Features Key features of the DROID Ultra  vs iPhone 5 

screen size

screen resolution

DROID Ultra
1280 x 720
iPhone 5
1136 x 640

memory

iPhone 5
1 GB

processor

DROID Ultra
Dual core
iPhone 5
Dual core

camera resolution

DROID Ultra
10 MP
iPhone 5
8 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Motorola DROID Ultra

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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
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
More battery capacity 2,130 mA·h vs 1,440 mA·h Around 50% more battery capacity
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
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
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 2x higher def video
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Higher resolution front camera 10 MP vs 8 MP 25% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Longer standby time 18,720 min vs 13,536 min Around 40% longer standby time
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Store significantly 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 

8.0
9.0
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

8.7
9.0
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

Overall

8.4 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

DROID Ultra  vs
iPhone 5 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1136 x 640
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 293 ppi 325 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 1 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

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

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

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 4.4.4 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

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