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Motorola RAZR maxx Ve review

7.7/10 AVG.
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7.7/10
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The Motorola RAZR maxx Ve currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 19 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
2+ MP



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Motorola released the RAZR maxx Ve on March 27, 2007.


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Motorola backs up the RAZR maxx Ve with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Motorola RAZR maxx Ve's screen size is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
60 MB

Internal memory is 60 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

RAZR maxx Ve Specs

Overview
Release date March 27, 2007
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 60 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.31 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 5.3 x 1.5 cm (4 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 110 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features 65K colors
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry iTap
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Frames, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games No
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): MOTORAZR maxx Ve

Features: Touch-sensitive music-dedicated keys on the front, TTY/TDD options
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Phonedog

great phone except the keypad

from Phonedog
Pro: GREAT sound quality, durable, good display, acceptable battery life. Con: keypad, camera Using experience: 2 years Best sounding phone I've owned. Very durable, display is nice, menu system good. Keypad misses keystrokes if you try to type fast when sending TXT messages. Camera is OK but pictur...More
Pro: GREAT sound quality, durable, good display, acceptable battery life. Con: keypad, camera Using experience: 2 years Best sounding phone I've owned. Very durable, display is nice, menu system good. Keypad misses keystrokes if you try to type fast when sending TXT messages. Camera is OK but picture quality is lacking. 2.0 MPixels doesn't translate to good pictures if the lens is a 2 cent piece of plastic. Battery wears down faster than normal if you leave bluetooth turned on. Less
Phonedog

Overall I give it "EH.."

from Phonedog
Pro: Durable, Picture Quality, Texting feature, Easy to open menus, loud speaker located on the back, Camera Flash equal to normal camera. Con: Cell reception is not the greatest. Without up grade after the first few months the service is a maybe. The Focus button on the camera takes more than 5 seco...More
Pro: Durable, Picture Quality, Texting feature, Easy to open menus, loud speaker located on the back, Camera Flash equal to normal camera. Con: Cell reception is not the greatest. Without up grade after the first few months the service is a maybe. The Focus button on the camera takes more than 5 seconds at times. The phone will "lag" if dropped a couple of times. Touch Screen Feature it's a true Touch Screen takes a few seconds to load up. Battery Life is horrible as most Motorolas are (3.5 hours at best). The Speaker phone option; Sounds fantastic on your end but if you use it to talk a lot good luck with anyone else hearing you on th Using experience: 1 years I have owned the motorola RAZR-maxx ve for almost a year. the phone is durable and takes a fall or two very well with the body style. though the features tend to slow down after the first drop. i have to turn off the phone every few days or else the phone seems to slow down completely and effects my service. I have ordered 2 new batteries for the phone sense i have owned it. Also the screen has a small shake to it sometimes and it's not from dropping it, it's been sense i've owned it. Overall experience with the RAZR is that i will never own another motorola. unless they fix the battery issues, and design something that will work faster. Less
eBay

MAXXXXXXX

from eBay
I really like this phone. I drove all over the country with this phone and its great.It has an awesome camera and plays mp3 that you can download to your phone,the camera has zoom b&w and other effects like a negative shot really cool effects.Its a tough phone slim and sleek goes pretty loud and has speaker phone great product.
I really like this phone. I drove all over the country with this phone and its great.It has an awesome camera and plays mp3 that you can download to your phone,the camera has zoom b&w and other effects like a negative shot really cool effects.Its a tough phone slim and sleek goes pretty loud and has speaker phone great product. Less
Yahoo

Fine phone

from Yahoo
Pro: size, durability , reliability,storage, feel, ease of use Con: price, storage not set as Mass storage not set like LG8700 This is a really good phone an update to the regular Razr V series I have had 2 of those. Has better battery but I would still get an extended battery for longer usage. The M...More
Pro: size, durability , reliability,storage, feel, ease of use Con: price, storage not set as Mass storage not set like LG8700 This is a really good phone an update to the regular Razr V series I have had 2 of those. Has better battery but I would still get an extended battery for longer usage. The Micro SD is good storage but transfers would be better if you could just use as an additional hard drive like the LG 8700. I tried the LG but the phone doesn't have the solid feel of the Maxx. All in all the Maxx is a definite upgrade and just as nice as the V9. The only true low is the Verizon price for upgraders. I would probably wait a bit longer until the price fell below $100. not the $200 it is now! Don't buy it as an MP3 player buy it as a very reliable cell phone. Less
Amazon

Awesome Phone

from Amazon
I use my cell phone extensively for about 75% of all of my calls... several hours per day. I usually have to get a new phone every year or so because they wear out. I had the original Motorola RAZR v3 from Verizon, and just upgraded to the RAZR Maxx VE. Don't listen to all the crappy reviews... whil...More
I use my cell phone extensively for about 75% of all of my calls... several hours per day. I usually have to get a new phone every year or so because they wear out. I had the original Motorola RAZR v3 from Verizon, and just upgraded to the RAZR Maxx VE. Don't listen to all the crappy reviews... while there may be better phones (or better providers than Verizon who don't cripple phone features offered by the manufacturer), there is nothing wrong with this phone. I've been using it for about 3 weeks now. Pro's -- Compared to the v3, the sound quality is a little better, the buttons-hinges-ports are more well thought out, and the 2 megapixel camera is awesome... makes good prints! Con's -- Battery life not as good as I'd like... the v3 seemed to have longer battery life. The camera tends to shoot dark shots. Less
Amazon

Verizon only phone with many features locked out!

from Amazon
I've just recieved this phone, and let me say upfront that appearences aren't everything. As the phone looks great (except it is a finger print/dirt magnet - and doesn't not come with any sort of cover/case, you'll have to buy your own), the features you get with the phone compaired to similarly price...More
I've just recieved this phone, and let me say upfront that appearences aren't everything. As the phone looks great (except it is a finger print/dirt magnet - and doesn't not come with any sort of cover/case, you'll have to buy your own), the features you get with the phone compaired to similarly priced phones are awefull! Most phones that cost this much have way more features. The phone has little or no ability for you to add your own games or additional applications to (other than purchasing them from Verizon directly off the phone and downloading them, which cost you air time). The applications included with the phone are a joke. There is an alarm clock, calendar and notepad that comes with the phone, however, the calendar does not sync with any software you already own. So be prepaired to purchase third party software. The picture and video quality is great, however, you cannot send them to anyone else via bluetooth or even download them off your phone onto your computer without first emailing them to yourself (verizon charges higher fee's for sending pictures than they do for sending text, so in the end you actually have to pay to keep your pics on a location other than your phone). The same holds true for the video. It comes with two trial games (that last for four plays each, then you have to buy them if you wish to ever play with them again). The phone does not have a Java Installer (or if it does, Verizon has disabled/removed it) so that severely limits the types of games you can have on your phone anyway. Just so you know, there are literally 1000's of Java capable phone games out there, and Verizon, by eliminating this feature, just took them all away from you! Now you're limited to just a few games specifically designed for your phone that you can get. Get out the wallets, they ain't cheap! Verizon even tries to "sucker" you into perchasing "play it for 24 hours" deals. What a rip off! Ringtones. The only way to get ring tones onto your phone is to purchase them off your phone, or online and have them emailed to your phone! So if you don't like your default ringtones... get ready to spend cash! Music. This is the only thing you can add to the phone yourself! HOWEVER, you mush first purchase additional software (Verizon Music Essentials Kit $30) to add music to your phone. And NO, you cannot use your music on your phone as ring tones! You have to hack or mod your phone for that, which is highly against Verizon's policies! VCAST - that's a verizon only subscription service that you first will pay to even use, then pay again for each application you d/l to your phone and use, and then again, for many of those applications, pay again to access - all the while chewing up those precious minutes! The cover for the USB port (which is the only means of charging your battery in your phone) is has a small cover that you must pull away (that is attached to the phone via a small piece of flabby plastic) in order to attach the charger. This little fella will be lost or broken within a month, I virtually guarantee you. Be careful as well what you choose to use as a charger for your phone, as at first when I plugged the phone into my laptop, the phone displayed on the screen "Illegal Charging Device Detected" and just ignored it. With some tinkering, I finally got it so that the phone would charge off my laptop wich actually is a bonus, as it meant if I had my laptop, I didn't need to bring the phone charger with me on trips. So, if you just want a phone and have to pay for anything else, get this baby (actually be smart and just get a FREE PHONE deal, as it'll probably even have more features than this does out of the box). But, if you're looking for a great piece of affordable, expandable and easy to use electronics, keep shopping! There are tons more out there to choose from! And most likely cheaper and more customer friendly too! Less
Amazon

battery lasts 8-10 hours

from Amazon
I am now going to be on my 4th phone today because the first defective ones touchpad didnt work and the next two phones wont hold a charge more than 8-10 hours. the up side is the camera works nice. my e-815 was over two years old and working fine until verizon kept calling me every day bouuing me to u...More
I am now going to be on my 4th phone today because the first defective ones touchpad didnt work and the next two phones wont hold a charge more than 8-10 hours. the up side is the camera works nice. my e-815 was over two years old and working fine until verizon kept calling me every day bouuing me to upgrade(what a mistake).make sure if you decide to go this route that there arent long lines at your local store because you will be going back many times. Less
Yahoo

Pleasently Pleased

from Yahoo
Pro: Stylish,ease of use Con: Poor Ring Tones, I purchased this phone last week. I like the looks and am getting used to the operation of it. I do however not like that I can not down load any pictures from my computer to the phone, and I can not down load any music from my computer to use as a ring...More
Pro: Stylish,ease of use Con: Poor Ring Tones, I purchased this phone last week. I like the looks and am getting used to the operation of it. I do however not like that I can not down load any pictures from my computer to the phone, and I can not down load any music from my computer to use as a ring tone. You must if you want to use different ring tones or music purchase a memory card, and a special usb cable to down load purchased music from VCast. These are the 2 things I dislike about the phone. I am a verizon customer and have been told that this is their policy. I think it needs changing so that you can use your own music, ring tones, and pictures from your computer. If this were to change I would be 100% happy with the phone. A semi happy customer, Funnyface. Less
Amazon

bad pictures and videos

from Amazon
pictures and videos are not clear, all muddly. verizon locked several options to share pictures songs and ringtones thru bluetood with mono bluetood you can not heard your music.
Amazon

GREAT PHONE -- IMATURE DESIGN WITH LOTS OF BUGS

from Amazon
I would give this phone 4 ½ stars, except I can't add another ½ start to my score. It is a great phone. But be warned, the design is very immature. It has bugs, lots of bugs. I ordered my phone from a Verizon mail order web site to get the corporate discount. Two days after first phone arriv...More
I would give this phone 4 ½ stars, except I can't add another ½ start to my score. It is a great phone. But be warned, the design is very immature. It has bugs, lots of bugs. I ordered my phone from a Verizon mail order web site to get the corporate discount. Two days after first phone arrived, it was exchanged for another one at the local Verizon Store. On the original phone, the camera was very fuzzy, and the microphone sounded like it was still in the speaker phone mode, even though I was using the phone with speaker off. I would pick up all sounds around me in addition to my speech. The microphone was too sensitive. Well, Verizon exchanged it willingly. The second phone I used for almost 3 weeks. Still within my 30 day `free look period', I exchanged it for a third phone of the same type. The second phone exhibited a classic camera firmware bug. The camera would lock up. Then the camera would either reinitialize, or the phone would reboot. Since this the classic symptoms of a firmware but, I was willing to assume the risk, keep the phone, and wait patiently for Motorola to issue an update. I anticipate in a very short period of time, Motorola and Verizon would become tired of everyone returning phones for these symptoms. However, the phone had a second problem. After discussion with Tech Support and Customer Service, I decided to return this phone and obtain another of the same model. On the second phone, the lanyard that attaches the dust cover over the USB connector had become jammed. This occurred in a Verizon store while removing the phone from their glove fitting carrying case. The lanyard had just repositioned itself to a different corner of the USB connector than was originally intended. The fix was not obvious, and the dust cover would not cover the connector as intended. I could not assess the reliability impact of this over the 2 year life of the contract. The Verizon store assisted me in making my replacement decision, replaced the phone willingly, without hesitation, and offered fantastic service. On the third phone, the camera locked up today. I had to remove the battery to perform a hard reboot. But this is a classic firmware bug I expect to be corrected soon. Howeverat this time, I would not recommend purchasing the phone from anyone other than a Verizon supported facility . Eventually the design will mature as the fixes for the bug become incorporated. I purchase the phone to use Bluetooth Stereo. It works great. Except loading music is a little trick to figure out, if you are not previously familiar with Verizon version of music on phone. From one of my computers, licenses will not transfer in WMA format. Only MP3 format will load. The other computer works fine. Yes, I spoke to their dial up tech support twice on this. I even order a Cingular phone in frustration. Sorry Cingular / ATT, I had too many bad experiences in the past to enter into a 2 year contract with you. Battery life is poor. Using the MP3 player with Bluetooth stereo for 2 hours, a ½ hour phone conversation, and reading the news for 1 hour on Verizon Wireless Mobile web will allow about 6 to 7 hours of battery life. Horrible, compared to my old T-Mobile phone. Despite an immature phone design with many bugs, my vote is for Verizon, purchased from a Verizon supported supplier, with fantastic customer support. I give this phone 4 ½ stars; 5 after they fix the bugs. Less

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