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Deal: DROID MAXX Now $449 Off-contract at Verizon

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For frugal folks in the market for a new smartphone on Verizon, this news should please you: Big Red has lowered the off-contract price of the Motorola DROID MAXX by $50.

Once $499, the handset can now be had for a mere $449. That’s the going price for the Moto X, which is definitely uncoincidental, considering they pack an identical processor and camera. The Maxx, however, comes with a 3,500 mAh battery included, which translates to power for up to 48 hours. It also features a slightly larger screen (5-inch vs. the Moto X’s 4.7-inch) and a Kevlar unibody design.

If those features appeal to you, consider following the link to pick one up. Should you need more info on the MAXX, be sure to check out our review.

The on-contract price is now $149.

Via: Verizon
  • Ryan Barone

    I have the developer edition of the Droid Maxx. Hands down, the single best device I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Perfect design, weight, features, performance, and battery life. An amazing device with a warranted unlockable bootloader. Muy bueno.

    Jag har Droid maxx developer edition. Utan tvekan det är den bästa mobiltelefonen jag ha håde någonsin. Perfekt design, vikt, funktioner, prestande, och batteritid. En mycket bra mobil med förmågan av bootloadern att bli olåst. Muy bueno.

    • Ej McCarty

      can you buy that from verizon or do you have to go through moto because there’s a big price difference .

      • Ryan Barone

        My understanding is that the phone is only available from Motorola. If you use Google Voice and Groove IP+ exclusively you will have an awesome phone with no monthly service fee.

        Min förstårelse är att mobilen tillgängligts bara från Motorola direkt. Om brukar du Google Voice och Groove IP+ då har du en enastående enhet samt inga tjänstsavgifter varje månad.

  • Thomas Su

    Is this unlocked?

  • http://www.techreviewshop.com/ JP

    I’d hate to buy this and the Droid 5 launch in February….tempting though.

    • clobberedchina

      Thanks for the tip. I looked up the Droid 5 and there may be such a thing. I’ve got a relative who loves those slide out keyboards.

      • http://www.techreviewshop.com/ JP

        They were awesome. I hope they don’t make it super thin and make the battery small.

  • mcdonsco

    That pisses me off…think I paid something like $600 or $650 for mine

    Grrrrrr

  • ohNOOOOOOOO

    Unless you want a big(ger) phone, this is the phone to get if you’re on Verizon in my opinion.

  • Nicholas Hopkins

    This may just be the push i need to get back to a droid phone!! My sammy S4 is just not what i want in a device. Touchwiiz :( I have always thought highly of Moto and now they have joined forces with big G!!

    • Big_EZ

      I agree. I have a Note 2 and I hate what Samsung has done to it. If the Maxx had a microSD slot or more storage I would be all over it. I’m still undecided between the Maxx and Note 3.the Note 3 has a larger screen and microSD slot, but horrible UI. The Maxx has great UI and is a great phone, it just doesn’t have enough storage.

    • B!

      Yea, TouchWiz is not for me. The only thing I like about the S4 is the camera.

  • Bailers77

    Page says $519.98 off contract for me.

  • Big_EZ

    What’s the best forums for these phones? I haven’t seen much development at all. I’m looking because I’m still trying to decide between this and the Note 3.

    • Detonation

      There isn’t a lot of development because the phones are mostly stock already, and the only version you could flash a ROM on anyways is the sold out Dev Edition

      • Big_EZ

        There’s tons of development for Nexus phones, and they are 100% stock. Also, you don’t have to have an unlocked bootloader to flash roms. I’ve flashed roms on 3 different Motorola phones without unlocked bootloaders (and they had more development than the two phones I’ve had with unlocked bootloaders)

        • bd1212

          There aren’t any for the consumer versions of any Motorola phones, though. Nexus phones are completely different. This isn’t a Nexus phone.

          • Big_EZ

            I only made the Nexus reference because he said the Maxx doesn’t have much development because it’s almost stock. There aren’t any what for Motorola consumer versions? Roms, there sure are. I’ve seen roms for the Moto X non dev edition, and all their previous flagship phones had at least decent dev support.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    The Maxx also has wireless charging.

  • C-Law

    I checked out this phone the other day when at Verizon. It feels absolutely massive compared to my moto x. I just didn’t like the size or feel compared to my x but everyone has their own preferences. I’m sure it’s just because it’s on demo mode 24/7 but the screen had MASSIVE burn-in. I’ve never seen it that bad before

    • LiterofCola

      Must have been just the demo unit, the screen really is superb for a 720p

  • Detonation

    Passed on the cyber monday Moto X deal, but for $50 more and a bigger screen, battery, and wireless charging this is very tempting. Now if only the developer edition was discounted too.

    • JoeN

      Only if the DE was at this pricing (even at $500)

  • JoYu

    For those looking for a good deal on contract I got mine for $79 out the door at officemax.com

    There was no tax in Ca and they did not charge a upgrade fee or any other charges (maybe the upgrade fee will be on my bill?)

    By far the best price I could find, the tax alone is a lot on this phone.

    • Big_EZ

      I believe the upgrade fee will be on your bill.

  • Michael

    The only thing holding me back from buying this phone is the separate capacitive buttons on the front… I like on screen buttons too much. Minor thing, but I just can’t do it.

    • Kyle Wiggers

      I feel the same way.

    • middlehead

      That’s one of the main things that has me considering this but not taking up one of the Moto X coupons. On screen buttons still make no sense to me.

      • j

        They make sense to me.
        1) They typically allow for larger screens. Take the LG G2 or MotoX for example. Most manufacturers don’t want to squish capacitive buttons on the tiny bottom bezels. Samsung is the exception w/ a physical button squished in a little bezel, but I don’t think anyone is saying their implementation has any benefits whatsoever. Generally across the board however, capacitive buttons lead to larger bezels and smaller screens.
        2) They are adaptable and customizable. Want a menu button all the time? Sure. Want a disappearing menu button? You got it. Want a dedicated app launcher button using the same icon as the launcher? Why not. Want to change the size, layout, or location of the buttons? No problem

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      I don’t have a problem with either. I like the extra screen space with capacitive keys, but I prefer the customizability of on-screen keys. This is still a great phone for the price!

      • B!

        Can you customize them on the Moto X? I haven’t figured out how to. That’s why I like the capacitive buttons on the Maxx. Plus, you can change the multitask key to be the Menu button with a long press.

  • Thomas

    What’s the hold up on the Kyle intro? Enquiring minds want to know :)

    • Keith Taylor

      I agree. I have some long time friends (long distance as well) with the same last name. I realize that its not an uncommon name but still interested.