Call Quality

Equally, the Motorola DROID Ultra and Moto X do well in the area, as voices sound realistic and natural on both ends of the conversation, without having the typical “choppy cell phone” effect, though earpiece volume on our end was lacking, as we had to turn it up almost all the way. Signal reception was pretty equal as well, with -96dBm for voice and -99dBm for 4G LTE.


Since the DROID Ultra is thinnest of the two, it is equipped with a 2130mAh battery, while the thicker Moto X has a slightly higher capacity 2200mAh battery. During our testing, we were able to get 14 hours of continuous talk time with the DORID Ultra, while the Moto X got close to 15 hours. But for daily mixed usage, both devices would only last about1.5 days before requiring a charge. Also, keep in mind that they have an internal battery, so you don’t have the option of popping in a spare battery in case you need it.


So which is the better smartphone if you’re looking to spend $200 on-contract, the Motorola DROID Ultra or the Motorola Moto X? When it comes right down to it, they are equal in many respects, such as the software features, processing performance, internal storage, camera, and call quality. Even though the DROID Ultra is made out of Kevlar and comes with a slightly larger display, we actually prefer the Moto X overall, as it has a more natural feel allowing it to fit more comfortably in our hand – not to mentioned that it’s made right here in the USA. Also with the Moto Maker coming to Verizon later this year, it will be an added bonus to create your own custom colored phone.



1. Knicknevin

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

Honestly...these phones have very little difference... why is there a comparison? This article seems quite repetitive...

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Haha.. they both lose

3. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

No contest. Moto X has the more comfortable design and sharper screen. Otherwise it's the same phone. Now bring the 32 GB version to all carriers and bring the price in line with the competition. Don't let the Droids drag down your flagship, Moto!

4. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

This comparison would've made more sense if it was done with the updated camera software on the Moto X.

5. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

LOL What the Crap?! It's the same damn phone unless you have a 32 GB version, except for the fact that the Ultra has a bigger screen and the "Call my Droid" Verizon feature...

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