Motorola’s excellent Moto X isn’t the only phone ready to challenge the Galaxy S4 and HTC One; the company also recently introduced three new Droid handsets for Verizon, and we have the new ULTRA here in the office to test out. It doesn’t come with the most cutting edge specs, to the dismay of many, but it’s still a contender in the fierce smartphone race, and is a good option for those loyal to the Motorola brand.
On the inside, the DROID ULTRA comes packing 2GB of RAM, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 10-megapixel camera (2-megapixel front), 16GB of internal storage and 2,130mAh battery. This comes in a package that’s just 7mm thin and 5-inch 720p display. It also comes with Motorola’s new deeper integration with Google Now—you can launch it by speaking, “OK, Google Now”—along with the company’s familiar design ethos.
It’s likely the DROID ULTRA will compete most heavily with its own brother, the Droid Maxx, but for anyone who likes Motorola’s Verizon-exclusive lineup, you have some pretty good options. The Ultra has unfortunately been delayed by a week, so you won’t be able to pick it up on Aug. 20. But it’ll be released in no time for $199 on two-year contract—you also get six free months of Google Play Music if you buy the device before Sept. 30.