I have a dream. That one day, I shall own a smartphone that I can use consistently all day without having to nurse it to last the day before running out of power. Trust me: I have tried all sorts. Android smartphones, Blackberry smartphones, Symbian/Belle smartphones, iOS smartphones and more. While some have come close, not one of those devices have made possible the dream mobile life that I desire. They all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of Mo.
But then, one smartphone stands out so far from the rest that I am beginning to crave it. It has a 3300 mAh battery (that’s almost twice the capacity, compared to any of its direct competitors) and such an outstanding rating that I must try my hands on it. In the battery tests at GSMArena, the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX returned:
- a mind-numbing 20 hours and 24 minutes talk time (Galaxy Note comes in a distant 2nd place at 12 hours 47 minutes)
- 7 hours and 23 minutes of web browsing via Wi-Fi (HTC Radar comes a close 2nd place at 7 hours 17 minutes)
- 14 hours and 17 minutes of non-stop video playback (iPhone 4S comes in a distant 2nd place at 9 hours 24 minutes)
What a phone!
With these figures, the RAZR MAXX is the undisputed battery life champion in the smartphone world. If I ever get my hands on this device, all other things being equal, it will remain my primary smartphone till someone else beats it.
With an 8 megapixel auto-focus camera, Dual-core 1.2 GHz, 4.3-inch display, 16GB built-in memory and Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich, it isn’t a bad trade-off for the superb battery life. As a matter of fact, the RAZR MAXX’s specs are very up-to-date.I really just get tired of looking for a charging point for my smartphones every few hours. The RAZR MAXX is the best solution to that problem at the moment, and it is in a class by itself. Can someone please send me this baby?
It is a pity that Motorola Mobility are not so visible in these parts as they once were. I remember the Motorola A008 Accompli, a touchscreen clamshell that I owned years back with fondness.
Oh, don’t forget that the RAZR MAXX is impossibly thin at 9mm. I still keep wondering how Motorola were able to fit in that 3300 mAh battery in such a thin profile. Witchcraft. Absolutely.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.