Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD


Finally got my smart phone. I decided to go with the Motorola RAZR MAXX HD for a number of reasons. Great camera, high quality construction, and long long battery life.

Long battery life was number one in my book. The DROID MAXX HD had the longest battery life of the phones I was looking at. The choice in the phone came down to the Samsung S3 and the RAZR MAXX HD. Both phones had great reviews, and most all the specs were very close, however there was the aspect of battery life that set it over the top. Read all the RAZR MAXX HD specs here. By the way, my wife and daughter got the DROID RAZR M models. They were looking for something a bit smaller but still with full performance features.

By the way, we got the phones at Costco, for the Verizon network. Costco had some great deals on two for one phones. Actually, it was too good to pass up. It ended up being the best price around, along with many accessories for free, and full rebates for all the Verizon startup fees for all the phones.

Now, I consider myself a Mac, PC, iPad, and Android person. I guess I am quite the button pusher. You know, the guy that just has to push all the buttons on everything he sees.

Another thought for anyone looking at getting one of these Android phones, remember the cord that comes in the phone box is actually the data cable, and not just a charging cable. I wanted to transfer some files to my phone directly using a USB data cable. I did not know at first that my other USB cables were charging cables only. Don’t make the mistake I made. If you try to use a charging cable and hook it up to your computer, the phone will never show up on the desktop or using one of the programs on the Mac to transfer files between the two. Costco provided an accessory pack, with a couple of cases, a mobile plug, and USB cords; but these were just charging cords inside the packs.

I also have DropBox on all my devices and can easily sync files between each of the devices. However, I wanted to make sure that I could simply upload directly with the USB cable. There are also some other WiFi programs available from the Google Play Store to transfer files using your private WiFi network and a browser. It looks like those could come in very handy.