Verizon Makes Motorola DROID Ultra And DROID Maxx Official

By 02:58 Sat, 17 Jul 2021 Comments

Just as expected, Verizon and Motorola have just announced their latest collaboration with the updated DROID family of phones. Let's acquire you acquainted with the recent DROID Ultra and DROID Maxx .

As per tradition, the Motorola DROID Ultra and Motorola DROID Maxx feature an improved Kevlar body, which makes them stronger yet thinner than their last-gen DROID counterparts. They also feature a water-repellent nano-coating that should haged them dry.

Motorola has built an entirely recent system-on-a-chip called the Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System. It packs a dual-core 1.7Giga Hertz (GHz) CPU, quad graphics cores and, more interestingly, a contextual computing core alongside a core for processing natural language. The company didn't disclose any further details regarding the Central Processing Units (CPU) and GPU, but they did reveal that the processor is 24% punchier than the previous generation DROID phones and the graphics - twice as fast. There's also 2GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) onboard as well.

At the back, both phones pack a 10 MegaPixel (MP) capturing camera with f/2.4 lens and Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash. They also share the same classy screen - a 5" Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) (no PenTile here) display of 720p resolution. There's also 32GB of on-board memory and 4G LTE, complete with NFC connectivity.

Anyway, the Motorola DROID Maxx 48 hours of battery life is the phone's key feature. The company says users should be able to squeeze this kind of battery life with "normal usage", whatever that is. The battery itself is larger than the RAZR MAXX HD's (3,300mAh) and boasts a power of 3,500mAh.

Motorola DROID Maxx

Happily, the DROID Maxx is thinner than its predecessor and measures a waistline of 8.5mm, compared to the DROID RAZR MAXX HD, which is 9.3mm thick. There's also wireless charging as well. The DROID Ultra is much tinner, at 7.18mm and Verizon dubs it "the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone."

Motorola DROID Ultra in red

Both phones run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and it's pretty much stock with some custom widgets and cool software features. There's Touchless control, which looks like a medley between Google Now's voice search and the Siri personal assistant. Saying "OK, Google Now" will wake up the phone, which will await your command. Motorola hasn't yet announced what those commands would be, but some of them include contact calling and finding directions.

The Active display feature makes utilize of the Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) classy screen and brings a snippet of information (the time, recent messages and voicemail) on a blank black screen. Think of it as an Android version of Nokia's Glance Screen feature.

The Motorola DROID Ultra sports a $199 price tag, while the DROID Maxx will cost $299. All members of the recent 2013 DROID line-up are now available for pre-order and will start shipping on August 20.




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