Motorola Droid Ultra


Motorola Droid UltraNotebook: Motorola Droid Ultra
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 63.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Motorola Droid Ultra

60% Motorola Droid ULTRA Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Droid ULTRA offers a nice experience in a mid-range Android smartphone as it has a nice 5-inch 1280 x 720 display and it surprisingly is able to perform pretty well for a device with only a dual-core processor. But when you compare the ULTRA with some high-end phones like the LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S4, then you’ll see that it just doesn’t offer as great as an experience as those devices. The Droid ULTRA performs nearly just as well as the Droid MAXX, although the those who pick up the MAXX will certainly benefit from its 3500mAh battery. As far as a standalone Android phone, we can’t help but think you could spend your $99.99 on the LG G2, which will provide a much better experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Ultra Thin LTE Smartphone
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Droid Ultra is a solid mid-range device with a number of attractive features, including its ultra-thin design. Battery life was very good and performance was on-par with what we’d expect from a mid-range phone of today. Although the phone initially launched with a $200 price tag, the price is now down to $99 on contract making it very reasonable for what you get.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2013
60% Review: The Motorola Droid Ultra is ultra-average
Source: English
This phone is so mediocre that I have to wonder whether Motorola purposefully created a bland smartphone to make the choice between this and the Moto X that much easier. With both phones retailing for $200 with a new two-year contract, I see no reason why you’d choose this one. If you go with the Moto X, what trade-offs you make in screen size and thinness you get back with much less carrier bloat and a design that’s more comfortable to use. Skip the Droid Ultra and pick up the Motorola phone you’ll enjoy using more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Motorola Droid Ultra
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 edge, it saves you time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
DROID Ultra Review
Source: Slashgear English
The DROID Ultra is every bit as much a member of the dawning Context Ecosystem as Motorola’s Moto X. It and its buddies in the 2013 DROID family for Verizon won’t be hyped the same way Moto X is being hyped, nor will it be the center of attention as Google will have Moto X delivered. As a smartphone that’s well and away worth more than the sum of its specifications, DROID Ultra is every bit the competitor for top-tier smartphone it was meant to be, as delivered by what’s now very obviously (title and all) Motorola, a Google company.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2013



Motorola has recently released a slew of devices, all featuring different price points and selling points. The Droid Ultra is designed to lie somewhere between the extremes of the other devices. It is a good looking phone, with a slim, tapered design. Wrapped in Kevlar, it feels good to hold and ensures durability. Unfortunately the surface texture is extremely prone to collecting dirt. Its design becomes clever and space saving when the volume rocker flips out to reveal the NanoSim Card slot. The NanoSim Card slot may make this device less than ideal for those who like to switch out sim cards over a few devices. Not many phones sport this yet. The 5 inch screen is a 1280x720 resolution AMOLED with lovely saturated colors, but other phones at this price point beat it out easily.

With its 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and 2 GB of RAM, this device is like most of Motorola’s offerings – a little out of date compared to the competition. However, the strength of the Motorola line is currently in its minimal software tweaks to Android. Active Notifications will make you addicted and wishing it was standard in all Android phones. ClearPixel is Motorola’s pride and joy, promising to utilize available light efficiently to take better pictures in low light. It works well, but only for still shots. Try to take an image of something in motion, and disappointment abounds. At the end of the day, this phone is just too mediocre for the price – embedded in between better offerings from Motorola themselves.

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

S4 Pro APQ8064A: High-end quad-core SoC for Android devices that includes four Krait cores and a Adreno 320 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.2 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Motorola: The 1928 founded company was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility Inc. focusses on mobile phones and started with a first Motorola tablet computer.

63.33%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Adreno 320, Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 5.9", 0.22 kg
Motorola Droid Mini
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Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Motorola Droid Turbo 2
Adreno 430, Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.4", 0.17 kg
Motorola Moto X Pure Edition
Adreno 418, Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.7", 0.179 kg
Motorola Moto X Play
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 5.5", 0.169 kg
Motorola Moto X Style
Adreno 418, Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.7", 0.177 kg
Motorola Moto G 2015
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.0", 0.155 kg
Motorola Moto G 2. Gen 4G
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.0", 0.15 kg
Motorola Moto E 2015
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.5", 0.145 kg
Motorola Droid Turbo
Adreno 420, Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, 5.2", 0.17 kg
Motorola Moto X 2014
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.2", 0.145 kg
Motorola Moto G2
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.0", 0.15 kg
Motorola Moto E
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 8210, 4.3", 0.142 kg
Motorola Moto G
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.143 kg
Motorola Droid Maxx
unknown, unknown, 5.0", 0.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-08-26)