Motorola and Verizon have officially launched the DROID 4 and DROID RAZR MAXX at CES this week, and we’ve got hands-on with both Android smartphones. As expected, the DROID 4 packs a slide-out five row QWERTY keyboard, while the RAZR MAXX takes the original styling of the DROID RAZR, makes it a little chunkier at 8.9mm thick, and uses that extra space to slot in a 3,300 mAh battery.

That extra-large power pack should address two of the most common criticisms of the original DROID RAZR: that its battery life is too short, and can’t be extended by swapping in a bigger alternative. It’s still non-removable, but now at least should hold up to some serious LTE hammering. Verizon says buyers of the $299.99 smartphone can expect over 21hrs of talktime on a single charge.


As for the DROID 4, that has a 4-inch qHD display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera, along with that all-important physical keyboard for messaging addicts. It will run Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread initially, with an ICS upgrade in the near future according to Motorola, and has LTE and a mystery price tag.

DROID 4 hands-on:

More details over at SlashGear in our DROID 4 hands-on and DROID RAZR MAXX hands-on.


  1. Its amazing that with the smart phone its all about data and internet but the phone companies issue is battery life they still talk about talk time when they need to address for draw on the phone for it use on data

  2. If only they stuck that 3300mah battery to the DROID 4 it would be perfect. A phone like the the 4 with that new backlit keyboard should pack a larger battery not to mention running on the most advanced 4g Lte network in the country.

    • Android always had poor battery life. But, it seems the battery life is improving. The galaxy nexus gave out a good battery life. not to mention the S2. And with the introduction of more energy-efficient CPUs. i think smaller batteries would be more than enough.

  3. the maxx was rumored to have a 4.5″ 720p display with a 13 MP camera! that would have been so sick, but i’ll take the maxx anyways.

    also saw the razr 4 at CES. the keyboard felt great. really great spacing and action.

    Free Droid RAZR

  4. Omg my Galaxy SII which has 1650mah battery fully charges in just under 3hours.
    3300mah? THERE IS A REASON WHY COMPANIES LIKE SAMSUNG DONT EQUIP THEIR PHONES WITH RIDICULOUS BATTERIES. that will take at least 5-6hurs to charge the maxx. Stupid.

    • This is by far the most retarded comment i have ever read. After charging this for 3 hours like you GSII even though this thing will only be half full, itll get the same life as your GSII. Whats the difference?

  5. i have the rezound and HATE it!! battery is shitty, and the sound is garbage!!!! i up graded to the razr maxx hope i like it


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