Motorola Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR MAXX HD Release Date Confirmed for October 18
Motorola left out the release date of the Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD when these smartphones were first announced, but finally, we have a confirmed date for the manufacturer’s late-2012 flagship models. Verizon has confirmed that these handsets would be available at its retail locations and online stores starting on October 18.
The devices’ pricing are also in line with previous expectations and the price points of their predecessors. The regular Droid RAZR HD will cost $199.99 for a model with 16GB of storage, while Verizon would ask for $299.99 for the the higher-endurance MAXX HD model with 32GB of internal storage.
As their names suggest, the main draw of these smartphones are their 4.7-inch high-definition 720p displays. Inside, these handsets are essentially identical: processing power comes courtesy of a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 clocked at 1.5GHz and paired with 1GB of RAM; additional storage through a maximum of a 32GB microSD card is available; NFC for wireless payment; and the handset’s 4G LTE connectivity can be shared with up to eight WiFi clients through a mobile hotspot feature.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes installed out of the box, but an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean should be forthcoming. On the outside, Gorilla Glass protects the smartphones’ displays, while the Droid series’ signature Kevlar back plates are also in evidence.
The biggest difference between the Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD comes from their batteries. The former promises up to 24 hours of battery life, while the latter claims 32 hours of endurance. This filters into the thickness of the devices, since at 9.3mm, the MAXX HD model is 0.9mm thicker than its stablemate.