Summary: The Motorola Droid Ultra is an adequate Android phone, but it doesn't excel at anything in particular. Its processor isn't unusably slow, nor will its camera take poor pictures. It looks beautiful, but in terms of its performance and overall usefulness, it won't wow you or your friends. Given that the Ultra costs the same amount as other flagships, you're better of going with a different brand.
Pros: If you're a fan of the technological look and feel of Droid phones, the Ultra won't disappoint.
Cons: The term mediocre defines much of the Ultra's build, from its average screen to its unimpressive processor.
Excerpt: Verizon announced a bunch of new smartphones at CES this year, one of which being the Motorola DROID 4. The company boasts that this is the thinnest and most powerful 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone and we have to agree. The phone is thin but still packs a slide out QWERTY keyboard to make typing easier. It has a 4-inch qHD touch screen display that hopes to blow you away. On the internals we have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, and an 8MP camera.
Excerpt: Motorola’s Droid Bionic launched in September amid an intense build-up of excitement for the device’s release. Verizon Android junkies were drooling over this device’s potential. But, how well did Motorola execute with the Droid Bionic? How does the Droid Bionic stack up against other devices?
Excerpt: The Motorola DROID BIONIC has had a storied past, despite just being re-announced today. The first 4G LTE phone from Motorola, the BIONIC sports a slim design and dual-core processing power. Dan has had a review unit for a short time, and here are his initial thoughts on the smartphone.
Excerpt: However you feel about the new user interface, the new Motoblur or the bevy of apps that ship pre-installed on the Droid 3, it is an Android phone, so there are infinitely many ways to tweak and customize the experience to your liking.
Pros: Large keyboard is comfortable enough for extended typing sessions. Useful predictive text suggestions make long messages a breeze. Lightly rubberized back provides a non-slip grip, as do the similarly rubberized keys.
Cons: The 960 x 540 resolution screen looks nice, but it’s no Retina Display. Dynamic range during calls sounds a bit clipped and tinny, like the lower frequencies have been rolled off. No 4G LTE? For shame.
Motorola's DROID 3 for Verizon is one workhorse of an Android smartphone
23 July 2011
Summary: I've always been a fan of the Motorola DROID and its successor devices. The original DROID was the very first Android smartphone on Verizon, and even though its keyboard was questionable, it remained one of the best devices available for quite some time. The DROID 2, however, didn't get enough of an upgrade to make it stand out from the sea of other Android smartphones on Verizon.
Pros: Great keyboard, flexible user interface, 1080p HD video, world 3G roaming
Cons: Short battery life, heavy, no Google Talk video support, poor camera white balance, no 4G support
Excerpt: The Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless is the world’s first phone running on the next generation Android 2.0 operating system, which offers an evolutionary and incremental upgrade to previous Android 1.5 and 1.6 firmwares. The phone itself is gorgeous with strong angular lines, reminiscent in the wildly popular RAZR consumer flip phone in the earlier part of the decade. Motorola’s new smartphone is a gorgeous slab touchscreen device with a thin profile.