Droid Maxx to offer “48 hours of worry-free battery life”? Yes, please!

July 10, 2013
What appears to be a leaked storyboard for a Verizon commercial suggests that the upcoming Motorola Droid Maxx will feature extra-long battery life of up to 48 hours.

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Motorola has been one of the few companies that have stubbornly insisted to offer devices with long battery life, when most manufacturers decided that shaving another millimeter off the profile of their products is more important than a few extra hours of usage time. Because when your phone dies on you, you just love how thin it feels in your pocket, right?

We’re glad to see that Moto hasn’t given up on extra-large batteries. The company is working with Verizon to offer a new line of Droid devices, and at least one of them is apparently going to offer 48 hours of battery life, according to a leaked ad storyboard published by Android Central.

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Don’t mind Daniel Craig and Halle Berry making an appearance on the storyboard, those were probably just some random hot people pics used for illustration. The same goes for the device in the image.

Now, claims that companies make in ads are not always backed by real life performance, but even if the Droid Maxx won’t actually get you through 48 hours of round the clock operation, it will probably still last longer than the Galaxy S4, HTC One, or other cream of the crop Android devices.

The 2012 Droid Razr Maxx HD is 9.3 millimeters thick and rocks a 3300 mAh battery, which is to this day, the best you can get on a mainstream smartphone without an extended battery. According to Verizon, the Maxx HD can power through 13 hours of straight video playback or eight hours of web browsing over LTE. Will the Droid Maxx top the Droid Razr Maxx HD when it comes to battery? We should find out soon.

In addition to the new Droid phones for Verizon, Motorola is also gearing up to launch the Moto X, another device that we hope will come with extensive usage time. Back in April, Google CEO Larry Page hinted at what would make future Moto devices special, including better battery life and durability. Here’s hoping for a new generation of large battery, extra durable devices.

Comments

  • phathands

    James Bond never goes anywhere without his DROID ULTRA MAXX

    • http://AndroidAuthority.com/ Bogdan Petrovan

      That’s what Halle said.

  • Guest

    Will google update razr software?

  • Deo Reyes

    for trade: galaxy s4 for this mean machine. kudos to the battery life, so envious right now >.<

  • Mr nobody

    “Because when your phone dies on you, you just love how thin it feels in your pocket, right?” LMAO hahahahaha.

    • thartist

      Excellent piece of redaction.

    • Larry E

      Yeah! and if they remove the battery altogether, it would be even thinner & lighter… not to mention useless.

  • Bone

    Great that companies are upping their game. The S4 does excellent job for such a
    slim design, while the Ascend Mate easily overtook the Note II and Razr MAXX, and the Note III can be even better on the energy-efficient SD800. Others are coming out with 3000mAh+, so it’s about time the rest learns the importance of battery life.

    • k make

      The snapdragon 800 still draws more power than the snap 600

      • Bone

        At 100% CPU/GPU load, probably. But it’s (supposedly) more efficient in the lower tasks that dominate your everyday usage, therefore giving better overall battery life (unless you’re a very heavy gamer).

  • http://goo.gl/xuiTR Out of the Park Apps

    Please, please, please be a sign of things to come in the Moto X…

  • turdbogls

    This phone is going to make it very hard to ditch Verizon for the Next Nexus. While I can get by with my G-nex’s battery life, i am VERY envious of my wife’s Razr HD Maxx battery life.

  • Larry E

    My Razr MAXX is the ONLY reason I don’t ditch Verizon. I BET they have Motorola in a contract that does not let them sell a similar phone to other carriers. I also LOVE the Smart Actions app.

    My only wish is that they try to push the battery up a little more. Wouldn’t a 4000mAh battery be AWESOME!!!