Verizon Wireless and Motorola just took the wraps off the new Droid RAZR - the Droid RAZR MAXX, a familiar name we saw leaked a few weeks ago. The RAZR MAXX contains the following changes compared to the original:

  • A beefier battery with an unknown at the moment capacity. What we do know is that it allows for more than 21 hours of talk time on a single charge. Update: It's 3,300 mAh.
  • The MAXX is 8.99mm thin compared to the original RAZR's 7.1mm.
  • The press release specifies 32GB total storage, but it's not obvious whether that means 32GB on-board or 16+16, like on the original RAZR. Update: Looks like the MAXX is configured exactly like the RAZR: 16GB onboard + 16GB card.

The Droid RAZR MAXX will cost $299.99, the same as the original RAZR.

Update: According to Motorola's RAZR MAXX landing page, it will be hitting Big Red on 1/26.

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DROID RAZR MAXX Features and Specifications

Form Factor

Touch Screen

Software Platform

Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)


130.70mm(x) 68.90mm(y) 8.99mm (z)


4.3” 540x960 Super AMOLED Advanced




Dual-core 1.2GHz processor


3300 mAh

Talk and Standby Time1

Up to 21.5 hours talk time and up to 15.8 days standby time


CDMA800,CDMA1900,LTE B13 700


3.5mm + EMU, USB 2.0 HS, Corporate Sync, DLNA, FOTA


Stereo Bluetooth Class 2, Version 4.0 LE+EDR


MMS, SMS, Email (Corporate Sync, Google Mail, Push Email, Yahoo Mail) IM (GTalk), WebKit w/ Flash


8 MP, 1.3MP P2P Video, Digital Zoom, Auto Focus, LED


AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, AMR WB, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA v10, WMA v9


Capture/Playback/Streaming, HD Video, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV v9

Storage & Memory

1GB RAM x 16GB ROM , 11.5GB user available internal memory, 16GB microSD card included


802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Location Services

aGPS (assisted), eCompass, sGPS (simultaneous), GLONASS

Pre-loaded Applications

MotoCast™, Google Mobile Services, Google Talk™


Lapdock 100, Lapdock 500 Pro, HD Station, HD Dock, Vehicle Navigation Dock, Smart Controller, Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad, Webtop Travel Adaptor, VGA Adaptor, HDMI Cable

Droid RAZR Purple

Also unveiled today is the original Droid RAZR in purple. Have a look at it below:

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The Purple Droid RAZR is going to cost $199.99, $100 off its initial price. This probably means the black version will also enjoy the same price drop, though we haven't verified it just yet.

Both devices are going to be available "in the coming weeks."

Press release follows:


New DROIDS and New Colors – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Have Something for Everyone

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced an expansion of the DROID RAZR family.  In coming weeks, customers will see the DROID RAZR by Motorola in Purple and the DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola. Both new DROIDs are powered by America’s fastest, most reliable 4G network and build upon the successful DROID RAZR by Motorola.

DROID RAZR – Thin, Powerful and now in Purple 

DROID RAZR in Purple will debut in the coming weeks with 16 GB on-board memory and gives customers a third stylish option from which to choose.  Regardless of color – classic Black, pristine White or Purple, the DROID RAZR is equipped with the same great features that let customers search the Web or download more than 300,000 Android Market apps at breakneck speeds on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.  The DROID RAZR in Purple will be $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

Taking DROID RAZR to the MAXX

The DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola will join the DROID family for customers who want all the great features of the DROID RAZR, but need a smartphone that overachieves. DROID RAZR MAXX is designed for customers who spend their days and nights multi-tasking. This smartphone is a marathon runner with enough endurance to let customers talk on the phone for more than 21 hours straight on a single charge.  It’s the longest-lasting smartphone on the block, and at just 8.99 mm, the device is still impossibly thin.  The DROID RAZR MAXX comes equipped with 32 GB of total memory and will be $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

The DROID Family by Motorola Complete with Tablets

The DROID family also includes the two recently launched DROID XYBOARD tablets by Motorola.  Both boast the blazing speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network and the power of dual-core 1.2 GHz processors for lightning-fast Web browsing and multi-tasking. Customers can select what size XYBOARD they want to command by choosing either the 10.1-inch or 8.2-inch DROID.

Ice Cream Sandwich Update

DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX are powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and run on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, to be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  The DROID XYBOARD tablets will also be upgraded to Android 4.0.  Both DROID smartphones will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com in the coming weeks.

Additional Features and Smart Accessories

A full suite of accessories that extend the power of DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola are also available from Verizon Wireless.  Accessories compatible with both DROIDs include the 10.1-inch Lapdock 100, 14-inch Lapdock 500 Pro with built-in webcam and Ethernet connection, HD Dock, HD Station and vehicle navigation mount.  Plus, each device has all the software needed to customize DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX to the fullest.  Stream music, photos and videos from home or work computers straight to the smartphone with MotoCast, or automate everyday tasks by creating rules using Smart Actions.

Data Plans

Customers that purchase a DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.  Customers that purchase a DROID XYBOARD tablet will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband data plan starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Artem Russakovskii
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  • slurms mckenzie

    feel like this was a dissapointment. just rehashed versions with tweaked specs (e.g skyrocket HD, droid razr maxx, transformer prime with 1080p resolution)

  • P.p

    Motorola spamming devices like crazy... Pick a flagship and keep it for a while, dammit!

    • http://@themomentzero droid2drummer

      +1 Indeed they are plain greedy.

  • Me262

    By MAXX, can we assume that the display will be a full-size HD?

    Or is this still a MIN?

  • mototurd

    Take a wild guess but will say it's still locked down.

  • Mgamerz

    Motorola shafting people who just bought their devices like usual. Buy a Razr and terrible battery life? Sucks for you, here's a slightly less thin RAZR with a nice big battery!

  • andddlay

    Battery: 3300 mAh

    :o wow that's awwwwesome

    • Eric

      OMG O_O and still 9mm !! nice!
      My Sensation has half the mAh with the same thickness
      Wish other manufactures would follow THIS!

      • ed

        gotta remember that this is most likely a non removable battery which is why this might be possible

  • Deon

    So it's only difference is it's thicker due to a bigger battery? Everything else the same? Seems dumb.

  • Tyler C

    Wow, CES is really starting to be a major disappointment, and I remember feeling jipped about my Thunderbolt as everyone else was getting their Bionics, Razrs, Rezounds, (and even the Charge when it was very first released even though we all found out how crappy that turned out to be).
    But now I am having a good laugh.
    I am so glad I cancelled my Amazon orders of the Prime, I still wouldnt be getting it for a couple weeks if I hadn't cancelled, now I'll just wait for the new one.
    I love the diversity of Android devices, but this is a perfect example of how its getting waaaay out of hand with one flagship release after another. And as far as I am concerned, there shouldnt be a single phone announcement at CES of a phone not running ICS, save for low-end phones.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Release date added - January 26.

  • bachinphx

    All this and they STILL can't get ICS on these damn devices yet! WTH??!!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Come on, the source has been out for less than 2 months - it takes a while for these things to get merged, tested, and pushed out.

  • sgtguthrie

    Sad thing is, if the battery was REMOVABLE you could just buy an extended battery for 30 bucks. However, because it's internal they charge an extra $100?

    Someone at google needs to step in and fix this company (MOTOROLA) before they piss off ALL their customers and implode! I know that I'd be unhappy if I'd gotten a razor then they came out with the maxx 3 weeks later...

  • Neckbone

    Started to buy the Razr but saw info on Razr Maxx on Moto's FB page & returned it to wait for the Maxx. I took it back to the store. The battery is still non-removal and it looks like the larger battery takes that hump from the back & evens it out from 1.71mm to 8.99mm. 32GB card & from what I read ICS will be updated in the second qtr of 2012.

  • Alan

    I bought the RAZR MAXX on Jan. 26, and have been impressed, though I use the phone for basics--phone, internet, business. I don't do a lot of gaming, pictures, or video. The battery life is very good, though I question the Motorola claims. I also question the high number of Motorola apps. Most are just not useful to me.

    I moved up to this from my Droid Incredible. Not having changed Android phones before, I was relieved at the ease of the process.

    I like the size, but I have big hands. I don't think most people would enjoy the big bezel area over long-term use.

    I changed out to a 32GB card with no issues.

    4G flies when it's available. I'm in the Washington, D.C., area, but it's surprising how intermittent 4G is even in this major market. When it's available, it's great to show off. That'll wear off when everyone moves over, but it's fun for the moment.