Droid MAXX

The supposed new king of battery life, the Motorola Droid MAXX packs a whopping 3500mAh battery in a phone just .28-inches thick. Verizon is promising 48-hours of battery life, and we can't wait to put that to the test.

Besides offering great battery life, the MAXX is full of other goodies -- like wireless charging, Motorola's new eight-core X8 Mobile Computing System, and a snazzy Kevlar back. We know you want to see the full specs, so keep reading!


  • 5.41”(H) x 2.80”(W) x 0.28”(D) inches
  • Weight: 4.94 oz


  • Network: LTE, CDMA/1xEVDO Rev. A (800/1900 MHz)
  • Global Network: EDGE/GSM (850/900/1800/1900), HSPA/UMTS( 850/900/1900/2100), HSDPA 42.2 Mbps (Category 20), HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

Operating System

  • Android 4.2, Jelly Bean

Memory / Processor

  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core with Quad–Core Graphics, attention hub, & 2GB of RAM
  • 4FF preinstalled SIM
  •  32GB interal memory (formatted capacity less)


  • Battery: Non–removable 3500 mAh Li–Ion
  • Usage: Up to 48 hours OR
  • Standby Time: Up to 25 days


  • SAR: Head 1.54 W/kg / Body–worn 0.32 W/kg


  • 10MP RGBC camera with quick capture


  • 1080p HD Video capture, up to 60FPS
  • 2MP Full HD Recording Front Facing Camera
  • Video Formats: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, RV v10, RV v9, WMV v10, WMV v9


  • Bluetooth® 4.0 LE +EDR, Bluetooth Class 2
  • Bluetooth® Profiles Supported: Stereo (A2DP), Serial Port Profile, Object Push (vCard & vCalendar only) Profiles, A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, FTP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, NAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP

Reader comments

Official Droid MAXX specs


I don't think these are the correct specs. These are the exact same as the Ultra specs that have been posted, so one of them has been posted incorrectly.

If you did more research before you commented incorrectly you would have easily figured out that, in fact, yes... both phones DO have virtually the same specs. One merely has a larger battery. Why would this be difficult to grasp? MAXX has always been their designation for this feature. They just didn't include Ultra... which is describing how thin it is.
...and now you knowwwww. And knowing is half the battle

That larger battery needs more room to fit. Check the dimensions and weight.

Ry is right. The Maxx is 30g heavier and 1.32mm thicker than what is listed in this article.

Im comparing now it looks like Droid maxx takes the lead with battery 2600 vs max 3500. Maxx also takes the CPU with 1.7 dual core 2 chip vs galaxy 1.6 and 1.2 dual. Galaxy takes the camera with 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash. vs droid maxx 10MP RGBC camera with quick capture10MP RGBC camera with quick capture. galaxy takes memory with 64 gig vs maxx 32 over 12 gig (48). screen size and the rest are just about the same except droid maxx Motorola is a little thinner. Both have the gorilla glass and other features.

My Rezound has the same resolution on a smaller screen, why would I want to downgrade display quality? That's the only thing I don't like about this phone. Also, not sure about dedicated cores for video.

Verizon always launches these as their "flagship" phones but they always seem to be behind in one aspect or another. Why only 720p? Last year the RAM was still only at 1G and only a dual core processor, while others were at 2G and quad core respectively, if I remember correctly. At least those two things are on par this time.

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Its probably Google or Motorola. Look at the Moto X. Seems to me like Google wants the specs race to slow down and the innovation one to begin again.

I don't get the whole 720p vs 1080p debate. What matters is the quality of the screen. I can't tell the difference between 720p or 1080p on my 40" or 43" TV's, but supposedly it makes a difference on a friggin cell phone? Come on guys. Common sense.

I completely agree. I hate that. You think you are getting this super mega phone and then manufacturers find 1 way to screw it all up. Ie: no sd card, low memory. low res screen, no camera flash and or low megapixel camera. December of 2012 Verizon released the Droid DNA which had 2 gigs of ram and the world's first 1080p screen for a smart phone. It was even quad core I believe. However, they screw it up by only giving it 16gb of memory of which roughly 10gb are useable and no micro sd support????? why on earth would you do that? The european counterpart to this phone had a micro sd slot!

This phone is supposed to have a long battery life. Pushing pixels costs both electricity and processing power. They went with decent instead of outstanding, because they wanted to push the battery life.

I got one question, in spec it says

Global Network: EDGE/GSM (850/900/1800/1900), HSPA/UMTS( 850/900/1900/2100), HSDPA 42.2 Mbps (Category 20), HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

Does this I can use this any other GSM network? like international or T-mob or Att?

The current razr line has the same radio bands. Once activated on vzw, you can pop in international sims while traveling. They've been locked out to not be able to use att or tmobile bands in the us.

My question is..have they done the same thing Samsung did and make it LTE-A ready? Im not asking this as a Samsung fanboy, but LTE-A would be something nice to be ready for, so I dont have to buy a new phone in 6 months.

Why does everyone want such extreme specs? These specs are great, why the need for a 1080 resolution? It's not like 720 is shit, not in the least and from what I've seen with the benchmarks these phones aren't lagging behind. From what I've gathered Motorola used a proprietary chip set for the Droid line up and it seems very unique and innovative. Watch and see, the spec war is over. Now it's time for great software innovation to capture people's eyes, and money. There is no need for greater specs that are on today's flagship phones, not until people actually design apps and software to use it. I am completely happy with my s3s specs, the only thing I'd change if I could would be the internal storage to 32 gb and I wish the battery was a little larger, but besides that I don't need any better specs that I have now. Its Kindve sad that people base what makes a good phone off of a list. In my opinion design, innovation, software and durability is what makes a great phone. I'll most likely be buying the X phone, as long as it's not more than $400.

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I don't why folks are fussing about 720p.... on a tiny screen, I can't see how it would matter. Isn't that like wanting a 24mp camera so that you can print postage stamp sized photos?
Anyway, is this phone designed to be a rugged, splash proof type phone? I just watched a commercial that implied that this phone was designed to take abuse.

Verizon lacks a "active lifestyle" android phone... was hoping this would fill the need.