Verizon Introduces Droid MAXX 2 With 5.5-inch 1080p Display

Verizon is unleashing their latest Droid pair today with the Droid Turbo 2 and now the Droid MAXX 2. Both of these devices seem to be built around the Moto X Pure and Moto X Play, but of course they're imbued with a few exclusive features and offers thanks to be being exclusive to Verizon's network here in the US. Where the Droid Turbo 2 is all about the best of the best, the Droid MAXX 2 appear to be a more conservative approach at offering users what they've come to love about the Droid experience without having to pay quite as much.

What all that means is that the Droid MAXX 2 is a 5.5-inch 1080p device powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 clocked at 1.8 Ghz with 2GB of RAM. Essentially, this will perform slower to the Droid Turbo 2, but it won't be a slouch, either. It does come with the same 21-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5.0-megapixel front-facing cameras that the Droid Turbo 2 ships with, but this will only record 1080p video, as oppose to the 4K video recording for the Turbo 2. Under the hood however, is a massive 3,630 mAh battery and once again Verizon and Motorola are promising days-long battery life out of this new smartphone.

For all intents and purposes, the Droid MAXX 2 appears to be a Moto X Play but for the US market, albeit those running on Verizon's network, that is. There's no access to Moto Maker here though, unlike the Droid Turbo 2, but there is a wide variety of different cases that will be available for the Maxx 2, and it's definitely a little cheaper, too. The MAXX 2 will be available on contracts from as low as $16 a month, which makes it cheaper than even last year's Droid Turbo which Verizon will keep on selling for the foreseeable future.

All-in-all, this might not be the Droid you were looking for, but if you don't need a Shatterproof Display and you're main concerns are everyday performance and battery life, then the Droid MAXX 2 shouldn't let you down at all. We'll have more coverage on both the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid MAXX 2 throughout the rest of the week, so keep your eyes peeled.

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