Motorola DROID MAXX

84
Engadget
Score
84

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Motorola Droid Maxx review

Summary

The Droid Maxx has excellent battery life and is generally a solid mid-range device. Still, it doesn't offer enough to justify its $300 on-contract price.

Pros
  • Great battery life
  • Solid build quality, thin frame
  • Good overall performance
  • Supports wireless charging
Cons
  • Expensive for what it is
Motorola Droid Maxx review

Motorola's Droid phones tend to arrive in packs. The original Droid RAZR was released just a couple months before the Droid RAZR Maxx -- essentially, the RAZR with a larger battery. The next year, the company followed up with the Droid RAZR HD, the RAZR M and the RAZR Maxx HD, the latter of which promised longer battery life. Then, after a long silence, the OEM finally broke its silence this past July. At a press event co-headlined by Verizon, Motorola announced its first products since being acquired by Google, once again choosing to launch three devices. We've already taken a look at the Droid Ultra, and in this review we'll focus on the largest of the trio, appropriately called the Droid Maxx.

Despite the fact that all three offer roughly the same mid-range specs, the Maxx stands out from the rest of its siblings thanks to its build, wireless-charging capability and -- surprise! -- its larger battery. But are these three factors important enough to justify paying $300 on-contract, when the Moto X, Droid Ultra and other flagships all cost $100 less? Let's find out.

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Scores

Engadget

84
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
9.0
Display
7.3
Battery life
10.0
Camera
6.8
Design and form factor
7.8
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5 inches
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5 inches
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