Look, I won’t lie to you, Verizon and Motorola’s Droid Ultra is not a perfect device. Far from it. And on paper, it’s certainly inferior to beasts like Samsung’s Galaxy S4, Note 3 or LG’s G2 in most ways. But hold the Ultra in your hand for a second and you’ll fall head over heels for the 5-incher.
It’s sleek, elegant, robust and, if you give it a chance, you’ll see it’s no pushover in the hardware department while running (almost) up to date software with all the right tweaks and “gimmicks.”
And now, it’s cheap, too. Well, close enough, as Amazon and Wirefly both sell it for $99.99 with two-year contracts. Sadly, that’s new two-year contracts only or add-a-line plans, whereas if you’re looking for an upgrade the price will leap to a pretty extravagant 150 bucks. Extravagant yet still better than Big Red’s deal through its official website – $200 for both new and existing customers of the network.
I don’t want to tell you who to do business with, especially since both Amazon and Wirefly are extremely reliable and trustworthy retailers, but if you fancy a snazzy, red hot Droid Ultra (literally), then Amazon is your only choice.
Meanwhile, the more traditional, classic (and classy) black flavor is up for grabs for $100 via Amazon and Wirefly, with free one-day shipping. It’s just a shame that, off-contract, the Ultra goes for a prohibitive $650. Maybe that’s why so many people undervalue it compared with other high-end Androids.