DROID Maxxby Motorola

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TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
78%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The battery life is superb, just as Motorola claimed.
  • Despite having such a large battery, the device is only 8.5 mm thick.
  • Motorola's Android customizations are useful and bring value to the device.

CONS

  • The Droid branding, complete with preinstalled apps and a Droid wallpaper, are a bit overbearing.
  • The DROID Maxx is a Verizon Wireless exclusive.
  • The camera is in desperate need of an upgrade.
Motorola's DROID Maxx is a Verizon Wireless exclusive that packs a punch where it counts: battery life. It's designed to last up to 48 hours on a single charge, thanks to its 3,500 mAh battery. Behind the 5-inch 720p high-definition screen is 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage. A 10 megapixel camera is located on the back of the Kevlar fiber casing.
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ManufacturerMotorolaMotorolaMotorolaMotorola
Techwalla Score
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List Price$408$480$624$384
90%

If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone.

If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone.

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85%

If I did not already have an Android phone I was very happy with, the HTC One, then I would likely pick up the Droid Maxx since it does prov…

If I did not already have an Android phone I was very happy with, the HTC One, then I would likely pick up the Droid Maxx since it does provide all the great things of the Moto X with wireless charging and battery life that will please every road warrior.

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80%

If you're a Verizon customer considering the Droid Maxx, there's really only one reason you're doing so - the 3,500mAh battery.

If you're a Verizon customer considering the Droid Maxx, there's really only one reason you're doing so - the 3,500mAh battery.

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80%

The Motorola Droid Maxx has a big battery and a nice build, but it loses some of the Moto X's hand-friendliness.

The Motorola Droid Maxx has a big battery and a nice build, but it loses some of the Moto X's hand-friendliness.

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70%

Aside from its exceptional battery life, the Droid Maxx is about as average as you can get for an Android phone.

Aside from its exceptional battery life, the Droid Maxx is about as average as you can get for an Android phone.

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60%

Building a spectacularly thin phone could have been a winning formula for Motorola; so could building one with genuinely worry-free battery …

Building a spectacularly thin phone could have been a winning formula for Motorola; so could building one with genuinely worry-free battery life. Motorola did neither, and in trying sacrificed nearly everything else that could have made these phones great.

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Ultimately, we guess the Droid MAXX’s popularity depends on whether or not a large battery on a standard-sized smartphone is important to yo…

Ultimately, we guess the Droid MAXX’s popularity depends on whether or not a large battery on a standard-sized smartphone is important to you. If you need something that can last for way longer than your current phone, then consider the MAXX. If you’re looking for fancier bells and whistles on your phone and could do without such a large battery, then you won’t be missing much here.

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In our review of the Droid Ultra, we concluded that the device didn't need to exist in Verizon's lineup, not with the Moto X also on sale, a…

In our review of the Droid Ultra, we concluded that the device didn't need to exist in Verizon's lineup, not with the Moto X also on sale, anyway. We can't say the same of the Droid Maxx, though: its larger battery, superior build quality, wireless charging functionality and increased storage make it a worthier purchase.

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It is really, really wonderful to be able to go out for an entire day (or two!) and not wonder whether or not the phone will still be alive …

It is really, really wonderful to be able to go out for an entire day (or two!) and not wonder whether or not the phone will still be alive and kicking when the sun goes down.

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Do not buy this phone in hopes of taking crazy awesome smartphone photos to put on your Instagram.

Do not buy this phone in hopes of taking crazy awesome smartphone photos to put on your Instagram.

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If you're deciding between the DROID family members Mini, Maxx, and Ultra, you'll be dropping a difference of $100 here or there for storage…

If you're deciding between the DROID family members Mini, Maxx, and Ultra, you'll be dropping a difference of $100 here or there for storage space and screen size.

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The Maxx feels extremely well-built, and because of its large battery, has the density and heft that some people claim to prefer in a phone.…

The Maxx feels extremely well-built, and because of its large battery, has the density and heft that some people claim to prefer in a phone. Because everything has to be packed in there so tightly, the Maxx is also incredibly rigid out of engineering necessity. Why can't every OEM stuff a 3500mAh battery in a frame this size, again?

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