Droid Maxx Comes In New Colors, But You’ll Sacrifice Storage To Get One

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The brand new Droid Maxx colorways.

In comparison to high-end smartphones currently on the market, the Droid Maxx seems slightly outdated. It doesn’t have the latest hardware, nor software, but it appears that Motorola isn’t ready to let the handset die out just yet. Earlier today, the manufacturer teamed up with Verizon to release two new color options of the Maxx.

Motorola has scaled down the internal storage capacity to 16 GB for the new Glossy Red and Black with Chrome Accents colorways. Unfortunately, that’s not expandable via microSD as the Droid Maxx does not include a memory card slot. So if you want the Maxx and require additional storage, you’ll have no choice but to purchase the original black model, which has 32 GB of flash memory, for an additional $50 on-contract or $100 extra off-contract.

Aside from the smaller memory capacity and two new color variations, this is the same Droid Maxx that launched back in August, packing the 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, Adreno 320 GPU and 10-megapixel rear-facing camera. Since its release, the handset has accumulated some of Motorola’s latest new features, including Touchless Control and Active Display.

For those of you who are unaware, Touchless Control  is a great new application exclusive to the Moto X and the Droid range of handsets, which allows users to interact with their smartphone without even having to touch it. Users can toggle the service by saying “OK Google Now” and then saying a command. For example, ask “What’s the time in Hong Kong?” and within seconds Google will reply with the time.

Active Display is a pretty nifty updated version of Android’s traditional lock screen, which takes full advantage of the open source operating system’s Listener service. When a notification is received, it’s pulsed on the screen. Then, when the user checks their phone, they will see a neatly arranged lock screen consisting of all the notifications they’ve missed while they were away. Users can then easily view or clear the notifications.

Verizon is currently listing the Droid Maxx anodized in the two new colorways on its online store and you can pick one up for either $99 on a two-year contract or $499 off-contract with a prepaid SIM. In an effort to sweeten the deal, the operator is also throwing in 25GB of free Verizon Cloud storage per line.

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