Modern smartphones have been finding more and more ways to drain their batteries to the point where, for some, getting even a full day of use has become a fantasy.
That problem has now been solved with Motorola's Razr Maxx.
The Razr Maxx takes the same design and layout as its predecessor Razr. (See my review at http://goo.gl/h8KXp). It differs only in its thickness, an increase stemming from a new, vastly improved battery. With an increase to 3300 mAh capacity, it's at least twice as big as your iPhone or any smartphone.
My previous phone, the iPhone 4S, can last only eight hours per charge. Maxx can last for two days on normal usage (Facebooking, making calls, listening to music and taking photos) so you don't have to carry a charger or battery case.
The large 4.3-inch screen, now a standard for a display size, gives a lot of benefits _ productivity, for example. Screen size does matter when using a built-in Quickoffice app. And for entertainment, size also matters. Movies, games and photos benefit from this size and it proves that bigger is better.
The internal specs are identical to Razr, so you will get a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB Ram, 16GB storage (user expandable with a microSD card), 8MP/1.3MP camera, 1080p video recording and a micro HDMI slot. In short, it's still modern enough for 2012.
I disliked the outdated Android 2.3.5 on the previous model, but now Motorola has given the user the 4.0 ICS update we've all been waiting for and it didn't disappoint. It's faster, more responsive, has a fully customised interface and other new features. It's like having a new phone instead of an upgrade.
There are a few drawbacks, however. First is the 960 x 540 pixel screen which can't compete with others that now approach 720p HD. Thus, your high-definition content will lose its great quality. Second, the new battery makes it a bit heavier and since it's not removable, there is no battery swapping like there is with the old model.
At 15,900 baht, I would highly recommend the model for your consideration. Its features are worth a shot. Also, the old model has been discounted to 12,900 baht, which is good if you want a phone with a removable battery.
The day-plus battery life alone makes it worth looking at for any smartphone user.
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- Writer: Sithikorn Wongwudthianun