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Droid RAZR MAXX review of battery life

In recent years smartphones have become quicker and more powerful but often at the expense of quality battery life. The move over to more demanding 4G data chips hasn’t helped matters either, and can lead to frustration from owners constantly keeping an eye on battery levels. A couple of days ago Motorola released the Droid RAZR MAXX with its supercharged battery, and today we have a review of the battery life for you.

The upgraded device with the massive 3300mAh power unit inside promises to provide users with more battery life even with continued 4G LTE use, and should outstrip rival 4G handsets. Consumers in the US saw the device launched this week on the Verizon network for $299 with a 24 month contract, but has led some to wonder if it is worth the $100 premium.

The guys over at Laptop Mag decided to take some tests of the RAZR MAXX to see if the device lived up to all the hype regarding battery life, and the tests certainly found it destroyed other handsets in the sector with regards to battery life. It was found that the device achieved 8.25 hours of continuous web-surfing with the device set at forty percent brightness.

This is almost twice as long as the original Droid RAZR that managed only 4.45 hours under the same testing conditions. The only difference between the two handsets is the 1780mAh battery on the original RAZR, which is shown in the tests.

Testing other handsets found that the nearest to the DROID RAZR MAXX was the Samsung Droid Charge, which managed 6.42 hours. The recently released Samsung Galaxy Nexus managed a poor 3.40 hours with the same tests, and the HTC Rezound achieved 5.02 hours. Below we have an unboxing and first impressions video for you to look at.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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