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DROID Turbo is Now Available From Verizon for $199

Posted by Kellex October - 30 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Motorola, now a Lenovo company, has a new phone available today that we talked a lot about on Tuesday. Yep, we are referencing the DROID Turbo, a DROID device that is deserving of the name.

The new DROID Turbo can be purchased for $199 or 2-year contract with 32GB of storage in Metallic Red, Metallic Black, or Black Ballistic Nylon. If you want to double the storage to 64GB, you can have that with the Black Ballistic Nylon for $249 on 2-year contract. If you are looking at the full retail route, the 32GB and 64GB versions run $599 and $649, respectively. 

As you are well aware, the Turbo packs the best specs you can find in a smartphone at this time. We are looking at a 5.2-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, 3,900mAh battery, 21MP camera, and mostly stock Android 4.4.4 (full specs). This phone is a powerful phone, there is no denying that.

But is it the next phone for you? We are still testing our review unit to help figure that out. Until we get to a full review, be sure to check out our unboxing below, along with our video comparison of the DROID Turbo to the DROID MAXX and new Moto X. We also ran a comparison chart that shows Motorola’s entire line-up for 2014.

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DROID Turbo is Now Available From Verizon for $199 is a post from: Droid Life

This is the Verizon DROID Turbo, coming 30 October

Posted by wicked October - 29 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Verizon and Motorola have finally unveiled the DROID Turbo and it is everything that we have expected it to be, which is both good and bad. Good, because it matches up to the high expectations set up by leaks and rumors. Bad, because there are no pleasant surprises hiding in corners. Needless to say, the DROID Turbo has shaped up to be quite the Android smartphone, to the point that Verizon customers might be tempted to opt for this instead of Motorola’s own flagship, the Moto X.

Like any DROID incarnation, Verizon plays on the line’s strength and endurance and the DROID Turbo does not disappoint. It has that Kevlar-reinforced rear cover, which now comes in a choice of Metallic Glass Fiber or Ballistic Nylon. On the front, you’ve got the strongest Corning Gorilla Glass 3. And while the Turbo’s IP rating is unknown, it does boast of water-repellent nanocoating to ward of the occasional splash.

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The battery on the DROID Turbo takes center stage as well. A huge 3,900 mAh, it is advertised to last 48 hours on a single charnge. That’s mighty impressive considering today’s power-hungry smartphones, but a claim that still needs to be tested in the real world. That said, even if battery life proves to be shorter than 48 hours, you can quickly get juiced up with Motorola’s Turbo Charging feature, promising an additional 8 hours of battery life for just 15 minutes of charging. Of course, you’ll have to use the charger that comes in the box.

Unlike many rugged smartphones you’ll see in the market, the DROID Turbo does not skimp on anything. The 5.2-inch display boasts of QHD resolutions, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 running at 2.7 GHz and the 3 GB of RAM ensures that Android 4.4.4, soon upgradeable to Android 5.0, will be running smoothly. The rear camera is as expected, a 21 megapixel shooter with an f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash, while the front camera remains a lowly but still decent 2 megapixels. And on the software side, you get everything that you might have fallen in love with in the Moto X, including Assist, Display, Voice, and Actions.

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• Display: 5.2-inch 2560×1440 Quad HD AMOLED
• CPU: 2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
• RAM: 3 GB
• Storage: 32/64 GB
• Camera: 21 MP f/2.0 dual LED flash / 2 MP
• Battery: 3,900 mAh with Turbo Charging
• OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat, upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop
• Water resistant: Yes

If you’re a Verizon subscriber and this has all gotten you excited, better calm down just a bit. The DROID Turbo won’t be available until October 30. The 32 GB model, which comes in color options of Metallic Black, Metallic Red, and Black Ballistic Nylon, will cost $199.99 with a new two-year contract or $25 per month on Verizon Edge. The 64 GB one, on the other hand, which only comes in Black Ballistic Nylon color, costs $249.99 with a new two-year agreement or $27 monthly on Edge. As an added bonus, Verizon will be offering one free screen replacement in case the display gets damaged within the owner’s 2 year contract period.

SOURCE: Verizon, Motorola

Comparison: DROID Turbo vs. Nexus 6 vs. Moto X (2nd Gen) vs. Moto G

Posted by Kellex October - 28 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

How does Motorola’s newly introduced DROID Turbo stack up against the rest of its phones from this year, like the Nexus 6, Moto X (2nd gen) and Moto G? Quite well actually. In fact, one could argue that it bests all of the other phones from Motorola, including the Nexus 6. 

The DROID Turbo (full specs) is as powerful as it gets for a modern day smartphone. It features all next-gen specs like a 5.2-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, massive 3,900mAh battery, and a 21MP camera. The Nexus 6 matches it in most of those areas, but it’s the size of the Nexus 6 that could be a killer – it’s just too damn big. The Moto X (2nd gen), even though it was released just a month ago, lacks the newer processor and QHD display, along with wireless charging and a higher MP camera.

Now, we are fully aware that specs aren’t everything. When deciding on which phone is the top dog, you have to look at specs, but you also need to look at the phone’s overall design, if it has on-screen or capacitive buttons, how updates to it will work, and availability. And it’s those few things that still helps the Moto X and Nexus 6 beat the DROID Turbo in the minds of many.

The Moto G, obviously, isn’t meant to compete, but we thought we should include it.

What do you think? Which phone are you picking? Who would win this battle?

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Comparison: DROID Turbo vs. Nexus 6 vs. Moto X (2nd Gen) vs. Moto G is a post from: Droid Life

DROID Turbo Lands on Verizon’s Testman Page, Consider It Official

Posted by Kellex October - 28 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

The DROID Turbo is now official. Well, Verizon still hasn’t announced the phone – they are expected to later today – but their own Testman site (staging area for new products) is already showing the device, with name, and a couple of specs. As you can see from the image above, the DROID Turbo will indeed support Turbo Charging, have 48-hour battery life (thought to be 3,900mAh), and run a 2.7GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon 805). It also looks exactly like the device that has leaked left and right over the past couple of months. 

The only thing we need now is pricing and a purchase date. Sources of ours have said that the device will launch in stores on October 30 at $199 on-contract or $599 at full retail.

We should know shortly.

Via:  Verizon
Cheers Brandon!

DROID Turbo Lands on Verizon’s Testman Page, Consider It Official is a post from: Droid Life

The DROID Turbo Launch is Getting Weird, Thanks to Gargoyles and James Franco

Posted by Kellex October - 27 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

The DROID Turbo should be unveiled officially tomorrow. Until that happens, though, Verizon, Motorola and the @DroidLanding Twitter account are doing their best to get weird. In two teasers posted today for the phone, we didn’t learn anything new, only that James Franco is now a found-footage star who posts sponsored Tweets for the DROID brand and that the Turbo may have something to do with Gargoyles.

Yep.

Again, things are getting weird. Really weird.  

The DROID Turbo Launch is Getting Weird, Thanks to Gargoyles and James Franco is a post from: Droid Life

Pictures of Droid Turbo’s retail packaging appear online

Posted by wicked October - 26 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

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Verizon’s big DROID unveiling is coming up on Tuesday, but it looks like we won’t have to wait until then to see the Droid Turbo in its packaging. The device, which has a 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 procesor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 3900 mAh and either Android 4.4.4 or 5.0 Lollipop. (Conflicting reports on OS version exist.)

Nothing really special or noteworthy to see here, other than the fact that we’re coming closer and closer to the release of a new DROID device. Hit the break for more pictures below.

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Via: Android Headlines
Source: @MotoFirmware

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Here is the DROID TURBO in Its Retail Packaging, Turbo Charger Included

Posted by Kellex October - 25 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

The DROID Turbo should be here next, at least according to a countdown currently running on Verizon’s DroidDoes.com site for all things DROID. To show you additional proof that the phone is days from an unveiling, we now have pictures of it in retail packaging, courtesy of MotoFirmware.com.

And yep, that looks like the DROID Turbo in classic “DROID” style packaging. Oh, and there is a Turbo Charger in the box, just like we said there would be in our “everything you need to know about the DROID Turbo” post.

As an added note, sources of ours have told us that the phone will like be priced at $199 with a 2-year contract or $599 at full retail.

Not much else to say other than, next week should be fun. 

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Via:  @motofirmware

Here is the DROID TURBO in Its Retail Packaging, Turbo Charger Included is a post from: Droid Life

Droid Turbo spied in the flesh

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Not too long ago some images of the coming Motorola Droid Turbo turned up showing what the device will look like. Those images were renderings rather than shots of a real phone in the flesh. This week some leaked photos of an actual device have turned up on the web.

The photos show a rounded device with what looks to be a faux carbon fiber back in a satin black color. When the rendered images turned up, the specs for the device also leaked. We know it will have a 5.2-inch screen.

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The resolution of that big screen will be 2560 x 1440 and the smartphone will pack 3GB of RAM. Those specifications are confirmed in the leaked images. Under the hood will live a Snapdragon 805 processor.

Power will come from a 3900 mAh internal battery and the camera on the rear will be a 21MP unit. The leaked images also show that the device will run Android 4.4.4 and will be coming to Verizon. The official announcement is slated for October 28.

SOURCE: Android Spin

DROID Turbo Photos Hit the Web, Again Confirms QHD Display and 3GB of RAM

Posted by Tim-o-tato October - 22 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Pictures of the DROID Turbo are hitting the web, ahead of its unveiling by Motorola and Verizon next week. Thanks to many leaks, we already know everything we need to know about the Turbo, including the fact that it will sport a 5.2″ QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 21MP rear-facing camera, and a 3,900mAh battery. 

Up to this point, we have only seen the device through renders and poorly taken shots of its casing, but now we can finally see the device in its full state, complete with frontside and backside shots. We even get a look at its QHD display turned on.

The Droid Does countdown currently sits at 5 days and 20 hours. If the Turbo is the phone you have been waiting for, you are so very close to its unveiling.

Via: AndroidSPIN

DROID Turbo Photos Hit the Web, Again Confirms QHD Display and 3GB of RAM is a post from: Droid Life

Another Picture of the DROID TURBO Surfaces

Posted by Kellex October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

We already told you everything there is to know about the DROID TURBO outside of its price. But, because you are all ridiculously excited about this phone (can’t say I blame you either), how about another picture of it? Thanks to the supposedly-still-retired @evleaks, we have a multi-angle press render that shows the phone in both black and red, the two colors that will be available at launch. 

It looks, well, like a DROID. You can clearly see the KEVLAR-inpsired back covering, centered camera with dual-flash,  side buttons for power and volume, and that really oddly warped bottom of the back plate. We also get another look at the front, with centered camera and capacitive navigation buttons. Yep, it’s a DROID.

If you were looking for a DROID that can redeem the brand after years of mostly disappointments, the DROID TURBO probably is the DROID you have been looking for.

The TURBO will be officially unveiled on October 28.

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Via:  @evleaks

Another Picture of the DROID TURBO Surfaces is a post from: Droid Life

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