Summary: The Droid ULTRA offers a nice experience in a mid-range Android smartphone as it has a nice 5-inch 1280 x 720 display and it surprisingly is able to perform pretty well for a device with only a dual-core processor. But when you compare the ULTRA with some high-end phones like the LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S4, then you’ll see that it just doesn’t offer as great as an experience as those devices.
Summary: The Motorola Droid Ultra is a good phone, bottom line. It's fast, stable, and sports excellent software with fun features. It's also wonderfully designed, with only its glossy build providing pause for consideration. However, the smudge fingerprint magnetism is easily remedied with a case, which will unfortunately also hide its excellent shape.
Summary: Before there was "Nexus," there was Droid. Verizon, Motorola, HTC, and others teamed up to turn the Lucasfilm-licensed term into a synonym for everything great about Android. It deserved the moniker, too: from the original, keyboarded Droid to the Droid X and Droid Incredible, the name meant something. Now four years after its first "Droid DOES" ad , the Droid lineup — now exclusive to Motorola and Verizon — isn't competing with the iPhone anymore.
Pros: Lots of useful additions to Android, Solid call quality
Cons: Awful design, Weak build quality, Poor battery life, Lots of Verizon bloatware, AMOLED display has a few issues
Motorola Droid Ultra review – Verizon’s cross between the RAZR M and Moto X
3 September 2013
Conclusion: The Motorola Droid Ultra is already out, and you can get it exclusively on Verizon for $200 with a contract or $599 without one (but it’s not unlocked!). That’s very baffling pricing when you consider that the Moto X costs the same, is smaller, will probably have a better battery life, can be customized extensively using the Moto Maker service, is assembled in the US and comes with a few nice accessories (the Skip NFC tag, Sol Republic Jax headphones and high power...
Conclusion: It's funny that the Moto X overshadows Verizon and Motorola's latest Droid for 2013. They share quite a bit of DNA including processing architecture, Moto's wonderful Touchless Control and Active Notifications, AMOLED 720p display technology and a 10MP rear camera with RGBC sensor. But the Moto X wins us over with its overarching focus on usability.
Pros: Great new user-centric features like active notifications and always-listening voice command software.
Cons: Slippery, glossy finish doesn't do justice to the Kevlar underneath. Battery life just OK.
Summary: Unless you want the thinnest smartphone on the block, the more powerful HTC One and Droid Maxx are better buys.
Pros: The superthin Motorola Droid Ultra has a lovely, large screen and takes pleasing pictures. The phone also has long battery life and offers slick tricks such as advanced voice commands and screen-based notifications.
Cons: The Motorola Droid Ultra’s chassis feels slippery, collects prints and smudges easily, and isn’t comfortable to hold. The phone has just 16GB of internal storage and no SD card slot.
Conclusion: Coming in at $199.99 with a 2-year contract, the DROID Ultra has a lot to offer, especially if you are looking for a device running as close to stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as possible, while still offering some extra “Motorola perks” such as the Active Display, Touchless Controls, and Motorola Assist.
Pros: Good build quality using Kevlar construction, Close to stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with exclusive Motorola apps, Excellent call quality
Cons: Glossy back is a fingerprint magnet, No expandable storage