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The massively powerful Droid Maxx (pictures)

The new $299.99 Motorola Droid Maxx doesn't come cheap but does promise outstanding battery life, awesome Android abilities care of Google, plus a big HD and Verizon 4G LTE.

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A maxed out display

The Motorola Droid Maxx's 5-inch screen uses OLED technology for vividly saturated colors and high-contrast. Its 720p resolution lacks the pixel count of full HD 1020p displays though.
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Kevlar fiber kung-fu grip

Like the Droids before it, the Maxx's back is coated in a soft-touch but tough Kevlar fiber surface. Also here is the phone's main 10MP camera.
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Not too plump

Besides rocking a mega 3,500 mAh battery, the Droid Maxx is just 0.34 inch thick.
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Connect your audio

On the top edge of the Motorola Droid Maxx sits a 3.5mm headphone jack.
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Not many controls

The Motorola Droid Maxx only has physical controls on its right side, a volume bar plus a power key. Both are conveniently cross-hatched for extra texture.
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USB on the bottom

On the bottom lip of the Motorola Droid Maxx is its micro USB port, right where it aught to be.
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A booming speaker

The Maxx features a large speaker on the back which gets pretty darn loud, louder than the HTC One's BoomSound external audio system.
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This camera is streamlined

With the same paired-down camera app on the Moto X and Droid Ultra, the Maxx's shooter snaps pics using a simplified settings menu.
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Grab a smartphone handful

The Motorola Droid Maxx's big size makes it a lot of smartphone to hold. Thankfully its Kevlar fiber coating offers a secure grip.

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