Motorola launches Razr Maxx in SA

2012-07-03 13:21
Motorola has launched the Razr Maxx in SA. (Motorola)

Motorola has launched the Razr Maxx in SA. (Motorola)

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Cape Town - Motorola has upped the ante in the smartphone wars by launching the Motorola Razr Maxx in South Africa.

The Motorola Maxx updates the previous Razr version with a better battery and as a result is slightly thicker than its predecessor at 8.99mm as well as heavier at 145g.

The device boasts an 11cm screen with Gorilla Glass covering a Super Amoled (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) display and the back is made with Kevlar to deliver a tough device.

The processor is somewhat underpowered in the top-end of premium devices at 1.2GHz, but with 1GB of RAM, there should be no slowdowns in using the device.

A useful feature of the Motorola phone is a splashguard coating on the electrical board which offers a line of protection from liquid damage.

Claimed talk time is 17.61 hours and the device runs the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system which is disappointing, but it is upgradable to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and the smartphone has 16GB of storage and 1GB of RAM.

The Razr Maxx sports an 8 megapixel main camera with LED flash as well as a 1.3 megapixel secondary camera and Motorola has advertised its Smart Actions feature.

The app automates phone functions based on time of day, location and battery level.

This phone also supports MotoCast which allows streaming and synching of content from multiple devices.

Flush with Google cash after its recent acquisition, the mobile manufacturer has been on a charge to leverage its intellectual property to bring new products to market.

Despite its association with Android developer Google, Motorola lags significantly behind Android market leader Samsung.

The Motorola Razr Maxx has a recommended retail price of R6 500.

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