CNET First Look
Hands-on: The new Droid Maxx and Droid UltraAt $299.99 the new Verizon Droid Maxx features Motorola's X8 electronics, slick hands-free searches, and a massive 2-day battery. It's thinner sibling, the $199.99 Droid Ultra, matches all the Maxx's specs save its huge battery.
Hey, guys. This is Brian Bennett for CNET.com and we're at Verizon's launch event in New York taking a look at 2 brand new phones. These are the 2 new DROID devices to join Verizon's lineup. We've got the DROID MAXX which is made by Motorola and it actually has a very large battery in it, a 3500 milliamp battery which apparently will let you have a runtime of 48 hours; that's 2 days of runtime which is pretty awesome. As you can tell it's got a 5-inch AMOLED display, 720p, and the device itself is actually not very thick, you know, considering it has a large battery. This is the DROID Ultra which as you can tell it has actually the same screen as the MAXX but it has a slightly smaller battery. Essentially it's very thin, has less battery life but it has extremely thin profile and both of these products have a 10-megapixel camera on the back with a sensor technology that supposedly will allow for better performance in low light. You also have a Kevlar coating on both of these. This may not on the Ultra may not look like it's Kevlar but it just has a polished finish as opposed to a soft touch on the back of the DROID MAXX. Actually what's really interesting about these products is that it has a 8x or X8 processor is what Motorola is calling it. It essentially has 8 cores which when you boil it all down it has some for processing, some for graphics and also one that will enable you to do contextual searches what Motorola is calling a touchless interface. You don't have to actually touch the screen to begin Google searches and plug in to the Google Now feature which is something that's pretty cool. So in case you're wondering when the DROID Ultra and DROID RAZR MAXX are coming to stores, essentially both are available for preorder now though you have to wait until August 20th for them to hit the stores and the Ultra over here is gonna be $199 whereas the DROID MAXX will be $299. There you have it, folks. We just took a First Look at the Motorola DROID MAXX and the Motorola DROID Ultra. I'm Brian Bennett for CNET.com.