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.
If you put the Droid Ultra in a case, the fact that this phone is an extreme fingerprint magnet won’t bother you. However, if you’re buying this phone because of its thin design and don’t want to add any extra bulk, be prepared to clean the phone regularly or accept the fact that it will show fingerprints.
We liked the Moto X and appreciated some of the extra features Motorola included on that phone. We’re glad to see Motorola included many of these same features in the Droid Ultra including the touch-free controls. The Droid Ultra also showed excellent battery life in our benchmark test, which is something users will definitely appreciate.
Overall, there’s a lot to like about the Droid Ultra. However, there are also a ton of similarities between the Droid Ultra and the Moto X. In fact, there are so many similarities between these phones that we’d be hard-pressed to recommend one over the other. Ultimately, if you’re torn between the Droid Ultra and Moto X, you’ll have to decide which of the minor differences between the phones matter most to you.