While we are waiting for the arrival of the Moto X smartphone, Motorola has introduced three new DROID devices, the ULTRA, MAXX, and MINI, which will be available at different price points from Verizon. But are these devices coming with enough qualities to make them appealing to the customers? Let’s take a look.
First of all, the specs of all the three devices are almost the same. Each handset comes equipped with a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM, a 10MP back facing camera, and a 720p HD display. While the ULTRA (which is very thin measuring in at 7.18mm) and the MAXX are larger with 5 inch OLED displays, the Mini has 4.3-inch LCD screen.
When using the devices, there were apparently no lags or any problems, maybe due to the X8 system.
So specs wise these devices are never going to be as impressive as some high end handsets out there such as the Galaxy S4 or HTC One.
The best device of the three new Droids, the MAXX, is coming with 48-hour battery life (but still not too fat at 8.5mm, the HTC One measures 9.3 mm btw). But for that extra life they are asking $299 on contract, higher than what the S4 and the One is available for. (The ULTRA and the Mini costs $199 and $99 on contracts respectively).
Maybe Motorola believes that their X8 Mobile Computing, which features dedicated cores such as those for application processing and those for graphics processing, could pull in customers.
The system “involves eight tightly integrated processors, special algorithms, and sensors”. When using the devices, there were apparently no lags or any problems, maybe due to the X8 system. Some of the other unique features to the new Droids include Motorola Connect, which will allow you to handle notifications via your computer. Then there’s also DROIDZAp for device-to-device picture sharing, active touch, a camera launch gesture and voice-control features.
Take a peek at the video for a demo of many of the features coming with the new Droids