Between phones like the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5, consumers looking for the perfect high-end phone certainly have their work cut out for them. If you’re not crazy about the idea of spending a lot of money just to get one of these new flagships out of the gate, then Verizon has a new deal you might want to consider. The carrier has just launched two new colors for Motorola’s DROID MAXX, and though the phone is getting up there in age, it’s still a solid device in its own right.
One of the new colors is being described as “High Gloss Red,” while the other is black with chrome accents. In other words, hopefully you’re fine with either black or red, because you don’t have any other options when it comes to the DROID MAXX, as these two new color schemes are joining the standard black model. Either device can be had for $99 if you sign up for a two-year commitment, which isn’t too bad a deal for those looking to get a good handset without breaking the bank.
With that being said, there is one problem with these new versions of the DROID MAXX: internal storage has taken something of a hit. While the standard DROID MAXX model sports 32GB of internal storage, the new models can only boast 16GB. Provided you don’t go too crazy with app and music downloads, 16GB should prove to be enough storage for your needs, but it’s still disappointing to see the internal memory slashed on a device that doesn’t have the option of using microSD cards. The original DROID MAXX is still available at Verizon – complete with its full 32GB of storage – but nabbing one of those will cost $149 with a two-year contract.
If you decide you can live with the reduction in available memory, there’s still a lot to love about the DROID MAXX. It offers a 5-inch display, 2GB of RAM, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.7GHz, and a very beefy 3,500 mAh battery. That battery is really the star of the show, as it provides usage and standby times that are greater than what you’re probably used to seeing from other smartphones. Verizon says it will begin offering this deal in stores on April 22, though it appears to be live on Verizon’s online store this very minute. Are a couple of new color options enough to convince you to take the plunge on a DROID MAXX?