Motorola Droid Turbo, What Else?!


Motorola Droid Turbo

One of the best smartphones that are making their entrance this year is another flagship that wears the Motorola signature (besides the already popular Google Nexus 6), I’m talking about the Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon. The collaboration between the two has previously delivered some pretty awesome smartphones and this one successfully continues the tradition, as it comes with some great specifications that will certainly impress customers and bring some fear among its competitors. The Droid Turbo means serious business and brings a Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, a 21 MP camera, a  5.2 inches QHD display, a huge 3,900 mAh battery and much more. All its weapons are kept safe inside a splash resistant body made from ballistic nylon or metalized glass reinforced with a DuPont Kevlar layer (there are two versions). Follow the next review and find out more details about it, I can guarantee that it’s worth the read.

In its retail box, the Motorola Droid Turbo comes with a microUSB cable, the user manual and its charger; nothing more, nothing less.

In terms of design, the Droid Turbo comes in two flavors, one being made from the afore-mentioned ballistic nylon, which measures 143.5 x 73.3 x 11.2 mm and has a weight of 176 grams. The second version is made from Kevlar and stands at 146.5 x 73.3 x 10.6 mm, having a weight of 169, being a little bit thicker and heavier than the other version. Both versions look great and feature an excellent build quality, being solid and reliable. The back features a matte pattern and offers a very good hand grip, not to mention that it keeps fingerprints away. Both versions are splash resistant and can resist up to 1 minute under 6 inches of water.

The Motorola Droid Turbo holds a magnificent 5.2 inches Super AMOLED display which has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, a pixel density of 565 ppi and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The image quality is gorgeous and pleases the eye with some beautiful and vibrant colors, an excellent contrast and some extremely wide viewing angles. The sunlight legibility is great, as expected.

The Motorola Droid Turbo comes loaded with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but will soon receive the Lollipop update. As usual, the lockscreen holds resizable widgets, the homescreen features the Droid center widget, you have a notification center, quick toggles, folders, the app drawer and more. Browsing through the friendly and intuitive interface goes nice and smooth, without any hiccups. The user experience is flawless and that’s also due to the smartphone’s powerful hardware.
Inside the Droid Turbo lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, a quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 processor, Adreno 420 GPU, 3 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal memory which can’t be expanded with a microSD card (there’s no slot). Having these top-notch specs, it’s natural that the handset delivers an excellent performance.

In the connectivity package, the Motorola Droid Turbo holds support for quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE and 3G, penta-band LTE Cat4, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot and DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 with LE and A2DP, NFC, microUSB 2.0 and there’s also an infra-red port for allowing you to use the smartphone as a remote control or operating it through the motion controls. For example, you simply have to wave over the phone for silencing alarms or calls, triggering the display or open the camera by only twisting your hand twice.

The Motorola Droid Turbo holds on board a 21 MP snapper which captures stills with a maximum resolution of 5248 x 3936 pixels and is helped by a dual-LED flash in low light situations. The camera application packs support for plenty of options and features, such as HDR, panorama, touch focus, burst shots and more. The photos produced reveal a beautiful image quality, with pleasing and accurate colors and a great amount of resolved detail.
The video camera is also quite impressive and delivers some gorgeous 2160p videos @24 fps.
Also on board is a front facing 2MP snapper.

Some other handy features from the smartphone’s basket full of goodies are Google Chrome as the default browser, which is an excellent tool for surfing the web, two excellent media players, the Quick Office for handling document files, Moto Assist for adapting your settings to the environment you’re in, a GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support, Google Now as a personal assistant, Google Maps for navigation and much more.

The Motorola Droid Turbo holds inside a hefty 3,900 mAh battery and will endure three days under a moderate usage, which is impressive to say the least. The device supports wireless charging and also comes with the Turbo Charger, which is claimed to charge your device ultra-fast (60% in 30 minutes).

Motorola Droid Turbo What Else


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