Motorola is in the process of sating the appetite of smartphone users that require superior mobile computing performance in a compact device known widely as the smartphone. The company’s previous flagship offering, the DROID Maxx provided users with decent specifications that delivered all around satisfactory performance in terms of multitasking, web browsing and gaming immersion. Now, Motorola has raised the bar once more and announced the DROID Turbo. The device is armed to the teeth with superior hardware that will make it the object of desire for smartphone pundits. Here are the specifications and features that the DROID Turbo houses.
The DROID Turbo possesses Qualcomm’s formidable Snapdragon 805 chipset that runs a quad core Krait 450 processor with a base clock speed of 2.7 GHz. If you thought what a treat the Snapdragon 800 and 801 were, you have not seen what the Snapdragon 805 can do. Along with the processor, a 600 MHz Adreno 420 GPU has been added for users to bulldoze through even the most taxing of gaming applications.
Coming to the RAM side of things, the DROID Turbo possesses 3 GB that will allow smartphone users to be granted greater control and flexibility when it comes to multitasking. Everyone loathes a choppy and laggy mobile device but for future DROID Turbo users, that will hardly be a problem. As for the storage side of things, the DROID Turbo will be shipped out in the 32 and 64 GB capacity variants. The repulsive thing about high end devices is that majority of them do not provide users with expandable storage options and unfortunately, the DROID Turbo is void of that option too.
To connect to Wi-Fi networks, the DROID Turbo is equipped with an 802.11 ac adapter (dual band capable) and for connecting to carrier networks, Qualcomm has added its own LTE Cat 4 (maximum download speeds will be 150 Mbps while maximum upload speeds will be 50 Mbps) modem that supports the 2, 4, 7, and 13 band frequencies. It also possesses Bluetooth 4.0 LE (low energy) and NFC connectivity.
Display and Design
The DROID Turbo features a 5.2 inch display size that will go easy while fitting in to the user’s wallet and at the same time, provide a comfortable navigational experience due to the large screen size. The display will be radiating a 2560 x 1440 resolution. As for the design of the device, the DROID Turbo possesses a metal frame, which is placed under Metalized Glass Fiber (MGF), which happens to be a new material that provides a lethal combination of making the device durable and lightweight. The device also features a tiny layer of nano-coating, which partially protects the smartphone from liquid spillage and heavy downpour of rainfall.
Camera and Battery
For mobile image and video capturing connoisseurs, the DROID Turbo features a 21 MP rear camera with a dual-LED flash, along with the ability of shooting 4K videos at 24 fps and, 1080p videos at 30 fps. Supplementing the camera’s image and video taking prowess will be features such as digital zoom, slow motion video recording, burst mode, auto HDR, panorama, and many more. These days, no smartphone can be considered complete without providing a front camera to its casing. The DROID Turbo features a 2 MP front camera which will not provide you with the image quality that the rear camera will provide, but you will still be able to capture videos in 1080p.
If the DROID Turbo’s predecessor was provided juice from a 3,500 mAh battery, then Motorola had to raise the battery level somehow in order to combat the high resolution display of the DROID Turbo. The DROID Turbo is equipped with a monstrous 3,900 mAh that is designed to provide users with 2 whole days of battery life, as long as the user does not continuously use applications that drain battery life rapidly. The device is also equipped with a quick charging feature, which allows you to get 8 hours of use after just 15 minutes of charging, thanks to Motorola’s Turbo Charger provided in the bundle.
Given below is the list of software features that you will be entitled to once you get your hands on the device:
- Moto Voice
- Moto Actions
- Moto Assist
- Moto Display
- Highlight Reel
- Best Shot
One key feature belonging to the device is Motorola’s Migrate feature. This will help potential users to transfer their contacts and data from their previous Android device to the DROID Turbo. As far as the OS is concerned, the DROID Turbo will be running KitKat 4.4.4 out of the box, and will be the recipient to Google latest Android OS update, the Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Given below are the pricing details of the Motorola DROID Turbo.
|Storage (GB)||Price (USD)||Contract period|
|32||199.99||2 years from Verizon|
|64||249.99||2 years from Verizon|
Verizon adopters looking to acquire the DROID Turbo can acquire it by paying $25 a month with Verizon Edge. For the 64 GB version, they can pay a monthly fee of $27 by opting for the same service. Last but certainly not least, Verizon has stated that it will refund $100 if users sign a new 2 year contract.