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Moto Maxx is the international DROID Turbo


News by Luke Jones on Thursday November 06, 2014.

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A week after launching the DROID Turbo exclusively with Verizon, Motorola is rolling the device out to other regions of the world, although it will be known as the Moto Maxx. This international version of the device gives Motorola two flagship quality devices, the Moto X and Moto Maxx, and we could even include the Nexus 9 that is built by the company.

So, if you are in Europe or another region, you may be wondering which high end Motorola device to get. Of course, much may depend on price, but Motorola has yet to detail prices for the Moto Maxx, while the company has yet to offer specific launch dates. The Moto X is now the lesser of the three handsets, while the Nexus 6 will be extremely unavailable for months it seems, which it also has a huge 5.9-inch screen. The Moto Maxx cuts a balance between both and brings the best from both device, and under its DROID Turbo guise I wrote last week that it is among the best smartphone available right now, I even described it as perfect. The Moto Maxx will match the Turbo.

The Turbo gets a Quad HD panel, like the one found on the Nexus, although the DROID's screen size sits at 5.2-inches with an outrages 565ppi.

There is a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with 3GB of RAM purring under the hood, so performance is positively blistering. Verizon employs a light touch in the software department, so what you get here is pretty much stock Android 4.4.4, which should make performance even better. Of course, this is also in line to get Android 5.0 Lollipop, although Big Red has not said exactly when that update will come. The new smartphone also comes with all the Motorola enhancements that make the Android experience such an utter joy.

The DROID Turbo also gets a massive 3,900 mAh battery, which is bigger than the 3,200 mAh juicer found in the Moto X and should give the handset some long battery performance. As for cameras, there is a 21 megapixel dual LED flash snapper on the rear, beating the 13MP lens found in both the Moto X and Nexus 6. Around front there is a standard 2 megapixel selfie lens.

 
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