Excerpt: Usually when you walk into a Verizon store, you’re greeted with a vast array of options. There are at least a dozen Android smartphone options highlighted by a variety of different software features and specifications.
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.
Summary: When considering the physical design of a smartphone, there’s one key dimension that often matters most to the majority of users: thickness. No one wants to carry around a thick, clunky smartphone.
Pros: Fantastic battery life, Great performance, Touch less controls
Cons: Fingerprint magnet, Limited to 16GB of storage
Motorola DROID Ultra quick review: A Moto X in a bigger body
11 October 2013
Conclusion: I was actually surprised that Motorola bothered with the DROIDs this year, and even more surprised that they plan to continue to release them. Now that the Moto X has become the face of Motorola and is available on all major carriers, the DROID seems so amateur.
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...
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.
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.
Excerpt: 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...
Pros: Lots of useful additions to Android, Solid call quality, Lots of useful additions to Android, Solid call quality, Excellent battery life
Cons: Awful design, Weak build quality, Poor battery life, Lots of Verizon bloatware, AMOLED display has a few issues, Expensive, Bland, boring design, Lots of Verizon bloatware
Excerpt: Can the middle-tier Droid Ultra from Motorola stand up to competition when it hits the shelves come August 27th? The new Droids are on their way, and Motorola is hoping to shine bright in Verizon stores with the Motorola Droid Ultra.
Excerpt: The Motorola Droid Ultra is one of the thinnest 4G LTE smartphones on the market today, but the big question: will it stand out amongst the Droid Maxx ($299) and the Droid Mini ($99)? Furthermore, how will Motorola's new Ultra stand against other competition on the market?
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...
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