Friday, December 20, 2013

comparing the Droid Ultra to the Droid Mini

I'm reviewing smart phones again for Verizon and this time I'm comparing and contrasting the Droid Mini and the Droid Ultra.  I've done my homework on these two phones and have been putting them to the test for the past month and have some insights to share.  Obviously, at first glance size is the biggest difference and yes the mini measures 4.77 x 2.41 inches where as the Ultra is 5.41 x 2.80 inches.  Both phones are great for sliding into purse pockets or fitting into small storage spaces in your car.
The width of the mini is a little bigger coming in at .35 inches whereas the ultra is .28 inches.  The other notable difference is the pixel density with the mini at 342 ppi and the ultra at 294 ppi.  The memory, storage, battery and camera functions are all the same.

But I also found a couple of fun features on these phones to enhance your user experience.  First off, these phones have movement sensors that allow you to switch to the camera setting just by swinging it with your wrist.  Secondly, these phones have touch-less voice controls.  Simply say "Ok, google Now" and it knows to recognize your voice.  This comes in handy when you are out of arms reach from your phone but still want to set an appointment reminder or find out the latest sports scores.

So which of the two would I choose.... well I can't believe I'm going to say this (and I'll be the first to admit that this is being really picky) I would choose the Ultra.  Normally I tend think smaller is better, but the Mini was a little too small for typing on as I kept hitting the wrong letters or the wrong app buttons.  But that's just me regardless which phone you choose I think you will enjoy it.

1 comment:

For Every Home said...

Thanks for your insight, I've been looking and I liked the Ultra but was unsure... Now to save money to get it, I am grandfathered in with unlimited data, so that means I have to buy the phone out right :(