Motorola Moto Maxx (Droid Turbo global version) smiles for the camera

Motorola Moto Maxx (Droid Turbo global version) smiles for the camera
Not long ago, we told you that Motorola would soon announce a global version of its Droid Turbo. The announcement should take place in Brazil on November 5 - two days from now. It looks like the global variant of the Droid Turbo is called Motorola Moto Maxx (just as previously rumored).

Someone in Brazil is already testing the Moto Maxx, and posted photos of the handset on Google+, including some images that all but confirm its final name. As expected, the Moto Maxx seems to be identical to the Droid Turbo, thus featuring a 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, a 20.7 MP rear camera, 64 GB of internal memory, and a huge 3900 mAh battery with Turbo Charging capabilities. Stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat will run the show. 

It’s not the first time when a Verizon-exclusive Motorola Droid is about to be released in other markets under a different name (since the Droid brand can be used only by Verizon). Unfortunately, for now we don’t know when (or if) the Moto Maxx will be available in other countries besides Brazil. But let's hope we’ll hear more on this later this week. Until then, you should read our Motorola Droid Turbo review here.

source: Google+ via Android Police

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  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3900 mAh



1. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

Please release this bad boy in France ASAP. I can't help thinking about a nov 5 launch date in Europe but it sounds too good to be true.

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Awesome news.

3. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

64 GB of RAM!

6. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Fixed, thanks!

4. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

I do not understand this strategy of motorola. The buttons on the android 5 will be refurbished. Why release a phone with outdated and capacitive buttons, the trend is all be virtual like google own invented !

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Samsung, the biggest Android manufacturer, still uses hardware and capacitive buttons, so I don't see why Motorola can't...

7. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

They're doing it to save some screen real estate i guess. If you notice how this device is engineered and how it has to compensate for the heating of the SoC, the screen, the antennae, and the battery (during charging and otherwise) they probably needed the space anyway...

19. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I beg to disagree! Some people still prefer physical or capacitive buttons on their phones! Not those on screen navigation!!! You bought a huge phone yet you can't use everything with that on the screen!

21. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I'm more partial to onscreen buttons myself but I'm glad the buttons aren't the shapes that are present in Android 5.0. And in a device as complete as this I would be willing to compromise.

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I really enjoy onscreen buttons on my N4, but yea, if that's the only "sacrifice" I had to make, then bring it on.

8. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

I think differently. Where is capacitive could be virtual button and some application or games virtual buttons could disappear.

9. rbuljo

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

oh yes!! please get this to europe without middle men buying it for me!! :D

10. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Please, don't be a dream.

11. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Fix the damn screen brightness otherwise gtfo

12. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Thanks God, Thanks Leaker :D

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Looks like I found my next UNLOCKED PHONE

14. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Bring this to the US and not the vzn but one for AT&T

15. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Haven't use Motorola since the xoom tablet, but this beast is an ideal phone this year. Hope Moto unleash gsm variant quickly in the market.


Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Of course it will be gsm capable. Even the Turbo is. It just need the unlock code or that Verizon unlocks it.

18. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

That's sound good, thank.

17. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

This is exatly what I expected from phones in the begining of the year. SD 805, 3Gb of RAM, more battery capacity, a next step camera.

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And instead we got mostly SD 801 (warmed-over 800), 2 GB. Which phones like the LG G2 already had last fall. But that's pretty much what happened in 2012-early 2013 with the S4 Pro/SD 600. At least Nexus 5 owners don't feel like their phones are obsolete already.

22. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1271; Member since: Jan 24, 2012


23. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Bring it in india.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Now to find out how long VZW has USA exclusivity. Hopefully its only a month. I can wait that long... otherwise I might just F the world and get an N6 despite its size. If my only other choices are S5 and G3, I might as well go the lil bit bigger and get a nexus, which is where the fun really is.

26. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If they follow their past strategy, it will be indefinitely. The Motorola Droid never had an official US GSM version. IIRC it was available in Europe and Canada but never the US. I don't know this firsthand, but many say putting a T-Mobile Sim card allows it to work on their network, I've heard of some using the Droid Maxx on StraightTalk also. Don't know about AT&T.

27. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Some droid turbo owners said that the've recieved an update fixed the brightness issue.

28. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I got the update while I was setting up my phone so I can't say the difference from before it, but at full brightness it hurts my eyes if I'm inside. That's good enough for me.

29. vedraj

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

hi what is its price gonna be

30. rbuljo

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

how is it to buy a verizon phone to use in european countries? are they factory gsm unlocked from the box, or do they need some extra tinkering? the turbo is already global gsm capable.. just wondered..

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