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.

Motorola DROID MAXX 2 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 vs HTC One A9


Display size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches
5.0 inches


1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

402 ppi
386 ppi
440 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

74.61 %
73.91 %
66.17 %



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

21 megapixels
16 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)


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

Video recording

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


Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing


5 megapixels
5 megapixels
4 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)



5.83 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches (148 x 75 x 10.9)
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)


5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.33 oz (151 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)


Back: Metal; Frame: Metal
Back: Metal




Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)


Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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


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


Adreno 405
Adreno 405
Adreno 405


2 GB
3 GB


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



3630 mAh
3050 mAh
2150 mAh


Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Stand-by time

12.7 days (304 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G)

16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback

60.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 384
$ 500



1. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

HTC is clean winner in this comparison ( till price is $400 ). only thing HTC is lacking s bigger battery. if HTC have put bigger battery it might have performed better than HTC One M8.

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

HTC is clear winner? agh it's camera is so poor! Galaxy A8 and DROID Turbo 2 have no major draw back! :D

7. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

It seems you don't pay attention to title of article. its Droid Maxx 2.. how you know HTC camera is bad? pure speculation. everyone saying its really good camera. I guess HTC camera will be better cuz it have OIS and all features as new high end cameras have. also in my opinion HTC A9 looks sexy.

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

i'll go with Sammy's A8! so sexy, let alone it's camera.

4. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

A8 is sexy, and the batterylife is amazing!

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

And it's Exnyos 5430 variant is even more powerful!

6. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

more pwerfoul for what. For playing candy crash online? Lol all. This procesor can handle everything what is on play store!!

8. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

you seem to be ignorant. Exynos 5430 trashes Snapdragon 617: quad-core 1.8 GHz vs Cortex-A15 versus octa-core 1.7 Cortex-A53? Mali-T628MP6 versus Adreno 405? heck, go improve yoùr knowledge on SoCs!!

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