Motorola DROID Maxx 2 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 HTC One A9: specs comparison


Motorola made the Droid Maxx 2 official. With mostly mid-range specs, the phone is up against some heated competition in the mid-range segment. Equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 615 chipset, a 21MP camera, and also sizeable 2,630mAh battery. Sadly, we only get Lollipop out of the box.

In this day and age, these are mid-range specs, there's no denying that, so what are the phones that should the Maxx 2 get compared against? Well, we picked Samsung's Galaxy A8 and HTC's recent One A9 as two of the more recent and interesting offerings. 

The three clash against one another in our fresh-off-the-bat specs comparison, so just scroll down below and compare their specs to your heartfelt content.

Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.0 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body

73.91 %
66.17 %
74.61 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 5430
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939

Processor

Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 405
Adreno 405
Adreno 405

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB
2GB

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
16GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), HTC Sense UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

3050 mAh
2150 mAh
3630 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Stand-by time

12.7 days (304 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

 
16.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Music playback

 
60.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
12.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
21 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video calling
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
4 MP
5 MP

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches (158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm)
5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm)
5.83 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches (148 x 75 x 10.9)

Weight

5.33 oz (151.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)

Materials

Back: Metal; Frame: Metal
Back: Metal
 

Resistance

 
 
Splash

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
 

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 500
$ 384


Related phones

DROID MAXX 2
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3630 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
One A9
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat HTC Sense UI
Galaxy A8
  • Display 5.7 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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