Motorola Droid Razr Maxx vs. Samsung Galaxy NexusIt's a throwdown showdown between Verizon's top two 4G LTE phones. The Droid Razr Maxx flexes its battery muscle, while the Galaxy Nexus shows off its Ice Cream Sandwich. Who will be crowned the king of the ring?
What's up prizefight Fans? I'm Bryan Thong and this is a battle between two of the baddest 4G, LTE phones Verizon has to offer. It's a prizefight punch out between the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Our judges for the site our senior editor, Brian, things like Tony Bennett, senior associate editor Jessica and it's Paul Tork and myself ring a ling and ding Thong. And I will take all three judges blind scores and average amount for the nearest 10th this round the final prizefight score will be an average of all rounds into the same definite circle. This five rumble and couple rounds first is design. The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx take this previously skinny form factor and fills it with more battery giving us a better balance design with this 4.3-inch AMOLED display. It's build quality as top notch with a caviler backy that actually might stop bullets and a water resistant manual coding. Now the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is slightly more narrow and is easier to hold but it brings a larger screen at 4.65-inches of AC AMOLED glory. It also brings as one of the first curves glass display with moves around the corner and a textured backing. Now I personally love its comfort design but the premium build of the Razr Maxx takes this round with a 4.7 in the Galaxy Nexus gets a 4.3. Next round is user interface and controls. It can't be anymore different here. The Razr Maxx brings its best integration of the motto blur interface with this social networking hook. I'm a big fan of their lock screen with quick access to the camera or muting the sound but this is still running on top of gingerbread with a big promise of ice cream sandwich in the future and it's holding it back. The Galaxy Nexus brings us the sweetest flavor of Android yet and we love the queen looking fill of the ice cream sandwich you like. That is with a can't be little frustrating because they're in different places. You have the facial recognition on laps if you're in to your self which I am and other bells with a light dated usage packing. Ice cream usually we all finish the ice cream and it's the difference maker here. The Galaxy Nexus gets a perfect 5 and the Razr Maxx gets a 4. So for averaging two of them. That is we lead by 3/10s of a point, next round is speaker. These phones are future packed breeze of nature with dual core processor and 4G LTE connectivity with the Motorola Razr Maxx stands out with its 16Gig of internal stored and an expansion plus supporting up to 32Gig that brings an ACMI out port, Bluetooth for final support and web top on finality. Plus on the software side, it's Smart action that changes S like other phones depending on what you're doing or unique and useful. Now the Galaxy Nexus brings us a sharper 3 that really can't be beat and 32Gig of internal storages I have the amount but there's no expansion of them. You need about for ATMI out and one of the (??) concerns NFC work for bidding contacts and into the limited phones but it's Google Wallet feature has been crippled by Verizon. The Razr Maxx swings back with a perfect 5 and the Galaxy Nexus gets a 4. Next round is web browsing and multimedia. Web browsing on both phones is almost a push but on the Galaxy Nexus, it's sharper screen is evident here on top of having an updated browser with features like saving a page for offline viewing. Now when it comes to viewing multimedia, again Samsung comes up on top with a bigger screen and a crystal clear image quality that will make you double take. Now with the cameras, the Razr Maxx is 8 megapixel eyeball to clear shots for something but the colors were more washed out overall compared to Samsung 5 megapixel center. So it's no surprise. The Galaxy Nexus take this round with a perfect 5 and the Razr Maxx gets a 4. After averaging 4 rounds, Samsung still leads by 2/10s of a point it's still anyone's fight in the final round that decides it all, it's called (??). Both of these phones have sold calls only overall. At times the Galaxy Nexus might be described as a little tiny but that's the (??). Now the Droid Razr Maxx's battery life is it's claim to fame and is delivered with 20+ hours of talk time in our CNET test. It's the best of any 4G LCE phone on the market that will last you from the morning to your lunch time break, all the way through dinner and when you wake back up, it's amazing. And if you wanna watch a movie, our test at 50% screen brightness lasts a 19 hours and 47 minutes straight. That's just playing dirty. The Razr Maxx delivers in the final round with a perfect 5 and the Galaxy Nexus gets a 4. So let's have a jump all 5 rounds and in the prizefight with a Galaxy Nexus took a lead early. The Razr Maxx fought back the final round and we end up high of 4.5 point the pit. But you know we're here the final winner and we go to the hundreds of a points where the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx takes this batter 4.54 to 4.46 and is your prizefight winner. This was another episode like has gone either way but it ultimately comes down to if you want the Galaxy Nexus as Android most modern operating system or you want the Razr Maxx that can fold the phone and will last few days. I'm Bryan Thong. Thanks a lot and we'll catch you guys next time for another prizefight