Motorola Droid Maxx 2 Review – Need Battery Life?

Published: 12 November 2015Updated: 21 November 2015

For the Motorola Droid Maxx 2, battery life and a waterproof design make it an excellent choice. It also has built-in high-definition audio as well as video calling. The solid camera and expandable storage re also worth mentioning. All of these can be acquired from a handset that is placed in a reasonable price package.

Motorola Droid Maxx 2 Review - Need Battery Life?

The Motorola Droid Maxx 2 Promises a Battery Life Unlike Other Smartphones in the Market

The Motorola Droid Maxx 2 has a whopping 3,900mAh battery cell that promises two-days of use on a full-charge. Reports say that the phone had no problem surviving on the course of the promised two days with mild usage. It can also last an entire workday without a charge.

However, tests that involved continuous video playback proved that the Droid Maxx 2 could not last as long as it was advertised. The device took about 12 hours-and-a-half before it completely drained its battery. That is even noticeably shorter than what the Moto X can handle. For comparison’s sake, the Moto X can do continuous video playback for about 15 hours and 45 minutes. In fact, the Moto X has a smaller battery cell of 3,630mAh as compared to that of the Maxx 2.

But this is not to say that this handset is a slacker. The 12-hour reading is still pretty impressive, and that is tested with continuous video playback. Unless you’re going to watch a video on the device for more the 12 hours, then expect the phone to last a good long while as compare to other Android phones in the market.

While still on the battery, it is non-removable. However, it offers the Quick Charge 2.0 feature from Qualcomm while also having the company’s Turbo Charger right out of the box. It also does not offer wireless charging technology. The device, however, can charge relatively quickly as it can go from 0 to 25-percent in a matter of 20 minutes, and about 100-percent in 2 hours.

In terms of bloatware, aka those unremovable apps that come with the package from a phone manufacturer (or one of its partners), the phone has a lot of those. Some may not mind the additional apps, but there are many who would rather do without them since a lot of us won’t be using those all the time anyway.

The Motorola Droid Maxx 2 stands out as a good mid-range smartphone. With its more than average battery life, solid build quality, and good sound quality, it does make for a great all-around handset.


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