Motorola Droid Turbo Hands-on

Motorola Droid Turbo Hands-on

Motorola Droid Turbo measures 143.50 x 73.30 x 10.60. It has 5.2 inches AMOLED Gorilla® Glass 3  screen.  It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.7GHz and 3GB RAM. This is one of the most powerful mobile processors available in the world right now. It’s also quite thick and feels heavy, weighing in at 176 grams. The phone will run on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

The Droid Turbo  is currently exclusive to US mobile carrier Verizon, might soon launch internationally under the company’s iconic ‘Maxx’ branding.

The phone has a 21-megapixel front camera and 2 megapixels front camera together with 3900mAh battery that, according to Motorola, can keep the phone going for 48 hours. Its camera features also include Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama.

On connectivity front it has Wi-Fi, 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0. It also has Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

Another highlight is the material used to build the phone. According to Motorola, consumers will be able to choose “from cutting-edge materials such as ballistic nylon or metalized glass fibre that offer a distinctive design while providing ultimate durability”. “Plus, underneath these cutting edge materials, Droid Turbo continues to sport Kevlar, a material five times stronger than steel,” a Motorola spokesperson wrote on the company’s official blog.

PROS

  • Big and High-resolution display
  • High-resolution camera
  • Quad core processor
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • Splash-proof phone

CONS

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

The phone comes with a handful of different discounts from Verizon and starts at $199 on-contract for the 32GB model on October 30. It is available in Metallic Black, Metallic Red, Black Ballistic Nylon, Black Ballistic Nylon colors.