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Once Motorola released the Droid Turbo exclusively for Verizon, users around the Globe asked how and when they can get such a powerful device.
Well, the wait is over, as the company has launched the Moto Maxx, which is essentially the same device, with a different code name.
Design and Display
Same as with the Droid Turbo, the Moto Maxx has a ballistic nylon build, which is a durable, high quality material with rich color. The handset is protected both inside and out with nano coating and is water proof and dust resistant. The device features a 5.2 inch screen AMOLED display, with the resolution set at 1440 x 2560 pixels. The pixel density is 565ppi, which is one of the highest on the market. For added protection, Motorola has wrapped the Moto Maxx in a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The design of the device follows the Droid principles by Motorola, which is flat design.
Hardware and Operating System
The Moto Maxx is powered by the same Snapdragon 805 quad core processor as the Droid Turbo, which means clocking speed set at 2.7 GHz. Supported by 3 GB RAM, the device is powerful, fast and more than capable of multitasking and complex operations. While there is no support for microSD card, Motorola teases with free storage on Google Drive, up to 50 GB. The device is available in 32 and 64 GB variants and the extra space will surely come in handy.
The Moto Maxx will run on the Android 4.4 KitKat from the start. However, an update to the Android 5.0 Lollipop is expected, at the same time as with the Droid Turbo. The Android on the Moto Maxx is a stock Android, meaning there are no skins, widgets and similar stuff. Users only get a few pre installed apps from Motorola, such as Assist, Voice and Active Display.
Few handsets can compete with the camera of the Moto Maxx. On the back, there is a 21-MP sensor with dual LED flash and f/2.0 aperture that can record videos and take pictures at 4K resolution. The front facing camera is a 2-MP sensor. The camera app includes the Get Zapped feature, which allows you to share photos and videos with your friends with a single swipe.
The battery is probably the single biggest advantage Moto Maxx has over rival handsets. Powered by an enormous 3900 mAh battery, the handset should deliver 48 hours of usage. And the best part is it comes with the Turbo Charger from Motorola, a special accessory that gives you 8 hours of juice in just 15 minutes.
The new handset will be available for purchase from the online store at Motorola.com. The phone will be first available in Latin countries. At the moment the price is unknown, but the device will be available with both two year contract and off contract versions. Just for comparison, the Droid Turbo sells for $200 for a 32 GB version and $250 for a 64 GB version with a two year contract. The SIM free version is priced at $599.