Consumer Reports is a nifty website that provides product tests and update availability while serving as a general buying guide for consumer electronics and gadgets, and it just announced the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx as its highest-scoring Verizon Wireless smartphone.

The Razr Maxx is $299.99 on Verizon Wireless with a standard two-year contract. Consumer Reports named it the top-rated phone due to its “exceptionally capacious battery” that surpassed 13 hours during talk-test sessions…

“We think you could likely gab for up to 21 hours under optimal conditions,” wrote Consumer Reports‘ Mike Gikas.

Analysis further explored battery life through a series of informal tests. The results indicate the device can keep 75 percent of battery life after 24-hour moderate to heavy use, including video streaming, e-mail pushing, Web browsing, camera usage, and more on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, which is something Gikas never experienced with a previous smartphone.

“Those scores, along with tests that reflect a range of tasks, including data-heavy downloads, earned the phone a score of excellent for overall battery life,” Gikas contended.

In the end, the Razr Maxx’s heralded 3300 mAh battery ultimately stole the No. 1 spot from its sibling, the Droid Razr. It is also the top Android smartphone available today, according to consensus, thanks to its fast processor, super-speedy 4G LTE network, and gigantic battery. However, it is also one of the most expensive smartphones on the market at $649.99 without a two-year contract on Verizon Wireless.

The spec sheet for the Razr Maxx includes an 8-megapixel HD camera, music player, virtual QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA, and GPS navigation capability. The Android 2.3 OS-powered smartphone also showcases 3.5mm and HDMI jacks, 16GB of built-in memory, and a 16GB memory card with support up to 32GB.

It is worth noting that the Razr Maxx is thicker than the original Motorola Droid Razr at 5.2- by 2.7- by .35- inches and 5.1 ounces, but its water-resistant back, steel core, and Gorilla Glass display also make it sturdier than the preceding smartphone.

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