Motorola DROID MAXX (Verizon Wireless)

December 25, 2013 - Comment

When technology matters, DROID MAXX by Motorola is ready for you. Its powerful battery outlasts other smartphones and keeps you connected day, night, and then some. And its seamless design is reinforced with DuPont KEVLAR fiber and protected by scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. A Verizon exclusive, the DROID MAXX keeps up with your every move,

When technology matters, DROID MAXX by Motorola is ready for you. Its powerful battery outlasts other smartphones and keeps you connected day, night, and then some. And its seamless design is reinforced with DuPont KEVLAR fiber and protected by scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. A Verizon exclusive, the DROID MAXX keeps up with your every move, whether it’s shooting great low-light photos or sharing video quickly at 4G LTE speed.

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Running the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system, the DROID MAXX is powered by the Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System, which includes a software optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (1.7 GHz Dual-Core Krait CPU, quad-core Adreno 320 GPU), a natural language processor, and a contextual computing processor.

Keeping up with the DROID tradition, the DROID MAXX gives you what you expect from a DROID on Verizon — intelligence, strength and endurance. It starts with DROID Command Center, an exclusive homescreen widget that enables you to easily access notifications for text messages, missed calls, battery level, and weather. It also serves as the gateway to new features including Wireless Display to mirror what’s on the screen onto a compatible HDTV to play games, browse the Web, and share pictures on a big screen.

The DROID MAXX has 32 GB of internal storage, and its 3500 mAh battery provides up to 48 hours of mixed use based on typical usage patterns.

More Pics in More Places

With the Quick Capture feature, you can access the 10-megapixel camera by shaking the phone twice, then tapping anywhere on the screen to snap a pic or a selfie. The embedded Clear Pixel technology collects more light and snaps pictures up to twice as fast as other phone’s cameras, so you can capture the darkest scenes or stop motion blur in bright light. The rear camera also records Full HD 1080p video and stereo sound, while the front-facing 2-megapixel camera is great for self portraits and video chats.

The 10-megapixel rear camera has a 16:9 aspect ratio and can shoot video at up to Full HD 1080p resolution at 30 fps (frames per second) with slow motion. It also features auto HDR, a panorama option, photo burst, and a 4x digital zoom. The front-facing 2-megapixel camera is great for self portraits and video chats.

DROID Zap Makes Sharing Easy

Sharing with a friend or a group of friends nearby is simple with the DROID Zap feature. Just one gesture sends your content to the cloud, and anyone nearby with an Android phone running Jelly Bean 2.2 or greater can download the media. And if you want to limit who sees your stuff, add a pin code. Seamlessly share the latest memories with your friends and family without the need for wires — or even physical contact.

Touchless Control

The DROID MAXX responds to your voice, without you having to touch it. You just have to say: “OK Google Now” and give it a command. You can check messages, set an alarm, get directions, find out the weather, or do just about anything. With just a little training in a quiet room, your DROID MAXX learns to recognize your voice. Then it knows you, even when everyone’s talking at once. And thanks to the super low-power natural language processor, your DROID MAXX is always ready with a quick response.

Active Display

Even when it seems to be sleeping, your DROID MAXX is paying attention. Instead of a blinking light that doesn’t actually tell you anything, information quietly appears on the screen. You don’t have to wake your phone to look at the time or see your messages. But the active display is also smart enough to know when it’s in your pocket or when it’s placed face down so it won’t deliver notifications, saving on battery power. As soon as you take it out of your pocket or turn it over, it discretely pulses with the time and any notifications you’ve received.

When you need a little more info, just touch the notification icon and details will appear on the top and bottom of the screen. Drag the icon up and the app associated with the notification will open. Drag the icon left or right to make them all go away.

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Spec Highlights 3G/4G LTE connectivity

Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system

1.7 GHz dual-core processor

5-inch touchscreen AMOLED display (720 x 1280)

10-MP rear camera (with Full HD 1080p video)

Front 2-MP camera for video chats

32 GB storage + 2 GB of RAM

Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 LE+ NFC

GPS for navigation and location services

Up to 48 hours of usage time

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Verizon’s 4G LTE Network

Covering over 90 percent of the U.S. population (287 million people across the country), the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network provides average download data rates of 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.

You’ll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance of constant pauses to buffer the video stream–as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your phone in minutes. Additionally, you’ll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.

With the enhanced security of 4G LTE, you’ll be able to maximize productivity and efficiency while you’re out of the confines of your office with the ability to tap into most VPN networks with less waiting and faster responsiveness. You’ll be able upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.

In areas serviced only by 3G, you can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area.

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Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS

Fast, fluid, and smooth, the Android 4.2 operating system (nicknamed Jelly Bean) offers effortless movement between home screens — like turning the pages of a book. And it includes faster orientation changes, quicker switching between recent apps, and smoother and more consistent rendering throughout your mobile device. And widgets work like magic. As you place widgets on the screen, everything else automatically moves to make room. When they’re too big, widgets resize on their own.

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Browse and download thousands of free and paid apps from around the world via Google Play or the Amazon Appstore for Android.

Smooth Operator. More reactive and uniform touch responses mean you can almost feel the pixels beneath as your finger moves across the screen. .

Live in the Now. With Google Now, you get the right information at just the right time — before you even ask. It can tell you today’s weather before you start your day, or when the next train will arrive as you’re standing on the platform. .

Photo Sphere Camera. Snap pictures in every direction — up, down, and all around you — and have them come together into incredible, immersive photo spheres that put you right inside the scene.

Smarter Keyboard with Gesture Typing. Just glide your finger over the letters you want to type, and lift after each word. You don’t have to worry about spaces because they’re added automatically for you.

Beam Photos and Videos. With Android Beam, you can easily share your photos and videos.

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Amazon app suite The Amazon app suite is one swipe from the device’s main home screen. Sign in using your account.

Seamless Access to Digital Content and Shopping with Amazon App Suite

The Amazon app suite provides seamless access to Amazon digital content and shopping right from your phone’s home screen. Interact with Amazon digital content you already own, access over 23 million games, books, apps, and songs, as well as shop millions of physical products in a single, fully-integrated, and easy-to-use experience.

All the Content

Get instant access to over 23 million games, books, apps, and songs including all of the most popular Android apps and games, over 20 million songs to download or instantly stream, and over one million Kindle books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times best sellers and new releases.

Seamless Shopping

Instantly access Earth’s biggest selection with millions of physical products available to search or browse with the integrated mobile shopping experience, plus all of the benefits of shopping on Amazon, including personalized recommendations, customer reviews, 1-Click ordering, Prime FREE Two-Day shipping on over 15 million items, and more.

Cross-Category Search

Discover Amazon’s full selection of physical products, Kindle books, music, and apps from a single search directly from your phone’s home screen.

Single Sign In

Enter your login just once to access all of Amazon Mobile Shopping, Kindle, MP3, and Amazon Appstore for Android apps, receive personalized recommendations, and interact with the Amazon digital content you already own right from your phone’s home screen.

1-Click Ordering

Quickly and easily purchase new Kindle books, music, apps, and physical products with Amazon’s 1-Click Ordering, which allows you to skip the shopping cart and checkout process by using the default payment method and shipping address on your account.

“Buy Once, Enjoy Everywhere”

With apps available on the largest number of devices and platforms, Amazon makes it easy for you to access your content anytime, anywhere, from virtually any device or platform you choose. You can read and sync your Kindle books across any device with the Kindle app installed, including Android phones and tablets, Windows 8 tablets, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and in your web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

World-Class Customer Service

When a customer shops on Amazon, they know they’re getting Amazon’s world-class customer service. Amazon’s customer service just scored 89 on the ForeSee customer satisfaction score – the highest ever attained by a retailer – as well as the highest rating on the 2012 American Consumer Satisfaction Index, and the J.D. Power Customer Service Champion Award. So far in 2012, Kindle customer service has received a 97.1% satisfaction rate from customers. Customers have been shopping on Amazon for 15 years, and they continue to do so because of the unparalleled end-to-end customer experience.

Product Features

  • Display: 5.0-inches
  • Camera: 10-MP
  • Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
  • OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)


Nathaniel Allen says:

A competent Galaxy Nexus replacement, [12.15.15 update]… [updated Nov 11th 2013; OS update 12.15.15 applied — increased my rating to 5 stars (from 4) — see paragraphs marked with >> for my edits]I didn’t intend to buy a Droid Maxx on launch day; at least, not until a few minutes before 10am, when I read on Droid Life it would *really* be in stores that morning. I would only stop in to check it out in person. Then… it just happened. If you’re like me and coming from a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, I’m betting this latest batch from Motorola…

Brian M. says:

A great phone Like the first reviewer here on Amazon, I was moving from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to…something with a battery that lasted more than 8 hours. Overall, I liked the GNex, but I had gotten to the point where I had to charge the phone mid-day even if I hadn’t taken the “darn” thing out of my pocket. And sometimes it got HOT in my pocket, again even though I hadn’t pushed a single button. I had a total of four batteries for the phone because if I was traveling, I could easily go through three…

G. Frank says:

Compelling, except for a few fixable things This phone integrates elements designed by Google/Motorola and Verizon. I can definitely see which company has its act together and which does not. (hint: VZW should stick to building networks)+ Battery life is truly amazing, and is actually as advertised. 2 days without recharging. Moto has done really well. This is by FAR the biggest selling point of the phone – and it’s a very important one. It’s as transformative to the phone’s usefulness as broadband was to computers.+…

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