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Motorola DROID Ultra vs. Motorola DROID Maxx

Verizon Wireless announced the Motorola DROID Maxx, DROID Ultra and the DROID Mini today. The Maxx and Ultra are relatively similar, though as its name implies the Maxx offers up to 48 hours of battery life while the Ultra can last a full day. The Maxx also offers more storage – 32GB  – while the Ultra is limited to 16GB, though the Ultra is just 7mm thin while the Maxx is fatter and heavier.

Everything else is the mostly the same, though: both phones sport 1.7GHz dual-core processors, 2GB of RAM, 10-megapixel cameras, 2-megapixel front-facing cameras and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with some Motorola customizations. The Ultra is also cheaper, it comes in at $199.99 with a new two-year contract while the Maxx will cost you an additional $100, at $299.99 with a new two-year contract.

All said and done, we actually like the Ultra a lot better than the Maxx right now (though we’ll reserve final judgement for our full review). It’s thinner, lighter, looks better and, in all honesty, a full day of use is about all we need most of the time. For a quick look at how the two literally stack up, check out our video and gallery.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...