Motorola DROID MAXX for Verizon unveiled with a battery good for two full days of Androiding

Motorola DROID MAXX for Verizon unveiled with a battery good for two full days of Androiding
Out of the DROID trio announced by Verizon and Motorola today, the MAXX handset was the one with the biggest mystery behind it, namely what will be the battery capacity in the newest member of the MAXX endurance king line.

The answer is 3500 mAh, 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. The kicker is in the pricing, and it will rock you $299.99 for a two-year contract, and the phone is shipping August 20th.


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DROID MAXX
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Motorola X8, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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18 Comments

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

So Motorola has their own SoC now?

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i guess so. o:

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That's definitely unexpected. They were so vague during the announcement, we need details! Architecture? Clock speed? Is the GPU PowerVR, Mali, or Adreno? They better have a full spec sheet at the demo unit tables. It's just mean to do something like that and not give details for the geeks out there

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, this announcement is going sloppily. i agree. all of this info is going to make or break whether or not i get one of these. especially the UI info.

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I hope AnandTech has a full technical run down of the specs up soon.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Oooo whee, i may just be picking this up. o:

4. suyogonhisown

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

doesnt come as a surprise as motorola has a history in pioneering micro processor development !! hope it benchmarks well and also interested in the new camera tech ..samples pls !

5. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

wat abt rest of world?

11. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Here in the Philippines, they are selling the 2011 handsets. :|

14. Rassil

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I would like to know that one too. Very much so. Will Europe get it and when, to be more specific :)

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

3500mAh? wow... now i'm drooling

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1190; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

SHUT THE FU┬ęk up and take my money....

12. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

looks like a sony fan wants shift allegiance now easily beats the upcoming 3000mah of the honami. it's even an OLED display so it should last longer with darker themes. this will be my new phone.

13. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Do we know about MicroSD card slot or not?

15. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Really Motorola ?? HD screen ?? I'm starting to think that Motorola has given up on the high end market.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

just how much does 400+ ppi really matter? it doesn't matter enough to me to make my phone have to work harder to push all those pixels. give me better performance any day.

18. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 882; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Can you tell difference if I put a 720p & a 1080p 5" display in front of you.?? I dont think so, above 300ppi, it hardly makes a difference..

16. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Disappointed it's not a full HD Screen, for $300 on contract I'd expect a full HD screen

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