Droid MAXX.

The Droid MAXX promises two-days of battery life in a slim design

Verizon's latest battery champ, the Droid MAXX offers an improvement from last years RAZR MAXX's 32-hours of battery life, cranking things up to a full 48-hours. It also brings along a new style and checks in thinner than previous models.

You've still get the Kevlar construction, but things like wireless charging and Motorola's new 10MP camera have been added, and to go with the new look there are some new accessories.

You can see what we're talking about after the break, where we've got a slew of photos to look through.

 

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In pictures: The Motorola Droid Maxx

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I respect the Droid branding for it's part in launching Android into the mainstream, that's about it.

I'm on the android central app. How do I see the pictures? I see the pictures fine when I open up the full site on my browser

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what happened to Motorola's quality control?

I can't believe they put out demo phones with obvious quality control
issues for all the journalists to see. :(

By the way, where's the removable battery door and SD card slot?

Its a Droid RAZR - it doesnt have a removable battery door.
and if you look at other pics, the case installed has a notch in the bottom - looks like a SD slot to me.

It could also simply be a SIM card slot. My 1st-gen RAZR has a single door, that reveals slots for both SIM and SD.

Looking on VZW site and do not see expandable memory mentioned. May not be a huge deal on the 32gb Maxx but only 16 on the ultra is a deal breaker. Like the overall looks of the devices but aside from the extra gig of ram, I see nothing to get me to leave my 32gb internal + 32gb sd card, unlimited data MaxxHD.

Posted using the amazing Razr MaxxHD by Motorola.

"By the way, where's the removable battery door and SD card slot?"

Where have you been? Removable battery hasn't been available since the DROID Bionic.

I never sweat stuff like that because I always use thirds party apps like Handcnet and Swiftkey to improve my UI experience anyway. The Hardware offered is what is most important to me and for the money, the HTC One with it's 1080p screen and front facing speakers would still be my replacement of choice if I had to upgrade this MaxxHD I'm on.

Are these expandable? I like the look of the Ultra, but only 16GB on board, not enough... Also, no specs on the screen resolution anywhere (been looking on Verizon's site for the last 10 minutes). Are they 720p like the rumors suggested? Thanks for the coverage AC!

SO they are going to have bumpers?

It is like putting a c***ring on instead of a rubber. It has its uses, but dont count on much protection

Hah. Bravo.

Bumpers make no sense to me. If a case isn't going to provide protection if you drop it off a table, what is the use?

These are the last of the pre-Google phones that were still being worked on before the Google takeover. I expect little support for these from Googorola, whom I expect don't really care much about them.

And what is your source for this information? Anyone can assert anything. Assertion of itself is meaningless except that someone hears or reads what you say and then spreads it as if it were the absolute proven truth. I'm not saying you are wrong. I'm saying don't tell us things like this without at least a source reference or something.

Which hasn't even come out yet? We have no idea which will be "better" till they announce the Moto X.

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The only things I can see so far that are better about this phone is the battery and possibly the storage. The other specs look to be the same.

...and in other news today... most people say "PISS OFF' to Verizon and another losing droid campaign and get more itchy regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note III, whether it will be worth waiting for... or the HTC One Maxx or... etc, etc...

So is this close to vanilla android? Is there also any mention on how fast this phone will get OS updates?

If this phone had removable storage it would be a no-brainer. Cloud storage isn't an option for me (and a lot of other people) and 16gb and 32gb phones aren't sufficient. It was fine in 2009, but not anymore.

I agree. If it has a hidden SD slot somewhere, I'll buy it. otherwise I will stay with my Razr Maxx HD with my 64GB SD.

This post is to point out that the "new" droid line looks exactly like the build that was released in CHINA at the same time as the bionic debacle over a year ago. Here we go. Put verizon and motorola together and you get crap that is behind by at least a year. Kevlar back wow not bullet proof I'll bet. A 720p screen that is from the basement fire sale at samsung. An x freakin whatever processer delivered to you the same day samsung anounces a major upgrade to a true eight core processer that will rival the 800 qualcom cross carrier super cpu. And of coarse all the typical spooge ware that verizon and moto can pile on the thing. Google let moto be moto aka verizons other significant other. May be smart. Now google has time to tweak the stupid moto x based on downs like this. If LG turns out a true nexus thats positive. The real deal is a year away when the Ubuntu edge and the other varients are released
and then true enthusiasts will have a worthy phone. You will have to pay for it though. Thats how you get a quality device.

I see what moto is trying to do here. Will it work? i doubt it. but i remember them saying a few months ago "bigger is not better". and it holds true with these phones. and as far as moto x goes. i can almost guarantee that the moto x will just be these phones on the other carriers.

K so, 1. the display. 720 instead of 1080. most cant tell the difference. i know i cant. Its a 5 inch phone, not a 60 inch TV. Id be more interested in how it captures white and blacks, and its color hue. the pixel count is more of that "mine is bigger" fluff that sammy is so good at doing.

the processor. To me this is kind of the direction HTC one took with the camera. at first everyone was like OMFG 4 MP!? then they saw the pics.. and went, ohhhhh i see what you did there! could be the same thing, it is in a sense a quad core phone, its just the way there using those cores. I mean really its 8 core if you count the GPU. I would wait for performance reviews before passing judgment on this subject.

For me whats going to be important if i even consider these phones is what moto hasn't done right todate. that is, the camera! Moto hasn't had a decent camera.. ever. 10 mp... so what. hows the sensors? I dont need a super camera, but on par with the S4 or HTC one is a must for me.

and.. the bootloader. If its locked down like all the other "droid" phones. pass~
I want full control over MY phone.

oh, and a good speaker. doesnt need to be "boom sound" but it better not suck!