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Droid Razr Maxx review roundup

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Earlier this month, Motorola took the wraps off the Droid Razr Maxx, a smartphone with a complete disregard for grammatical convention. This week, the latest Droid arrives in the US, armed with a super-sized battery, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, Verizon 4G LTE connectivity, an older version of Android, and a $299 price tag (with the requisite 2-year contract). So how good is the Droid Maxx? Let's go to the scorecards. 

The looks 

"Kudos to Motorola for cramming such a big battery inside a handset that measures .35 inches thick," writes the team at Laptop magazine. "Yes, the Droid RAZR was deliciously thin at just .28 inches, but the RAZR Maxx is still slimmer than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the iPhone 4S (both .37 inches). At 5.1 ounces [0.3 pounds], the Maxx weighs the same as the Galaxy Nexus, but the latter is taller and slightly narrower. What we miss from the original Droid RAZR on the Maxx is the way the back tapers to a small hump at the top, which made the device slightly easier to grip when making calls."

The battery 

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