Features Key features of the DROID Ultra  vs iPhone 5 

screen size

screen resolution

1280 x 720
iPhone 5
1136 x 640


iPhone 5
0.99 GB


Dual core
iPhone 5
Dual core

camera resolution

10 MP
iPhone 5
8 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Motorola DROID Ultra

Reasons to consider the
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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Noticeably bigger screen 5" vs 4" 25% bigger screen
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 2,130 mA·h vs 1,440 mA·h Around 50% more battery capacity
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.99 GB More than 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 2x higher def video
Higher resolution front camera 10 MP vs 8 MP 25% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Longer standby time 18,720 min vs 13,536 min Around 40% longer standby time
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Store much more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 112 g vs 137 g Around 20% lighter
Sharper screen 325 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

DROID Ultra  vs iPhone 5 

While the 3.5" display on prior iPhones seemed downright old fashioned in terms of screen real estate, the 4", 1136 x 640 display feels like there's room to spread out and read web pages without chronic zooming.
iPhone 5

Armed with an 8-megapixel iSight camera, it doesn’t improve upon the megapixel count of its processor, but nevertheless, the addition of an improved backside illuminated sensor combined with a retooled lens coughs up even better visuals with the iPhone 5.
iPhone 5


8.4 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


DROID Ultra  vs
iPhone 5 
Size 5" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1136 x 640
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 293 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 0.99 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 10 MP 8 MP
Resolution 10 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Standby time 18,720 min 13,536 min
Capacity 2,130 mA·h 1,440 mA·h

form factor

DROID Ultra  vs
iPhone 5 
Weight 137 g 112 g
Thickness 7.2 mm 7.6 mm
Size 71.2 x 137.5 x 7.2 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 4.4.4 iOS 9
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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