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Alleged image of Motorola Droid Ultra surfaces

04 July, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Alleged image of Motorola Droid Ultra surfaces  - read the full textWe already know that the Google-owned Motorola is working on a few exciting smartphones, but it appears we are finally coming close to the launch of those. The Motorola X phone, which has been rumored for quite some time is one of the upcoming smartphones that have been inhabiting rumorland and...


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> In reply to saabdeep @ 2013-07-05 18:27 from 4PaL - click to readYes, because they use the largest typical sensor for cellphone, with a lower total pixel count, giving larger individual pixels to improve ISO performance.

The "Ultra" is just amarketing term so that Joe Average will undertand that it does not perform as a older 4MP cellphone camera. But it does shot in maximum 4MP and it is a 4MP camera.

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  • 2013-07-08 09:38
  • 5i4e

This looks like the "Ferrari Edicion Especial" version of the Motorola XT621 that was announced for Nextel in Mexico earlier this year...

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  • 2013-07-05 23:28
  • EEtH

> In reply to saabdeep @ 2013-07-05 18:27 from 4PaL - click to read"The HTC one has 4 ULTRApixle camera not MEGApixle."

That's just hilarious. Simply hilarious.

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  • 2013-07-05 23:14
  • xCwe

How many people post on here with no technical knowledge whatsoever and even less marketing savvy?
Re last comment - ULTRApixels is a marketing term to promote lower res sensors where HTC seemingly and quite rightly worried that your average phone user wouldn't understand the drop down to something like 4 meg. Yes pixel count does directly correlate to image resolution if you factor in general sensor quality and SIZE, along with lens size, noise algorithms and the such. BUT, as pointed out by another posting here, displaying on HD TVs and typical current computer screens will involve pixel dropping and until we all go to higher res screens (4K/8K TVs for instance) a 3.2 meg sensor is still adequate - do the maths! ..or look it up on Wiki as a starting point!! Also read an explanation by Ken Rockwell - google him and Nikon D40 re why 6 meg is more than enough.

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  • 2013-07-05 20:34
  • n5b@

The HTC one has 4 ULTRApixle camera not MEGApixle.

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  • 2013-07-05 18:27
  • 4PaL

> In reply to gladwingracias @ 2013-07-05 06:15 from RBAT - click to readMy Moto RAZR XT910 has a 8 mp camera. So what exactly are you on about?? Or you just not such a bright person?

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  • 2013-07-05 14:34
  • HHHH

Why not, HTC One's camera is perfectly fine? You don't need 13 megapixels on a phone as megapixels have nothing to do with quality.

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  • 2013-07-05 11:18
  • Ldm3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-05 08:48 from PGXj - click to readYour lack of knowledge amazes me.

First off it seems you think number of mega pixels = picture quality. It doesn't, not even slightly. In fact, if you take the same sized sensor as commonly used in today phones and make it 5 MP instead of 13MP and it will perform much better in low light.

Secondly a 5 MP picture (typically 2592 x 1944) will show crystal clear at FullHD and even higher screen resolution - given the sensor and lens actually are good enough to support the resolution.

It also seems you think number of cores influence performance. In simple (your) terms: More cores = more power = better performance. This is simply just not true. And if you are viewing this from a Android vs. other Mobile OS standpoint, it's pretty meaningless, as Android is much further along the (pointless) multicore war than any other systems.

A good single core can easily outperform multicores, even in multitasking. Something the RAZR i demonstrated by outperforming the Galaxy S3 in multitasking.

Then you have your little 1 to 5 list, which makes no sense at all if comparing Android to other Mobile OS'. And clearly you know nothing about Motorola, since your number 5 says small battery. Which is funny considering the small battery typically found in iphone and WP phones compared to a Motorola Android phone. The base model of RAZR HD offers a 2530 mAh battery, whilst the MAXX version offers 3300 mAh, same as RAZR MAXX. Other android manufacturers are tagging along, and this just recently Jiayu announced a 5000 mAh phone.

You also seem confused about lag. Lag = badly designed app/launcer. Sammy is troubled with laggy launcher, and too many bundled lag apps. One can easily have many apps running without lag. And btw, iOS lags and crashes contantly if the wrong app is installed, even from appstore. I've rescued a couple of ipads from angry and desperate users.

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  • 2013-07-05 10:04
  • 5i4e

Google: We need to make a phone with only 8gb memory.. if too much, end user will realise our product is lagging bad.

Engineers: Ok, so we make 8gb, so that means we give the excuse 5mp camera is enough.. else end user will discover they cannot take much pictures.

Google: Ok, in that case.. reduce the resolution of the screen to 720x1280.. maybe lower.. so end user can see the picture clearer and will not appear fuzzy if 1080p is used.

Engineers: Well, in that case dual core is enough.. 1gb ram will also be enough.

Google: Ok.. lets get going.. we will draft out the specs as below:
1. 800x480 screen.. unless the renting for 1280x720
2. dual core
3. 8gb no sdslots (don't want that lag showing hehehe..), 1gb ram
4. 5mp random shooter.
5. 1600mah battery. (ahaha no high end tech used.. so its ok 1600.. they will not know the difference! hohoho!)

Ok.. then motorola X is developed.

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  • 2013-07-05 08:48
  • PGXj

> In reply to DiRT_360 @ 2013-07-04 17:40 from Jj7c - click to readseriously

you really think motorola will release a 5mp phone ??

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  • 2013-07-05 06:15
  • RBAT

lame post its the back of an xt621

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  • 2013-07-05 03:15
  • PMXc

> In reply to kazoomya @ 2013-07-04 18:17 from RJ7I - click to readindeed! and im 1 of their asia fans.
i hope droid ultra would reach phillipines or asia so that i could replace my razr.

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  • 2013-07-05 02:57
  • PB%b

> In reply to aaa @ 2013-07-04 20:59 from 2SQ7 - click to readThey are still in Australia, Japan and China, and I heard they are coming back to India.

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  • 2013-07-04 23:06
  • 8xs5

> In reply to kazoomya @ 2013-07-04 18:17 from RJ7I - click to readWith Google brand name added to Motorola the sales would have increased drastically. It was indeed a stupid move. Asia has many large markets

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  • 2013-07-04 20:59
  • 2SQ7

I hope that wahetever they're coming up with has a proper battery - So that I can finally replace my RAZR MAXX

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  • 2013-07-04 20:38
  • mhMX

Motorola left ASIA..for good. I don't know why they have to do that. There are still a lot of Motorola fans here. It's just that your marketing isn't really that good. tsk tsk

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  • 2013-07-04 18:17
  • RJ7I

> In reply to Felipe Berhau @ 2013-07-04 17:28 from 8xs5 - click to readFerrari Editions... I used to own a Moto Z8 Ferrari Edition. Too bad it turned to be an unreliable and hard to use phone...

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  • 2013-07-04 18:04
  • 3dX$

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-04 17:15 from t1$A - click to readIf not Moto patents Android could be dead by now meaning Samsung Galaxy series couldn't be a success. Google bought Moto for 2 reasons to use Moto potantial of making one of the best phone in the market and of course the patents which helps Samsung, HTC, Sony...

Moto is almost important as Android for all those companies that use Android OS for their phones.

full respect to Moto the pionier.

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  • 2013-07-04 17:52
  • Np}w

these google once they win the platforms are fighting in a hardware.clever moves!!!!!samsung,sony,htc,lg,chinese brand be ready!your own partner might be your next competitors

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  • 2013-07-04 17:43
  • Kx9U

This is the phone in the photo, Motorola XT-621 Ferrari Edition


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  • 2013-07-04 17:40
  • Jj7c

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