Motorola unveils Droid Maxx 2 with 48-hour battery life

Droid Maxx 2 is a Moto X Play reborn. Photo: Motorola

Droid Maxx 2 is a Moto X Play reborn. Photo: Motorola

Motorola’s Moto X Play has been reborn for Verizon. It’s now named the Droid Maxx 2, and it gives consumers a more affordable alternative to the new Droid Turbo 2 without having to make huge compromises on quality.

The Droid Maxx 2 is essentially a Moto X Play with a Verizon logo, which means you don’t get that incredible ShatterShield technology that comes with the Droid Turbo 2. But you still get great specifications at a great price.

That includes a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot, and a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera. You also get a 3,630mAh battery with TurboCharge that lasts up to 48 hours.

Motorola is also offering a handful of colorful back panels that let you customize the look of your device, and Flip Shell cases in three color combinations.

The Droid Maxx 2 goes on sale this Thursday, October 29, alongside the Droid Turbo 2, and prices start at $16 per month over 24 months.