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Behold the mighty Droid Razr Maxx HD (pictures)

Sculpted from metal and Kevlar fiber and packed with premium components, the $299.99 Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD is one of the most impressive pieces of mobile hardware we've held in our hands.

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A big and bold screen

The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD brings the big 3,300 mAh battery of its predecessor the Razr Maxx, and adds a bigger 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display.
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ICS, not Jelly Bean

We're sorry to say the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, not 4.1 Jelly Bean. Verizon also fills the app tray with a selection of unremovable bloatware.
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Metal all around

Running around the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD's edges is a silver strip, which adds an extra touch of class. The buttons are metal, as well.
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Headphones on top

The top edge of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD features a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
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Choose your port

On the left side of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD are ports for HDMI, Micro-USB, and a slot that accepts microSD and SIM cards.
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Coated in Kevlar

Like the original Motorola Droid Razrs, the Droid Razr Maxx HD sports a back covered by protective Kevlar fiber.
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A camera close up

Here's a closer look at the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD's 8-megapixel camera, LED flash, and patterned Kevlar covering.
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Examine the connections

This close-up shot of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD's ports highlights its HDMI connection to hook the phone up to HDTVs and the Micro-USB port.
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A typical typer

The Razr Maxx HD's default keyboard is the standard Motorola virtual layout, which is very similar to stock Android. You do have the option to use Swype for one-handed text entry too.
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A feature-filled camera

While the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD's 8-megapixel camera is fast and boasts lots of features, the image quality of the pictures it takes is underwhelming.

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