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Motorola DROID Ultra

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and battery. The design and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the value for money and reliability. There are some mixed views about the responsiveness.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola DROID Ultra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Motorola DROID Ultra from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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features, reliability, responsiveness

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola DROID ULTRA, Red (Verizon Wireless)Motorola DROID ULTRA, Black (Verizon Wireless)Motorola DROID ULTRA, White 16GB (Verizon Wireless)

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Motorola Droid ULTRA Review


Motorola released three new Droids smartphones just a few months ago: the Droid ULTRA, the Droid MAXX and the Droid MINI. The Droid ULTRA is the...

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Droid Ultra by Motorola (Verizon Wireless)


The Droid Ultra works fine, but it's the weakest entrant in the recent litter of Motorola phones. More appealing options abound.

Fast performance. Touchless control and swivel-to-launch camera are really neat

Slick, unpleasant feel. Low-resolution screen for a 5-inch panel. Unnecessary pre-loads and branding

The Motorola Droid Ultra ($199.99 with contract) has little reason to exist. While it's completely functional, it's the weak sibling in a litter of new Motorola phones, outclassed by competitors on all sides. We're giving it a surprisingly high rating...


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Motorola Droid Ultra review: a phone that doesn't need to exist


After roughly nine months of almost complete radio silence, Google-owned Motorola suddenly sprang into action by announcing four devices in the space of

Solid performance for a mid-range phone ; Great firmware and useful features ; Impressive battery life

Priced too high ; Fingerprint magnet ; Feels redundant on Verizon's lineup

The Motorola Droid Ultra is a good phone, but it's a mid-range device that's priced too high and doesn't offer any benefits that you won't already find on the Moto X.

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Motorola Droid Ultra


The Droid Ultra boasts a slim and sturdy design along with handy voice controls, but its camera and battery life could be better.

Ultra-thin design; Bright vibrant display; Loud robust sounding speakers; Slick interface with easy to use features

Below-average battery life; Photos sometimes hazy; Lacks 1080p display

The Motorola Droid Ultra is a new breed of Droid because it focuses less on speeds and feeds and more on the user experience. For the most part, that's a good thing. Being able to voice control your phone without touching it doesn't just feel cutting...

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Motorola Droid Ultra


The Droid Ultra's $199.99 price and even its very existence baffles me. Standing smack dab in between the affordable $99.99 Droid Mini and pricey $299.99 Droid Maxx , the only reason to choose the Ultra is either because you value trimness above all...

The superthin Motorola Droid Ultra has a lovely, large screen and takes pleasing pictures. The phone also has long battery life and offers slick tricks such as advanced voice commands and screen-based notifications.

The Motorola Droid Ultra’s chassis feels slippery, collects prints and smudges easily, and isn’t comfortable to hold. The phone has just 16GB of internal storage and no SD card slot.

Unless you want the thinnest smartphone on the block, the more powerful HTC One and Droid Maxx are better buys.

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Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx review


Before there was "Nexus," there was Droid. Verizon, Motorola, HTC, and others teamed up to turn the Lucasfilm-licensed term into a synonym for everything great about Android. It deserved the moniker, too: from the original, keyboarded Droid to the...

Lots of useful additions to Android ; Solid call quality ; Excellent battery life

Expensive ; Bland, boring design ; Lots of Verizon bloatware

Is above-average battery life worth all the Maxx's tradeoffs?

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Motorola DROID Ultra Review


The best way to think of the Motorola DROID Ultra is an incremental update of the DROID RAZR HD. Needless to say, the Motorola DROID Ultra has plenty of competition, mostly from the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, and LG G2 – all of which are top-tier...

Good build quality using Kevlar construction ; Close to stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with exclusive Motorola apps ; Excellent call quality

Glossy back is a fingerprint magnet ; No expandable storage

Coming in at $199.99 with a 2-year contract, the DROID Ultra has a lot to offer, especially if you are looking for a device running as close to stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as possible, while still offering some extra “Motorola perks” such as the...

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Motorola Droid Ultra review


For a phone with so many great parts about it, why do we question its existence?"Droid". The word that Verizon has spent millions of dollars marketing, built a highly-successful li...

and the high points of the Droid Ultra discussed here appeal to you, go to the Verizon store and buy a Droid MAXX or a Moto X. If you don't mind capacitive buttons or a slippery design, the MAXX is your choice. Otherwise, go with the Moto X — you won't...

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Droid Ultra by Motorola (Verizon Wireless)


The Droid Ultra works fine, but it's the weakest entrant in the recent litter of Motorola phones. More appealing options abound.

There is no reason to buy the Motorola Droid Ultra. Period. The Moto X offers all of this phone’s advantages in a more pleasant form factor, without the Eye of Sauron graphics and with a little more available storage space.

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"Solid, fast and good value on VZW."


This is a great phone. Moto has inproved greatly the performance of the camera. I have not had any issues recording videos. The Moto Assist is very helpful as can tell when you are driving and responds accordingly to incoming messages and phone calls....

This is a very solid phone. I found that the battery life is quite good. The call quality is great. Big bright screen allows me browse and watch videos with ease. Don't need to pair BT headset to activate driving feature.

No SD slot to expand memory