Motorola Razr Maxx

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am


We all want bigger screens and more functions on our smartphones, especially on those latest, super-fast 4G models. But usually that means having to charge your phone every day, and sometimes, even twice a day.

That's exactly the situation Motorola is trying to address with the new Razr Maxx, which sports a whopping 3,300mAh battery. That's a bigger battery than most early netbooks.

In terms of actual usage, the Maxx will give twice the talk time as the iPhone 4S, and let you watch streaming video two and a half times longer than Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In fact, Motorola says that you can talk for a full 'marathon' conference - over 21 hours - with the Maxx. That's nearly a full day of talk time, not standby time.

All that power lights up a 4.3-inch Super Amoled display, and runs the Android 2.3.5 OS - upgradable to 4.0 - a dual-core processing running at 1.2GHz, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and 1.3-megapixel front camera), with 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of ROM.

Perhaps the Maxx's best feature is that it is one of the few 4G, or LTE, models on the market today - although that feature is currently only available from CSL and China Mobile. Of course, it will still work perfectly fine on the other operators, but just at the same download speed of 4G.

The Maxx also comes with all the media support, apps, Wi-fi and other features you'd expect - for just HK$4,498.

Pros: extra large battery, super fast 4G networking, large display

Cons: screen resolution limited to 960x540 pixels