Motorola is certainly no stranger from turning their popular smartphones into “MAXX” devices as their previously popular Motorola Droid Razr received such a treatment shortly after its release. If you’re unfamiliar with what exactly a MAXX device is, it’s Motorola’s way of stuffing as much battery power into one of its devices without it actually exploding into a billion pieces. Think of it as the Extra Strength version of your favorite pain medication. They give you just enough medicine where it doesn’t completely kill you.
All joking aside, Motorola has released yet another set of Droid devices this year, and as you’d expect, they’ve created one whose emphasis is long-term battery life. The Motorola Droid MAXX shares the same internal specs as the Motorola Droid Ultra, which features a 5-inch Super AMOLED 1280 x 720 display, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 10MP main camera, and a 2MP front-facing camera. The only difference between the Droid Ultra and the Droid MAXX is the fact it has a 3,500 mAh battery attached to it, making it slightly thicker than the Ultra.
With that said, the Droid MAXX will most likely completely dominate our battery tests with a battery that large, but how will it fare in the rest of our categories? There’s only one way to find out and that’s by throwing the Droid MAXX into our reviews juggernaut of holiday cheer!
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A couple of exciting announcements have been made today. As if one Google Play Edition device wasn’t enough, we have been treated to two in one single day! After LG officially announced the very first Google Play Edition tablet, its vanilla Android touting G Pad 8.3, Sony too has made a similar announcement, though about a smartphone. The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition has been released today.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra smartphone was released earlier this year and it boasts impressive specifications. Up front, there’s a gigantic 6.4 inch HD Triluminos display powered by X-Reality for mobile engine, quadcore Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm, NFC, 4G LTE, as well as IP55 & IP58 certification, proof of the Z Ultra being dust resistant and waterproof. Google Play Edition variants don’t have different hardware specifications, so the Xperia Z Ultra GPE has the exact same hardware under the hood. The only difference, a major one at that, is the software. This variant ships with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed, and since GPE provides the “Nexus experience,” these variants are further up the line whenever a major Android OS update is being rolled out. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition is available for purchase today in the U.S. through Google Play Store for $649.00, it hasn’t been revealed when this variant will be released in additional markets.