It’s been about a good six months since Motorola unleashed its onslaught of smartphones ranging from its Moto X line and then there are two models that hit exclusively at Verizon Wireless with the DROID Turbo 2 and the DROID Maxx 2. Of course comparing the two at the time the Droid Turbo 2 was the superior device but it was also almost double the price too. For those that may not have deep pockets for the Turbo 2 here are some reasons to check out the DROID Maxx 2.
Battery Life Beast
Alongside the massive 3760mAh battery of the DROID Turbo 2, the Maxx 2’s battery capacity isn’t a slouch either at a meaty 3630mAh. With decent usage and it’s not too heavy specs the Maxx 2 battery can hold its own pretty good and last just as good as the DROID Turbo 2. 48 Hours may sound out of the question but given it some lengthy test with moderate chatting, gaming, and calls the numbers are pretty on par. Make sure you don’t forget that Turbo Charger too that will have you back up in running steady on a 15min charge and within an hour you will be back up to full speed.
21 Megapixel Camera
While there are awesome cameras from such smartphones such as the iPhone 6S Plus, Galaxy Note 5, and V10, the Maxx 2/Turbo 2 don’t take bad pictures. It does have a 21MP shooter when given the right lighting and focusing can produce some impressive imagery. Realistically the camera department on the Maxx 2 could use some touch-up in the software department and we could see it go far.
Impressive Spec Sheet
We know its specs won’t trump those of the DROID Turbo 2 but it can do so to other phones in its price range. It has a clean-looking 5.5” 1080p display coated in Gorilla Glass 3 which looks good for watching some YouTube vids, playing a quick game of Candy Crush or just reading an article. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chip which will should handle everyday tasks with not much issue and also assist with that long-lasting battery life. While it only comes with 16GB of storage you can easily expand memory to 128GB thanks to its microSD card support. Last but not least it is water-resistant so a couple of times I got caught in the rain here in NYC it wasn’t really any worries.
Under $400 Off-Contract Pricing
At a price of $384 you can pick up the DROID Maxx 2. That’s not a bad deal for a smartphone with 48 hours of battery life, 21MP camera and decent software from Motorola. Best of all Verizon smartphones are sim unlocked so you should be able to pop in another sim card with ease. If you decide to go the contract or monthly route you are looking at paying $16. If you can just clear it out in one shot.
The Motorola Droid Maxx 2 on Verizon Wireless is available for $384 HERE