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CES 2012: Hands on with the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX

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Motorola Droid RAZR MAXXMotorola is continuing it’s Droid RAZR series not with a completely new device, but with the same device holding a much bigger battery life. The Droid RAZR MAXX is everything that’s good and bad about the RAZR, with the added benefit of up to 21 hours of talk time on a single charge.

Despite the larger battery, the Droid RAZR MAXX is still a pretty thin phone. The entirety of the device is about as thick as the top portion on the original Droid RAZR. That extra size and weight makes it feel a bit more substantial in your hand, but shouldn’t really affect the way it feels in your pocket.

Unfortunately, the fact that the device is mostly just the same as the Droid RAZR also means that it has the same qHD display and the same gigantic bezel. No amount of extra battery could make up for that. Apps ran smoothly, and I couldn’t find much wrong on the Android 2.3 build on the device aside from the fact that it wasn’t Ice Cream Sandwich. If you can look beyond the display, my few minutes with the phone make it seem like a great day-to-day device, and the extra battery means it shouldn’t be dead by the time you come home from work, perhaps even if you use the battery-sucking 4G radio during the day.

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