Motorola Droid Maxx Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

Motorola Droid Maxx vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Motorola Droid Maxx

Reasons to consider the Droid Maxx

4G, Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Talk time Significantly more talk time 48 hours vs 17 hours Around 3x more talk time per battery charge
Standby time More standby time 25 days vs 15.4 days More than 60% more standby time, less frequent charging
Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S4

4G, Android-4.2.2
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (100 mbps) vs LTE (80 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (5x faster)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,920x1,080 vs 1,280x720 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 441 PPI vs 293 PPI More than 50% crisper display of text, images and video
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 13 MP vs 10 MP Take photos with 30% more detail for larger prints
Weight Lighter 130 g vs 167 g More than 20% lighter
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1900 MHz vs Unknown, 1700 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 10% faster)
Size Slightly smaller 70×137×8 mm vs 138×71×9 mm Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 8 mm vs 8 mm Around 10% thinner


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Internal storage Tons of space for storing movies, photos, and music
32 GB
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Camera resolution Capture extremely high resolution images
Maxx10 MP
S413 MP
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
MaxxUnknown, 1700 MHz
S4Unknown, 1900 MHz
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Maxx293 PPI
S4441 PPI
Thickness Thin
8 mm
Screen size Large screens
Network Fast data transfer
MaxxLTE (80 mbps)
S4LTE (100 mbps)
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies
1080p @ 30fps
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
FM Radio Neither have built-in FM Radios
Won't pick up any radio stations
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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