There's a lot to like about Motorola's Verizon-specific DROID line. They don't have the most groundbreaking specs, but they're covered in Kevlar and they feature Motorola's excellent radios and battery life. If you're looking to get your Active Notifications on for not much cash. Amazon has some massive discounts on the three new models. New Verizon customers can pick up the long-lived DROID MAXX for $69.99, and svelte DROID Ultra or the compact DROID Mini for just a penny.


If you're a returning Verizon customer, Amazon isn't keeping you out in the cold. Those who are eligible for an upgrade can get a MAXX for $99.99 or the Ultra for $19.99. The Mini? It's still $.01, so it's a good day to be a fan of compact Verizon phones, I suppose. As usual, unsubsidized prices are not discounted at all (in fact they're more expensive than Verizon's current prices).

For my money, the DROID Mini is the best current phone in Verizon's lineup if you want something smaller with reasonably high specs, especially when it comes to RAM. And of course he MAXX is great if you rely on a phone that lasts more than a day without a charge. And the Ultra... well, it's bigger than the Mini and slimmer than the MAXX, and it attracts fingerprints like nobody's business. If you'd like to weigh the pros and cons, check out our DROID Ultra review and combined DROID MAXX and Mini review. Keep in mind, all three phones are slated to get an Android 4.4 upgrade at some point. 

Amazon often has limited promotions, so there's no telling how long these prices will last. But if you really want to take advantage of them, you might want to get an order in by this weekend. All three phones qualify for Amazon Prime shipping.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.

    Slated to get 4,4 huh? If that update and the news of it came from Googlerola, I'd say you have a 50/50 chance of it happening. Since it came from the ubiquitous Verizon anonymous Rep. I'd say your chances are slim and none. The three new droids on Verizon were orphaned at birth and the prices will continue to drop, since sales have been dismal. Avoid Verizon at all costs unless you have a temporarily grandfathered unlimited data plan.

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

      It's happening 100%. In fact, I'll show something on that soon.

      • Albin Hermansson


      • jamaall

        I feel like Motorola has been working closely with kitkat developers for a while and will bring it out considerably fast to get a better rep with updates. I can have hopes can't I?

      • Jonathan Nakhla

        @SOMFW:disqus The news of the updates didn't come from a random Verizon rep, it's stated on Motorola's site.

        @archon810:disqus You already have news regarding the updates :D???

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

          @jonathannakhla:disqus Tomorrow.

          • Jonathan Nakhla

            Awesome. Looking forward to it!

          • Tyler


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

            Ah right, that. Just got busy, still can't make it through email for the day.

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    • joemama

      You sir are a clown.

  • jimsis

    Corporate uses Verizon which is fine for 'normal' people. I just tried the Note 3 for a couple of weeks and it's an awesome phone despite its size and touchwiz. I ordered my Nexus 5 32GB and its due tomrrow which I planned to replace my Nexus 4 on TMobile, but the touchless control only after you touch seems a little different. Got a Driod Maxx on order for another demo, thinking this could be a better option than the Nexus 5, not as good a screen admittedly but rest comparable and thinking 4.4 won't be far behind on this close to vanilla device.

  • aaronZona

    Seems like the GN3 dropped at Wirefly to $249 with a new contract.

  • Archit K

    I know that I will be hated for this, but I feel that Verizon should pay me to use these devices and not the other way round.

  • TedKidd

    Price INCREASE on this phone for 2014? Wasup?

    Guess new strategy will be to untether myself from Onerous V.