The feature appears to work well, but I can't help but think that the DROIDs could accidentally wake up in your pocket or in your hand while you're moving around swiftly or running.
7) DROID MAXX Battery Life
The new DROID MAXX gets 48 hours of battery life, according to Verizon Wireless. That's a full 16 hours more than the previous-generation DROID RAZR MAXX, Motorola says. The DROID MAXX has a non-removable, 3500mAh battery that is, frankly, a gigantic power pack. The DROID MAXX is still quite thin, though; the device is 0.34 inches or 8.6 mm thick.
In comparison, Samsung's Galaxy S4 has a 2600mAh removable battery, and the iPhone 5 has a fixed 1,440mAh battery.
Two full days of battery life is hard to comprehend--I'll believe it when I see it. But the MAXX does have a very large battery, so I suppose it's possible.
The DROID ULTRA and DROID MINI have smaller capacity batteries, with 2130mAh and 2000mAh, respectively. But both devices should get average or better life, according to Verizon, with 24 hours of regular use on a single charge.
8) DROID ULTRA Thickness -- or Thinness
The brand new DROID Ultra is just 7.18mm thick, or perhaps, 7.18mm thin. That's 9 percent smaller than the thinnest device in the previous generation of DROIDs, according to Verizon. And the carrier says it's "the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone" available today.
Of all of the new DROID devices, the ULTRA feels the best in your hand -- and it's also the best looking new Motorola device, in my opinion.
9) DROID MAXX Pricing
The new DROID Maxx is one of the most expensive Android phones on the market today, not counting unlocked, unsubsidized devices. At $299.99, the handset doesn't come cheap -- but it does (mostly) have top-of-the-line specs, and its battery is unequaled in today's smartphone market.
The price would seem more reasonable to me if it came with 64GB of built-in storage, instead of just 32GB. The popular 64GB HTC One smartphone on AT&T costs $299.99, with a new service agreement. Apple's 32GB iPhone 5 also costs $299.99 along with a new agreement, so the price might not be all that hard to stomach for people who price shop before making purchases.
But $300 for a 32GB Android smartphone is pricey.
(The DROID MINI and DROID ULTRA are only available with 16GB of storage, and they cost $99.99 and $199.99, respectively, with a new two-year Verizon Wireless contract.)
10) New DROIDs, Ingress and Google Music
To sweeten the deal, Motorola and Verizon are offering two exclusive promotions to customers who purchase new DROIDs.