Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx out on Verizon
Earlier today, Verizon has unveiled two 5-inch smartphones under the Droid lineup, the Ultra and the Maxx. Let’s delve a bit deeper to find out what these handsets have to offer.
Quite frankly there aren’t that much of a difference between these two smartphones. In fact, the only question that you should be asking yourself when faced with the dilemma of choosing between the Ultra and Maxx is, do I want a thinner one or the one with a beefier power pack?
Before we get to that, let’s get acquainted with some of the features of these phones. Both handsets sport the same 5-inch display which is outfitted with a 720p resolution and is coated with Gorilla Glass. This will play host to the Android 4.2 and serve as the live viewfinder for its 10MP main camera, as well as the 2MP front-mounted snapper.
Handling the workload for these Droids is an in-house dual-core processor dubbed as the X8 and 2GB of RAM. This is the same engine that’s at the core of their smaller sibling, the Droid Mini, which is said to be 24% faster than the previous chip. All of these components are housed inside an elegant back panel which is treated with Kevlar to make it more durable yet lightweight.
In keeping with its legacy of bringing some of the largest batteries on a smartphone, Motorola has equipped its current flagship handset (Droid Maxx) with a 3,500mAh power pack that is tested to last for 2 days on average use.
Unfortunately, the Droid Ultra’s battery, which is only rated at 2,130mAh, isn’t anywhere near that of the Maxx’s. However, what it lacked in mileage, it makes up for a thinner profile which only measures 7.18mm, claiming the title as the “world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone” in the process.
Preorders for the Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx starts on 30th of this month and will be retailed for $199 and $299 respectively, under contract of course. So how will you have it folks, the thinner one or beefier one?