By Brandon Miniman | February 1, 2012 2:23 PM
The Droid RAZR Maxx is no different than the original Droid RAZR, except that it has a much bigger battery. How big is big? Nearly double the sizes at 3300mAh versus 1780mAh. What’s more, this larger battery has marginally added to the thickness of the RAZR Maxx: it’s 8.9mm thick instead of 7.1mm.
Beyond the huge 3300mAh battery, the RAZR Maxx has a dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP CPU with 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM (plus there’s a 16GB microSD card in the box), an 8MP camera on the back (capable of 1080p video) and a 2MP shooter up front. The display is still of the Super AMOLED variety at 4.3″ and qHD 960×540 resolution. The Droid RAZR Maxx comes with Android 2.3.5, but is promised an upgrade to Android 4.0 in the first half of this year.
The Droid RAZR Maxx isn’t cheap: it’s $299 with a new two-year contract on Verizon, which is a $100 premium over the base Droid RAZR. Is much more battery life worth $100 (and 2mm of thickness)? That’s the question we’re going to try to get you an answer to. Most people already charge their phone each night, and it’s perhaps in heavy use case scenarios where you phone doesn’t even last the entire day that begs the case for a device with a ton of battery life. We’ll report back!