Neowin: Motorola Droid Maxx review

By on September 4, 2013, 3:00 PM
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A smartphone today, is quite different from a smartphone of five years ago. Back then, the market was still developing and features were still coming together. Today, nearly all vendors, no matter the platform, have comparable devices with nearly the same features. So when it comes to choosing a phone, the devices are becoming more personal and embedded in our lives and choosing one that fits your lifestyle, is more important than ever.

One of Motorola’s new Android devices for Verizon is the Droid Maxx and like the Razr Maxx, the phone is touting its crazy long battery life as its differentiator for other phones on the market. But, with quality devices on the market like the HTC One and Moto X, is the Maxx able to stand on its own or is the device destined to hit the bargain bin in the near future.

The Droid Maxx is a well packed smartphone with a 1.7 Ghz dual-core CPU, quad core GPU running at 400MHz, 10MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1280x720 screen resolution, 23GB of internal memory, LTE, and the prized possession of the phone, a 3500 mAh battery; the full spec list is posted below. All of this does not come cheap though, as the phone is $649.99 off contract or $299.99 with a two-year agreement.

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User Comments: 6

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JC713 JC713 said:

The specs dont justify the $300 price tag.

Mike Smith said:

The specs dont justify the $300 price tag.

But the performance does

JC713 JC713 said:

But the performance does

Weak specs + bigger battery should bring the cost up to $200-$250. I really dont think it should be $300. At least put in a better screen like the Maxx HD.

RzmmDX said:

So... Droid 5 next Motorola?

OR, just give me a new battery for my Droid 4.

McNasty said:

Best smartphone on the market. Beats S3, S4, iPhone, HTC whatever.

Care less Care less said:

Love my Maxx. Price only $200 now on contract, $600 without. Had the One, what good is a phone if you have to turn off location, Google Now, Wifi, etc just to get maybe 8 hours average use? This phone lets me actually use all the phone's features without constantly recharging, and to me, usability is all that ultimately matters. And yes, the camera is mediocre but that is my only complaint. Screen resolution just fine. Great phone.

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