Droid RAZR MAXX Battery Test Tops 36 Hours

The Droid RAZR MAXX from Motorola is the first 4G LTE smartphone that delivers a real all day battery experience.

Just how good is the RAZR MAXX’s battery life?

The Droid RAZR MAXX battery can easily last a day and a half on a single charge without any of the tweaks and tips that other 4G LTE smartphones need to get through a single day.

We’ve already seen how long the Droid RAZR MAXX can last on a browsing test, but that’s not how most people use their phones. I spent the weekend using the RAZR MAXX as my primary phone and came a way impressed by how long the battery lasts on such a thin phone.

The battery finally died around 7 AM on Sunday, after lasting for nearly 38 hours on a single charge, with 4G LTE on and with the WiFi radio on but not used. The only other smartphone I’ve used that came close to lasting this long was the HTC ThunderBolt with a huge extended battery and a plethora of battery tweaks.

The Droid RAZR MAXX has great battery life right out of the box, no tweaks needed. If you do want to take the battery farther, you can use the included smart actions and other battery life tips and turn yourself into a smartphone battery hyper-miler, but for most users the battery is perfect right out of the box.

Droid RAZR MAXX Battery Test

The Droid RAZR MAXX lasted a day and a half on a single charge.

Droid RAZR MAXX Head On

RAZR MAXX - Thin and light with an all day battery.

The Droid RAZR MAXX shown above was taken out of the box and used in the following way during my battery test.

  • One Gmail account connected, averaging near 100 emails a day (not including spam)
  • One Twitter account connected and updating every hour (default for Twitter app)
  • Brightness set at Automatic (default setting)
  • Google Talk used heavily
  • 1 – 1.5 hours of phone calls
  • A couple hours of web browsing.
  • 45 texts sent
  • Light music listening
  • No gaming

This may not be your specific smartphone usage, but it is representative of many users and readers I have talked to over the past year. I am confident that I can get through a full day of my heavy use, which will be tested this week.

I’ve argued that longer 4G LTE battery life is possible without destroying the looks and pocketability of a phone, and Motorola has proven that you can have a thin 4G LTE phone with long battery life.

Check back this week for our full Droid RAZR MAXX review, and see our Droid RAZR MAXX Unboxing and First Impressions.