Last Updated: July 23rd, 2013

It's a good time to be in the market for a powerful, deep red phone. The HTC One can be found sporting a glamorous exterior, and it apparently isn't alone. Leaked photos of the DROID Ultra have surfaced, showing Motorola's upcoming device available in a color very appropriate for a phone exclusive to the Big Red. This is no lazy paint job, as the phone's entire Kevlar backside has changed colors.


This shouldn't be a surprise given Motorola's long history of offering phones in various colors. The original line of RAZR flip phones could be found in whatever shade your heart desired back when it took the world my storm soon after the turn of the new millennium, and the upcoming Moto X sports customizable back plates as one of its key features. If red doesn't do anything for you, the DROID Ultra, MAXX, and Mini will all be available in a more muted black or white when they hit store shelves. Whether the other two will also adopt this third color remains to be seen. Wait for Verizon to unveil more specific information at its upcoming press event on July 23rd, and expect to be able to pick up the phones soon after.

Via: TheUnlockr

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    "Man, this phone looks great."

    -Someone who is colorblind.

    • ProductFRED

      A more subdued tone would have been nicer. Like the red HTC One's more matte red.

    • mesmorino

      Well, do you have any actual reason for why it's not a great colour or why it doesn't look great, besides *your* taste in colours?

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

        I believe it has more to do with my taste in things that don't look awful. Granted, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that, but you'll find people who call chrome-plated cars or leather pants "a matter of taste."

        Taste is subjective, and I don't think anyone here is under the illusion of ugly / pretty being purely objective matters. But I'm not going to stop saying this phone is terrible looking. You're perfectly welcome to disagree with me, obviously, but I'm also not exactly in the minority on this particular product's appearance.

        • mesmorino

          You're being arrogant David. It has more to do with your taste in things that don't look awful? Right, because you're now the authority on what is and isn't awful to look at?

          Anyway long story short, all i'm getting is that you think it's awful looking- and what i'm saying is, that doesn't actually mean that it IS awful looking. Like you said, it's all subjective

        • woofa

          I think your taste is a very personal one and this by no means looks awful. All white rooms in your home? As for your OPINIONs on what something looks like, we don't give a damn. And from everyone I've talked to, you are deeply in the minority.

    • Justin W

      I like this color, and I'm not colorblind. It's a deep red, and that's always been one of my favorite colors. Of course, I won't buy the device because I'm not on Vzw, but if it were unlocked and available in the US, I might be tempted if the specs rumors are true.

    • angel_spain

      It's funny. Many people put carbon look cases to their phones, and now that there's that has it by default, that makes it ugly?

      Man, this phone looks great.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      hey hey hey! I have a disability!

  • Danny Holyoake

    Ew. Who in their right mind would choose to own this monstrosity.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Bro, this will go great with your bright red G-Shock, your bright red polo, and your bright red VW Golf that sort of looks like a GTI because you put a body kit on it but not really because the body kit looks like ass.

      • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

        David, seriously, this is NOT that bad. Please stop overreacting. Phones are only allowed to be black or white now? Don't you think the color on the Lumias are examples of bad taste instead? This is not bright, it is not weird, it is simply red (no pun intended).

        • Matthew Merrick

          I actually do think Lumias are fugly. They look like a badly designed playskool toy. I get that windows 8/metro is colorful, but Nokia takes it to a horrific extreme. You want an example of a colorful phone done right? HTC 8X / 8S, or the international Galaxy SIII.

          And white electronics just look cheap.

          All that said, I don't mind how this device looks at all, though I'd certainly buy the black version over the red

          • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

            That's what I meant. Lumias are fucking ugly. This isn't.

          • Matthew Merrick

            Ah, misunderstood what you were saying there.

            Though I would probably never own a piece of tech that wasn't black or gray. I have the gray Note 2 and wish fairly frequently that it was black instead, to better complement the AMOLED Display.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          Are the DROID fanboys coming out of the woodwork or something? Pretty much every part of this phone is an aesthetic disaster. The red does a great job highlighting the worst parts, too.

          Granted, if you think a BMW M3 with an unpainted carbon fiber hood looks good, you're probably right in the crosshairs of Verizon's intended audience with this phone.

          Taste is subjective, you have your opinions, I have mine. I think this phone looks like ass.

          • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

            LOL you are SO quick to judge, man. I own a GS3, have never owned a motorola in my life. I don't give a fuck, really. I just think you are overreacting, that's all. But of course you have the right to do so - which, I guess, makes Android Police so unique ;)

          • mesmorino

            No one is actually attacking your opinion David, what I (and I suspect others) are picking up on is the way you're expressing your opinion as fact. YOU think it looks like ass. That's fine, awesome even. Everyone can't have the same taste after all.

            But when you say things like "Pretty much every part of this phone is an aesthetic disaster", I gotta ask- Who died and made you the aesthetics police? With what authority do you speak? And is said authority valid anywhere outside of your head?

            It's worse when you make irrelevant comparisons that are further rooted in YOUR taste and your biases: What does a BMW with a carbon fiber hood have to do with this comment thread? Or even with ANYTHING? And why does liking one mean that I would like this phone?

            Your prejudices are showing man, jeez. Coming off all judgy and shit

          • woofa

            No, you're just a fool making so much fuss about a color. You apparently don't like red anywhere. Tells me volumes about you.

  • ProductFRED

    In this case, going with on-screen buttons would have been better and would have taken up the same amount of space. This is coming from someone who has a Note 2.

    • roberthenderson

      I disagree, motos designs seem to lend themselves to big chins, whether onscreen buttons or not. I would much rather have (disappearing) capacitive buttons than an unsightly double row of buttons (navigation with home screen stacked on top).

  • Swoops212

    Remember this off the moto site itself? They said it will be available ina bunch of glossy colors

  • arparaspolo

    I think it looks great. And I am not even a fan of red. I can't wait to read what the Ultra and other motos are going to do. I got rid of my MAXX for a GS3. But I am looking forward to the new motos,

  • Chris

    Would a darker, matte red be nice? Yes. Is this a terrible, terrible color that will make you want to throw this phone off of a bridge? No, so stop overreacting to one of three color options.

    • aiden9

      I was beginning to wonder if my screen wasn't giving me the right color or something. It isn't the best color option but good grief the over reacting is ridiculous.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I saw that David immediately hated it before we posted, whereas I thought it was pretty great-looking. So our story tracker title was "Motorola DROID Ultra in red - looks either terrible or pretty hot, depending on your tastes."

  • Muhammad Tayyab Naeem

    I like's moto Razr series. i am a user too from last 2 years. i love the build quality of motorola smart phones. but downside is that Motorola is not available in our country.

  • TY

    From FCC:

    Droid Ultra - 2130mAh

    Droid Maxx - 3500mAh

    • TY

      Also, "inductive charging" is available.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Spot on.