The new DROID Maxx 2 is essentially a rebranded Moto X. but it’s the only version you can buy here in the US. Unfortunately, it includes a bunch of Verizon-branding and its discernable bloatware. But with all of that aside, let’s crack open and take a peek inside the brand new DROID Maxx 2.
The Maxx 2 is aimed at higher-tier mid-range smartphone buyers who values battery life and style. The packaging experience is similar to most of the DROIDs you’ve seen in the past with just a phone, some literature, a charger, and a USB cable. The phone itself looks remarkably similar to the Moto X Play, right down to the fake aluminum trim that’s actually painted poly-carbonate.
Though its internals definitely live up to the high end and mid-range smartphones. It’s packed with an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, and the Adreno 405 GPU. Storage-wise, it comes with one option of 16GB. But thankfully, a microSD card slot is right beside the SIM slot. Up front is a beautiful 5.5-inch 1080p LCD panel with 403ppi. Around back, you’ll find the same 21MP camera as the Moto X Pure Edition and the DROID Turbo 2.
The big news with the Maxx 2 is battery life. Like the Moto X Play, it’s packed with a 3630mAh battery. It’s bigger than the Moto X Pure and just shy of the Turbo 2’s battery. It’s literally supposed to be one of the best performing devices when it comes to battery life so it’ll definitely be putting that up of our priority list when we’re testing this out.
The DROID Maxx 2 is customizable but not fully through Moto Maker. Although you can buy other flip shells; which are these back-sided rigid, soft backs. Software-wise, we’re running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Again, like I said in my Turbo 2 video, it already feels outdated so far. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing Android Marshmallow before year’s end. But who knows when carriers are in complete charge?
But basically, this has been a brief look at the brand new DROID Maxx 2. It’s basically the same as the Moto X Play but in US form and people like the Play quite a lot. Hopefully, we can say the same thing about the DROID Maxx 2. Our initial impressions are the phone feels really solid and quite nice in the hand, especially with the soft cover back. But with mid-range specs and a 1080p display, it’s definitely not competing with any of the top end smartphones. But it definitely could be a fantastic buy.