Motorola DROID MAXX hands-on
As you can deduce from its name the new Motorola DROID MAXX is all about battery life. In the recent years Motorola have done a lot to improve their battery life and have developed in this specific area and they can now really claim it to be their own feature in their phones. It’s the next step in production not one but two whole days of battery life that are provided with the new Motorola phones Ultra, MAXX and Mini. It’s undoubted that Motorola is continuing to set the pace for bigger battery life. With its whooping 3500 mAh there is no worries if you are going to make it through the long day of using DATA connection Wi-Fi and Bluetooth all this while listening to music and/or watching YouTube videos. You can now rest assured that you will be able to do that at 100% screen brightness.
Let’s start by the dimensions. The phone is 5.41 x 2.80 x 0.33 inches (137.5 x 71.2 x 8.5 mm) and it weighs only 167 g (5.89 oz) which is not too much for its class.
If you try to distinguish the Motorola DROID MAXX from its little brothers that came out along with it – Motorola DROID Ultra and Motorola DROID Mini you would really have a hard time. Maybe you would notice its bigger but the difference are not so obvious and its understandable. What is more, the Motorola DROID MAXX is the one who is most similar to its predecessor. It is also surprising to find out that even though it has a big capacity 3500 mAh battery its only 8.5 mm even by today’s standards that’s actually pretty good. What is more surprising is that the DROID Ultra is even thinner than the DROID MAXX.
It also features the 10 MP camera with autofocus with LED flash featured in all of the three phones. However, we should mention that the Kevlar construction is the big news that makes you feel more comfortable, especially, if you consider yourself a little bit clumsy that your phone will not have problems with its durability. The fantastic construction is undeniable.
Super Amoled HD display and 5 inches diagonal – these are the characteristics that you generally need to know about the display of both the Motorola DROID MAXX and Motorola DROID Ultra. When it comes to sensors it only has Light sensor, Proximity sensor Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer which is more than enough.
With resolution of 720×1280 (720p) you are certain to have really nice and cinematic experience while you watch videos and even movies on your device and with the vibrant colors that go with it you can be satisfied with the experience as a whole. However, if you really are hardcore for 1080p and you really, really look into the display to see those extra pixels then Motorola for now at least provides saturated and vibrant colors but it doesn’t, for now at least, give you 1080×1920 resolution.
When it comes to the software it is not something revolutionary different. It is mostly stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Interface, although, if we take a closer look at the display we will notice that there are some Motorola widgets that are visually updated. When you consider the connectivity the Motorola has LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, which about covers all that you will ever need and you don’t need to worry. In terms of GPS it is also very various GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, E911. So it certainly doesn’t need more variety.
There are not too many new features that are exclusive for the new line of phones provided by Motorola, there is now Touchless Control, quick Camera access and active notifications. Their practicality may be doubtable in the future but it is really good to see some fresh innovations to the general Motorola experience.
Motorola may have made some compromise with the display resolution or the identical design but when it comes to processing power it is all in for the company. And you can tell that by the amazing processor boasting with dual-core and a few other extra features that are just about right like 1,7GHz Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System developed by Motorola and it has quad-core GPU with 2GB of RAM and 400MHz which is really, really impressive. It is obvious that no amount of effort was spared to make this first-class processor with these characteristics.
There are two more cores that are not for for applications but make the whole experience more neat and snappy. The responsiveness of the phone is amazing and that is not surprising when you consider the hard work that took Motorola to make their processor. Soon we will be able to test it with real-world tasks and see in detail how it performs with more complicated task and its special properties. If we also mention again that the battery life is extraordinary it clears the picture of what kind of smartphone Motorola DROID MAXX is.
It seems that Motorola have done some research and they are dividing their customers in three groups – those that want the interesting and fresh look and slimness going along with the Motorola DROID Ultra, those who prefer huge battery life and really sturdy panel construction which goes with the Motorola DROID MAXX and those who prefer to be able to handle their device only with one hand and the Motorola DROID Mini.