Motorola RAZR Maxx launches in UK with 3,300mAh battery

Motorola RAZR Maxx launches in UK with 3,300mAh batteryRemember the days when Motorola seemed be launching a different RAZR variant by the week? The days when having a RAZR was cool. The days when everyone seemed to own one.

Well, we don't want to cast aspersions and claim it's happening again but another version of the relaunched line has just found its way onto the UK streets - the RAZR Maxx.

What's new, you ask? Well actually, a really impressive boost to the battery which has gone up from a not-too-shabby 1780mAh to an amazing 3300mAh pack. That is some serious juice and blows even the new Samsung Galaxy SIII's impressive battery out of the water. In fact, it's probably the biggest battery we've seen on a smartphone.

Indeed, Moto reckons the RAZR Maxx will give up to 17 hours of talk time or up to 607 hours on standby. The original RAZR provides nine hours of talk time and 300 hours standby.

Unfortunately, concessions have to be made with such a leap so the size of the thing has gone up too. It's no longer RAZR thin at 7.1mm and instead has fattened out to a whole 9mm. Plus, there's about 20g weight gain.

Otherwise, specs are almost identical: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 960x540 pixel resolution (pixel density of 256 pixels-per-inch), dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM to help things along and 16GB of internal storage plus a micro SD slot for cards up to 32GB.

And there's the 8-megapixel primary camera with 1080p video capture. It's still on Gingerbread but Moto promised Ice Cream Sandwich is on the way which seems like a pretty poor show considering Android 5.0 Jelly Bean is set to be announced soon.

Having said that, it looks like a nice little incremental upgrade and we can't wait to see how long this baby really does last.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 18, 2012 at 10:08


killieguy  May. 18, 2012 at 11:01

i dont like motorola phone but this even makes me think about getting one for my next phone, hmmmm

Pondlife  May. 18, 2012 at 11:34

I like this phones spec, definitely pleased with the extra battery and 9mm isn't exactly huge, but having seen a price of £480 for it I think I'll wait a while.

Pondlife  May. 18, 2012 at 11:46

Then I go to hukd and see it at £370 odd at lol

socialjeebus  May. 18, 2012 at 12:05

Apple aside obviously, but I can never understand why other manufacturers don't offer a longer-life battery option...
It's a pain in the **** constantly having to charge a phone after a couple of hours gaming/watching videos, etc.

At least over here they have free of charge charging stations in metro stations, etc or you can charge them in convenience stores.

Pondlife  May. 18, 2012 at 12:14

Guess we'll see whether it is a successful idea and could become more common by how well this does.


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