Well, after all the hush-hush, press renders and many other rumors, the Motorola DROID Turbo is finally official and needless to say the device comes with some very promising and heavily loaded specs. This is the second premier smartphone from the Motorola camp within a month, after Google announced its flagship Motorola designed Nexus 6 a fortnight ago. Let us discuss every aspect of the premium handset in detail.
Design and Display
The Motorola DROID Turbo stays to the 5inch segment unlike the phablet segment which Google has recently ventured into! Design wise, the Motorola DROID Turbo has very similar design pattern to its earlier DROID handsets and seems to have a hair-line difference from the DROID MAXX.
The Motorola DROID Turbo offers a metalized rear cover with a Kevlar build, as found in most of the DROID line of handsets. Moreover, the device has also got an metal frame clad in the Metallized Glass Fiber which offers more sturdiness to the device simultaneously making it more durable and light-weight. The device also features an water-repelling nanocoating that protects the internal hardware of the device from liquid spillage or 20 minutes of protection at heavy rains. Coming to its front. You would get to see a Gorilla Glass 3.0 protection with a front-facing speaker on the device.
Note that the device would be available in two different versions one having a metalized back cover and the other with a Kevlar-reinforced one. The Kevlar version would be a bit heavier and thicker weighing 176grams and 8.3-11.2 mm curve, while the metalized version would weigh 169grams with 7.8-10.6mm thickness.
Coming to its display, the front offers a 5.2inch touch screen Quad HD AMOLED panel having a pixel resolution of 1440×2560 pixels and a measures pixel density of 565ppi. This makes the display of Motorola DROID Turbo to be the sharpest compared to any other existing smartphone in the industry.
Machine Power and Software
Just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the DROID Turbo too has the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 chipset to its heart clocked at a whopping 2.7GHz and supported by a Adreno 420 GPU clocked at 600MHz. The device also comprises of an NLP (Natural Luggage Processor) on board.
Along with the powerful chipset, the device also has a 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM support with 64-bit access, ensuring to unleash the most of 64-bit big.LITTLE architecture of Android 5.0 Lollipop with Material Design and at the same time promising us of a seamless multi-tasking. The storage options for the device include a 32GB version as basic and a 64GB version would be launched ahead in future.
The connectivity options include LTE Cat 4 support for 2,4,7 and 13. The device would also support Verizon’s own XLTE network. The handset is likely to receive Advance Calling 1.0 feature in just 90 days after which the device would be eligible for high-def Voice Over LTE. The basic conventional connectivity options of Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC on-board are also offered by the device.
The Motorola DROID Turbo comes with a big software suite. This includes the Motorola Smart app suite that includes Moto Voice, Moto Assist, Moto Actions, Highlight Reel, Moto Display and Best Shot. There are also some exclusive apps like Zap with Voice, Zap Zone and Zap to TV. Motorola Migrate would make it very easy for users to easily transfer their contacts from old Android devices directly to the DROID Turbo. Currently, the Motorola DROID Turbo runs the Android 4.4.4 KitKat and would very soon get the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade.
Powerful 21MP Camera Snapper
This is another department where the Motorola DROID Turbo makes you spread your eyes wide! The back of the device hosts a whopping 21MP camera sensor having f/2.0 aperture supported with a dual-LED flash. Of the two, each LED light is placed on the either side to the left and right . the primary camera to its back allows users to capture 4K videos at 24fps and the 1080p videos at 30fps. Yes, you also get many software tweaked features like slow motion video recording at 720p, digital zoom, auto HDR, burst mode, panorama and many more. The front-facing video chatting camera is 2MP allowing to capture 1080p videos.
Battery beyond bars
Falling just short of the 4000mAh battery capacity, the device hosts a whopping 3900mAh of battery capacity and Motorola claims it to be easily for two long days. This is certainly a part of achievement from Motorola to pump this huge a battery in 5.2 inch device. Just like Nexus 6, the handset is also equipped with quick charging feature that facilitates 8 hours of usage with just 15 minutes of charging. There is off-course the Turbo charger that would play a considerable role and can be found inside the box. The device also supports wireless charging however it is not shipped along with the package.
Pricing, Color options and release date
The Motorola DROID Turbo would be available from tomorrow i.e. October 30th from Verizon and Motorola. The 32GB variant of the device would be available in different color options of Metallic Red, Black Ballistic Nylon and Metallic Black. This would have a $199 price-tag on 2 year contract with Verizon or another $25 per month with Verizon Edge. On the other hand, the 64GB version would be available for $249.99 on 2year contract or $27 per month with Verizon Edge.