DROID Turbo will tout its battery life as the “Moto Maxx” outside of the U.S.



Motorola has always been one to release their U.S. devices in other parts of the world. The original DROID was released to the rest of the world as the “Motorola Milestone.” Now it looks like they will be releasing the DROID Turbo outside the U.S., but with a name that touts the battery life.

An invite to a November 5th event clearly shows the “ballistic nylon” back of the DROID Turbo. GSMarena reports that the device will be called “Moto Maxx.” In all other aspects the device will be identical to the model we had hands-on with for Verizon

The Droid Turbo comes with a 5.2-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor, 21-megapixel camera, and a 3,900mAh battery which is supposed to last 48 hours. If you live outside the U.S., are you interested in the Maxx?

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. After all of these years, Verizon still has a monopoly on big battery Motorolas in the US?

  2. Hopefully a US GSM model is incoming as well… Surely it will be if they’re doing it in the rest of the world.

    1. Just pick up the international one. You’ll get faster updates and less bloat.

      1. International version? Edit: I misread your comment the first time. Yeah I was thinking about that – surely it will have full support on AT&T’s bands.

    2. The Verizon version has support for several gsm bands.

      1. Will it be updated the same though?

        1. the same, just slower

          1. I wonder how that works if Verizon has to push the update?

          2. Yes, unless you sideload the update file. (a common practice on xda and similar sites, no root needed.)

      2. I wonder if it will support enough to work on AT&T everywhere in the U.S.

  3. If this thing gets updates quickly (like moto X or g) I am DEFINITELY interested. Would replace the nexus 6 I am not going to buy because of, we’ll it’s too damn big.

  4. Make a Moto Maxx Pure Edition with support for T-Mobile/AT&T bands and you’ll have all my monies. All of them.

    1. If they did this, it would really bum me out since I already bought the Moto X (great phone).

      1. Same here. And the DROID Turbo, but that’s what happens when you’re an early adopter :/

    2. I wonder if they are going back to being Verizon Exclusive

    3. If it came to Canada and if I hadn’t recently replaced my S3 with a Nexus 5 I would have been all over this thing. Perfect size, design, battery etc.

    4. Don’t leave out Sprint!

  5. You would have to beat me away from the shop with a big naily stick!!!!

    1. A board with a nail in it. Such a vicious weapon, haha.

  6. A second device passed through the FCC in early October which was identical to the Turbo except that it had GSM bands. Hopefully it is a T-Mobile/AT&T version without the Droid branding. http://www.phonearena.com/news/DROID-TurboMoto-X-Play-passes-through-FCC_id61470

    1. If this is true… bye money… HELLO Moto Play

  7. PLEASE bring this to Sprint!!!!

  8. Please have a UK release…!

  9. How exactly does it work in the US with carriers? In the Netherlands you can buy basically any phone without simlock from a random shop and use it on every carrier.

  10. This SAME 5.2″, 1440p, Snapdragon 805, 3GB phone is being released as the Droid Turbo (Verizon), Moto X Play (AT&T), Moto Maxx (International).

    * Verizon Droid Turbo: FCC ID of IHDT56PK1
    * AT&T Moto X Play: FCC ID of IHDT56PK2

    5.2″, 1440p, Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM

    Has AT&T bands, and the documentation also states that the new device “is electrically equivalent to the certified device carrying FCC ID IHDT56PK1.”

    But, I’m REALLY waiting for the Motorola “Pure Edition” of the Moto X Play. Unlockable bootloader, no carrier branding, no bloatware. Would also have international LTE bands, just like the Pure Edition of the 2014 Moto X.

  11. If it comes to the UK I’d buy it (sim free). I’m still using Nexus 4 but a near pure Android phone with better battery life and a not ridiculous screen size that forces you into carrying a briefcase has got to be a winner.

  12. Can you guys throw a T-Mobile Sim in it and see if it recognizes? Clearly the phone has the hardware, but let’s see if it actually works?

  13. I’m very interested in this. Motorola is doing some nice work, and I’d love to have a phone that actually lasts a full day or more (and no, I don’t want a Note 3. I loathe the Touch Wiz)

  14. Interested in this one! Hope it will be released in Scandinavia..

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