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Review: Droid Razr Maxx packs a power punch, still need fine tuning

I reviewed the Droid Razr Maxx recently and while I loved the phone, since the review, I’ve seen several of my friends have troubles with the phone: primarily the sound.

Check out my Droid Razr Maxx review video.

The video shows all the pros to this phone: slim-ness, battery life, 4G LTE network coverage, awesome display. However, after I completed the review, several of my friends began experiencing issues related to the phone, including SIM card issues and this one, which is all over the Internet, including the VerizonWireless.com communities.

In buying a phone, this makes me super nervous. I want my phone to work. And, if it doesn’t, I don’t want it replaced with a refurbished phone. It seems to be a widespread known issue, so I’m hoping Verizon is working on a permanent fix and this will all be worked out soon.

This phone is on the top of my list for replacing my Droid X, which has been dropped and damaged. I’m in my upgrade window so I’m on the look out for the phone of my dreams. Consumer Reports ranked this phone on top, far above the fifth-place iPhone 5. And with a bigger screen, longer battery life, the Android apps and, well, Google Maps (you know, the ones that work), this phone certainly ranks above the competition.

If only they could work out the sound issue.

Things I did with the Droid Razr Maxx:

  • Took amazingly clear photos
  • Used Skype to chat with my husband, who was on a business trip in Japan. And I was riding in a car. This just blew my mind. Thanks 4G LTE!
  • Played all kinds of games
  • Used an additional HDMI cable to connect the phone to my computer to look at pictures and watch movies that can be downloaded through Google Play or from the Amazon Market. You can also get a package with Comcast that will allow you to watch your favorite shows on the go. Talk about multitasking.
  • Ran the battery dead—after four days. Seriously. Your battery will die on you purely because you’ve forgotten to recharge it, not because you decided to listen to Pandora or run your GPS for five minutes. Oh, that’s just my Droid X. Sorry.

Had I not known people with the Razr Maxx, I never would have known about the sound problem and I probably wouldn’t have mentioned it here. But, I knew and felt you should know too. Until I know what’s going to happen, I can’t say I’d rush right out and buy it. In fact, that is the one reason I still have my Droid X. However, until I did know about the issue, this phone was on the top of my list…and still it, but only if I can hear it ring.

Disclaimer: I was provided a Droid Razr Maxx for review purposes, but I was not compensated for my opinion. All of the information posted here is my own opinion. 

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