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Motorola DROID MAXX

84
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

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Engadget Review

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
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Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

100
ferrydust
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
80
johnsbd
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
mshulman
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
522
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Model

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Standby time (max)
48 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (3500 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (10 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
UMA support
No
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Dun, Hid, Opp, Bpp, Pan)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa) (1xrtt, Ev do ra)

Display

Screen size
5 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No