Motorola has become the most famous mobile manufacturer and it gained this tag after they released the two giant smartphones, Moto G and Moto E.
The Moto X has already been doing well and nothing has stopped the company to stop producing the amazing phones after that.
The newest addition to their Droid line-up is the Motorola Droid Turbo and let’s discuss about this vibrant phone through this post.
The Motorola Droid Turbo has been launched on October 20, 2014 and it is available in offline mobile retail shops and as well as online stores.
It is available in two memory options at different prices with Verizon contract.
Motorola Droid Turbo Specifications
People call the Droid Turbo as an improved version of Moto X as it get enhanced at every aspect of the device like screen, camera or the battery when compared to Moto X.
Let’s take a quick look at the key specifications of the Motorola Droid Turbo!
• 5.2 inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and 565 PPI
• Corning Gorilla Glass 3
• 3 GB RAM, 32/64 GB storage options
• 21 MP read camera and a front facing camera of 2 MP
• Android 4.4.4 KitKat (update to Android 5.0 Lollipop in future)
• 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 Processor with Krait; Adreno 420 GPU
• 3900 mAh battery
This phone also comes with a Turbo Charger which claims to provide about 8 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging. Sounds amazing in theory, doesn’t it?
Motorola Droid Turbo – Design & Display
The display of the phone is a beautiful 5.2 inches long display which comes with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixel which is better known as quad HD nowadays.
The pixel density of the display is 565 PPI which is a pleasure to look at. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and scratch resistance feature.
The design of the whole phone is quite simple. The phone comes in 3 variants, namely:
• Ballistic Nylon
• Red MGF
• Black MGF
You can check out the embedded image to have an idea of how the device looks.
The volume and power keys are on the right side of the device and the front boasts of the secondary 2 MP camera and sensors and the beautiful screen.
The back is quite simple and has the 21 MP camera with flash and a Moto logo along with logos of Verizon and DROID trademark.
The USB port is on the down side of the device and the 3.5 mm audio jack sits right on top.
Motorola Droid Turbo – Camera
The phone has a rear and main camera of 21 MP and a secondary front facing camera of 2 MP.
The rear camera is Sony 21 MP sensor which contains Dual LED flash and auto-focus feature to shoot crisp pictures even in low light environment.
Features of rear camera includes slow motion video, burst mode, HDR, Panorama. It is also capable of shooting videos up to 4K resolution which is slowly becoming a standard with new devices.
The 4K videos are shot at 24 fps is quite impressive feature of this phone which is available at a price of a mid-range device.
Motorola Droid Turbo – Processor & GPU
The phone sports a 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. This processor is a quad core processor with Krait Core which helps in amazing multi-threaded apps performance.
The GPU on this beast is an Adreno 420 GPU which is quite good when coupled with the Snapdragon 805 and 3 GB RAM. This combination provides some really good video performance.
Motorola Droid Turbo – OS, Storage & Battery
This phone runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box but it will be upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop as promised by Motorola.
The version of OS on this device has been kept really close to stock Android and no useless customization has been done by Motorola which is a good thing.
The storage options are limited to two options with 32 GB and another option being the 64 GB model. It’s quite good to see that 32 GB has become a standard storage version now as compared to older 16 GB devices which used to run out of storage quite quickly.
Battery is the strongest point of this phone as it has a huge 3900 mAh battery which could give you a satisfactory battery life.
Motorola’s Turbo Charging technology to give up to 8 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging.
Price of Droid Turbo
Motorola Droid Turbo (32 GB model) – priced at $199.99 (with Verizon Contract), available in Metallic Black, Metallic Red, and Black Ballistic Nylon models.
Motorola Droid Turbo (64 GB model) – priced at $249.99 (With Verizon Contract), available in Black Ballistic Nylon models.
As this phone is selling with Verizon Wireless contract, you’re getting these phones at such low prices.
The retail price of the Motorola Droid Turbo is $599.99 and you can get an unlocked version at this price which is quite typical.
Motorola Droid Turbo – Verdict
Motorola Droid Turbo is a very good gadget at affordable price. It has really nice screen, super-fast chipset which is supported by 3 GB RAM and it is upgradeable to the latest version of Android which is quite awesome.
Front facing speaker and Nano coating for water resistance are the notable features of this Motorola device. Moreover, this smartphone is considered as the main competitor of OnePlusOne as it has outstanding performance with an enduring battery.
If you’re looking for a well-built phone, nimble camera, superior battery and hands-free voice controls, Motorola Droid Turbo is an ideal gadget for you.