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Motorola DROID Ultra hands-on

0. phoneArena 23 Jul 2013, 17:14 posted on

Being the middle child in the new family of DROIDs, the Motorola DROID Ultra is seemingly the device that’ll be going toe-to-toe with some of the other flagship devices out there – especially when it’s going to be priced at $199.99 on-contract when it launches shortly. It’s funny how...

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posted on 23 Jul 2013, 17:18 3

1. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 851; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


RIP micro-HDMI.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 17:22 2

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Has to be the ugliest design I've seen this year... still want one!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 20:12 1

8. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


what?! ugly?

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 23:48 1

11. raunak (Posts: 504; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Wait, S4 didn't launch this year?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 04:41

18. BiN4RY (Posts: 81; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


At least the S4 looks better than S3

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 17:24

3. Johnnokia (Posts: 516; Member since: 27 May 2012)


So collecting finger prints on the back... Poor

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 17:24

4. evarod48 (Posts: 137; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


i wish it was just "ok google"

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 17:30

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6443; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


wish they stop saying innovations.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 18:38

6. mottykels (Posts: 371; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Ok google now, FTW!!! Lol

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 18:39

7. HASHTAG (unregistered)


I think I'm gonna get this phone....

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 21:21

9. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


no spot for sim card/micro sd card insertion? I can't seem to find a spot for them anywhere

posted on 04 Aug 2013, 09:31

19. Balinskio (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jun 2010)


No MicroSD :-(. The SIM Card slot is behind the volume adjustment keys.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 21:31

10. bucky (Posts: 1404; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I like Motorola but what makes someone choose this over a galaxy phone? Or htc one?

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 00:16

12. mattmasi303 (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


Um just confused on the lack of a 1080p screen, this phone is going for 199 on contract witch means it goes against the S4 and the DNA which is $50 on the site right now. The processor doesn't bother me because I bet it runs smoother then the S4 which stutters a lot. But a none pentile 720p amoled screen is nothing close to low end I bet it looks better then the Note2. Im just wondering how relevant these phones will be in 6 months when even 1080p screens are going to be a year old pretty soon.. I guess its just nice to see new Motorolas

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 17:01

17. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I had a similar thought when looking at the Verizon pre-order pages. Apart from UI, what advantage does the $200 Ultra have over the now $50 DNA? Same size screen, identical weight, same GPU, RAM, 16 GB, no microSD. Only advantage I could find was battery life.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 00:43 1

13. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 636; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


For all people who are not satisfied with dual cores, I feel that in the race of specs, companies have now realised that real life performances of these devices are very good with dual cores & do not need quad cores etc. Vanilla android works well even on single cores (example my HTC One V which has android+"heavy" HTC sense+512MB RAM. The performance is "OK". Without HTC sense, it would run just fine on single core.)So I can say that dual core is enough for any OS (iOS, Android, Windows, Windows desktop etc). Plus it is coupled with 2GB RAM+better GPU, which would help it give great real world performance.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 02:13

14. cthunder (Posts: 104; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Maybe it's just me, but I am not impressed. I would rather have a S4 and i am a Motorola fanboi. *shrugs*

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 08:46

15. TheSuperiorMan (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


HOW DOES THE HTC ONE STILL NOT HAVE AN OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE!

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:42

16. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Over the last 15 years, I have owned two Motorolas. I can honestly say that I have been very happy with them. I dropped one Motorala phone getting into a evelator on the second floor at my work and it fell into the basement (dropped atleast 27-30 feet) . When I got it back, it was in three pieces. I put it together and put the battery in and it worked like nothing happend. That would never happen to these new smartphones, but I think its time to give this brand a new look. I have had a Sony, Samsung, LG, and Nokias since, and was thinking about a new S4, but now its time to go back to a Driod or a Moto X if available on Rogers/Fido network in Toronto.

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