Why it’s cool: Fast though they may be, the next-generation mobile data speeds afforded by new 4G LTE networks can sap a phone’s battery before your lunch has had a chance to digest. Motorola’s feat with the Droid Razr MAXX:? An enormous battery that’s been promised to clear 20 hours of talk time in a form factor no thicker than just about any other smartphone on the market.
Notable specs: 4.3-inch 960×540 display; 3,300 mAh battery rated at 21 hours of talk time; Android; 4G LTE compatibility; measures 0.35 inches thick.
Availability: ”In the coming weeks,” says Verizon, for $299 with a two-year contract.
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