At three hundred a pop, the new Motorola Driod Razr Maxx HD isn’t cheap, but as Motorola’s new flagship product, it makes a good first impression. The new larger screen, the great processing speed, 4g data, and great screen resolution is definitely a great improvement over the last version.
The screen is now 4.7 inches since the bottom row of buttons was removed. Instead there are virtual buttons along the bottom that serve the same purpose. A higher pixel count gives the new Razr a much sharper resolution. That paired with the new AMOLED screen technology for better brighter colors, casts a vivid contrast to the previous version. The new screen is great for movies and works well from multiple viewing angles.
The larger screen also allows for faster more accurate typing on the virtual keyboard. The new ability to switch over to a Swype keyboard even allows users to text with one hand by dragging their finger through letters to form words.
The only real downside is that it comes with the older android operating system. However, the makers have announced that they are going to make it upgradeable to the jelly bean OS. The apps are easy to access and use but the phone comes preloaded with Verizon programs that are not useful and just serve to clog up the works.
Perhaps the best thing about the new phone is the battery. It claims 32 hours of use, o12 hours of video streaming, pretty impressive for any mobile device. The battery is not user removable but with battery life like this, it will probably be a long time before it needs replacing.
All in all it’s a great new device, if pricy, but for a great screen and good speed it is worth extra cash.