Motorola DROID MAXX ReviewMotorola DROID MAXX 8.5
Mini, the DROID MAXX does well in the category. We made several calls over the course of a few days, and all voices on our end were clear and natural sounding – as close to using a land-line. People that we called also said we sounded clear on their end, without any static or distortion. Volume was also good, as when turning it up all the way we could still hear callers while we were in a noisy environment. Signal reception was also respectable at -89dBm for 1x voice, and -101dBm for 4G LTE data.
If you are looking for a smartphone with a king-size battery, this should get your attention, as the Motorola DROID MAXX comes with an impressive 3500mAh internal battery. Keep in mind that the DROID Ultra has a 2130mAh battery, and even last-year’s model (the DROID RAZR MAXX HD) was 3300mAh. During our testing, we were able to get up to 20 hours of continuous talk time, or about 3 days of mixed usage on a full-charge with the DROID MAXX, compared to 13 hours of talk time or 2 days of mixed usage on the DROID Ultra.
Coming in at $300 with a 2-year Verizon contract, the Motorola DROID MAXX is the most expensive of the three DROID models. It combines all the features of the DROID Ultra, but increases the battery to 3500mAh, doubles the internal memory to 32GB, and looks higher end with the soft-touch woven backing. Still, $300 with contract is a lot for a smartphone, and we’re not really sure that the Motorola DROID MAXX can command that premium price, especially with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2 coming out soon.
Software version on the reviewed unit:
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Baseband version: MSM8960PRO_BP_2323.011.75.00R
Kernel version: 3.4.42-gfd1a699-00151gc170e6f
Build date: Tue Aug 6 18:39:38 CDT 2013
Build number: 12.9.0Q2.X-160-OBK_TA-14-7
- Good build quality using Kevlar construction
- Higher capacity 3500mAh battery
- Excellent call quality
- No expandable storage
- Display should be 1080p at this price point
Motorola DROID MAXX Review - Call Quality, Battery and Conclusion