Motorola DROID MAXX vs Samsung Galaxy S9+

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Display

Display size

5.0 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18.5:9

Pixel density

294 ppi
531 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.52 %
83.68 %

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Motorola X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait, 32-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 320
Adreno 630

RAM

2 GB
6 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 400 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (4.4.4, 4.4, 4.2.2)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3500 mAh

Type

User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
35.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)

Stand-by time

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Internet use

 
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

 
102.00 hours

Video playback

 
20.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

10 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 megapixels

Features

 
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

 
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.80 x 0.33 inches (137.5 x 71.2 x 8.5 mm)
6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.67 oz (189 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Kevlar
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

 
Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue, Polaris blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 4(AWS-1), 13(700 c)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, RA, AMR, MIDI
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RealVideo
 

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0, EDR
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, OTG, Video out

Location

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, E911
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T4
 

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
 

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
 

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Jan 11, 2018

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMG965U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.54 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body

0.32 W/kg
0.79 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.04 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.94 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 840

Availability

Officially announced

Jul 23, 2013
Feb 25, 2018
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