Motorola Moto Maxx listed on Flipkart's site following last month's teaser (UPDATE)

Motorola Moto Maxx listed on Flipkart's site following last month's teaser (UPDATE)
Last month, we told you that Indian online retailer Flipkart had been teasing an upcoming launch of the Motorola Moto Maxx. This is a non-U.S. version of the Verizon exclusive Motorola DROID Turbo. At the time, Flipkart said that "There's a Moto beast coming your way." That beast could be getting closer as Flipkart has posted more details about the phone, including just about everything but pricing and availability.

The Motorola Moto Maxx features a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. A quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU is under the hood with 3GB of RAM inside. There is a 21MP rear-facing camera with an aperture of f/2.0, and a 2MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chat. A hefty 3900mAh battery keeps the lights on.

Other features include the phone's contextual awareness. While driving to work, the phone will quiet the notifications and give you directions. Recharge the phone for only 15 minutes and you will have up to eight hours of battery life. The phone's Ballistic Nylon rear cover gives the device a premium feel while keeping it lightweight, and the device is water resistant thanks to the application of nanocoating protection.

While this handset is sure to cost more in India than the OnePlus One and the Xiaomi Mi 4 (priced at the equivalent of $306 USD and $322 USD respectively), the Moto Maxx does have some features not seen in the other two phones. That could help Motorola compete in India on the handset's feature set rather than price.


Thanks for the tip, Pankaj!

source: Flipkart

UPDATE: The Motorola Moto Turbo, as the phone is known in India, has just launched, selling at a price equivalent to $671 USD.

source: fonearena

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DROID Turbo
  • 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

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12 Comments

1. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

This ain't no "Turbo". Snapdragon Cpu are not made for extreme conditions, but to save and be efficient. Arm A15s Arm Cortex A15 are Turbo. Not this. Lmao, hahaha. Yeah, really a turbo.

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Keep recycling old phones. Good job Motorola.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

This "Old" phone is still one of the best on the market.

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's a good phone but I don't think it can stand upto M9 or S6. And we will have G4 and Z4 soon. This phone was decent in 2014 but unless sold for a lot less than current flagships, it has no chance. Now don't come ranting specs on me. I believe you and me both know specs are not even half the story. The screen is QHD but brightness is laughable and its a 2013 gen AMOLED,just with higher density. I agree that the battery life is great, but just in PA test. Everywhere else, it fared good, not great. The chip is old now. Not by age, but by performance. It's a 32-bit one and the new ARMv8 monsters have much higher performance and ARMv8 also enables hardware encryption, which doesn't cause slowdowns with lollipop. The RAM is LPDDR3. The camera seems great on paper, but okayish-good in real life. I'm not saying it's a bad phone. It's a good phone, but not flagship grade anymore. Releasing it now won't do moto much good unless they undercut s6 or m9 by a considerable amount in price.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It costs twice the amount of OnePlus or Mi4. Wasn't expecting that much.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

It is a lot better than 1+1 or mi4. Please compare with relevant devices and the ones you can easily buy. It's like saying that s4 costs 250$, wasn't expecting s6 to cost 700$.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It's a lot better...but it's not new...and it launched late. Those are also some things to consider too.

10. seven7dust unregistered

First off this phone is cheaper than all the phones you mentioned , which makes a big difference to many people. Heck you even could get the 64 GB version for less than the 32 GB of the S6. ii) The battery life is a key feature of this phone will still beat out galaxy s6 and m9 a long way, phonearena has rated this phone 9.2 remember , Lollipop will make the battery life even better. iii) all those speed differences you mention are meaningless, we've reached a point of diminishing returns , is there any game or app that will slow down this phone , I can't think of any. tell me one if you know. iv) it comes with vanilla android which is fast and lagfree unlike most skins , like you said hardware is only one part of the story , software matters a lot. either way Kudos to motorola for releasing a phone for power users who care for battery life over thinness and weight , something samsung Apple and HTC have forgotten. something that matters even in 2015. it'll beat out most 2015 flagships in battery life , till motorola releases a replacement. my only biggest cons are the 2k display which is a gimmick and the gimmicky 20 MP camera.

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

About the prices, I think S6 32 GB and moto maxx 64 GB both cost 700$. Correct me if wrong. No, we're far from diminishing returns: http://youtu.be/C-Q7Cql_sLo?t=6m23s And this is just the note 4, the M9 and S6 will be much better. These are just popular 2014 games, expect even higher end games in 2015. About the battery life, we'll see soon. BTW MKBHD already said that 1+1 has better battery life than moto maxx.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Motorola needs more competent leadership. They go all out with the Maxx and the Turbo yet the Moto X is very lackluster and they haven't learned from their mistakes.

5. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Awesome.. Welcome to India

12. ChazzMatt

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

ALSO, the Moto Maxx (XT1250) is being sold in the U.S. by smaller regional CDMA/LTE carriers. NOT MVNOs. Actual carriers with their own spectrum/towers. It is IDENTICAL to the Verizon Droid Turbo XT1254. Even has the same FCC ID number. Same CDMA/GMS/HSPA/LTE bands as the Droid Turbo. Bootloader can be unlocked and phone rooted. Someone has run one of these U.S. Moto Maxx phones on Verizon by sticking in Verizon LTE sim card. So, there's THREE Motorola QUARK phones released so far. "Quark" was the internal name, and ALL these phones have the same hardware: * XT1254 DROID TURBO (falsely bleated by the media as a "Verizon exclusive". Only the Droid name is exclusive to Verizon, not the phone!) * XT1250 MOTO MAXX (U.S. non-Verizon CDMA/LTE Quark phone, identical in hardware to Droid Turbo. Currently sold by at least half a dozen, maybe more, regional CDMA/LTE carriers. It is identical in every way to the Droid Turbo except for carrier-specific software. At least one person in XDA has run it on Verizon.) * XT1125 MOTO MAXX ("International" GSM/HSPA/LTE version of the XT1250 Moto Maxx/XT1254 Droid Turbo. Has no CDMA and slightly different LTE bands. Motorola "official" specs say LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 7, 17, but modem scanning software shows LTE band 5 is still enabled like it was when this phone passed FCC testing. Yes, it went through the FCC because it's sold in Puerto Rico, U.S. territory. Has a different FCC ID from the XT1250/XT1254. So, YES, it has all the AT&T LTE bands. I own two of these phones, and am running one on AT&T. Also, Lollipop has been leaked for this phone, but it's only a test version from Motorola.) Now a 4th "QUARK" phone, for India... * MOTO TURBO? Model number not known. FlipKart says it has LTE bands 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17.

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