Phone Timeline

A walk–thru of the phones I’ve owned over the years. It’s interesting to see how the devices themselves have changed over time.

2013 — Motorola® Droid Maxx

When the Droid Maxx was released it was a powerhouse especially in terms of battery life. This phone was marketed as having enough juice to last 48 hours. And last it did! This was one of only a couple phones touted to have such battery life and it was phenominal to not be reaching for a charger at the end of the day.

With a 10 MP camera that took decent enough pictures most of the time I pretty much never used anything but my phone for snapping a shot. There were other phones that took better pictures but for me it did pretty well and with the longevity of the battery how could I go wrong?

This phone was a mainstay for me for quite some time. Even after 4 years of use the battery would still hold out for a bit more than a day despite my using my phone much more for almost everything but making phone calls. Ironic in a way, but phone calls were seemingly replaced with text messages and email.


Specifications -

Device Type Smartphone
OS Android (4.4.4, 4.4, 4.2.2)
Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 5.41 x 2.80 x 0.33 inches (137.5 x 71.2 x 8.5 mm)
Weight 5.89 oz (167 g)
Ports Bottom: Micro USB
Materials Main body: Kevlar
Features Touch sensitive control keys
Keys Right: Lock/Unlock/Power, Volume rocker
Physical Size 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 294 ppi
Technology AMOLED
Screen–to–body Ratio 70.52%
Touchscreen Capacitive, Multi–touch
Features Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch–resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Camera 10 megapixels
Flash LED
Aperture Size F2.4
Hardware Features Autofocus
Camcorder 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
Front–Facing Camera 2 megapixels
Video Capture 1920 x 1080 (1080p HD)
System Chip Motorola X8
Processor Dual–core, 1700 MHz
Graphics Processor 400 MHz, quad–core
System Memory 2 GB RAM
Built–in storage 32 GB
Capacity 3500 mAh
Type Li–Ion
Wireless Charging Built–in (Qi)
Stand–by Time 25.0 days (600 hours)
Screen Mirroring Wireless screen share
Music Player
Filter By Album, Artist, Playlists
Features Album art cover, Background playback
Supported Formats MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, RA, AMR, MIDI
Video Playback
Supported Formats MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RealVideo
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Headphones Connector 3.5mm
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Internet Browsing
Supports HTML, HTML5
Built–In Online Services Support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
CDMA 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD) Bands 4, 13
Data LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
Nano SIM Yes
Global Roaming Yes
Phone features
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Notifications Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Phonebook Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Organizer Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
Messaging SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mail IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant Messaging Hangouts / Google Talk
Hearing Aid Compatibility M4, T4
Other features Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Bluetooth 4.0, EDR
Profiles/Protocols Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial–up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
Wi–Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual–band
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Wi–Fi Direct Yes
Connector microUSB
Features Mass storage device, USB charging
Charging Connector microUSB
Positioning GPS, A–GPS, S–GPS, Glonass, E911
Navigation Turn–by–turn navigation
Other NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync