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Motorola Droid Ultra goes official: thinner, more durable

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Motorola Droid Ultra goes official: thinner, more durable
The Motorola DROID Ultra has just arrived on Verizon Wireless and it is all about performance in an ‘ultra’ slim form factor. The nation’s biggest carrier has added refreshed its Droid lineup with two other devices along with the Ultra - the Motorola Droid Mini and MAXX.

The Motorola Droid Ultra comes with a 5-inch HD display. The device is both thinner and more durable than earlier devices thanks to a new unibody kevlar construction. Thickness comes at the slim 7.18mm making this the thinnest 4G LTE phone out there. 

A brand new dual-core X8 Mobile Computing system is powering the device allowing exciting new features like ‘Touchless control’ that has your phone listening to you at all times, something we saw on the Moto X leaks. There's also the 'active display' technology that only lights up a part of the screen to conserve battery. Technically, a dual-core processor is what's under the hood, don't get fooled by the '8-core' talk in the event.

The Droid Ultra features an f/2.4 10-megapixel camera and chances are this is the same unit we'll see on the Motorola Moto X.

The Droid Ultra is priced at $199 with a two year contract agreement on Verizon and it comes in black and red. Pre-orders open today at Droiddoes.com and official release date is set for August 20th.

source: Motorola

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posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:24 4

1. smallworld (Posts: 420; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I'm sorry but both phones are ugly IMO.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:15 1

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6126; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


it's because of Verizon so blame them. X phone is prettier than Verizon version

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:35 2

2. Birds (Posts: 958; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I'm a bit dissapointed with the F2.4 stoppage..... Oh well, I'll just wait till camera samples come about.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:36

3. smallworld (Posts: 420; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


But I'm curious to see this new octo-core processor.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:41 3

6. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 295; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Third paragraph, last sentence??

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:59

11. smallworld (Posts: 420; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


There wasn't this precision on the Droid Maxx article.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:47 4

8. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


It's too early to tell but all Motorola is doing is adding up CPU ,GPU and 2 other cores just to say it has 8 cores. That's like calling my Note 2 a 8 core chip (4 core CPU+4 core GPU). And I'm reading that the ultra and Maxx still have 720p displays; not full 1080p. If this true heads should roll at Motorola. I'm so surprisd that spec's are still not concrete.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:39

4. pwnarena (Posts: 824; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


It seems it's also waterproof. nanocoating mentioned on their website.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:40

5. aditya.k (Posts: 455; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Focking cheap for a phone!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:43

7. Commentator (Posts: 2293; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


That's as cheap as any flagship on a two-year contract ever.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:49 1

9. Os_Money (Posts: 19; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


not an android hater or even Motorola hater, but there are like 8-9 things on the front page about them and they're basically all the same content....

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 11:51

10. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1089; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


lol. the fvck is this sheet

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:02

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


has anyone noticed how the icons look subtly more minimal and squared off versus the stock Android ones? i like it. i don't like the new look of the Circles widget though...

as far as if i want any of these. if it's true that the Moto X will start at $299 i don't think i'll want to pay twice as much (MAXX is confirmed to be $599 off contract) for the MAXX. i may consider the Ultra but i'll have to see it first and learn what it's off contract price is.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:31

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


*EDIT* actually the MAXX is $699 and the Ultra is $599.
fudat, i'll probably get a Moto X to begin with and then get a MAXX off of craigslist or something later if i decide i must have one.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:29 1

14. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


You could say what you want, but that phone is really sexy. Except the Power and volume buttons, though.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:43 1

16. Dj_Yawar (Posts: 24; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


This phone can record videos at 60 fps... that's awesome.. Wow the first phone with this fps recording capability

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:44

17. great (Posts: 56; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


once again verizon xclusive !........i wish these phones were sold unlocked

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:03

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


come back to the site on the 1st m8...

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:18

20. vananucho (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


The Actual DROID lineup (All Motorolas since 1st gen Razr, DNA) and the Iphone 5 from verizon all come GSM unlocked.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 17:39

22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


um...no.
the DNA isn't even a Motorola...

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 22:36

24. vananucho (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


Verizon sells the DNA as a "Droid" phone, the Droid branding has nothing to do with the phone manufacturer itself until now, that Motorola and Verizon signed exclusivity for Droid phones. Verizon has had HTC "Droids" (Incredible, Eris, Incredible 2, etc.).

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 22:12

26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i know that. the way you worded "All Motorolas since 1st gen Razr, DNA" sounds like you were grouping it with the Motos.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:16

19. vananucho (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


Meh, I was expecting a real game-changer from Motorola, but this is 2011-12 average at its most, guess I'm going to stick with the HTC One...

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 16:03 1

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


Still baffled as to why people are calling an Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB RAM (identical to the Nexus 4) "2011...average". But I guess there will never be any pleasing the spec fiends.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 22:52

25. vananucho (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


CPU and GPU wise, specs are Q2/Q3 2012 at its most (Thats why I also specified 12' in my past comment) Screen resolution is Q3 2011. For the price tag, they should have gone with S4 Pro Quad or S600 for it's "Homebrew" CPU thing and a 1080p display panel. Specs could be OK if we where talking about a 5'' mid/high-ranger, but NO, this things have a Flagship price tag and not-so flagship specs!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 21:54

23. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


BLARGH!
They shoulda kept the bigger battery from the Razr HD! I really do not need the Maxx's giant battery for that extra $100, i'm fine with the slightly awkward solution of an external battery pack, not like i'd use it much with 2530mah...
Well I still got at least 7 months before my next and last subsidized upgrade, guess we'll see how the battery life stacks up.
I'm slightly dissapointed by the lack of SD card storage too, but then after the SD card in my Bionic corrupted TWICE I just ditched it and haven't really needed more than the 16g onboard surprisingly so I can roll with that one.

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