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Motorola DROID MAXX Featured in Best Motorola

Jul 23, 2013
Market status
Release date
Aug 20, 2013

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon


  • Big display (5.0 inches)
  • High-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)


  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion




Motorola DROID MAXX has a 3500 mAh battery, which is 200 mAh more than its predecessor, and the kind of capacity only phablets get equipped with nowadays, and cited for up to 48 hours of battery life. That capacity is keeping the lights on a very interesting set of specs - 5" HD OLED display (not PenTile), 1.7 GHz homemade processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. Exact dimensions go as follows: 137.5x71.20x8.5 mm, so pretty thin despite the giant battery, and fairly light for a 5-incher at 160 grams, or 5.6 ounces. The "Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System" SoC sports 1.7 GHz dual-core application processor, 400 MHz quad-core GPU, natural language processor, and a contextual computing processor, for an octa-core concoction, claims Moto. The 10 MP camera on the back sports the new ClearPixel technology, which applies different RGBC color filter than the traditional Bayer RGBG one, bringing in more photons at low-light scenarios thus dealing better with blur and noise, at least on theory.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.4.4, 4.4, 4.2.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.41 x 2.80 x 0.33 inches (137.5 x 71.2 x 8.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.89 oz (167 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: kevlar


  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 294 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 70.52 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • Popup10 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.4
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Motorola X8
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • 400 MHz, quad-core
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB


  • Stand-by time:
    • 25.0 days (600 hours)
      the average is 18 days (420 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 3500 mAh
  • Wireless charging:
    • Built-in (Qi)


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
  • nano-SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, E911
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation, Video recording
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD


  • Officially announced:
    • 23 Jul 2013

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Motorola XT-1080M

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