Motorola has been on a rampage in an attempt to snare the high-end Android smartphone market with the release of the company’s DROID Turbo smartphone. Now, alongside the DROID Turbo, the company has released yet another device belonging to the Moto brand of devices, called the Moto Maxx. Here are some of the specifications of the smartphone that will prove the device to become a worthy addition to the pockets of smartphone connoisseurs who desire unparalleled mobile computing performance and a high battery life.
Just like the DROID Turbo and the Nexus 6, the DROID Turbo is armed with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 chipset. While the quad core Krait 450 processor might not be compatible with the 64 bit architecture, its base clock speed of 2.7 GHz will provide unhindered performance for users, while the 3 GB of RAM and Adreno 420 GPU will provide effortless multitasking capabilities and mobile gaming performance.
The 5.2 inch form factor of the Moto Maxx would suggest that it belongs to the phablet category of smartphones, seeing as how its screen size exceeds 5 inches. Nevertheless, Motorola’s ideology is revolving around two things. One, the screen size should be large enough to provide a comfortable navigation experience and two, not large enough that the size prevents the device from fitting properly in to the user’s pocket. The 5.2 inch screen will feature a 1440p resolution, which is the same resolution that is found on the DROID Turbo.
While lots of critics will argue that such a high resolution will drain the battery in a matter of hours and disrupt the fluid operating system experience, the 2.7 GHz quad core processor and the 3,900 mAh non-removable battery have been assimilated to the device to satisfy that very purpose. However, while the hardware specifications of the Moto Maxx are thoroughly impressive, not having a microSD slot for expandable storage options will end up leaving a bitter taste for majority of potential buyers. The Moto Maxx only provides 64 GB of internal storage and if users need to find shortcuts to expand the storage in another manner, purchasing aftermarket accessories starting with a USB OTG Cable and a FAT32 formatted USB to create a makeshift SD card would be a good start.
There is a 21 MP camera situated on the rear side of the device, while a 2 MP camera is located on the backside. Needless to say, users will not be running in to any difficulties where their primary concern is capturing high resolution images and videos. As for wireless connectivity, the Moto Maxx provides it in three categories:
- Wi-Fi connectivity through an 802.11 ac wireless adapter.
- Mobile connectivity through a 3G modem.
- Mobile connectivity through a 4G LTE Cat 4 modem (which provides download and upload speeds of 150 Mbps and 50 Mbps respectively).
One perk of purchasing a Motorola product is that these devices will be the first in line to be updated to Google’s Lollipop 5.0 update. With an embellished and uncluttered design, brand new interface and improved notification systems, users will imminently get a huge boost in performance, flexibility and most importantly, improved security features and augmented battery life. While exact pricing details of the Moto Maxx have not been disinterred, there is a high probability that the smartphone will carry will the same on-contract price of $199 from Verizon for a 2 year period, while the off-contract price is expected to hover around the range $599-649.
In a nutshell, the Motorola Moto Maxx is in many ways similar to the DROID Turbo. Perhaps the only difference separating the two devices is the overall weight of the two models, physical aesthetics and of course the brand name. Nevertheless, if users are looking for a sturdy mobile powerhouse and have the cash to pay for it, the Moto Maxx is definitely your next purchase.