Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD now available from Verizon


While the Motorola DROID RAZR M is a fine device for many different people it’s no secret that our readership has instead been looking forward to the RAZR HD devices to make their way to Verizon Wireless. Fortunately the devices are indeed available, and you can get them for $200 (RAZR HD) and $300 (RAZR MAXX HD) by opening your wallets and heading to VerizonWireless.com or your local Verizon store.

These devices are follow-ups to the successful RAZR reboot of yesteryear, and while an upgrade for those of you who got those phones might not seem ideal there’s plenty reason for you to consider them just as strongly as anyone. The devices have a 4.7 inch HD display, an 8 megapixel camera, a 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.0, NFC, and more.

The two variants have a slight difference, of course, as the MAXX HD comes outfitted with a 3,300mAh battery rated for 32 hours. Verizon and Motorola aren’t saying that’s talk time, mind you, so we imagine they went with average smartphone usage tests to determine that number. It’s still very impressive whichever way you look at it, and we’re sure many people will spring for that version because of it.

The RAZR HD’s battery isn’t all that bad, though, as it houses a battery with a capacity around 2,500 mAh. This should still deliver some very solid battery life considering the S4 processor is known to handle power management very well.

Those wanting a developer edition of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD can go here, but there’s an unfortunate twist for those seeking the MAXX HD variant — there won’t be a developer’s edition. This means you’ll have to deal with a tough cookie of an encrypted bootloader and support for custom ROMs will be very limited. If the bootloader means nothing to you then get over to Verizon Wireless to stake your claim to the other two. You can also do yourself a favor and check our hands-on time with the MAXX HD by clicking right here.

[via Verizon Wireless | RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, RAZR HD Developer Edition]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. waiting for the january price drop.

    1. just wait about another 5 weeks from now when verizon announces the Droid RAZR MAXX Super HD 1080. Im sure they have another one coming soon. It never fails!

      1. They’d better! This phone should have come out in April or May. They want $200 for it on contract when similarly spec’d One X and GS3 can be had for $99.

        1. what sucks is the current at&t one x is only 16gb. good thing the one x+ is out soon but sucks for current one x owners.

        2. You’re paying for battery life on these phones. They dominate all in battery life.

  2. So, am I missing something here, or, is MOTOROLA already backtracking on their latest “Bootloader Unlock” program?

    Now, one has to buy a “Developer’s Edition”, which no doubt is not available @ the same subsidized price as the locked version.

    And WHY ON EARTH would they not offer a ‘DEVELOPER’S EDITION” of the MAXX HD?

    Who is responsible for the decision making for smartphones these days @ MOTOROLA MOBILITY?

    I wouldn’t trust them to plan & orchestrate a two-car funeral procession, except for their own, which seemingly is what is in progress.

    1. yeah the unavailability of the RAZR MAXX HD dev edition is gonna cause Moto to fall……….

      1. I would imagine it is VZW that said no to the MAXX HD Dev edition. It’s no sweat for Moto. It’s the same phone they just run the bootloader unlocker on it before they package it.

    2. They clearly said they would unlock all phones where carriers allowed. Verizon doesn’t want it, then they have no choice. All of the GSM variants of the Razr HD are unlockable.

  3. I wanted this phone about 6 months ago when my contract was up and it was rumored as the Droid Fighter. Fast forward to now, and I have dumped Verizon and have a GS3. Sorry Moto/Verizon. Too slow.

    1. Ditto, except still with Verizon. The S3 let me keep unlimited data. Moto needs to catch up – the S4 Pro/Tegra 3+ are the cream of the crop. Why pay halo prices for 6 month old hardware?

  4. Yep if the next nexus doesn’t at least have a 2300 mah battery or more then I’m getting the RAZR maxx HD without any hesitation

    1. I hear that!

  5. With 2 gigs of RAM and Stock Android the MAXX could have been a dream phone.

  6. 1080p screen and 1 GB of RAM is just a complete no go for me. Why would I want to be limited to 1 GB of RAM on a HD device that has a nice big display? Maybe last year… I won’t buy a new phone with 1 GB of RAM, even if it claims to be HD and top end.

  7. I caught a bunch of crap in the forums for calling these phones mediocre. Now purple are saying too little ram, dual Cote isn’t enough. Yup…guess I’m a moron

  8. @Emad Zia

    I appreciate the sarcasm (?) It’s not just this one phone (MAXX HD) being locked down w/o a developers edition, it’s this, along w/their past & present actions on timely O/S upgrades (Lack thereof, more, like it) that makes for a justified case of mistrust on their word to provide support after the sale.
    EXCELLENT HARDWARE, not so w/the firmware/software support.


    I agree w/you to a certain extent, but, other manufacturers don’t appear to have their privates in a vise like MOTOROLA does w/VZW.

    For the most part, I call B.S. on MOTO. If you listen real close, on MOTOROLA’s ANDROIDS on boot-up, there’s a subliminal message:HELL NO MOTO UNLOCK LOADER……. :-P

  9. I stopped by the Verizon store today and tried them out. They are all gorgeous phones. Although the HD is a bit big for my tastes, so I’ll go with a M instead.

  10. There’s no need for the D-Razr HD. They should had just release the D-Razr Maxx HD. I guess vzw wants to squeeze that extra Benjamin from people for the extra 770mAh..

    Edit: I hope that when Google starts putting their 2 cents in the development of devices that they just go with the device with top of the line specs and keep the big battery in a slim form factor.

  11. why get excited over this when it’s only available on verizon

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