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Droid RAZR HD & RAZR MAXX HD Off Contract Prices at Best Buy Revealed

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The Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD will officially go on sale on October 18 for $199.99 and $299.99, respectively, but users who want the buy the phones at full retail will have to pay much more.

According to a trusted source the DROID RAZR HD will sell for $700 full retail at Best Buy stores when it goes on sale, and the RAZR MAXX HD will sell for $750 at full retail. That’s $50 and $100 more than an unlocked 16GB iPhone 5. Best Buy sometimes adds as much as $50 to full retail price, a pricing scheme the company uses on the iPhone 5, so the actual off contract prices could be $650 and $700.

Users might consider buying the DROID RAZR HD or DROID RAZR MAXX HD at full retail to keep their unlimited data plans on Verizon.

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Verizon Wireless will force users with those contracts to downgrade to another contract without unlimited data if they buy a subsidized phone. The carrier cannot downgrade the plan if the user pays full retail for the phone and keeps the same plan, however.

Interestingly, while Verizon charges $100 more for the RAZR MAXX HD on contract, the difference at full retail is only $50.

Both the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD feature a 4.7-inch 720p display and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Both have the same 8MP rear-facing camera, Gorilla Glass front and Kevlar back.

The main differences between the phones are their batteries and storage capacity. The RAZR HD has a 2500 mAh battery and 16GB of internal storage. The RAZR MAXX HD has a larger 3300 mAh battery and 32GB of internal storage.

Shawn is a tech junkie who spends most of his time reading and writing about it. You can follow him on Twitter, @shawn_i.

4 Comments

  1. Tim Davies

    10/12/2012 at 8:03 pm

    It would almost be cheaper to buy it on contract, then pay the ETF right off the batt. That would be $200+$325= $525(though taxes and extra fees prolly bring it to about the same.

  2. averytuttle

    10/13/2012 at 7:35 pm

    > Interestingly, while Verizon charges $100 more for the RAZR MAXX HD on contract,…

    Not according to your own article. Does anyone bother to check facts any more?

    • BP

      10/15/2012 at 12:11 pm

      Try reading the first line of the article.

  3. freedom

    10/22/2012 at 4:35 pm

    how well does this phone work, talking clearity or what ever you can give us

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