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And the #1 Bestselling Smartphone on Verizon Is...The Droid RAZR Maxx?

Authored by: Steven Blum — Jun 12, 2012

If you needed proof that the Android is beating Apple where it counts, look no further than the sales figures at Verizon. On America's largest network provider, the most popular phone is the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx. According to Barron's, Verizon is the only U.S. network with an Android outselling the iPhone 4S. What's going on here?

While I initially thought this startling development signalled that consumers are beginning to care more about the battery life of their phones, I think the RAZR Maxx's success has a lot more to do with its LTE capabilities. The iPhone 4S doesn't feature radios compatible with the carrier's LTE bands, leaving the phone left behind in the speed department.

That said, I'm sure battery life has also played a part in this significant coup. As the longest-lasting Android ever, the Droid RAZR Maxx changes everything. Its massively efficient battery (which still fits into a slim profile) lasts an incredible 16.5 hours when playing games or watching movies and can power a 21 hour conference call. The standby time on this phone is an incredible 380 hours (over two weeks).

I think the Maxx's success signals that folks want a lot more from their smartphone batteries these days. I wonder when Samsung and HTC will wake up to this fact and create their own longer-lasting Androids. In the battle of the batteries, the winners are all of us.  

Source: Barron's

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • CJ Brown Jun 14, 2012 Link to comment

    Until I hear more specifics on the HTC Incredible 4G coming from Verizon Wireless, I must admit that the Motorola Razr Maxx is one impressive Android Smart Phone (& the price its going for isn't bad, too) ...

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  • Ti Mo Jun 12, 2012 Link to comment

    Doesnt surprise me at all. The droids are very popular here

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  • DaBartonator
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    Jun 12, 2012 Link to comment

    I want one more and more every day

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  • PatPion Jun 12, 2012 Link to comment

    Wow! 380 Hours?? Crazy!

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