Monday Poll: Which New Phone Did You Buy?

How many amazing phones have been released within the last three or four months? Seriously, think about it for a second. We got the Moto X Pure Edition, Galaxy Note 5, and the new iPhones around the same time. Then Google introduced the Nexus 6P and 5X, before LG could show off the V10. And even more recently, Motorola gave us two new DROIDs in the Turbo 2 and MAXX 2, plus the HTC One A9 snuck in there. There are amazing choices for phones everywhere you look, from every major manufacturer.

So in today’s poll, we are keeping it simple. Which of the new phones introduced in recent months did you buy or are considering buying? If you want, feel to tell everyone why, as we get asked constantly which phone we would recommend. Because we trust the reader voice, we would appreciate your feedback as a place to direct readers from time to time.

Which New Phone Did/Will You Buy?

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DROID Turbo 2 and MAXX 2 Now Available From Verizon

It’s so rare these days that companies announce new phones and then make them available days later, but Verizon and Motorola have done that with the new DROID Turbo 2 and DROID MAXX 2. Both phones became official on Tuesday, and both phones are now available for purchase.

The Turbo 2 is the flagship here and probably the phone you should consider if you consider yourself a smartphone heavy lifter. It features a shatterproof 5.4-inch QHD AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, Qualcomm’s most powerful processor, 21MP camera, plenty of storage, and can be customized to your liking through Motorola’s Moto Maker.  (more…)

Moto X Force is Official and Basically Just a DROID Turbo 2 for International

Motorola wasted no time in announcing the close brother to the recently announced DROID Turbo 2, that being the Moto X Force. In the shortest press release ever that stopped off in our inbox this morning, Motorola told us to expect the X Force in November in Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. They accompanied that email with a link to a drop test of the phone vs. the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6. If you know about the Turbo 2, then you know what happened.  (more…)

A Big Gallery of the DROID Turbo 2 and MAXX 2

After posting our unboxing, we realized that we had a whole bunch of photos of the new DROID Turbo 2 and DROID MAXX 2 that we had yet to post, including some of the Moto Maker options for the Turbo 2, should you choose the 64GB model and go the  customization route. So, here is a big ass gallery of the phones!

Actually, before we get there, be sure to read the full announcement for these new DROIDs, as it talks about pricing and Moto Maker options. Also, don’t forget that we posted official specs for the MAXX 2 and Turbo 2 to show that the rumors leading up to today were right.

OK, here you go – the big ol’ gallery of each phone.  (more…)

DROID MAXX 2 Specs (Official)

The DROID MAXX 2 may not be the headliner of the two new DROIDs, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. This phone, like its distant cousin, the Moto X Play, is a well-equipped phone but with an even better price that is a heck of a value.

At just $16 per month ($384 full retail), you get a 5.5-inch FHD (1080p) display, 21MP camera, 2GB RAM, 3630mAh battery, 16GB storage with SD card support, 4G LTE, and a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. Seriously, that’s a pretty decent set of specs for a phone that still drops in under $400. Then again, the Moto X Pure tops it in most areas and is only $15 more. The Nexus 5X is also on-par in many areas, yet starts at just $379.

The phone will go up for purchase on October 29 at Verizon.  (more…)