Motorola Droid Ultra goes official: thinner, more durable

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 and official release date is set for August 20th.

source: Motorola



23. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

19. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 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...

21. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

25. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 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!

17. great

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

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

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

20. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

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

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011 the DNA isn't even a Motorola...

24. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 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.).

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

16. Dj_Yawar

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

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

14. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

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

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

10. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

lol. the fvck is this sheet

9. Os_Money

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 01, 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....

5. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Focking cheap for a phone!

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

4. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

3. smallworld

Posts: 537; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

6. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Third paragraph, last sentence??

11. smallworld

Posts: 537; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

8. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

1. smallworld

Posts: 537; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I'm sorry but both phones are ugly IMO.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

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