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DROID TURBO Will Have a 3,900mAh Battery

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An image in a listing posted up at TaoBao, a Chinese shopping website like eBay or Amazon, just gave us the official size of the battery in the yet-be-announced-but-all-sorts-of-leaked DROID TURBO. We pointed out through an FCC listing that the battery in the device fell under model number EQ40, which we assumed meant it would be large like last year’s DROID MAXX, a device that used a 3,500mAh battery under the model number EU40.

Assuming this listing is correct and this is the EQ40 that will be featured in the DROID TURBO, you are looking at a device with a 3,900mAh battery. That, my friends, is huge. With a battery that size, you should have no trouble getting through two days of use.Β 

Couple that massive battery with its 5.2-inch UHD (or QHD?) display, 3GB RAM, 21MP camera, Moto suite of services, and (hopefully) mostly stock Android, and you may have the best DROID in years.

The DROID TURBO has not been announced yet, but sources of ours told us to expect it by October 30, with an announcement on the 28th or 29th.

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  • Chris Bailey

    Only thing I still dislike on the previous Droid Maxx was the capacitive buttons. WHY?! Was hoping they’d be onscreen. πŸ˜›

  • Frettfreak

    This is the reason motorola won’t be a leading manufacturer. They make a better phone for 1 carrier than they do for the rest the world. I will NEVER switch carriers to get a phone again. Especially not to Verizon

  • M3D1T8R

    If this has 64GB internal, and/or and SD slot, the Z3v will have some competition. Looking forward to seeing which one screws up the least.

  • ababajanian

    I don’t know whether to sell my M7 and buy this off-contract or wait until i’m eligible for an upgrade and get the M9…ffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.

    HALP ME.

  • BlackMaGiC1o0

    Yup thats it my loyalty lies with motrorola.

  • BlackMaGiC1o0

    Yup thats it my loyalty lies with motrorola.

  • Sneaky Pete

    I want to know more about those “microphones”. Are they stereo? Are they good enough to make decent live music recordings? Android still lags behind iOS in quality audio recording. I would think that the only reason to have plural “microphones” would be so we could make good stereo field recordings. I sure hope so.

    • Christi Phillips Lockridge

      The DROID line of phones are famous for their extremely loud speakers and the quality of sound. I’ve personally went into the store this past may and checked every phones sound system and found the DROID line to be the loudest and the best sounding.

      • Brandon Rosonina

        Think he was taking about recordings, my guessing lectures which I have used my iPhone for which has superb quality. Getting the recording off the phone to share with classmates etc is another story

  • Mario

    No, no, no, no. This sucker’s electrical, but I need a nuclear reaction to- to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need.ο»Ώ

  • Nick Klenchik

    I scroll for the gifs. Keep em coming

  • Tyler

    I just want to know how one company can fail by only putting 2400mAh battery in one phone but yet put a breathtaking 3900mAh in another.

  • gallen408

    Almost worth grabbing to use on T-Mobile HSPA+.
    It’s literally everything I want except for an unlockable bootloader!
    For some reason I doubt there will be a Dev Edition though. :/

  • chickenfactory

    This phone is going to be thick to fit in the 3900mah battery. Yikes, but doesn’t matter to me (if it isn’t too thick). If I was on Verizon, I would…well, I should stop here. I would (almost) never go back to Verizon πŸ˜›

  • B Brad

    Why can’t motorola make something like this for the rest of us?

    Any chance a verizon phone would work on other networks?

  • jim

    knowing Moto the camera will still suck lol

  • Guest

    No Turbo, No Z3V, gimme Nexus 6/Moto S on Verizon

  • Guest

    What’s so great about 3900 sealed battery, I’ll take removable 3200 battery over this any day, can swap at my will and don’t have to deal with battery degradation over the period..

    • David

      I’d personally take the 3900. If it lasts then I don’t need to change it. But to each their own.

  • Jeremy Wray

    Another Moto device with more potential to be a Nexus devices then the ridiculously huge beast in the leaks.

  • Cogito

    “The DROID TURBO has not been announced yet, but sources of ours told us to expect it by October 30, with an announcement on the 28th or 29th.”

    Ok, will someone smarter than me explain why this sort of strategy is even a thing? Why do they not make announcements until 24-48 hours in advance? Clearly they don’t ALWAYS do it, as we’ve seen with other flagships like the G3, Note 4, even the z3 today that is two weeks in advance of the sell date. What is the perceived advantage of announcing things at the last second instead of a few weeks out (other than to watch gadget nerds like myself work ourselves into an aneurysm)?

    • Jeremy Wray

      You basically answered your own question. The average person doesn’t care and is not willing to wait. I can’t even count the amount of times that someone asked me what phone to get or is best and I told them if they wait 2 weeks or whatever the newest and best will be out and then the next day they are like yay look i got a new phone that isnt so great that the person at the verizon store talked me into because they get a bonus for selling it.

      • Cogito

        I don’t think that’s quite sufficient. I’m going to go to buy a new phone soon anyway. The only reason I haven’t is whispers of this very phone. I have a 2 yr old Razr Maxx HD and my father carries a Maxx, and I’ve been holding out hope we’d get a true successor in that vein this year. If we do, I will buy it. If we don’t, I will make do with something else, likely a z3v. But with many other phones, we are told “This is coming, this is when.” Done. I know to either wait till that date or decide it’s not worth it and buy something else. Yet with other phones, like this one apparently, it’s like they want to surprise us with it. I’m not asking for the moon, but if 10/30 is the release date, why would it kill them to let us know sometime between say 9/30-10/15? I would even preorder this phone. One way or another they’re going to get my money. Just feels odd that they appear to be trying so hard to not get money for as long as they possibly can.

        • Jeremy Wray

          The fact that you are on this site just shows you are not the average consumer. The average consumer is either not informed at all or ill-informed from the marketing, commercials, magazine ads, etc.

          They don’t care about what the best is because they think it’s all the same and then turn around an complain when their device that was already at its EOL isn’t getting updates or doesnt work well with this app or that app.

          • Cogito

            This doesn’t strike at the original question though: why in some cases hide it under a blanket until the night before, like here, and why in other cases announce a month ahead of time and take preorders? What’s the differentiator? Especially considering the Droid line is Verizon’s baby, why would they not want it open for preorders as much as a thing like a Note 4, or the Z3v? I would think the fact that this is their curated line would lead them to push it and make it MORE visible, where the real world results seem to be reducing said visibility. My personal decision-making aside, it’s a very odd dichotomy.

          • Jeremy Wray

            Like I said, people don’t care.

            People preorder Galaxy phones because there is a following, though it’s not where near Apple’s for example and while they do the preorder to build hype and try to lock people in, I would be willing to bet that the preorders never come close to the amount of units they have available.

    • tdizzel

      Are you asking why different companies have different strategies? Well….because they’re different companies. And you know what? They can’t win either way. People complain when a phone is announced and then we have to wait weeks for it, and then people complain when a phone isn’t announced until right before its ready. Bottom line – different companies do different things, but people will always ALWAYS complain.

    • King Lo

      Verizon wants to make sure all the iPhone hype has died down. They don’t like pushing more than 1 or 2 phones at a time.

  • tardis 13

    Sold!

  • donnydee

    I love capacative buttons. Whats the point of on acreen button when you waste screen realestate. My opinion the droid lineup on verizon have always been top quality!!

  • Tom Yarrish

    I have a Maxx and I can’t get through a full day anymore without needing to charge the phone at least once.

    • Joe Mantucca

      Me too. Ill be at 15% from 6am-9pm. Ever since the first or second update battery life has taken a huge hit.

      • guest

        ever heard of battery degradation? that’s why i don’t buy any phone with sealed battery..

        • RoadsterHD1

          Just because its “non-removable” does not mean it can’t be replaced. You can replace the battery its just a bit harder.

        • Joe Mantucca

          Obviously I know what it means you Munson. Once I upgraded to kit Kat I saw an immediate difference in battery life.

      • RoadsterHD1

        My Maxx still has 45% at 10pm. and I start using my phone at 8am and I’m a heavy user. I can watch “Red Zone on a Sunday all day. non-stop

        • Joe Mantucca

          I don’t know what youre doing or what settings youre on. But I miss those days.

    • tdizzel

      That’s funny because my Ultra makes it through the day just fine.

  • traumadog

    Only question left is the storage sizes available. 32gig is ok, but 64 would be cool.

  • Trevor

    Blech, capacitive buttons. Also, holy meme’s, Batman. This is getting out of control.

  • Kevin

    whats the deal with those buttons?

  • Guest

    AHHHHHHH!!!!

  • Christi Phillips Lockridge

    Oct 30th?!?! Noooooooooo. I NEED it now!!

  • droidrazredge

    Think this sums it up quite well how I feel about this phone /s.

  • Joshua D.

    I don’t understand if a 5.2 inch device can have a 3900 mAH battery why can’t bigger devices have 4000+ mAH batteries?

  • So… basically it’s a laptop?

    • AbbyZFresh

      You can basically say that for most smartphones since the Galaxy Note came out.

  • jhlinka

    I have the droid maxx and have recently not been getting great battery life (maybe 18 hrs).. anyone else? I think it was kitkat… Anyway the phone still runs great but the Turbo looks like an amazing device that I might have to get despite not having an upgrade yet…

    • Droid22

      What version you on?

      • jhlinka

        4.4.4
        21.11.21.obake-maxx_verizon.Verizon.en.US
        Rooted, but not running any Xposed modules (because play services kept crashing)

        • Droid22

          Great, so Moto and Verizon are keeping it up to date.

        • Joe Mantucca

          I have the same issue on my maxx right now. Ever since kit kat, my battery can get through a day with the same usage but ill be left with 15% or so

    • Christi Phillips Lockridge

      Did you turn off the video preview streaming on Facebook? It will help

  • Full Turbo ahead!

  • MoDebt
  • Greyhame

    Kellex, any idea on price or availability of a 64 GB option? Thanks.

  • droidrazredge

    I was starting to feel like the GNEX people with not having good options on Verizon but now I can finally upgrade my phone to a worthy successor. RIP you served me well….

    • Jkdem85

      were you really on the o.g. droid until 2014?

      • Christian Trevor Clauss

        Lol I’m asking the same question.

      • MacNificent

        Lol this is funny because it’s actually my hand, my phone, my room and my joke from yesterday. Good job!

    • King Lo

      I refuse to believe you held out that long.

  • ジープール

    Don’t have Verizon so really want something like this on AT&T, but even with that said this phone is definitely beastly!!! The capative keys are kind of a turn off but who knows Moto could be aiming for something like the One Plus were users can switch between captive and on screen keys.

    • tdizzel

      AT&T will likely be getting their own version of this phone next month.

  • ckeegan

    why won’t they just release this damn thing already!

    • tdizzel

      Because it’s not ready yet.

      • ckeegan

        Yeah right. These things are already sitting in a warehouse somewhere, all boxed up and ready to go.

  • shooter50

    Makes you wonder why Moto couldn’t squeeze at least a 3000 mah battery into the new Moto X

    • morteum

      This thing has got to be at least twice as thick. The Moto X has style, this thing has power.

    • Cael

      They save on costs and the Moto X is therefore cheaper.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Maybe Motorola are now capable of targeting all segments. Moto E (Ultra low end). Moto G (Mid ranger). Moto X (High End). Moto Turbo (Ultra High End)

  • AUSTEEEZZZ

    OG Droid, Droid RAZR MAXX, Droid MAXX, Droid TURBO… guess that’s how it’s gonna go for me

  • Arty McBert

    If it has an SD card (sadly doubtful), I might go ahead and pick it up despite my dislike towards large phones. I don’t care for the specs at all, besides that gorgeous battery.

  • Nikos Koufos

    I don’t mean to be a hypocrite but screw you nexus 6 hello turbo

  • Now if the cam will at least be on par with the G3…

  • bbalz

    Are there screenshots from the manual that show how the back looks on this phone? That’s been the most frustrating thing for me on the Droid series… just not a fan of the kevlar pattern looking back… and I’ve never been a fan of putting a case on my phone. Also, I dont think I’ll be able to go to a phone that doesn’t have the software buttons.

    I’m with the masses here though… Moto X ’14 or Droid Turbo… style or battery? Gahh…

    • Greyhame

      I’m a huge fan of Android, and the Nexus line. I’ve owned four different Nexus devices, starting with the GNex, the first phone to introduce onscreen buttons. I loved them from the start. I hated the overall battery paranoia experience with that phone, however, and went with a DROID MAXX for my next. I can say two things: I do prefer onscreen buttons; the whole “capacitive button ruining the phone/UI” thing is way overblown. Here’s a third: the kevlar back is as close to immune from fingerprints as any back panel you can find.

      • Lunkman

        OG Moto X, woven white back = no fingerprints.

        (Sorry, had to!)

  • Walter Partlo

    If it has to have physical nav buttons, couldn’t they at least go with the L buttons? I would love to see a screen protector type overlay to change them.

    • Cael

      The L buttons are hideous….

      • Walter Partlo

        I disagree, but I also liked the HTC First buttons. They are still burned into the screen of my GNex.

  • Tom S

    I want gigantic battery life, but something is still drawing me to the Moto X-14. I’M SO TORN!

    • Cael

      The only thing keeping me interested in the Moto X is you can “design” it.

    • David

      Is it the design or… what?

  • Trysta

    And the reason these specs didn’t find their way into the flagship motorola phone available on all carriers is because…?

    Also loving the gifs everyone. Keep up the good work!

  • Ben D

    If this could get root for wifi tethering with my unlimited data…then it would be my next phone

  • pyro74boy .

    The Droid turbo’s specs are very impressive. However I highly doubt that I would take this phone over the Note 4 do the history I have had with Motorola phones in the past. Lets also face it Moto has always been known for making phones with crappy cameras. But I will still compare it to the N4 and then end up buying the N4.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    I just wish they would make a version with on screen keys. I’ll have to head into a store when it launches and see if I can deal with it. I, personally, love the on screen keys on my Gnex and disliked the capacitive buttons that I had on the Droid Charge.

  • XvierX

    What are the odds that this works on T-Mobile?

    • JSo

      It’s exclusive to Verizon

      • needa

        it will still work on tmo as all verizon phones are world phones. but there will be issues with getting the lte bands and such to work seamlessly.

        • JSo

          How do you use a CDMA phone on a GSM network? I’ve never heard of a Verizon phone working on T-Mobile, AT&T, etc.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Verizon includes radios for GSM so it can connect as a world phone.

          • JSo

            Is this what you are talking about because I don’t think that used to be the case.

            http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/188756-verizons-volte-rollout-will-kill-off-cdma-and-allow-unlocked-lte-phones-too

          • JSo

            Edit, disregard

          • Franklin Ramsey

            No, the Nexus 5 doesn’t have CDMA radios in in. Most Verizon phones have CDMA and GSM bands in them so that they can be used in other parts of the world. The sad thing is the Verizon phones won’t get t-mobile LTE unless it has the LTE bands built into the phone too.

          • JSo

            Yeah, I was going backwards with that so I edited my comment. lol. Aren’t those bands only in there for global roaming though. You can’t just take a Verizon phone to T-Mobile or just switch the SIM and have it work just like that.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Um, actually, you can. My dad has an S4 on Verizon, stock. My brother can put his T-Mobile Sim card in and at least get the 3G signal. No LTE, but it could make calls on his T-Mobile.

          • JSo

            Hmm. I’ll test this out. I have some Verizon phones but I switched to T-Mobile for the Nexus 5.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            As long as the Verizon is a “world phone”, it should work. Most of the flagship devices in the past 2 years have been. Even some of the non Flag ship devices have been.

    • crussell

      This should be our ‘Droid Turbo’
      http://www.droid-life.com/2014/10/07/mystery-motorola-device-stops-by-fcc-is-it-really-the-nexus-6/

      It is GSM and if works for ATT it will work for us.

  • Eric G Canoy

    hmm seems the only downfall is the capacitive touce home button, but hey this sounds good to replace my Gnex

  • MentatYP

    Game over. This is my next phone, capacitive buttons be damned.

    I can occasionally get a whole week out of my LG G2 but that’s with going into airplane mode at night. 3900 mAh will make that glorious week between chargings a piece of cake!

  • MUTINOUS
  • Ronald McDonald

    Want this but the capacitive buttons will look dumb when Android L comes out….Turbo vs Z3 the battle begins!!!

  • apjans

    Still choosing Moto X over it, but damn, that’s a stat that makes me drool…

    • needa

      it does me too. if it had a leather back on it i might be pissed.

      • apjans

        haha, yeah. Yeah, if this was something I could customize, and didn’t have capacitive buttons, I would be trying to figure out ways to cancel my order.

  • Guest

    aahhh!

  • Rodeojones000

    That’s impressive. But with capacitive buttons it’s a definite pass for me.

  • coolsilver

    This might be my second choice… oh wait Droid branded phones are Verizon exclusives. I’ll have to buy full retail price. #Pass

  • Brandon Rosonina

    THIS needs to be the next nexus design wtf.

  • Garrett Sechelski

    Uhh… What do you think you’re doing Verizon?

    This phone is pretty ugly, but it’s such a beast, I may have to look past that & the capacitive buttons and actually consider buying this.

  • Dave

    If you need the Turbocharger, you may have a screen addiction.

    • Godzilla

      porn

  • mcdonsco

    Maybe its just me (?), but I cannot bring myself to have a serious interest in this phone even though all the specs so far line up with exactly what I want / need and its for one reason:

    I cant take the name of this thing seriously.

    The Turbo? Someone at moto or Verizon needs to be fired for that name…worst name EVER for a phone.

    Or, again, is it just me?

    • Hayden7200

      Really? So you aren’t going to get a phone that is exactly what you want because you don’t like the name? Why do you care so much what the name is? How many times a day do you tell people the name of your phone? I’m hovering right around zero. But hey, good luck with a bad*ss named phone that doesn’t do what you want!

      • mcdonsco

        OK fine, only mostly meets my needs, not entirely πŸ™‚

        Dont get me wrong, I will check it out in store, but it needs to be absolutely freaking amazing to make up for that stupid dumb ass 7 year old toy name.

        Seriously, “turbo”… WTF?

  • Godzilla

    Ok so as a pure moto X user who is now away from Verizon here is my opinion.

    – Do i regret buying my X? No…….not even close, i am averaging over a day of battery with 90 minutes SOT, im fine.
    – Is this phone a beast? Sure is………

    Now…….let’s look at the negatives.

    – No way in hell it’ll be unlocked, we’re talking about verizon here, that means you are stuck on verizon and have to deal with verizon BS if you get this phone no thanks IMO
    – The 21 megapixels mean NOTHING because it is likely using the same internals as the X, that means mediocre camera with pictures of giant file size, whatever
    – On screen buttons are important to google but verizon seems to like to keep old fashioned buttons on the droid line, whatever

    So to sum it up, if you are ok paying 300 bucks on contract and dealing with Verizon’s BS for 2 more years, or paying 45 a month on the EDGE Program, yes this phone is a beast and the phone you should get. You also have to hope that verizon continues to approve updates at a fair pace, something i am not willing to do.

    If you want freedom away from Verizon the X is still the way to go.

  • C-Law

    Where’s the Ron Paul gif? I need it!

  • JSo

    Seeing as I sit at a desk all day with a charger next to me, battery isn’t that big of a deal to me. I do hope this phone does well though

    • Godzilla

      same

    • chaoslimits

      I sometimes have to be out of the office all day for meetings with no access to a wall/car charger. It’s those days that make me wish I got a Maxx 2013 instead of the X 2013. Won’t be making that mistake again.

  • Kinda blows the Droid X-2 away!

  • MichaelFranz

    Not fo rnothing, but TaoBao is how i unlocked the bootloader on my original Maxx. Money well spent at $35 bucks

  • XF1ber

    Let me be the first to ask, It the boot loader unlocked on this? Is it Rooted yet?

  • Arian

    I don’t care how many MP the camera has, I just want something comparable to Samsung and LG’s cameras. Something with insanely clear photos and no grainy low-light crap. And honestly I like all the superfluous camera features

    • Godzilla

      megapixels dont matter for phone cameras as much as they do real cameras. Its all about the sensor. I would really like to see motorola outsource a camera design for a phone to Canon and see what they can do.

      • SplashMTN

        That really depends on whether you plan to crop or zoom in on a photo after it’s taken. I don’t usually do either of those with my smartphone, but I prefer having the option too. I think anything 8mp and over works just fine though.

  • charesa39

    I hate capacitive buttons as much as the next guy, but at least they went with the standard Android icons and orientation.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Which are going to change in L

  • DrC

    Holy Crap

  • tharealoc

    my goodness

  • Godzilla

    For those of you who want to try to compare this to the X just remember they are two very different price points. This thing will be expensive as hell even directly from Moto. Nice phone though, no doubt.

    • socarwolverine

      That’s honestly the most disappointing part. I had a glimmer of hope that the motoX would usher in an era of offering cheaper price points, but deep down I knew it wouldnt happen.

  • Pootis Man

    MY GOD…

  • jnt

    This thing has to be thick. Awesome. But thick.

    • Cael

      Probably same thickness as the Maxx.

      • jnt

        Hope so. That first leaked photo of the back made it look thicker… but who the heck knows, it wasn’t the greatest shot.

    • Scott

      It’s called girth my friend.

  • Mojor Izin

    it’s got an enormous 5.2 inch screen though. think i’ll stick with the maxx; at 5″ it’s pretty much my limit for one handed usability and comfort. according to wikipedia, 5″ is the line between phones and phablets. guess the droid maxx will be king of the long lasting phones for a while longer, as this is now not a phone anymore. on second thought, i’ll probably end up getting this in a year, when all the phablets are 6″ and 5.2 will seem reasonable by comparison, and also it will be cheap as hell by then. for now, i’m just too happy with the dmaxx still to give up all that comfort/usability for these phablets

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      According to Wikipedia? lol come on man. Samsung drew the line with the first Note at 5.5..That’s where you start talking phablets. Not much of a difference between 5 and 5.2.

    • pdditty

      Enormous 5.2″ screen? LOL The Maxx had a 5″ screen

      • Mojor Izin

        How is everyone missing that I wrote that for me 5 is the limit for comfort and one hand usability. I mention the Wikipedia article because it confirms my experience exactly. Any amount past my limit even .2 is uncomfortable for me. Moreover 4.7 is more comfy than 5 but 5 is still ok. 5.2 isn’t

  • zakowz

    Price??

    • Cael

      Obviously $299.99 on contract. Probably $699.99 off.

  • indianafanatic

    If you hate the capacitive buttons, fine; but quit throwing that out there like Motorola might hear you and change that before shipping units to the USA. More than half of the comments I’ve seen about this phone talk about the dam buttons, and nothing but the buttons.
    Move on and find a phone that fits you.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      They won’t change it before release. But they pay attention. If nobody ever says anything they won’t take it into consideration in the future

    • Mojor Izin

      i love capacitative buttons, it means more screen for the essentially the same size and the buttons are always exactly where i had left them so i can click them without even looking/thinking about them. gnex had the fake buttons and that phone was such a disaster. glad it didn’t catch on

      • TheDave1022

        Now you wont get the playstation buttons when Android L comes out

    • Dominick White

      I can take either or…..but damn that battery

    • Shane Redman

      Pretty sure Verizon made Moto put that in the design….they’ve fully embraced on-screen in their own flagship. The Droid line is Verizon’s phone built by Motorola, not a Motorola device on Verizon to me.

  • hkklife

    I SO desperately want a Droid Turbo Max with a 5.7″ to 5.9″ screen and a microSD slot !!!!. Give us a refresh with a larger screen w/ onscreen buttons and expandable storage and I’m SOLD!

    • socarwolverine

      Why even bother with this comment. It isn’t going to happen, not even a remote chance.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Well, that might be the Nexus 6

    • Duane Westerhaus

      You just described the Nexus 6 : Motorola (S)hamu! The only difference being it probably won’t run on Verizon’s network but there has been a rumor being reported that even that roadblock may give way!

  • MoDebt
  • Dark_Laser

    First the Xperia Z3 on Verizon, now a 3900 mAh battery?!? Droid Life, are you trying to give me a heart attack!?!

    Next up: Verizon unlocks all its bootloaders and brings back unlimited data, just ‘cuz!

    • evan brown

      fat chance

  • npompei

    TaoBo Ho

  • Let’s see how much life that screen sucks out of it before we declare that it lasts longer than last years’ maxx.

    • jnt

      I thought it was only going to be a 1080p screen?

      • Godzilla

        UHD

    • socarwolverine

      Thanks debbie downer, now I have to be rational.

  • jt O’Brien

    wit ha

  • Ed Lessard

    Now, if only those non-L capacitive buttons would take a hike. Grrrrr.

    • SHunter

      Dont hate, appreciate!

      • Ed Lessard

        I “appreciated” if through my OG Droid and Droid X2, then I saw the light with my Galaxy Nexus and continue to enjoy it on my Moto X.

  • Tyler Stewart

    I don’t see the appeal to this phone; it’s hideous…… plus..capacitive buttons.. NOPE

    • Tony Spencer

      If it’s fashion you want you should watch yesterdays HTC event πŸ˜‰

      • Tyler Stewart

        haha that was awful..but now-a-days flagship phones all have the same specs. It comes down to design and software for me, and this design just doesn’t appeal to me

        • Tony Spencer

          I have the Droid Maxx and N7 2013, I prefer the capacitive buttons on the Maxx for somethings over the on screen buttons of the 7.

        • pdditty

          3900 mah battery is common?

          • Tyler Stewart

            Its not common at all. But what I am talking about is the processor, RAM, Internal storage and the like. A decent battery is important don’t get me wrong, but as long as it gets me through a full day I am satisfied. The appeal of a big battery that lasts more than a day is not on my checklist. I would still plug it in at night to make sure I have a full charge in the morning, so a big battery is irrelevant.

    • ultravisitor

      Yes, but everything from Samsung, HTC, and LG is even more hideous.

      At least this has a gigantic battery and has Motorola’s radios and software with near-vanilla Android.

    • Godzilla

      it caters to the millions of people who are away from a power outlet for days at a time. And to those who do nothing but watch porn on their phone with 8 hours of screen time.

      • MichaelFranz

        like yourself :p

        Also i dont mind the capacitive buttons. I mean they are set up properly like google so i cant complain. you get the whole screen which is a nice trade off. I will however make my decision once this and the nexus drops on which side to go towards.

      • Chris M

        im struggling to come up with an example of someone who is away from a power outlet for days at a time. Explorers in the Arctic? An infantry soldier maybe? Truck driver….no they can use a car charger or they probably even have a power outlet. Thinking this may be sarcasm.

        • Godzilla

          exactly

        • jwildman16

          Really? This phone would be perfect for backpacking. Tracking your location and viewing topo maps for days on end in the backcountry. Surely you’re aware people camp and backpack away from power sources. I don’t want to carry an external battery and solar chargers are worthless unless you drop serious cash on a top-of-the-line model.

        • traumadog

          “Truck driver….no they can use a car charger or they probably even have a power outlet.”

          Well, delivery guys won’t be plugged in all the time, because plugging in every time you get in/out of the car is a pain.

        • vzwuser76

          Living in a rural area, if you’re not in your house, you don’t have access to a power outlet most times. Not everyone lives in a city.

        • David

          I sometimes go camping and have no outlets. No electricity. So having a battery that lasts a few days is something that is VERY good.

        • King Lo

          Sometimes you just forget to plug your phone in.

        • TedKidd

          Once you go 3500, being tethered to a wall outlet seems so…

          2011.

    • C-Law

      While I love on screen nav keys, this phone is shaping up to be a beast in every other way and I think I can try to overlook that this once

      • Tyler Stewart

        I agree with you, but with Android L on the horizon and it being a Moto phone and running close to stock android I would want the full Android L experience.

        • C-Law

          I do too and not just on my nexus 7! I’m still hoping verizon will get the nexus 6

        • Chris M

          agree 100%. never liked these lines of phone because they are hideous. i always plug my phone in at night so this magical 3 day battery is not really something im looking for.

        • Pakmann2k

          Without commenting on the looks of the phone, the “close to stock” experience has been mastered by Moto as of recently. The only difference are things like active display and their voice command enhancement which allows “Ok Google Now” commands without turning the device on first. These are great additions that make the most out of their hardware and enhance the Android OS. It should not be compared with Whiz, Blur, or anything else out there that manipulates the software into a custom suite. The difference is, if you want full stock, you can disable these additions and have full stock. This is why the updates are so fast now, there is next to nothing added at all.

    • enigmaco

      Droid phone +large battery 3g of ram seems like a great phone to me.

    • shooter50

      it is pretty ugly

    • JP

      They’re making it really hard to pass it up for the Nexus 6, but if the Nexus 6 doesn’t come to Verizon it has to be one of the top choices on Verizon even with the stupid ass capacitive buttons and no micro sd.

    • Phillies3429

      Yeah the capacitive buttons are a turn off for me too. Never liked them but I will say that I have never used a phone with them so maybe I would get use to it quickly. I have a feeling though I would hate it compared to having a physical home button.

    • DanSan

      Same here.. that whole kevlar/carbon fiber thing was so 2012. Plus capacitive keys with no sd card? come on…

  • MichaelFranz

    The more and more about this device that gets leaked, the more and more that sounds good. I am just god praying that you guys on the DL show last night were right in the aspect that VZ told Moto to make a phone better then moto X with a better everything. So far better screen, battery, and hopefully camera. This easily has to have an 8 hour screen on time and i can only imagine the standby time. However, no SD card will suck. SD card would sell me 100% on this

    • Removable battery? would be bonus since hardware outlasts batter thus after 2 years I can replace battery and get another 2 years

      • MichaelFranz

        a battery this size, i wouldnt care about removeable. Nor would most. I wouldnt care about the SD card either but it would need to be a 64GB phone. I unfortunately keep alot on my phone, and when you think about it a 21MP camera, they file sizes of these images will be pretty big

  • Jonathan Ly

    It’s like Motorola is trying to plant leaks to steal the Z3v’s thunder. 3900 mAh battery would be great, but considering we’re hearing reports of a 2K screen, it may be better than many expect, but probably not 2 days worth.

  • Angryman82

    Wow

  • lgreg64

    I just don’t want a Droid phone any more this is not 2009 but with a battery that big i may have to look at it.

  • Ashton

    Will this come in a pure version? My android friends say to only get nexus so I do not get any freezes like I did with my maxx.

    • socarwolverine

      You probably just had a bad maxx. I have the Droid Maxx and haven’t had a freeze yet.

  • M3D1T8R

    Wait, is that speaker at the top the sole speaker? No stereo speakers like the Moto G?

  • Justin Foster

    All this positive feedback. Need at least one troll πŸ˜€

    Here we go:

    -____- they couldn’t make it 4000mAh? ugggghhhhh

    • M3D1T8R

      Already beat you to it below.

    • TheDave1022

      How about, why capacitive buttons?

    • TheDave1022

      How about, why capacitive buttons?

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        that is my only gripe. I love onscreen. I cannot stand capacitive/hardware buttons

      • WK

        exactly! WHY? it just doesn’t make any sense from a financial standpoint because wouldn’t it be cheaper for them to not even have to develop the hardware and additional material they needed to make those buttons work? the android OS already does that for you FOR FREE. wtf.

        • Dan Churco

          Because onscreen Buttons suck

          • C-Law

            I highly disagree

          • Noah Foreman

            Exactly, I love capacitive buttons. Not even a chance of burn in/burn dodge there. My RAZR M has buttons on the bottom forever now thanks to on screen buttons.

          • WK

            and why does it suck? the ability to customize the buttons? the ability to resize them? the ability to hide them altogether?

          • Dan Churco

            Because I want to be able to hit the button when I am in an app with out having to swipe up. I don’t want screen burn in, I like having more space on the screen for apps. I wouldn’t need to resize or hide them if they are not on screen, to those points don’t help. Maybe customizing them is nice, but I really don’t care about that personally.

      • Kanaga Deepan N

        Capacitive Buttons are not good, but OK.. But why they have used old style Capacitive buttons and NOT Android L style buttons???

        Well, thats not a big deal breaker anyway… But it will be coming with encrypted boot loaders only, that is the only big negative point, I can think of…

    • Tony Spencer

      Where’s Tyler Durden?

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Say his name three times and he will appear.

        • Cory S

          No! Don’t do it!

        • Tyler Durden

          I like this news. I’m just not a fan of the design and capacitive buttons.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I don’t mind the design, but the capacitive buttons make me cringe a bit.

  • Cael

    I’M THROWING EVERYTHING AT THE COMPUTER SCREEN BUT ITS NOT GIVING ME THE PHONE.

  • Angryman82
  • Brandon Rosonina

    Mm

    • mcdonsco

      Best south park episode EVER

      • Lucky Armpit

        Yes! Back when South Park was funny, of course. But still, 1000 upvotes to you, sir.

  • Yatzee!!! – Winner to replace GNex for sure

  • Jkdem85

    I’ll probably still blow through it in 5-6 hours. I seriously don’t know how Kellen gets these insane battery usage stats, I use my phone too much!

    • Get a life! that’s how you get 15-18hrs.

      • Jkdem85

        I have a wonderful life, I just use my phone a lot. I think most people would agree, we are on a site named “droid-life”

        And to clarify I get 15-18 hours of total life, but screen on time only 3-4 hrs max

        • I know bro, just pulling your chain.

          • Jkdem85

            I’m not good at the internet Hiral πŸ™‚

    • j

      My G2 gets insane battery life. With moderate to light use, I can break 36 hours no prob. I’m at 30 hours, 36 minutes right now with 17% battery and 4 hours of screen time.

  • Ralph Bretz

    The AT&T version will be my next phone. Definitely get this over the new Moto X.

    • Keith

      Droid on AT&T, lmao….

      • Cael

        He’s talking about the Moto Maxx.

        • Keith

          TouchΓ©. I was entirely unaware of such a thing.

  • Thomas

    Holy s**t balls Batman !!!!

  • battery

    Someone finally understands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brandon Rosonina

    Mmmm

  • cjohn4043
    • Jkdem85

      this gif would get you banned on the verge.. recently happened

      • cjohn4043

        whaatt? Why?

        • Hayden7200

          Ridiculous. That gif is in no way racist. Anyone who thinks it is, probably is a racist themselves.

          • All_I_do_is_post_gifs
          • Hayden7200

            Staying true to your name. I like it.

          • Arty McBert

            It’s The Verge (or as I would like to call them, “The Scourge”), of course they’re going to be overly PC and butthurt over anything. Funny thing is a majority of their staff consist of upper class white hipster yuppies that hate white people and like injecting their leftist bias in a field that has little to do with politics. Now I don’t care what your political leaning is, but when I visit a tech site, I just want tech, not how “straight white men are the devils!!!” or how “disagreeing with feminists is automatic misogyny”.

          • Cory S

            I want to make a thousand fake accounts to upvote this comment.

          • DainLaguna

            or you could, you know, get your facts straight.

            they banned gifs because people were posting disgusting crap all over the place and it got out of hand. it had nothing to do about being funny. people were posting hilarious gifs on the verge for WAAAAY longer then they ever were on droid life.

            in fact, I recall when people started posting gifs here, a common complaint was ‘this isnt the verge’.

          • Jkdem85

            no, someone was banned for posting this exact gif, before the overall ban went in place.

          • Jkdem85

            no, someone was banned for posting this exact gif, before the overall ban went in place.

          • Hayden7200

            Great points about politics and tech sites. Unfortunately, the leftists don’t see it that way. They have to inject their “superior” beliefs everywhere.

          • Jkdem85

            basically why I was banned. I also love how it’s run by “New Yorkers” who are really born and raised in fly over states. As someone born and raised in the area, real New Yorkers are probably the most un pc people in the world.

          • DanSan

            born and raised on long island, i can tell you yes… we are. its only the “dont offend anyone and hurt their feelings” crowd in NYC that actually cares.

          • rals

            Welcome to today’s liberals

          • Jkdem85

            I agree, I was banned for saying something totally innocuous on the recent “Ebola is Getting Racist” article. Sad thing is I love the site, and was actually pretty bummed about it.

      • charles rogers

        I would assume the usage is different on the banned post?

  • DanielMena9
    • DanielMena9

      MUST GET PHONE. Wish I was in Verizon but T-Mobile $30 plan got me

  • Zach B.
    • droidrazredge

      because…..

  • Guest

    This says it all.

    • Jkdem85

      never mind, very funny!

  • M3D1T8R

    Well, that’s okay I guess. Been saying it needs to be 4Ah+ for a while but 3.9 is close. Should provide decent battery life for that QHD display.
    Z3v vs Turbo, the battle begins.

    • Justin Foster

      Oh i see lol.

  • LiterofCola

    meh

  • Tony Spencer

    Now just give a release date!

    • Suicide_Note

      October 30th.

  • Picaso86

    YES!

    • Dave

      Take it!

      • charles rogers

        When i need 3 dollars. They are there.

    • LikeABoss

      Honestly, I love the 3900mAh battery but I just hope that the bigger, higher res display and 3GB of RAM doesn’t suck it dry as fast or faster than my current Maxx. After the software updates, I’m barely making it to my nightstand the same day. Could be natural degradation of the battery but I’m hoping the Turbo outperforms my Maxx in all regards.

      • Mech_Engr_09

        No it’s not just you. My girlfriend had the maxx and she couldn’t make it to the end of the day anymore, whereas before she was going to bed with it at 30-40%. It’s definitely gotten a lot worse over time. Switched to I6+ and it has much better battery life.

        • michman98

          “My girlfriend had the maxx and she couldn’t make it to the end of the day anymore…..” Sounds like you sir are putting in some work at home! LOL!!!

        • Cogito

          Same thing happened to my Razr Maxx HD initially after the update. Have you tried a factory reset since the update? I never went full reset, but I did recallibrate the battery by bleeding it till auto-shut off and repeating for three or four cycles and that helped a lot, as did finding out that my GPS had been switched on somehow in the update (???) Once I flipped that back to Battery Saving mode and retrained the battery my crazy-bad battery life got a lot closer to normal. It’s still not quite what it was before the update, but I go a full day of heavy use now with 15-30% left at night, where right after the update it was hitting 5% in 6 hours.

          Either that or the darn thing is healing itself. Not sure which prospect is scarier.

      • I have a G3 and a serious heavy user. With the QHD display I can get two days use with 13-5% at the end of the second day. This is 645am to 11pm days. This will probably be a 3 days phone.

        • charles rogers

          Are you running stock android on it or something? I need your secret. Its making me wish i still had my G2. I can’t get anywhere near that in one day. My phone will be dead by 11 if i don’t toss it some juice.

          • King Lo

            stop playing so much clash of clans, It’s the angry birds of battery usage.

        • David

          Thing is it’s a new phone. My Note 3 is starting to choke on it’s battery.

          • hoosiercub88

            Batteries degrade, and people don’t realize that. :-/

        • Frettfreak

          How the heck do you get that out of your g3? I am a medium use user and can only make it through barely a day.

        • Jeremy M. Flory

          I switched from the maxx to the 3g and am frustrated it dies quicker but all the other aspects make me happy about the g3 but I would also like to know if the software for the 21megapixel camera does as well as it can. I miss my Marx for the battery alone. Also when doing swipe on Google searches on the g3 it does not put any spaces in which drive me insane.

      • JoeTi

        Wow. How is that possible? You might have a bad app/s or just a bad battery. You should get closer to a *full day* with heavy use. At least 18-20 hours.

        • Lucky Armpit

          Agreed, I bought my Maxx a few days after launch last year, and my battery still lasts me two days. And I’m on Android 4.4.4. Take it off the charger Monday morning, don’t have to charge it until Tuesday night. Might want to check your apps to see if something is keeping the CPU awake and/or has a background sync.

          • hkklife

            Look for high Media or Media Server usage. Usually happens to Samsung devices running TW but I do recall something like that happening to my Bionic under ICS 2 years ago…

        • Jkdem85

          Using chrome anhilates battery, I read 4-5 hrs a day on it and that ends any phone

          • distortedloop

            Is it just Chrome, or any browser that “annihilates battery” for you? Have you done any comparison against Firefox or any of the other browsers out there?

      • Phillies3429

        Think it may be poor Android updates, same thing happened to my Note 3. Was amazing before Kit Kat and now I only get about 2 hours on screen time so going back to iPhone.

        I will admit though that this looks amazing if true. 3900 mAh would be incredible.

        • C-Law

          Moto keeps Andoid very close to stock. That and the fact that Android L has already shown a 30% increase in battery life on the current Nexi means this phone should get much better battery life, not worse, after the Android L update if they do it right.
          iPhone doesn’t do anything miraculous either. I got my dad an iPhone6 and it drains just like my moto x. Maybe your phone just needs a factory reset now that it has Kit Kat. I’ve had issues with battery before after an OS update but a factory reset completely fixed it. I know people hate to do it and it shouldn’t have to be done but at least most things are backed up to your google account now so it’s not the pain it used to be to do a reset.

          • Dave

            Plus the 805 is supposedly 15-18% more effecient than the 800-801.

          • David

            Do you have the Moto X 2013 or 2014?

          • Phillies3429

            I’ve factory reset my device. Didn’t work. Finally got fed up and Verizon sent me a replacement phone. Same exact problem. It’s the software for sure.

        • Under the bridge downtown

          Its all about usage. Some may have 4 email accounts polling + facebook push + twitter + 4g vs Wifi + bluetooth + any number of other battery suckers. Others may play Candy Crush and Facebook, only. It’s tough to determine expectations based on variables like this.
          Nevertheless, My MAXX was bought soon after release and I am usually at 75% at the end of the day, but I am on Wifi all day. When I am out and about, the battery drains much quicker.

      • NBMTX

        Sounds like a rogue app of some sort. My Nexus 5’s battery life was nothing like my new Moto X’s battery life despite the similar specs and battery sizes. Primarily due to stuff happening when I’m not actually using the device (on my N5)… or not happening (on my Moto X).

      • Dave

        Remember also than an 805 is 15-18% more efficient than the previous 800/801.

      • chris125

        You have to remember the s805 is much more efficient and uses less power than the old s4 pro that was in the maxx.

      • TC Infantino

        I believe that the faster battery drain is because of the last OTA update for the OS. I have noticed that the battery doesn’t last as long as it did when I first bought it. Either the 4.4 or the 4.4.4 update is what added a noticable drain.

      • geno

        Nowadays I can’t get by on a full charge. I use the phone very similarly to when I was on Ice Cream Sandwich.Kit Kat seems to use a lot of battery life. I used to go 2 days without charging my Moto Droid Maxx HD. Anyone else?

      • bluebanzai

        Factory reset, bro. Stinks that you have to do it every 6 months but that always makes it so fresh and clean clean.

    • SeanPlunk

      Best Droid phone ever?

  • DroidMaxx user

    Sold.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio
  • Rand Paul 2016

    Hellz Yeah, Do you ppl think this will get root?

    • Ralph Bretz

      No it won’t.

    • CinCityKid80

      You people?!??!!?!?

      • Franklin Ramsey

        We can’t all be animated.

    • MichaelFranz

      im sure if there are enough adopters then maybe a a bounty will come up. If it turns out to be identical to Moto X in terms of software and such if moto x gets rooted then this might, but dont get your hopes up. moto and samsung have become a fort knox with root and bootloaders.. not to say they cant be cracked. Just all the very very very good people have been absorbed by the companies makign these dveices and paying them a lot more.

  • Tony Spencer

    This IS my next phone!!!!!!!

  • wow.

  • Warwick

    I actually might take back my previous comment about the Z3 being my next phone -____-

  • David N

    Holy moly