Verizon cuts prices on new Droids: Droid MAXX down to $199, Ultra to $99 and Mini to $49

Verizon cuts prices on new Droids: Droid MAXX down to $199, Ultra to $99 and Mini to $49
Motorola’s new Droid phones on Verizon have received warm reception as they support all the neat features of the Moto X like always-on voice command listener, and now you can get them for a much lower price.

The Verizon Motorola Droid MAXX, a handset that sports a whopping 3500mAh battery, one of the largest ever put on a phone, now costs $199 on a two-year contract. This is a $100 price cut from its original $299 price.

The Droid Ultra is an extremely thin and sleek device featuring identical hardware, but a less capable battery. It is also receiving a $100 price cut so you can get it for $99.99 with a 2-year pact.

Finally, even the smallest of the bunch, the Droid Mini gets discounted by $50 to $49.99.

Out of this trio, we clearly like the Droid MAXX best. It’s a great device and its battery is really appreciated. You can take advantage of the lower prices at Verizon stores.

source: Verizon Wireless via Droid Life

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36 Comments

1. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

There goes the resale value.

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Androids have never had much resale value.

27. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Last time I checked the Galaxy series garnered more money than the iphones of the same generation on ebay. Iphone 4 $153, my old HTC Sensation is $122.

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I've been saying all along that the DROID line (and the Moto X) was overpriced. Thankfully I picked my Maxx up at Amazon pricing.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wow. After less than 2 months. Must not being doing too well. Can't say I'm surprised.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm enjoying my Maxx. It's a good well rounded device. I don't think it's worth $300 on contract though, and I refused to pay that much. Motorola is not Apple, so they can't go charging Apple prices.

8. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yeah the $300 price tag kept us away as well, especially considering the Maxx, Ultra, and Moto X are all so similar.

33. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Guess what apple charges for a 32GB iphone. $300 It's the same price since the Maxx has 32GB.

10. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Hopefully the next line of Motorola phones are price adequately.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I think this pricing adjustment should carry the brand through the holiday season, at least at Verizon. The Moto X could use a $50 price cut too.

17. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Hopefully the next line of Moto's have a better camera. Either way I'm still Motorola supporter.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple has the quality and support to back the pricing of their models. Motorola unfortunately does not. Their phones are built better than something from Samsung because of that Kevlar backing they use over cheap plastic, but they do not touch apple on quality. These are prices that the phone should have been in the first place.

13. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I agree with your second paragraph :)

28. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Other than the fact that the Maxx was the third best seller at Verizon. Death to stupid armchair analysts.

30. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

This is nothing more than your opinion...

5. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Any one maybe know if there any way to completely unlock this phone, mean use on T-Mobile LTE network science it has band 4 ??

14. mcshank

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

Verizon phones to be used On Tmo is like trying to get Mxyzptlk to bad mouth apple, I just wont happen.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You can use an unlocked 5S on T-Mobile with LTE...

19. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Right, if you use an AT&T 5S.

35. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

No, the Verizon 5S comes factory unlocked and the 5S carries both CDMA and GSM bands. So yes a Verizon 5S can work on T - Mobile Smurf you are 100% correct.

23. raichur0xx0rz

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Verizon has those bands locked currently, as they are for Verizon's AWS. Theoretically, once they push out an OTA to activate AWS compatibility, we may be able to see T-Mobile LTE on it. As of right now, I am only getting HSPA+ on my Droid Maxx on T-Mobile. Seeing about 10mbps, which is on par with what I get on Verizon LTE here.

29. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Right now i have Nexus4 with enabled LTE 20-35 down 6-15up but I like to have that giant battery of maxx :)

7. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Damn, paid $200 for my dad's Moto X almost exactly 2 weeks go. Was thinking about switching him to an iPhone (more usable for somebody like him, so stop arguing). Maybe Maxx would be better now that it is a viable option...

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

If the Maxx had a 1080 screen it would be perfect, but you can't have everything. It's close to stock, straightforward, has good audio, call quality and strong reception. If you don't need the sharpest screen or the fastest processor on the planet, it's a good pick.

18. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I compared the MAXX screen to my S4 & Optimus G Pro. You can't see the difference, contrary to what iPhonearena's review said.

24. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I compared it to the G2, and the Maxx had some visible pixelation on small text. It's not distracting to me though, and at least it's an S-stripe (not PenTile) array.

26. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Yea, the G2 has a real nice display. I compared its to the S4 & it blows it away. I'm trying to win a G2. Hopefully I can get it before the contest ends.

16. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Awwwwwwwww YEAH! Unless Moto's coming out with something new within the next few month, I'm about to finally get my MAXX.

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Exciting! I know the Maxx is not the fastest phone on the market and missing some of the bells and whistles other phones offer, but it's very well rounded and the massive battery is the selling point for me! I'm so excited the price dropped to $199. Looks like I'm getting it in November.

22. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Don't let the specs deceive you. It may not be the fastest in terms of pure horsepower and performance, but it's real-world performance is extremely smooth and arguably better than many of it's more powerful (and bloated) peers.

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