackBerry, there's a new business phone in town – and the Motorola RAZR MAXX has got stamina</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/motorola-razr-maxx </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-razr-maxx/review#comments Motorola RAZR Maxx Smartphones Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:53:18 +0000 Esat Dedezade 421484 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola RAZR Maxx hands on review http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-razr-maxx-hands-review/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This new RAZR from Moto boasts the longest talk time of any smartphone – but how does it look on first impressions? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-RAZR-Maxx-hands-on-review_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR Maxx hands on review – gimme Ice Cream Sandwich </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Recent smartphone launches have set the bar pretty high for Android – we're looking at you <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/versus/samsung-galaxy-s3-vs-htc-one-x">HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3</a>. And we know the RAZR has the hardware locked down but what else is the RAZR Maxx bringing to the table?</p><p>First up, the curious name is all about the massive 3,300 mAh battery that has lasted for up to a whopping 62 hours of mixed use (talk time, video and internet browsing) in Motorola's own tests.</p><p>In this refresh of last year's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/motorola-razr">four star, size-zero RAZR</a>, we were disappointed to see Gingerbread staring up at us when we booted up the RAZR Maxx. But Motorola is working on bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to the handset by the end of this quarter so expect to update to Android's latest OS by the end of June.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="344" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-RAZR-Maxx-hands-on-review-android-gingerbread_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR Maxx hands on review – versus RAZR </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At just 7.1mm thin, the RAZR's physique was a big selling point but we actually prefer the RAZR Maxx's new 8.9mm thick beefed out form. It feels weightier (at 145g) in the hand, more premium and less likely to snap in half if you accidentally sit on it.</p><p>Other than that, you're looking at the same solid Kevlar construction that we were fans of the first time round and all the same innards – a slightly out of date, dual-core 1.2GHz processor backed up by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage (expandable to 32GB with a microSD card).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="323" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-razr-maxx-hands-on-review-8.9mm-thick_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR Maxx hands on review – dawn of the giant smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The RAZR Maxx's 4.3in Super AMOLED qHD (540 x 960) display is seriously sexy and a real selling point. The colours really pop and it manages deep blacks even when compared to a great rival like the Nokia Lumia 900.</p><p>But be warned both these phones are pretty big and if you're of the small-handed species of smartphone lover, you might prefer something a bit more compact for one-handed use. Plus the bezel makes the RAZR Maxx look a bit old-school for our liking.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-RAZR-Maxx-hands-on-big-screen-phone-photos-nokia-lumia-900_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR Maxx hands on review – 8MP camera smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The same 8MP camera that we used on the RAZR impressed us again with accurate colours and easy to use controls like exposure and panorama mode. There's also 1080p video on board the RAZR Maxx show but if smartphone photography is a deal-breaker for you, be patient and we'll line up the best of 2012's smartphone cams to truly see which 8MP snapper is king.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-RAZR-Maxx-hands-on-review_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola RAZR Maxx hands on review – price and release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So the Motorola RAZR Maxx is a chunkier RAZR that promises not to run out of juice and let you down every afternoon at 5pm. Since battery life is so important, let's hope other smartphone manufacturers take note and start cramming in big batteries themselves.</p><p>But is the RAZR Maxx special enough? That remains to be be seen. But with nifty features like Smart Actions – where the phone will automatically open your music player when you plug in headphones, or turn on GPS when docked in the car – and MotoCast for remote access to files on any switched on PCs or Macs at home, it stands a very good chance. And it's available to pre-order now from £420.</p><p><strong>You may also like</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/steam-remote-download-and-install-feature-is-live"></p><p>Steam remote download and install feature is live</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/cameras/hands-on/leica-x2-hands-on"></p><p>Leica X2 hands on </a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/news-nugget/google-adds-knowledge-graph-to-search-results"></p><p>Google adds Knowledge Graph to search results</a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/cameras/hands-on/leica-x2-hands-on"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/steam-remote-download-and-install-feature-is-live"></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_746.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/hands-on/motorola-razr-maxx-hands-on-review </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-razr-maxx-hands-review/news#comments Motorola RAZR Maxx Thu, 17 May 2012 13:49:35 +0000 Sophie Charara 421193 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola RAZR Maxx release date set for May http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-razr-maxx-release-date-set-may/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Road warriors rejoice as Moto&#039;s razor thin smartphone relaunches with an impressive 17.6 hour&#039;s talk time, thanks to an even bigger battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-razr-maxx_3.jpg?1364400573" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Motorola has announced that the RAZR Maxx will be release in the UK, Europe and Middle East in May.</p> <p>The RAZR Maxx offers the same kevlar construction and 4.3in AMOLED screen as its RAZR predecessor (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/motorola-razr" target="_self">reviewed here</a>), but also manages to pack in a heftier battery, resulting in an impressive 17.6 hours of talk time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/motorola-razr-maxx-release-date-set-for-may </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-razr-maxx-release-date-set-may/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-razr-maxx-release-date-set-may/news#comments Motorola RAZR Maxx Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:28:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 420662 at http://www.stuff.tv