Motorola DROID Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Signal reception is nearly identical between them, with -98dBm for voice and -101dBm for 4G LTE.
When it comes to battery capacity, the DROID Ultra is equipped with an internal 2130mAh non-removable battery, while the Galaxy S4 has a removable 2600mAh battery, meaning you can swap it out for another one – or even use a larger extended battery. While testing the continuous talk time, the DROID Ultra lasted for 13 hours straight, while the Galaxy S4 was a bit longer at 15 hours. But for mixed usage, both phones were able to last between 1.5-2 days, depending on the usage, but again you have the option of having a spare battery to use with the Galaxy S4. Another choice you should make note of is the Motorola DROID MAXX, which has a massive 3500mAh internal battery, allowing for even more talk and usage time.
Now we get to the hard part – which smartphone is better? It really depends on what you are looking for. If you want a device that is running close-to-stock Android simple and sweet, with the added bonus of the Motorola extras (active display, touchless controls, droid zap), with excellent call quality, and being constructed out Kevlar, than the Motorola DROID Ultra may be for you. But if you want a device that has a full 1080p display, true quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, higher quality camera, microSD memory card slot, and replaceable battery, then you’ll probably be more content with the Samsung Galaxy S4. Since both come in at the same $199.99 price with a 2-year Verizon contract, we believe that the Galaxy S4 brings more to the table and has the the most bang-for-the-buck right now.
Motorola DROID Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S4 - Call Quality, Battery and Conclusion