Verizon Wireless recently released the Droid Ultra, a new line of Droid that seemed intent on being one of the most able to be seamlessly integrated into someone who is constantly on the go.
The phone responds to your vocal commands, even when it’s asleep to help save on battery (and smudges. You can’t save enough smudges). It also has some advanced “gesture” recognition, meaning you can essentially share information, photos, or videos, with literally just a swipe of the finger.
One of the most notable aspects of the Ultra was the beautiful screen. I was taken aback by the quality and resolution of the videos as compared to the phones and tablets that I had been using to watch videos on the go. I watched #30-20 of Grantland Network’s NBA Previews on YouTube and the phone seemingly defaulted to the most high-definiton setting YouTube has over WIFI, so processing power was another strong notable for the Ultra.
The battery life on the phone was surprisingly great, given the size and brilliance of the screen. Compared to the Droid RAZR Maxx that I use as my personal phone, the RAZR Maxx actually outlasted the smaller, lower-quality phone. (Not that the RAZR Maxx is bad, just sayin’.)
I took the phone with me over Labor Day weekend, so I could shoot some cool shots of a co-worker’s wedding and the Mumford & Sons concert, two events that I was happy to have the 10-megapixel camera with 1080p video capabilities.
I could go on, but really, this if you’re in the market for a smartphone that isn’t nearly-tablet-sized, and is larger than a pack of gum, I highly recommend you test out the durable Droid Ultra.