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Latest Motorola DROID Ultra leak shows both sides of eagerly awaited handset

0. phoneArena 08 Jul 2013, 13:50 posted on

Following up on its tweet revealing an image of the Motorola DROID MAXX (XT-1080M), evleaks has disseminated a new picture on Monday, revealing a rendering of both sides of the Motorola DROID Ultra (XT-1080; the Kevlar build remains a hallmark of the recent DROID line and the Ultra is definitely going to to live up to its name specs-wise...

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posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:53 1

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Only flaw you might be able to point out with this phone would the camera :)

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:04 8

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Even then, Google did say they wanted to focus on cameras, so this camera might actually be decent. The text around the camera module looks like it says 10 megapixels, which is the same that is rumored for the Moto X

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:56 8

27. PK1983 (Posts: 163; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


The only flaw is the fact that it will be a Verizon phone which means bloatwear up the ass, updates as fast as a snail, CDMA not GSM standard, and no unlimited data which means that LTE chip is being wasted.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 16:42 1

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7286; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Or, you know, LTE coverage all over the US.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 17:35

37. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


True, but for me in Chicago, I have NEVER seen the LTE speeds go over 10mbps (I'm downtown) and the signal penetration through walls is pretty wimpy.

Also yeah, I'm on a 2gb data limit and it really does suck. You hit that amount in no time. I'd kill for 5gb.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:53

2. Meleagru (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Who is seriously expecting another Motorola Droid?

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:58 8

3. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Verizon. :P

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:59 2

4. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I want to give Moto a chance, and this device looks like my dream phone (pending camera evaluation). What's more likely to give me good software support, a Droid or the Verizon Moto X?

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:05

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The Moto X would definitely get better support, even though it's on Verizon.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:32 1

13. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Kind of like the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon?

Sorry, I had to. We've all been burned.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:02

16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It still got better updates than most carrier branded devices.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:13

19. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


True. It may ultimately come down to size and feel then, since the UI and camera are likely identical. If the Moto X is only a 4.5" screen (splitting the difference between the iPhone and Galaxy), I'm not interested.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:33

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yeah, if you want a big display, the Moto X probably isn't your choice.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:48 3

25. BattleBrat (Posts: 1037; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


My RAZR went from Gingerbread to ICS to JB, and the updates came in a timely fashion, that is why you buy a flagship phone RIGHT when it comes out. You catch the full upgrade path that way. Typed using my RAZR

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 16:53

31. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6116; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I dont see how the X phone is better than Verizon DROID version.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 17:13

33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5536; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it won't be better, just different.
Motorola will probably make pretty clear distinctions between their Google babies and their Droid handsets.

Droid handsets will be more expensive Verizon-ized Powerhouses
and the initial Google influenced devices will be inexpensive with more mid range specs but they'll probably make people more happy because
Google will see to it that they get quick updates and Motorola will be giving consumers more personalzation options.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 17:14

34. papss (unregistered)


Spec wise it won't be close. My guess is software inhancements.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 18:39

39. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I think you misunderstood. He was asking which would get better support; the Verizon Moto X, or a Droid branded phone like the Ultra in the article. The obvious answer is the Moto X because it is the pure Google device that will get updates near instantly. Even though it's on Verizon, it will still get better updates than the Moto-skinned Droid Ultra.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:32

44. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'm expecting pretty much the same Moto skin on both phones. Whatever always-on features they add, it will be Moto software, not stock.

And my comment about the VZW Nexus was to the point about "near instant" updates. Anything Verizon touches is subject to Verizon testing, unless it's an iPhone.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:48

46. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well the Moto X should be completely stock, it is Google's phone after all. The Droid Ultra I would think Motorola would add onto it, because that really is their flagship. So, The Moto X's updates will go through Google to Verizon, but the Droid Ultra will have to wait until Motorola gets done adding onto it before it goes to Verizon. It shouldn't take long because Motorola's skin is very light, but still slower than the Moto X.

The Galaxy Nexus update on Verizon was delaying for a few months, but it was still much faster than any other carrier branded Android phone. The Galaxy Nexus was in the generation of the Galaxy S2 and Droid Razr, and neither of those got Jelly Bean until 2013, while the Verizon Galaxy Nexus got it in September.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:03 1

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That's a very glossy Kevlar, looks more like carbon fiber. Also, it looks like the text around the camera says it's 10 megapixels, the same mentioned for the Moto X.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:38 2

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I think that's just a way to make it look 'shiny'. Not the actual appearance.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:03 2

6. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Not really sure about the SD800 processor but if it has it, I'm in.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:08

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well, we were also hoping for the S4 Pro on the Razr HD, but instead we got the typical S4 Plus even though the S4 Pro was readily available. At the very least I would think they would put in a Snapdragon 600, but the 800 is welcome.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:13

10. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Hope forever, expect nothing, I guess. Whatever they put inside the Ultra, it should support LTE-A. Heck, it should outdo anything else on Verizon for the rest of the year. It's about time we had a stellar all-around Droid.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:25 1

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5536; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


mmm, I never realized how much I've missed smexy Moto designs. o:
this may very well be a phone for me.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:27

12. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I like how rounded and streamlined the Ultra is. Finally moving away from the identifiably awkward octagonal Razr look. And forget about side bezels - check out the trim top.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 18:54

42. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5536; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you're right. I hadn't noticed that. that may be the Chemical X for the design of this thing.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:56

47. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Motorola-X-phone-to-have-a-smaller-M-version-Droid-Blast-sharing-feature-leaks_id42862

Remember this post, and how people were wondering where the on screen buttons were, well the Droid Ultra doesn't have on screen buttons apparently. Mystery solved.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 21:14

48. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'm kind of hoping the Ultra doesn't have on-screen buttons because it's an LCD, not AMOLED.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:48

14. userx (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Design is not exciting, pretty sad and corny

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:02

15. Cyberchum (Posts: 243; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


"may be the one for me","i'm in seems like you guys buy every appealing new phone.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:10

18. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Not me. I'm a good boy, I only buy when Verizon lets me upgrade. So I'm eagerly awaiting what will be my sole device for the next 2 years.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:08

17. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


'While we are told not to expect the Motorola Moto X at the manufacturer's July 11th event, no one said anything about the new DROID models."

Has anyone considered.... 11.11.11 was the DROID Razr. Anyone who bought the Razr at release will be due for their 20 month upgrade this week. Maybe this is just wishful thinking, but with leaks coming fast and furious, the Ultra could arrive this month.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 16:08

28. BattleBrat (Posts: 1037; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


No, I preordered my RAZR got it 11/10/11 and used my upgrade on it, Verizon won't let me upgrade until November no more early upgrades, I cannot upgrade anyway, unlimited data

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 17:15

35. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Are you sure? I upgraded on 11/20/11 and am eligible for the 20 month early upgrade on 7/20. They didn't end the early upgrade deal until this year.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 17:38

38. BattleBrat (Posts: 1037; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Yep, November for me, Upgrades are useless to me anyway, unlimited data....

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 10:48

55. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5536; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if you have a line with a basic feature phone you can use your upgrades and retain your unlimited data.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:24

20. eman99 (Posts: 210; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


Oh wait just exclusive for Verizon

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:42

24. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Droid is Verizon's brand, yes. Hopefully there will be an international version too, but the rest of the US is out of luck.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:42

23. BattleBrat (Posts: 1037; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


One of the reasons I liked the RAZR was the angular design. I'll need to hold this new phone...

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:52

26. aboona777 (Posts: 9; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


i dont really see the "small Motorola bat wings logo on the front corner of the phone" anywhere in the picture!!
also prefer having the lock and volume rocker buttons on different sides of any device..

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 16:51

30. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6116; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


So why give Verizon full hd screen when the X phone only 720p hd?

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 17:08

32. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Depends on the screen size of the X. If it's less than 4.7", 720 is sufficient for most people, especially at the rumored low price.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 18:42

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Because the Moto X isn't Motorola's flagship, the Ultra is.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 17:20

36. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Wow, looks like every other motorola smartphone released in the last 2 years

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:26

43. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


You could say the same of the Galaxy S3 and S4, the iPhone 4 and 5, the Lumia 800, 900, 920... It's called design language.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 18:43 1

41. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6116; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


not sure how much longer i can wait for the MOTOROLA X PHONE!!

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:43 1

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 10069; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not really a good looking device, great specs tho

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 23:14 1

49. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


True®

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 23:29

50. TechEnthu (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Boy this surely looks sexy and sturdy!!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 00:01 1

51. Newton (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


It feels like Motorola should discontinue the Droid branding because its goodwill has been put to shame by Verizon.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:20

53. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Or, Verizon (which actually owns the Droid name) should cut the brand down to the 1-2 really solid Motorola devices it needs. Which is pretty much exactly what they're doing with the Ultra and Ultra M.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 04:16

52. kanagadeepan (Posts: 633; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Model number XT-1080M gives hope that this device is coming with FHD 1080p display....

Lets wait and see...

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:23

54. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Well, I don't really need all 1080 lines. I'll take the 1060p XT-1060.

:)

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