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Motorola Droid Maxx delivers astonishingly long battery life!

Battery was issue #1 - Motorola advertises the Droid Maxx with a 48 hour battery life and that may be true. According C-Net, the Motorola Droid Maxx delivers astonishingly long battery life.

The Droid Maxx is a dense device with a weight of 5.86 ounces, but it still fits comfortably in your rather large hand and has a reasonable 0.34 inch thickness.

The phone's back is interesting. It's not the shiny, hard plasticky finish of the Droid Ultra. Instead, it's a very lightly textured ("rubberized") but smooth finish, with the appearance of a fiber weave. This finish wraps around the bottom edges of the phone and even around the chin to the face, down by the mic. The bottom corners are all rounded, so they're somewhat comfortable -- not squared off, though not as rounded as the Galaxy Nexus. The back is smooth enough that it -does- gets smudged with fingerprints, but matte enough that they're not easily noticeable. The Verizon and Droid labels are modestly sized, and rather than bright white, are of a dark gray hue that is easy to ignore.
Motorola Droid Maxx has dedicated capacitive buttons below the display with a small Kevlar chin below these buttons. The right side is blank, the top has the 3.5mm headset jack, and the bottom has the microUSB port. The right side is where you will find the power button and volume controller.

The Droid Maxx boasts the same exact big, bright 5-inch HD OLED screen as the Droid Ultra. Its has the same 720p resolution as the Moto X, but in a slightly larger variant. The Super AMOLED display looks great, but is not as clear as my HTC One and is not as viewable in full sunlight as my One's LCD.

All the new Droids, including the Motorola Droid Maxx, are powered by a proprietary processing solution Motorola calls the X8 Mobile Computing System.The X8 is a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and doesn't have the raw horsepower of true quad-core processors, which drive the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 (Snapdragon 600).

You'll find the same collection of Moto X, including active notifications, touchless controls, Motorola Assist, Migrate, and double twist to launch the camera are all included on the Droid Maxx. Above the screen is a 2-megapixel front camera and below it sit three capacitive buttons for basic Android control. Around back is the Droid Maxx’s 10-megapixel main camera and LED flash. There's a big speaker here, too, which pumps out a huge amount of volume.

As an Android device, the Droid Maxx comes preloaded with all the major Google apps and services.

  • Refreshingly long battery life
  • Attractive Super AMOLED 720p screen
  • Solid design and form factor
  • Innovative software/hardware functionality
  • Responsive performance
  • Standard Qi wireless charging


  • High price
  • Bit too much Droid branding
  • May be heavy for many folks
  • Lack of Android 4.3 OS

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