Motorola Droid Razr Maxx

Motorola set a new standard in smartphone battery life with its Droid Razr Maxx. Yes, it stands out primarily for one spec, but it just happens to be the one spec everyone wants.

The Droid Razr Maxx set a new standard in smartphone battery life.
The Droid Razr Maxx set a new standard in smartphone battery life. Sarah Tew/CNET

Much of the talk about smartphones in 2012 centered around swifter processing power and 4G data. Mobile addicts know, however, that all the fancy features in the world are useless if your battery runs dry.

Luckily handset-maker Motorola decided to make battery life a serious priority this year in its Droid series phones on Verizon. First the Droid Razr Maxx broke all the run time records with its massive 3,300 mAh battery. A little while later, Motorola followed up with the Droid Razr Maxx HD, which used the same legendary 3,300mAh battery but upped the ante with fresh Android software, a faster processor, plus an HD-resolution screen.

For more on these phones, see the full reviews for the Droid Razr Maxx and the Droid Razr Maxx HD.

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