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Motorola DROID Ultra, Maxx and Mini Smartphones

Motorola and Verizon announced three new 4G LTE DROID smartphones priced from $100 to $300 with 2-year contracts in 4.3-inch or 5-inch screen sizes (720 x 1280 pixels).  Each new DROID comes with an impressive 10-megapixel camera and are encased in a KEVLAR composite.

  • DROID ULTRA is the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone available, measuring 7.18mm, and with a 5-inch HD display.
  • DROID MAXX is the longest-lasting 4G LTE smartphone giving you up to 48 hours of battery performance on a single charge.
  • DROID MINI offers a compact design with an edge-to-edge 4.3-inch HD display and wireless charging capabilities.

These DROIDs have a clean, premium look and feel. All three take DuPont KEVLAR fiber to the extreme with a unique 3D design that wraps around the entire device creating a never before seen composite unibody. Glossy red and black color composites on DROID ULTRA and DROID MINI make these devices look as incredible as they perform while a soft touch finish gives DROID MAXX’s tough exterior a luxurious feel.

The new DROIDs use the Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System which consists of 8 cores including: 2 high-end application processors, 4 graphics processors and 2 unique cores. This computing system makes DROID a finely-tuned machine that enables amazing new software capabilities while providing improved overall performance and extended battery life.

Key Features

  • Touchless Control lets you place phone calls, find directions or search for something, hands-free, even when the device is asleep.
  • Active Display provides the information you need to know at all times – like what time it is and whether you have any messages – without illuminating your whole screen or wasting battery. Active Display lights up a portion of your screen and displays notifications without even having to turn on your phone
  • With Quick Capture, DROID can go from in your pocket to taking a picture in an instant. Just shake to wake by quickly twisting your wrist and tap anywhere on the screen to snap a pic, or press and hold to capture an action sequence with rapid-fire shots.
  • Share photos and videos with other phones within 300 feet in an instant with DROID ZAP, a real-time sharing experience.
  • With DROID Command Center, command and control all media sharing settings with a single easy-to-find homescreen widget
  • DROID comes preloaded with Ingress, the virtual scavenger hunt game by Google where players choose teams and find sources of mysterious energy. It combines real world landmarks with a virtual world overlayed on top.

Finally, DROID comes with a full ecosystem of new accessories. Motorola has developed this complete suite of accessories in tandem with selected partners; we have portable power solutions, new headsets and wireless speakers from SOL, and a wireless charging2 solution that makes charging your phone very easy.

Price and Availability
These DROID smartphones will be available for pre-order online starting today, July 23 at 1 p.m. ET. and they will be available for purchase starting Aug 20 with 2-year Verizon Wireless agreement at the following price:

  • DROID MINI $99.99,
  • DROID ULTRA $199.99
  • DROID MAXX  $299.99

Comparison and Specifications

DROID MINI DROID ULTRA DROID MAXX
Size/
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Dimensions

Width (x): 61.30mm

Height (y): 121.25mm

Depth (z): 8.9mm

Weight: 130.00g

Width (x): 71.20mm

Height (y): 137.5mm

Depth (z): 7.18mm

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Weight: 137.00g

Width (x): 71.20mm

Height (y): 137.5mm

Depth (z): 8.5mm

Weight: 167.00g

Processor Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System (1.7 GHz dual-core application processor, 400 MHz quad-core GPU, natural language processor, contextual computing processor) Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System (1.7 GHz dual-core application processor, 400 MHz quad-core GPU, natural language processor, contextual computing processor) Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System (1.7 GHz dual-core application processor, 400 MHz quad-core GPU, natural language processor, contextual computing processor)
Storage 2GB DDR RAM,

16G ROM

2GB DDR RAM,

16G ROM

2GB DDR RAM,
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16G ROM

Display Type: HD 720p

Size: 4.3 in.

Pixels: HD720 (720×1280)

Type: HD 720p

Size: 5 in.

Pixels: HD720 (720×1280)

Type: HD 720p

Size: 5 in.

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Pixels: HD720 (720×1280)

Imager Main (Photo/Video) Resolution: 10 MP with Clear Pixel and LED Flash. P2P (Front-Facing) Resolution: 2 MP Main (Photo/Video) Resolution: 10 MP with Clear Pixel and LED Flash. P2P (Front-Facing) Resolution: 2 MP Main (Photo/Video) Resolution: 10 MP with Clear Pixel and LED Flash. P2P (Front-Facing) Resolution: 2 MP
Battery 2000 mAh 2130 mAh 3500 mAh
SIM Nano SIM (keyed tray for orientation)

No tool required for removal

Nano SIM (keyed tray for orientation)

No tool required for removal

Nano SIM (keyed tray for orientation)

No tool required for removal

Rear housing KEVLAR Composite KEVLAR Composite KEVLAR Composite2
Audio Wideband Earpiece (6x12x3)

Loudspeaker (13x18x2.5)

3-Mic Support

Wideband Earpiece (6x12x3)
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Loudspeaker (13x18x2.5)

3-Mic Support

Wideband Earpiece (6x12x3)

Loudspeaker (13x18x2.5)

3-Mic Support

Sensors Accelerometer

Magnometer

Barometer

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Gyroscope

Proximity Sensor

Ambient Light Sensor

Accelerometer

Magnometer

Barometer

Gyroscope

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Proximity Sensor

Ambient Light Sensor

Accelerometer

Magnometer

Barometer

Gyroscope

Proximity Sensor

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Ambient Light Sensor

Connectivity WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, LTE Band 04/13,

HSDPA 21.1 Mbps (Category 14), HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, CDMA EV-DO Release A, EDGE Class 12,

GPRS Class 12, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth Class 2 Version 4.0 LE+EDR, NFC

eCompass/Standalone GPS/aGPS (assisted)/AGPS (autonomous)/sGPS (simultaneous)

WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, LTE Band 04/13,

HSDPA 42.2 Mbps (Category 14), HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, CDMA EV-DO Release A, EDGE Class 12,

GPRS Class 12, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth Class 2 Version 4.0 LE+EDR, NFC

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eCompass/Standalone GPS/aGPS (assisted)/AGPS (autonomous)/sGPS (simultaneous)

WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, LTE Band 04/13,

HSDPA 42.2 Mbps (Category 14), HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, CDMA EV-DO Release A, EDGE Class 12,

GPRS Class 12, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth Class 2 Version 4.0 LE+EDR, NFC

eCompass/Standalone GPS/aGPS (assisted)/AGPS (autonomous)/sGPS (simultaneous)

SW Version Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.2

 

 

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