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This is the DROID TURBO. (Updated)

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Thanks to @DroidLanding, the official Droid teaser account, we now have an official picture of the DROID TURBO. The picture was Tweeted with no comment or name attached, but you and I know what it is. 

From what we have gathered so far, the DROID TURBO will sport a 5.2-inch “Ultra” HD display, 3,900mAh battery, wireless charging, 21MP Camera, 3GB RAM, and Snapdragon 805 processor. This might very well be the first stand-out, top tier DROID device we have seen in years.

Sources of ours told us to expect the phone on October 30.

Update:  Annnnnnd the Tweet has been deleted.

Thoughts?

Via:  @DroidLanding
  • droid 4

    noone cares whats thinnest. we want power. make droid turbo qwerty slider.

  • Christi Phillips Lockridge

    OMG OMG OMG!!! The countdown has began!!! The DROID Does counter will run down till the 28th, which is when I’m guessing it will be revealed and announced!! Took this screen shot at roughly 1:25 a.m EST. directly from the VZW site. OK i can’t sit still! Too dang exited y’all! This can’t happen fast enough for me!!

  • noturbo

    Great phone, awful name

  • Trueblue711

    I wonder how the camera quality is going to be. Megapixels aren’t everything, and one of the things keeping me on Samsung’s Galaxy phones is the superb camera that even bests the iPhone.

  • TheRobotCow

    Hmmm….. If this device is that great i know what i’m getting next and maybe not stay with iOS lol.

  • Katherine

    The features are really impressive like its 5.2 inch screen, 21MP Camera, 3900mAh battery that is compatible with wireless car charger with suction mount and air vent mount.

    • Josh Matthews

      spambot

  • SickPndulm

    is it me or does verizons logo just cheapen every single phone they put it on?

  • Dave

    Anybody suspect this will be available with MotoMaker?

  • SickPndulm

    was gonna get the note 4 but this might be my next hotness

  • Cam Mulltoh

    Specs look good, but that name…ugh. “TURBO”. It’s terrible. Sounds so 1980s.

    • endlessglory

      What’s wrong with the ’80s? Favorite decade. They should call it the reflexxxx! Jk. They named it bc of fast charging niche.

  • coolsilver

    Verizon + Capacitive Keys = Rather have same phone as Nexus 6

  • Noah Foreman

    First thought: yep, I’ll be getting it in black.

  • enyibinakata

    This is utter madness !

  • Rob

    Wow that thing is ugly. So, the design of the droid line is stuck in 2011…

  • endlessglory

    Fast charge 8 hours of use in 15 minutes

  • Vanquishgc

    I love the specs, I love Moto and their software, but something is just missing for me. The capacitive buttons aren’t that big a deal, though I prefer on screen. Maybe it’s the look, or lack of SD storage. I don’t know but even with the specs, a Z3 in a Z2 body still seems more appealing to me (even though the thought of them doing that is somewhat by itself cringe worthy) . Maybe I’m nuts, I don’t know…..

    • guesswhat

      Yes you are nuts

      • Vanquishgc

        Hey I’m willing to admit it. Believe me I’m asking myself why on earth would make a choice like that? I guess a combination of the overall look of the phone, speakers, being somewhat of a Sony loyalist, plus the fact that being on Verizon, I’ve never had a chance to own one of their phones, while I’ve had 4 Moto models. The only thing that could change things big time is if the Nexus somehow made to Verizon. In other words, the sun has a better chance of exploding.

  • John Friend

    Will be a great Halloween! Hope best buy has it for mail order asap!

  • Bryan Kirby

    #dreamphone

  • Branden Love

    So, after the leaked image of the back a week ago I expected this to be super ugly. I am presently surprised. Looks like a small metal band around the out side. I think it looks sexy

  • Richie Sullivan

    not sure i want a white faced phone, again.

  • Aaron

    nah….I’m still waiting for the next gen of droid/milestone…give me a qwerty version of this turbo

    • Christi Phillips Lockridge

      There were rumors of a DROID 5 with physical qwerty

  • endlessglory

    3900mah? Will it fit inside this sexy thing? I find it hard to believe.

  • endlessglory

    Pretty backside, how about the face? Is there a link somewhere?

  • TC Infantino

    So damn sexy!

  • chris125

    I’m not usually a fan of red phones, but that looks really good. Hopefully the camera is also improved.

    • Tim Glaraton

      21 megapixels baby

      • Godzilla

        And the same sensor that is being used in the X. Which means mediocre performance.

        • droider

          how do you kno that. your just assuming

          • Bionic

            Per Sarge

  • Elwin Gill

    That is sexy! Can’t wait!

  • NexusMan

    Can we talk about how think it looks too?

  • ChalonR

    Could this page behave any more poorly? Jeezus, once it’s open for a little bit it’s freezing up in both Chrome and FF.

  • droidrazredge

    Motorola is doing it right

    • droidrazredge

      because this Droid Turbo keeps whispering this to me 24/7 and I agree…….

    • Droid4life

      Awesome meme! The Rock says!

  • NexusMan

    Forget what you heard…that ish LOOKS GOOD!

  • jothen2002

    MY LG G3 :))))http://swappa.com/listing/WMJ285/view..lol..

  • Rapist on BAIL

    Would love to get one unlocked to use for T-Mobile. But hey, may wait for the off contract price to get one and switch to the Verizon AllSet plan

  • Wilmer F.

    Sexxxy. 3900 is what all phones should have as a battery standard. Having a thin profile is a design feature of the past considering how much screen sizes have grown.

    • tdizzel

      3900 standard? What a ridiculous statement

      • Godzilla

        this. Not everyone lives in the wilderness. Some of us like contoured phones like the X. Some of us have chargers everywhere. Some of us are not 5 hour screen time people.

  • [[[…babysmoker…]]]

    I’m going to add to the din… I would absolutely without question consider this as my next phone (if the Nexus 6 turns out to be unavailable on Verizon or just undesirable) IF it DIDN’T have those f*#$ing capacitive buttons. I guess it’s really an aesthetic preference…. but I also feel like onscreen buttons are now at this point integral to Android’s entire aesthetic as envisioned by Google… so….

  • tardis 13

    Counting down the days to Oct 30…

  • MrBunster

    Is there any chance, any chance at all, that we could see a re-branded version of this on any other carriers? Oh, mercy this is the real deal.

    • indianafanatic

      Yes – there is a very real chance you will see an almost identical version on at least one other carrier.

    • Marcellus1

      Yes, the nearly identical Moto X Play just went through the FCC with AT&T bands, and should also be usable on T-Mobile. You may be out of luck though if you are on Sprint.

  • mcdonsco

    The onscreen buttons vs capacitive buttons arguments here are getting stupid.

    Its a preference thing people; deal with it (both sides!).

  • Trooper311

    Looks dope!

  • paul_cus

    I like the color.

  • mcdonsco

    The name is already a huge strike against it for me, and if its red only (doubt t though) that’s strike two.

    • chris_johns

      you know droid turbo is the code name and not the actual name right?…it could very well be called the the moto droid

      • JSo

        I’m pretty sure the leaked user manual with the words “Droid Turbo” on it makes the name official. Although, I don’t know why the name would make it a bad phone.

      • mcdonsco

        Hope your right.

        • Tony Spencer

          Droid Turbo

  • marklugtu1302

    Sorry can’t help it.. I wanna see it in Black.. Hope u like it

    • chris_johns

      well done

  • Clintro

    Love it!!!

  • Guest

    Sorry can’t help it.. I wanna see it in Black.. then I thought to add white and blue to the mix… Hope u like it

    • MacNificent

      I thought about blue myself. Like a little darker than the “Show New CommentComment” button here. But with the same look as the red

  • MacNificent

    After reading through the comments I keep scrolling back up to look at this. Perfect (for me) phone. I call her Beauty and The Beast.
    (Or maybe Beauty is A Beast)

    • La2da

      Beauty, the beast.

  • seattle tech

    Maybe my first droid and verizon. Hopefully this will finally start the larger battery capacity trend. We don’t need no razor thin phones! Give us 3 day + 10 hour + on screen time! I love capacitive buttons. Better screen real estate and you don’t have to swipe up all the DAMN time

  • Tojen1981

    Hoping the rumored moto maxx has similar specs to this. A 3900mAh battery would definitely be a nice selling point.

  • chris_johns

    phones like 95% perfect…why those capacitive buttons moto….why?

    • JSo

      Because that is how the Droid do

    • Godzilla

      Because stone cold said so

  • billiebob808
  • yummy

    Dude, wheres my phone?

  • Michael Suriel

    My only problem with this phone right now is the storage. Any clue if there are any plans for a 64GB version? If not I guess I’ll start uploading my music to Google now. :/

    • Godzilla

      why not upload to google anyway? Also, I uploaded every picture ive ever taken to google. Now if a fire or tornado happens, i lose nothing.

      • Michael Suriel

        I prefer my media to be on my phone instead of streaming but i guess I’ll just get with the times.

        • Godzilla

          Well so do I, and it is on my phone. The 32GB on my X is enough for my music and even the majority of my photos. My point was why not upload to google anyway and know that everything is safe?

          • Michael Suriel

            I had slow upload speeds at home before so it was annoying trying to upload ~15GB of music.

  • marklugtu1302

    Another piece of art! Rugged design with a red Kevlar.. Good thing its a Matte now, not a glossy one.. Imma buy this!

  • Randy Lee Martin

    First I was going to get the Moto X(2) to replace the original…however, the lack of battery power and the thought of a Nexus on VZW was enough to wait. Now, with the sighting of the Turbo…my attention (and money) is focused on the BEAST of a phone. I had the OG Maxx and I loved the battery life and got spoiled. Love the Moto X, but I don’t want to sacrifice battery power anymore. I’m going to sit back and wait to see what the Nexus has to offer…(Red is my favorite color so the Turbo has the edge right now)

  • shelderman

    Look closely and it just might be red kevlar.

  • chris_johns

    are those side buttons actual buttons?…they almost look like capacitive buttons…

  • AMTrombley89

    I don’t want to like this phone on principle… I HATE carrier exclusives, and try to communicate that dislike with my wallet by buying phones available to most carriers…But dis phone doe…

  • Christi Phillips Lockridge

    I really hope this is released before the 30th. I don’t want to lose my Unlimited before the current 30gb sale is over and can take advantage of that. Otherwise I’ll have to pass on the Turbo in favor of keeping my unlimited.

    • Greyhame

      I’m concerned about this as well. My plan: change plans, then upgrade after the phone is dropped. I believe that you can change plans at any time, and without upgrading.

      • Christi Phillips Lockridge

        Yeah i know i can change plans at anytime but i’d rather the phone be released and me try it out before i actually switch phones and plans. Once i change plans or upgrade i lose my unlimited and even if i change my mind on wither there is no going back. The unlimited can not be put back on my line.

  • Greyhame

    Oh my god! Someone “accidentally” tweeted an image we wanted everyone to see! We better delete it to prove it was a “mistake”. Shhhhh.

    • Jack Bauer

      And now, the student has become the teacher….

      • Greyhame

        This reply is perfect with your avatar. +1

  • MacNificent

    I’ve been using my old s3 as a phone since the hangouts and GV merge. And I hate to say it because I dislike Samsung phone totally. But I prefer the while screen being used for what I want over the on screen buttons on my daily driver (LG G2). I just turn the back light of the buttons and it looks and feels better than the rotating some times, or if it feels like it, on screen buttons. As long as the bezel is small, from now on, I will buy phones with capacitive buttons.. You will always be guaranteed full screen.

  • NBMTX

    Considering the similarities, there’s a lot I would have appreciated having on my Moto X2… like no “diffusing ring” flash, 3GB ram, and a bigger battery… though really I think 2800mAh would have been perfect. I don’t care about a 2k display (I’m assuming this isn’t actually UHD/4k, and if it is, that’s stupid)

  • droidrazredge

    Ok……

  • Me

    Well this sucks. Verizon getting all the nice flagships with Att getting the gimmicky phones, Tmo getting leftovers, and Sprint getting the Iphone.

    • Jack Bauer

      AT&T and T-Mobile will get this same phone, it’ll just be called the Moto Turbo and be released sometime (months?) after the Droid Turbo.

      • Me

        Seriously? Nevermind.

      • Metfanant

        ATT and TMo got Droid Maxx/Ultra/Mini variants?….didnt think so…

        • Jack Bauer

          Wow, really? Let’s stay on topic, shall we? We were talking about the Droid Turbo, which has been teased by Verizon but has also had a variant pass through the FCC with the exact specifications of the Droid Turbo but with bands that support AT&T/Tmo (see DL related article).

  • If this has G3 quality can (best in all of Android) and marketed right and a lot, this will probably amp the Android brand more than the S3 did for the average consumer.

  • Zack Kolev

    The phone seems great but I’m skeptical this is the final design. It only has one Verizon logo and 0 XLTE logos. So it doesn’t feel like true Verizon. Even the faux nexus phones on VZW have more logos…

    • Metfanant

      obviously youve never seen the back of a Droid Maxx from last year?

  • Me

    Looks way better in red compared to black.

  • Tony Spencer

    I don’t like red phones, even though I’m sure black will be an option, but if that’s all that this comes in I will still buy it! Capacitive buttons don’t bother me, I have an N7 to get my on screen fix. This phone is going to be great in my opinion and I plan on jumping on it has soon as it’s available!

  • AndrewScottRox

    Hey, good job! This one isn’t hideous; only somewhat slutty.

  • Kanaga Deepan N

    Looks f_king hot…

  • Metfanant

    thinner looking then i expected….Kevlar looks great to me…and i truly must be the only person that actually prefers the capacitive buttons over their onscreen cousins…i understand personal preference obviously, but the buttons being the deal breaker on an otherwise incredible device is odd to me…

    dont like verizon? sure, prefer a removable batter? ok…but buttons?…hmm…sounds a lot like concern trolling to me…id just about guarantee that anyone saying the buttons are a deal breaker for them would not have bought the phone regardless of of the button configuration…

    anyway…this will replace my Droid Maxx whenever Moto/VZW get around to releasing the thing…

  • The Doctor

    It doesn’t look like it’s waterproof/dustproof so I’ll pass on this one and get the Z3v.

    • Vanquishgc

      That feature right there sways me towards the Sony as well, and I love Moto. That and SD…..

      • The Doctor

        Cell phone manufacturers need to make their phones with waterproof/dustproof as a standard. I don’t give a $hit if it makes the phone millimeters thicker. I like the security knowing that I can take out my phone when it’s raining and check my messages.

  • Arty McBert

    It’s (almost) perfect.

  • interstellarmind

    Wow, haven’t been this excited about a Droid since the Droid X. Wish THIS was the new Nexus 🙁

    • AbbyZFresh

      I think this is designed as a compromise among Google, Verizon, and Motorola to bring the Nexus experience to Verizon users. I don’t think the Nexus 6 is coming to Verizon anytime soon. Plus this phone will have the additional benefits of the Moto X features included. Win-win.

      • JSo

        But it won’t come with an unlocked bootloader, rooting it will be harder and you won’t be able to do as much as with a Nexus. So a little less win.

        • Jack Bauer

          Any win on Verizon is welcomed by folks that enjoy stock or near stock Android, lol. I own three and a half Nexuses (Nexii?) and I haven’t unlocked, rooted or ROM’d 2 of them, I just enjoy the updates and Google’s vision of Android. If the Droid continues in the recent pattern of updates then it’s really welcomed.

        • Godzilla

          exactly, verizon is still verizon in the end.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Good thing i’m on Verizon, DROID Turbo I want.

    But then again i can see this phone cannibalizing Moto X sales to an extent since it has all the X benefits plus more specs.

    • jnt

      It totally will, and Verizon reps will push it over the X as well. It will be better marketed since it’s Verizon specific.

      I’d be curious to see the sales numbers of the Droid Maxx vs. the original Moto X – but my guess is the Maxx is close and likely wins out.

      • Cesar

        I wouldn’t be surprised if the Droid Maxx outsold last year’s Moto X. As someone who actively looks for Moto Xs in the wild, I definitely see more Droid Maxxs.

        Side note: I’ve been seeing Moto Gs EVERYWHERE.

        • Tom S

          That’s actually a really good point. I’ve seen a lot of Droid RAZR HDs and a lot of Droid Ultra/MAXXs, but I’ve only seen a couple Moto Xs, and one only because my sister’s dips**t ex-boyfriend had one.

          • Jack Bauer

            When it comes to Verizon, it’s Droid then everything else. iPhones and Galaxies sell themselves and Verizon has no real incentive to push the X. Cannibalization only hurts Motorola in the end.

          • Tom S

            Well, I meant geographically. In my area (North Jersey) there’s a ton of iPhones and Samsung phones. Of the Motorolas I mostly see Droids. I know plenty of people on other carriers, so I’m not just talking about Verizon.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Technically, Cannibalization in this case doesn’t really hurt Motorola, as the Droids are Motorola devices. Either way, Motorola makes a sale.

          • Jack Bauer

            Yeah you’re right, technically; but when you’re in the business of making money, you’d rather have the biggest slice of that pie that you can.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            True, but again, technically the Motorola slice of the pie is the same size regardless of if the Moto X is sold or the Moto Droid is sold.

          • Jack Bauer

            I dunno, I would think that Verizon’s slice increases if it’s a “Droid” branded phone. For example, a Moto X might be a 50/50 or 45/55 split between Verizon and Moto but a Droid Maxx or Droid Ultra might be a 60/40 or (65/35) split because Verizon owns “Droid” and Motorola is taking the “hit” in order for a phone made by them to be “pushed” aggressively by Verizon. In this case, they’re still getting paid, just not as much as they would like in hopes that Verizon’s backing makes up the difference.

      • Godzilla

        very different price points though.

  • Bob

    I’d tap that …

    • Godzilla

      They dont like to be tapped, they want to be RAMMED.

  • tardis 13

    Tweet deleted? Already out of stock?

  • Jeff C

    gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme. while im saying this im doing the colbert “give it to me” hand motion

  • Cesar

    Been thinking about leaving Big Red, but this is so tempting…

    • Godzilla

      Dont let a phone hold you back dude. Plenty of great GSM options out there.

  • Christopher Battista

    Can people stop saying the Droid Turbo is ugly now? That thing looks freaking beautiful!

    • Godzilla

      its a matter of opinion. Im sure some girls think you are hot and some think you are effing ugly.

      • Christopher Battista

        I can’t please everyone. I’m sure plenty of people think I’m ugly.

  • Matt Cropley

    I have 7 of the 14 days left to try my lg g3 and would love for them to at least accept pre orders in the next week! Please please

  • Voltism

    The real question is if motorola can finally make a phone with a top tier camera.

    • clobberedchina

      I agree. Will this thing have a camera as good as the iPhone? The answer is no.

      • Jack Bauer

        Not many phones can say that they do. Exclusive club.

    • Josh Matthews

      no one can make a phone with a top tier camera, psychically impossible. if you care about photography, get a real camera lol

      • Godzilla

        a million times this. There is no minimizing great digital photography sensors.

  • Genkidama

    Why oh why would they have capacitive buttons. My god that is ugly…

    • Godzilla

      dat ass tho

      • Genkidama

        Sadly I currently have a Galaxy Nexus with unlimited data on VZW and none of these phones are appealing to me. Someone on this great Earth has to come out with an AOSP option with Big Red. Sadly I can only crap in one hand, because the other hand with VZW wishes has been non existent since 2011.

        • Godzilla

          leave then. I did.

          • Genkidama

            I need the coverage from them… 🙁 I don’t have many other options when it comes to work.

        • Paul

          sold my Unlimited account for $700 on ebay and joined TMobile. never looked back

          • Genkidama

            Do you travel often?

          • Godzilla

            winning

  • Alan Harake

    If it has no SD card then I won’t buy it.

    • Godzilla

      it does not

    • M3D1T8R

      Yeah. Or I could live with 64GB internal at a minimum. But I’m sure Motorola will screw this up some how like they have been everything lately.

  • JSo

    More renders. Wooptie Doo

  • ajftl250

    droids suck ass and in verizon ewwwwww

    • chris_johns

      shouldn’t of dropped out man…you really shouldn’t of

      • JabbaMac

        You shouldn’t have criticized someone’s grammar unless you can at least get it right yourself 😉

  • z3orTurbo

    So its between this and the z3v. I own the current generation Droid Maxx. Despite all of the deficiencies that were pointed out online, it has been a fantastic phone mainly due to Googles influence on Motorola. All the unique features (active notifications, etc) in stock Android form with fast updates and long battery life.

    Does this add the things on my wish list? Unfortunately not but will still be considering this against the z3v. Would have preferred on-screen buttons (though the capacitive buttons have been fine), waterproof, stereo front speakers and improved camera quality (this last one is TBD of course).

    Oddly enough the z3v offers the features I felt were missing on the Maxx. I am concerned with how fast it will get updates though. Now this years Maxx one ups it in screen resolution, has the ‘turbo charger’, larger battery, etc.

    Going to be quite the tough choice.

  • Cael

    GIVE IT TO ME NOW!

    http://i.imgur.com/aiVLTZv.jpg

  • enigmaco

    Also saw where it is being referred to as the moto x play I am curious about that.

    • Christi Phillips Lockridge

      Moto X Play is possible At&T branding

  • DanWazz

    Nice looking phone . Too bad it’ll probably only see one update and that update will be a year after every other phone gets it.

    • BrandonWhite116

      The droids updated almost as fast as the moto x

      • tardis 13

        Yes, have the Droid MAXX, and agree with @BrandonWhite116:disqus on the updates.

      • DanWazz

        Yeah, well…uhhhh… They still have Verizon branding on them!

    • Tyler Rynberg

      Welcome to 2012.

      • DanWazz

        Probably the last time I paid attention to the droid line of phones or Verizon until this post

        • Tyler Rynberg

          Perhaps you should pay attention before saying something that is completely wrong? My Droid HD MAXX from 2012 had Kit Kat before a Galaxy S3…

          • DanWazz

            Maybe I shou…

    • chris_johns

      lmao…whats this guy on? share man

  • Franklin Ramsey

    This might just be my next phone unless the Nexus 6 shows up on Verizon.

  • Dave

    Verizon, please whip out the Double Data promotion for this, and please don’t be $299 on contract. That is all.

    • Godzilla

      at the cheapest it’ll be 249

      • Charlie R.

        If the G3 released at $199 on contract, there’s no reason this can’t be either. Probably won’t be because of Verizon and the exclusivity, but I can only hope.

        • Guest

          Got the Maxx HD two years ago, which premiered at 299. Had to wait a couple weeks for my contract to come up, by then it was 199 at Amazon. Hoping for the same here. Contract comes up Oct. 26 or something.

          • Charlie R.

            I did too, as well as last year’s Maxx which was also $299. I’m still holding out hope this releases at $199 since there is only one model this year and not 3 different phones like in years past. We’ll see.

  • jimbob

    Godzilla be tearin’ up this comment section like its Tokyo. Too soon?

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Hide yo kids. Hide yo wife.

    • Godzilla

      Only the Fast and Furious boys can save you now. Im gonna tear this bitchhh up.

      • jimbob

        Haha I just got the feeling that F&F 10 or 11 is going to about them saving LA from Godzilla. Or maybe Sharknado?

        • Godzilla

          LOL, i love FF but let’s hope it does not go that long. Stop at 9 for god’s sake, especially without Paul.

    • Jack Bauer

      Not too soon. But not quite funny/relevant enough, some of the younger crowd may not get the reference. Usually “too soon” is saved for a real life event.
      But yes, he does like to comment often about his disdain for Verizon and his pride for leaving them. But at least he’s not as obnoxious/troll-ish as “he who shall remain nameless”.

  • Kevoskee

    Moto is back on top. This phone is everything I want and sexy as hell. Now to find a matching red leather band for my Moto 360

  • Christi Phillips Lockridge

    Take This!! My Love, My Anger and ALL of my Money!!

    • Dave

      It’s only 3 bucks, I hope it helps.

  • enigmaco

    This phone made me forgo the new moto x and I normally get just all black phones but that looks pretty tempting.

    • Dave

      I hope it’s not just an artist rendering.

    • PoisonApple31

      Finish Him!

    • Mech_Engr_09

      I really don’t believe that red is going to be the only color they offer.

      • enigmaco

        I know just saying

  • Finire

    Come on Moto… Just give me that exact phone with IP68 and I’ll be happy.

  • Christi Phillips Lockridge

    Why oh why won’t they just release it and take my money!!!!

  • Shadowstare

    Looks better than I thought it would.

  • Dave

    Kind of ironic to finally have wireless charging and then it comes with a 3900mah battery.

    • M3D1T8R

      If 3900 not large enough? (I think it is not quite, but just okay). Confused. Wireless charging is great. Good battery life is great. The two are not mutually exclusive.

      • Dave

        No it’s plenty big, to the point where wireless charging probably won’t be utilized very much. It’s just more necessary on smaller battery phones. I’ll still take it.

        • mcdonsco

          Uhh, no…doesn’t matter what size battery, wireless charging is massively better.

          Kellen made the point with the iPhone 6 review he did that due to the charger being able to be plugged in either way, he could easily do it at night in the dark without trouble…same thing with wireless charging, just set it down and no need to fiddle with it in the dark to ensure you’re plugging it in right.

          Plus, no wear/tear on the charging port, at all.

          • Godzilla

            I understand the in the dark thing, but i have NEVER had a USB port break on me. I’ve had a ton of phones and some of them i had for 3-4 years and never broke one. I dont understand how people are breaking them.

          • mcdonsco

            I’ve had them go wonky, never had one refuse to work but certainly have had them get lose etc.

    • niuguy

      Why is it ironic? I use my wireless charging every night.

    • Eddie Got Sole

      Finally?! The Droid Maxx has Wireless Charging

      • mcdonsco

        Huh? The last one had it…wtf are you talking about?

        • vzwuser76

          He was replying to the guy who said it finally had wireless charging. The Droid Maxx was the last one.

  • Jason Womack

    Capacitive buttons? Pass

  • New_Guy

    O.o …….

  • SirTravesty

    Good thing I waited before getting the new moto x. Wonder what the conract price will be

    • jbdan

      I thought I saw rumor saying $199 or was it $299….

      • Godzilla

        no way in hell 199, maybe when its on sale or rebate but no way

        • clobberedchina

          Yep, it’ll be three hundred bucks.

        • M3D1T8R

          It should be $200.

        • MichaelFranz

          im betting $299 out the gate. Once black friday hits it’ll get a $199 drop and stay there. They did the same thing with the droid maxx last year. I bought one on day one and less then 2 months later they did a price cut to $199. was pretty pissed.

      • zakowz

        I haven’t seen anything from a real source. $99 for the X going to $199 for this would be nice

    • Godzilla

      300 bucks

  • King Lo

    Wonder if we’ll be able to choose the color with MotoMaker?

    • M3D1T8R

      Not likely.

  • Dustin Zirkle

    This is definitely what the new Nexus should be based on.

    • PoisonApple31

      But its not.

      • Jerry Huster

        Pretty sure it is, given what we know about the Nexus. It’s certainly not based on the X (only in styling)…but the innards definitely match up to the Turbo.

        • Godzilla

          shamu is bigger, therefore not based on this directly

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Might be bigger, but if the specs match for everything else, that would still be an amazing Nexus. I’m going to guess that if this phone has a 3900 Mah battery, the Nexus wouldn’t have more than a 3000 Mah battery. Google does seem to like to be conservative on the battery size.

        • PoisonApple31

          I was hinting at the 5.9″ screen, but I failed to mention that in my short last post. Lo siento.

      • Dustin Zirkle
        • Franklin Ramsey

          Did you even read the article? The article was specifically stating that other websites were saying it was likely the Nexus, but Droid Life was disagreeing and stating it was more likely a variant of the Droid Turbo that was coming to AT&T.

  • But does it come in any heterosexual colors?

    • Godzilla

      You dont find red as hetero? So a Red Mustang or Camaro isnt manly?

      • Apples and Oranges my friend. I’ll take a red Ferrari any day, but a red phone begs for a matching purse and shoes. IMO (Edit: I’d never own a Mustang in any color lol)

        • Godzilla

          I like Red Lobster, Red Grange, Red Auerbach, Red panties, Red thongs, and the Blood moon.

          • Guest

            Wow… this is just all sorts of offensive. I suppose only homosexuals want items in red? You’ve also implied now that all homosexuals want matching purses and shoes. You need to just stop talking.

          • Godzilla

            you replied to the wrong person

          • Jerry Huster

            I see that… sorry… reposted my reply in the right place 🙂

          • tardis 13

            Red Green out at the Possum Lodge…

    • Jerry Huster

      Wow… this is just all sorts of offensive to just about everyone. I suppose only homosexuals want items in red? You’ve also implied below that all homosexuals want matching purses and shoes. You need to just stop talking, “bro”.

    • joeallen

      It must be a sad life (and you don’t even realize how sad you really are) to be so insecure that a color can make you uncomfortable. Don’t be afraid of colors, bro. They can’t hurt you.

      • It must be a sad life (and you don’t even realize how sad you really are) to take everything on the internet so seriously. Don’t be afraid of jokes, bro. They can’t hurt you.

  • chris_johns

    holy balls….thats great looking…i honestly didnt like what ive seen so far but thats a sexy manly looking phone and i want it 10000%

  • Dave

    This is the Droid I was looking for.

    • droidrazredge

      Yup I can agree!!

      • Godzilla

        she’s just asking for a face down butt up session with Godzilla.

  • MichaelFranz

    UPDATE: Tweet removed.

    • indianafanatic

      UPDATE: A few people mentioned that a little bit ago.

    • King Lo

      UPDATE: Mission accomplished.

  • ckeegan

    I wish they would just release the damn thing now.

  • Dude

    Strangely, the tweet has been removed.

  • ultravisitor

    God, that’s beautiful.

  • Godzilla

    I find it hilarious how many people ive seen saying ” i might have to come back to verizon for this” Really? A device that wont have that new smell after 6 months to a year is gonna convince you to come back to a crap company?

    • jbdan

      I’ll go back to VZW when/if I moved and they were the ONLY carrier that offered me good coverage in that location. Only then, and I’d still have 2nd thoughts

      • Godzilla

        well yeah i mean……..if you had no choice…………

        • jbdan

          But yeah….I meant to add it’s silly for a device

          • Godzilla

            exactly

    • Under the bridge downtown

      Verizon isn’t a crap company. Sure, they are not the cheapest, but their coverage is great.

      • Godzilla

        Obviously you are not aware of how Verizon tries to control your experience on YOUR phone. Loading it with bullshittt apps and a questionable policy towards updates during their history. Yes yes i know lately they have been more fair with updates, do we trust them to continue for all time? I dont……

        • PoisonApple31

          Somebody call the Wambulance!!! My phone still doesn’t have 4.4.4? What shall I do!!!!

        • Under the bridge downtown

          I don’t mind a bit of bloatware that I can disable or ignore. I control the experience on my Droid MAXX with 4.4.4, not Verizon. So what if there are a few extra app icons? You can hide them if you like. I believe the bloatware actually helps the uneducated or tech-averse buyers use their devices. By the way, the Verizon Messages SMS app is fantastic and syncs across multiple devices, and it is not pre-installed, but it should be.

    • Jack Bauer

      I find it hilarious that you take internet comments seriously.
      People that left VZW, left for a specific reason or reasons, phone choice was probably on the lower end of that list.
      It’s just the “shiny new hypebeast thing”. And all of them are crap companies, some are just less crappy.

      • Godzilla

        Your new show sucks, nothing like the original.

        • jbdan

          I loved this season 🙂

          • Godzilla

            meh

          • jbdan

            Just a die-hard fan of 24 I guess

          • Godzilla

            I want a new Star Trek show.

        • Jack Bauer

          I’m getting old and there aren’t many plotlines that we haven’t done already. Cut a guy some slack, Hollywood started typecasting me.

          • Godzilla

            I made a comeback pretty successfully………and I am REALLY old.

          • Jack Bauer

            Took you more than one try… Give me the same timeframe and I’ll really show you what I can do. Although, it might take me more than 24 hours (I’ll probably need a nap or two by then).

          • Godzilla

            That sorry excuse for an Iguana running around New York was only called Godzilla because it was a the closest thing they could find to name it that made any sense. That was not me. If i would have seen that thing in person I would have breathed my fire down its throat and ripped its head off.

          • Jack Bauer

            Identity theft? I call BS. Did you shop at Target or Home Depot or bank with JP Morgan?

          • Godzilla

            However I do enjoy your voice as Snake on Metal Gear.

          • PoisonApple31

            I’m still holding out for that Phonebooth sequel.

          • Jack Bauer

            We start filming next Thursday.

      • PoisonApple31

        Jack Bauer, didn’t you use Sprint for 9 days? You have no right to judge.

        • Jack Bauer

          …see that’s just mean.
          My therapist said to find my happy place whenever someone brought that up.

    • JabbaMac

      There will be no need to go back if the Moto X Play version comes out too. Unless you’re on Sprint I guess.

  • teevirus

    That thing where I left Verizon in February and now having second thoughts.

    • Godzilla

      Not me, im more than happy being away from big red

      • jimbob

        I sure do love having that unlimited data every single place I go, even when traveling through the middle of no where as I often do to visit family. Its so nice never, ever having a poor signal nor ever needing to worry about my data usage in any way whatsoever. Until they take unlimited away, or another carrier can offer something on par, I will never leave. Even if VZW can be a big pain sometimes.

        • Godzilla

          You are the 1 percent

        • M3D1T8R

          Funny I go to many places with no signal whatsoever. No 4G, no 3G, even no 1x (voice). Verizon’s network is better than the others still, but far, far from perfect. Can’t even get signal at my home without an elaborate, expensive signal amplifier setup (fortunately it works now). And I live only a couple miles from town.
          And I’m actually lucky I’m not in town, where the network is so clogged daytime speeds are usually around 1Mbps down and a fraction of that up. That is on LTE. At home at least I generally get around 5+ now with my setup. Still not fantastic but good enough to work.

          • Godzilla

            this. Verizon is using the most outdated hardware for their equipment. It sucks and gets bogged down too easily.

  • compwagon

    Dev Edition? Or at least an exploit for root? Please?

    • Godzilla

      good luck………

  • Tony Byatt

    Wow…

    Almost makes me want to jump back on with VZW…

    Almost…

    • Guest

      Your butt and wallet say other wise…

      • PoisonApple31

        His wallet can handle it and he probably has leftover lube from being on Verizon the last time.

    • Godzilla

      Dont allow a device that will be forgotten in a year convince you to come back to a company of a holes.

      • MichaelFranz

        sadly….your probably right. Although we cant really say that about last years Droid line. They all got updates relatively fast and are all on 4.4.4 as of now.

      • jbdan

        More like a few months 😉

      • Tony Byatt

        Oh it won’t…

        Hence, “Almost”…

  • zakowz

    This will still have the 4 sensors on the front like the X? and water resistant??

    • Godzilla

      Those are the 2 things you are concentrating on?

      • zakowz

        Everything else I’m pretty happy with, and if one more person talks about the buttons Yamo burn this place to the ground

        • Godzilla

          dafuq did i just read

          • zakowz

            movie joke, apparently not one you’ve seen recently

    • jbdan

      Good Q actually

    • King Lo

      Yes on the sensors, it was in the manual. Not sure on the water resistant. It’s usually there, but it’s never advertised.

      • zakowz

        thanks, good to know

  • eric

    shamu is reported to be announced/released before this? a nexus to debut before the phone its based off of….scratches head

    • Godzilla

      wrong, shamu/nexus will release on halloween with L

      • eric

        that would make more sense, but aren’t there rumors about a possible release next week?

  • Nick

    It looks exactly like a red Nexus 5

  • Rashad

    The tweet has been deleted. Its not there anymore.

  • Charlie R.

    The tweet was deleted. Somebody made a mistake. Ha.

    • Jack Bauer

      Dammit Chloe…

  • John

    Not there anymore

  • BrandonWhite116

    The clock shows 48:00:00 is the background for the twitter account, 48 hours from now. October 12th? October 12th was also the date on the phone manual, but would they release a phone on a Sunday?

    • Godzilla

      no

    • indianafanatic

      Probably the announcement date?

  • Ryan Callihan

    How’d they fit 3900 mAh in that?! Oh my…

    • Godzilla

      lube

      • JabbaMac

        You are a roll…I mean your are ON a roll, dude.

    • M3D1T8R

      3900 is not that large. Can easily fit that into modern devices. Look at the Z3 with 3100 and it’s only 7.3mm thick, barely more than the new Iphones.

  • Rashad

    What if it would have had a blue back? Would it have looked just as good or better or worse? I say an electric blue would have looked amazing.

  • I love the idea of this phone, but, as many before me have stated, the capacitive buttons are a deal breaker for me. At this point in the year, I feel that the Nexus 6 is the only phone that could potentially make me regret the decision to buy the HTC One (M8). Though, the N6 might be too large for my small(ish) hands.

    • M3D1T8R

      Z3?

  • Mikey Styles

    I have to admit it looks pretty sick…..any chance we’ll see it in an all black or white option Kellex?

  • schoat333

    Too bad that doesn’t make up for the ugly look of the front.

  • Godzilla

    If it’s launching on 10/30 and L is released on 10/31 that is a little annoying to people who get this phone. Unless of course Verizon allows a fast update.

  • Marcellus1

    Lose the capacitive buttons and vzw exclusivity and I’d be all over this. Why can’t the nexus be based on this phone? It’s the right size, specs are mostly the same as rumored nexus specs, etc.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      A Nexus with Capacitive buttons? Google wouldn’t go for that.

      • Marcellus1

        I know, but Nexus devices aren’t exactly like the models they are derived from, so the capacitive buttons could be dropped.
        Someone else posted a comment here (and subsequently deleted it) saying a variant of the Turbo was headed to AT&T and T-Mobile. I wonder what the chances of those variants dropping the capacitive buttons would be…

        [EDIT]: Here’s a link from Droid-Life posting about the AT&T/TMo variant: http://www.droid-life.com/2014/10/07/mystery-motorola-device-stops-by-fcc-is-it-really-the-nexus-6/
        Somewhere else I read this is rumored to be called the Moto X Play

        • Franklin Ramsey

          I doubt for the variants they would drop the buttons. The point of the variants is to release a similar phone, which includes the design, to lower the total cost of making the phone. Yes, one carrier might demand a bigger logo or 32GB as standard size instead of 8GB or 16GB, but the main design will be as close as they could get it to keep costs down.

          That being said, I’d still hope and dream a variant comes out with just on screen buttons.

        • JabbaMac

          I don’t care about the capacitive buttons so much that it would be a determining factor into whether or not I bought a phone. Maybe it will be a nice change.

          Moto X Play will be my next phone, as i just sold my Xperia Z3 compact…unless it’s like $800 or something. I’m glad these rumors started leaking because I was just about to pull the trigger on a Moto X (2014).

          • M3D1T8R

            Curious why you sold your z3c?

          • JabbaMac

            While the build quality of the phone was excellent it was so damn slippery it was like holding a wet ice cube. If you set it on a surface with like 1-degree of slant it will be gone when you get back. I have a naked phone policy. I don’t use cases because I have never dropped a phone, and I like to see the design effort put in by the manufacturer. Also, I thought it didn’t switch between wifi and radio very well which was really irritating when I would pull my phone out to use Google Wallet and have to wait for a minute for it to connect to cellular. The skin didn’t bother me too much because I put Google Now Launcher on it, but the battery life is not all it’s cracked up to be. Most of all I missed the feel and the features of my OG Moto X.

          • M3D1T8R

            Good info, thanks.

          • Marcellus1

            I’m the same. I may get it despite the capacitive buttons. I’ve been leaning towards the Nexus 6 despite its size, but after seeing the new Moto X in person last night I’m seriously doubting the Nexus 6 because of it’s size and I was thinking of going for the new Moto X until this. Moto X Play could be perfect. Price could be an issue though–if it’s $800? ouch!

          • mcdonsco

            When I saw the moto x in person it solidified my decision to NOT get it.

            Just seemed cheap to me, like a child’s toy.

  • Michael Bassett

    Now we need spiegen to make some sexy cases for it, I am jealous that the iPhone and Galaxy phones only get them along with a couple odd others.

    • Godzilla

      supcase is the spigen for moto phones. Great cases.

      • Michael Bassett

        Nothing for any Droid =(

  • RoboCop

    As long as this red isn’t the fingerprint magnet red gloss from the DROID Ultra and just a sick kevlar red that feels like the Maxx I’m buyin this instead of the X

  • DanSan

    They’re only showing you the back so you forget there are capacitive keys on the front.

    • jbdan

      Lol!

    • Michael Bassett

      I have the MAXX, while I would rather have the buttons that show up on the screen depending on what app/what you’re doing, capacitive keys are fine and not a big deal or deal breaker, this is a beast of a phone that will probably destroy everything out there.

    • Jack Bauer

      This is Verizon……they couldn’t care less about who likes/doesn’t like capacitive keys. Only showing the back because it’s just a tease to get wallets ready.

  • jnt

    Surely there’s a black option.

    • Derek Traini

      Don’t call me Shirley.

      • jnt

        Well played. And I wonder how many will get that reference. 🙂

        • Shawn Spring

          Airplane – so I did! 😉

  • Clift

    Oh wow

  • Abdallah Hirbawi

    This phone on paper seems like the best phone ill be able to get on verizon but I feel like verizon will be slow to update and the ugly look and front buttons turn me off. I have been waiting to see if by any chance the nexus 6 will come to verizon (not holding my breath) and if not I will probably be getting a moto x 2014. The specs on this phone are beastly though.

    • Jerry Huster

      Moto has been quick to update the Droid line before most other devices on Verizon. Maxx was first to KitKat before ANY carrier. True that the Maxx sat on 4.4 for a while… but jumped to 4.4.4 pretty fast with constant communication from Moto about the update. In other words, this shouldn’t be a concern.

      • Abdallah Hirbawi

        Really that’s good to know. I was under the impression that Verizon handled droid updates much slower than the X

        • Jerry Huster

          They didn’t – in fact, the X on VZW got updates more slowly than the Droid… or at least right around the same time. Only time they didn’t was when the X jumped to 4.4.2 and the Maxx sat on 4.4… but then ran into issues…hence the update jump.

    • ultravisitor

      Verizon’s Motorola phones have gotten updates THE FASTEST over the past year–both the Moto X and the 2013 Droids.

      http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/08/the-state-of-android-updates-whos-fast-whos-slow-and-why/

  • DanielMena9

    This is what the next nexus should have been, NOT that 5.9″ disgusting phone (saying that as I look to dump my 5.5″ OnePlus One).

  • Wow it looks very nice.

  • Garrett Sechelski

    Huh. I’ll wait for real world pics, but first impression is that it’s not as ugly as I thought.

    I may have an HTC M8 for sale around October 30th.

  • AxemRed

    The Droid is a really nice phone. I went with the 2014 Moto X, but my decision was influenced in a big part by my tendency to upgrade every year. The X specs should be more than enough to last me til Fall 2015, and the price is (presumably) much cheaper. I plan on budgeting more for next year’s phone if the 64bit SoCs are all they’re predicted to be. If I planned on keeping this year’s new phone for 2 years instead of 1, I would have gotten the Droid, no question.

  • trixnkix637

    Well that seals the deal for me. The Z3V looked interesting, the Note 4 seems promising, I’d LOVE to have the Desire Eye (alas I’m on VZW). Can’t wait to return to the Droid line for the first time since the OG Droid X.

    • hebrewHAMMER

      There can be only one OG

  • Nikuliai

    God Damnit I want that but it wouldn’t work on my country…

    http://d3dsacqprgcsqh.cloudfront.net/photo/apq4ebp_460sa_v1.gif

    • Godzilla

      she’s a squirter huh?

      • Mech_Engr_09

        they all are if you know what you’re doing.

        • MacNificent

          Very true

        • Godzilla

          my wife is, its hot

    • JabbaMac

      Maybe the Moto X Play edition will work. It should be unlocked and support AT&T and T-mobile GSM bands. Probably won’t have that sexy red Kevlar back though.

      • Nikuliai

        The back is sexy but it’s not really the selling point to me, it’s the fact this is a Moto X with 3.9Ah Battery, which is the only reason I haven’t bought the new X and the only reason I would change phones, the old X is almost perfect but the battery is not enough for me (and the camera is meh, but I don’t mind that much about cameras)

  • Jprime

    I think I can get with that

  • Mike

    Great pic by Moto. It makes it look deceptively thin. Camera placement and logo matches the other leaks, which make it look thicker and bulkier than this photo.

  • Mike Laughnan

    It’s between this and the nexxus 6 for me.

    • Guest

      What Network are you on? I assume Verizon. I wish they made the DROIDs full ATT & T-Mobile 4G compatible. If the last year’s DROID worked I’d be using it.

      • Mike Laughnan

        I’m on big red and I have a droid maxx now.

      • CellDevPhD

        The AT&T/T-Mobile version is the Moto X Play.

  • Ezio 007 Shepard

    Finally, a DROID to replace my DNA! This is the DROID I have been looking for!

    • Stev J

      Just wish it had on screen buttons… Kids hit cap ones too often during videos.

      • Mech_Engr_09

        oh just please stfu

        • LiterofCola

          oh please you’re an idiot.

      • Enough with the on screen button comments. This doesn’t have it, get over it.

        • James

          Yes, I agree we should just settle for an outdated form factor that the vast majority of people don’t want. /s

          • Right, just like how the Moto X has such an inferior battery. The buttons are irrelevant in day to day use.

          • James

            Is this a joke? The buttons are “irrelevant”?

            Go home, you’re drunk.

          • What good are buttons if your phone is dead? Complaining about the button arrangement is trivial compared to other “inferior specs” like a poor battery and poor camera.

          • James

            First of all, the only aspect of the form factor in discussion are the buttons. There is nothing about on screen buttons that would have prevented a large battery or solid camera from being included. To suggest the button arrangement is trivial, however, is just wrong. Your initial comment responded to a comment about the buttons. Try to stay on topic.

          • The person I quoted changed their comment

          • BobButtons

            While I appreciate a good camera, buttons are more important to me. I rarely take pictures but use the buttons every time I use my phone. I’m not choosing a side in this argument, just saying what’s important depends on context and the user.

          • Guest

            Why would our phones be dead? They’re by Motorola so they somehow manage.
            Great looking ON SCREEN buttons (and everything else), decent [superficial] benchmarks, and relatively similar battery life, but with less screwing around with power settings (the Moto X simply works)
            Yeah the camera on the X sucks at times (esp low light) but most cameras on phones suck in low light anyway. So a device that will be instantly antiquated when something new comes out (Alpha) is better because it can take less crappy photos in the dark? right.

          • NBMTX

            Why would our phones be dead? They’re by Motorola so they somehow manage.
            Great looking ON SCREEN buttons (and everything else), decent [superficial] benchmarks, and relatively similar battery life, but with less screwing around with power settings (the Moto X simply works)
            Yeah the camera on the X sucks at times (esp low light) but most cameras on phones suck in low light anyway. So a device that will be instantly antiquated when something new comes out (Alpha) is better because it can take less crappy photos in the dark? right.

            Screenshots via DL review of GS5

          • Chris M

            if anything the battery is a non issue. i dont know anybody that doesnt plug in their phone every night when they go to bed. needing a battery that lasts days at a time is not necessary.

          • Too bad most phones don’t even last a day.

          • PoisonApple31

            I do not plug in my phone every night before I go to bed.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I remember a time when you could plug your cell phone into the wall, get a charge, and go 4-5 days before needing to charge it again, which is better for the battery because you aren’t getting a charge cycle in every day. Just because you don’t know anyone who doesn’t charge their phone each night for bed, doesn’t mean you don’t know anyone who wouldn’t like to go back to not having to plug their phone in every night before bed.

          • rokmor

            You’re idea of a 2 day battery might not be the same as mine. I routinely go 20 hour days for 5 or 6 days a week. My M8 has good battery life, but still finds itself constantly plugged into a wall or car charger…

          • jnt

            This is why I think fast charging is an often overlooked feature. The S5 has it. This new turbo charger will help the X and Turbo (and other devices with it enabled) do it as well.

          • Nikuliai

            Oh ok, so if I go out after work and get back home at 5am I shouldn’t be able to call a taxi because nobody needs that much battery uptime…

          • NBMTX

            if your phones not going to be alive that long, charge it a bit before… with a turbo charger!
            Seriously though, that was an awful example.

          • Nikuliai

            I’m talking about situations where it hasn’t been possible for me to charge, if I do go home I charge it a bit while showering but if I go from work I don’t usually have time to charge it up… and I’ve had to put the phone in airplane mode because I had less than 10% charge and it was just 2 am and I wanted to call a cab later so awful example or not… some of us DO need more than one day of charge, I would be perfectly fine with 30 hours without having to use greenify, battery savers or airplane mode (and my other phones DID last more than 2 days, so it’s kind of stupid that the actual FLAGSHIPS don’t)

          • NBMTX

            My 2300mAh Moto X would have charge at 2am… and possibly 5am too.
            I doubt YOU need such a long lasting battery all the time for said reasons, and even if you did, there are many devices with replaceable batteries. Beyond that, you’re situation that one time isn’t some huge demographic that’s going to seriously shape the industry. The closest thing to widespread response is the inclusion of software features that prolong standby time.

          • Nikuliai

            I have 51% battery left and it’s 7pm here, but IT HAS HAPPENED to me so I would like a phone that stays freaking alive if I don’t have a charger and wanna pull an “all nighter”, I’m not even an extensive user but the battery here is insufficient in almost all flaships, I know it’s not a really big market but it’s kind of pathethic than battery life is actually worst as time passes, my previous phone lasted me 3 days and I was pretty happy with it, when I bought the X the phone lasted me 2 days (a little less) and now it’s 25-28 hours

          • hike15

            I find it to be more of an issue after the first year of ownership. A phone that, when new, lasted a full day, leaving 30ish percent when going on the charger at night, will most likely barely make it through the day after a year of charging cycles. My Droid Razr HD Maxx (I still hate that name) is almost 2 years old now and doesn’t last anywhere near where it used to because of the degradation of the battery. I still can comfortably get a day out of it, but I used to go every two days with it. The reason I’ve so cautious about buying a Moto X is because what happens halfway between updates when the battery might not be enough for me to get through a day? I’m also waiting on seeing the real effects of Project Volta in Android L before upgrading, since rumors seem to say it could improve battery life by 30%.

          • Dave

            Yeah those darn rectangular phones with their crazy rounded corners are so yesterday….

          • PoisonApple31

            Well many of us sit on Verizon with prices we don’t want! lol

          • James

            Exactly my point. There are always trade offs to be made.

            But to ridicule someone for pointing out one disappointing aspect of an otherwise great device is just stupid.

          • Vast majority? Last I checked, Samsung dominated Android sales. Samsung uses capacitive and physical buttons.

          • Dave

            They represent 74% of global Android devices…dang.

          • James

            And as other solid options have come out, Samsung is bleeding market share and proft like crazy. Not to mention that there are a lot of reason why people choose devices. Buttons are certainly not trivial, but they are only one part of the equation. It’s nice being able to cherry pick facts to make your argument, but you might want to try to capture the whole picture.

            http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/technology/samsung-facing-pressure-forecasts-another-decline.html?_r=0

          • SerenityNow

            I’m pretty sure that lower priced competition is a much larger contributing factor to Samsung’s declining market share than their preference for using capacitive buttons.

          • Billyt

            I’m pretty sure his point was you don’t get a choice other than a different phone. Protesting on here is pounding sand, protest with your wallet

          • roberthenderson

            Outdated is a thought process that let’s technoposers think it is an advancement to take two taps to do what is now being done with one tap (with the added bonus of clogging up screen space with mismatched icons).

          • NBMTX

            Do you seriously believe what you typed? How do you swipe to Google Now on a GS4/5 or Note? Mismatched buttons? Galaxy devices have their buttons backwords

          • B!

            How is it out dated when Samsung has 2 out of 3 capacitive buttons?

          • mcdonsco

            I would put money on it that the “vast majority of people” don’t even know the difference between on screen and capacitive buttons.

          • The Doctor

            So don’t buy it.

            =/

        • Guest

          People are hoping that someone from Verizon will happen to see their comments and do something about it. I mean that’s totally how today’s world works, right…?

        • BobButtons

          Let me know how that goes. If it’s as successful as getting people to stop saying “just switch to T-mobile” to everyone regardless of the shitty-ness of their network where the person lives then it’s not going to do very well.

      • Joe O
        • Mech_Engr_09

          Perfect. My thoughts 2 seconds prior to yours lol

          • LikeABoss

            I’d have to agree with this because I like the capacitive buttons, but he has pointed out the only thing I didn’t think of about them which is an issue.

        • LiterofCola

          Just because you dont agree doesn’t mean that people don’t want onscreen buttons.

          • DanielMena9

            I think the folks saying “onscreen buttons are a deal breaker” are few but make lots of noise. If that is your only reservation, then you weren’t going to get the phone either way. Android apps still haven’t fully adopted full screen yet so another couple of years with capacitive buttons is fine.

            I have the OnePlus One and thought I was on camp on-screen but you get SO much more screen with them on the bottom without increasing the bezel. Great trade off in my opinion.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Without increasing the bezel? You realize without the buttons, the bezel could be decreased or the screen size could be increased by however large the buttons are, right?

          • DanielMena9

            I take it back, my bezels are huge lol. But this phone has so much going for it minus the capacitive buttons that it looks like a buy on Verizon despite that hiccup.

          • nate

            Well the larger bezels do make the phone bigger, bit it allows them to fit the bigger battery without making it thicker. So there’s a plus.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Hmm. So let’s compare a S5 to a G2. 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 vs. 5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 yet the G2 has a screen that is .01 inches large and a battery that is 200Mah larger.

          • Jeremy Turner

            not really, its hard to tell whats packed inside that bottom bezel underneath the capacitive buttons. is probable that with all the high end hardware in this phone that even if the capacitive buttons were not there, it would still have just as large as a bezel. I somewhat like capacitive buttons though, I maybe the only one, but it gives you more usable screen and I feel that they are more reliable.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Ummm, I have to slightly disagree. The amount of space required by capacitive buttons is going to increase the amount of bezel needed. It might not be much, but the plate for them is going to take space. It will either increase the thickness by the amount needed to offset it, or it will increase the length of the device. Yes, you can fit some things under it, but there isn’t a bunch of wasted space in these devices. They are built with things as tightly packed together as they can be designed. Adding a feature is going to increase the amount of space needed, if only for the interconnects from the buttons to whatever board or chip controls them on the inside. Take the buttons out, and the interconnects that connect them, and you have more space for other things. Buttons will always increase the size of the phone, by how much is what we probably won’t ever know, because no one currently makes a device with a choice between the two, one model with on screen, one with capacitive.

          • 213ninja

            this is false.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            How is this false? You basically just claimed the Laws of the Physical Universe to be false. Capacitive buttons take up space, the interconnects take up space, even if it is .00000005 mm it takes up space. My statement is factually true.

          • 213ninja

            This is false: “The amount of space required by capacitive buttons is going to increase the amount of bezel needed.” as witnessed in the picture above. Also, clearly i’m rebutting the point that you’re now backing off on where in you’ve stated that capactive buttons require more bezel. clearly i’m not rebutting the fact that ANYTHING occupies space. clearly i’m not arguing against science. come on.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Um, nope you don’t need to remind me. Take a look at your picture again. The size of the bezel on the LG device on the sides, and top are much shorter than the Samsung device. The amount of bezel needed at the bottom didn’t change on the devices, but on the Samsung, they have to put whatever they could put in the place of the capacitive buttons somewhere else, increasing the amount of bezel needed by the phone. I never said it increased the amount of bezel on the phone by the amount on the lower area of the phone. Just that the Bezel could be decreased or the screen size could be increased by however large the buttons are. Meaning however much physical space the capacitive buttons take up could be used for my screen space or less bezel. Your photo proves that. Yes, the bezel on the bottom of both phones are roughly the same size. The over all bezel size on the on screen device is smaller. Thank you for proving my point!

          • What are you talking about? This is about on screen buttons. The button arrangement doesn’t have anything to do with the side and top bezels, that’s completely irrelevant. Look at the picture, the bottom bezel is virtually the same, except the Samsung has capacitive buttons while the G3 has to use on screen keys, so with those keys visible you get less usable screen space.

            The overall bezels of the G3 vs Note 4 has nothing to do with buttons, just the way the phone was designed. What if we compare a photo of the HTC One M8 vs Note 4, does that prove our point even more?

          • 213ninja

            another rational person, yay!!

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Um, no, that is not the argument we are currently having. I’m talking about the total physical size of the screen. Read what we are talking about before posting.

          • You both replied to the comment about on screen buttons, and it sounds like that’s what 213ninja is talking about as well.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Actually I replied to the comment that said:

            “I have the OnePlus One and thought I was on camp on-screen but you get SO much more screen with them on the bottom without increasing the bezel. Great trade off in my opinion.”

            I was pointing out that the screen size of the device could be increased or the bezel decreased if you take out the capacitive buttons, which is accurate and factual. I was making no comment about what could be displayed on the screen, just the size of the screen or the bezels of the device, in response to what I originally replied to.

          • 213ninja

            please stop saying it’s accurate and factual. you don’t build phones. you’re speculating, BIG TIME. do the measurements i suggested and you’ll see that your speculation is false, as i indicated thrice now.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I am doing the math. I don’t have to be a phone engineer to do math and see I’m right. Hell, don’t do the math for all I care. Look at the size of the two phones. The one without capacitive buttons is a smaller phone. The screen size is similar on both phones. Let’s do some basic math. if both phones were 5 inches x 5 inches x 5 inches in size and the capacitive buttons were .5 inches x .5 inches x .1 inch in size, you would either need to take out that amount of space to fit the buttons in, or increase the total size of the device. Simple math.

          • 213ninja

            you’re all over so here it is again…. even though it doesn’t matter, i decided to prove you as wrong as humanly possible

            based upon your illogical logic……..

            me and my coworker just measured the bezels on my Note 3 vs. his G3. Note 3 top = 12.5mm, Note 3 bottom = 11.5mm. G3 top = 11mm, G3 bottom = 14mm.

            the Note 3 capacitive buttons take up roughly 3.5mm.

            so, USING YOUR LOGIC, when you add up the total bezel on the Note 3 and eliminate the capacitive buttons, the Note 3 wins by 4.5mm. case closed. in fact, the Note 3 wins by 1mm without even factoring out the buttons. you might want to delete all of your posts.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            OK, I’m going to make this as simple as I know how for you. The G3 is 146.3×74.6×8.9mm in size. The Note 3 is 151.2×79.2×8.3mm in size. These are three dimensional devices. You are taking two dimensional measurents and saying my argument that the cubic volume of the capacitive buttons has to come from somewhere based on height measurements is the same thing?I am talking about the physical size of the capacitive buttons. You say the height is 3.5mm, ok now what is the width, what is the thickness? How much cubic space in the device do those buttons take up? They have to be offset somewhere. You can delete your posts if you wish, but I’m not going to keep arguing with you over simple math.

          • 213ninja

            and based upon your math example i have decided you haven’t graduated high school yet…..

          • 213ninja

            he’s spun his argument to a place i can barely follow anymore…and as you’ve indicated, it no longer makes any sense (unless you’re a phone engineer and know the schematics and placement of components in these specific devices), which i’d venture a guess that none of us here are…..

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I’ve not spun my argument at all. My argument has remained the same throughout. Adding a physical component to a phone will increase the size of the phone. If you remove said component, you can increase the total size of the screen or decrease the size of the bezels by the amount of the physical component removed. This is fairly basic math.

          • 213ninja

            do you build phones for a living? you just made a buttload of assumptions that i’m not willing to make, nor entertain. my comments were directed at your original point and they are more than relevant. anything you’ve done to spin your position is N/A.

            besides…no matter how meaningless it is, if you line up the top of the screens and measure the distance from the top of the screen to the top of the device, then line up the bottom of the screens and measure from the bottom of the screen to the bottom of the device, then measure the height of the buttons on the note 3, i think you’ll see that you’re wrong…….

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Can you do math? Basic Math. I’m not making any assumptions. I don’t need to make phones for a living. It’s simple math. I’ve done simple math in a comment below. You are welcome.

          • 213ninja

            sure little buddy. even though it doesn’t matter, i decided to prove you as wrong as humanly possible.

            based upon your illogical logic……..

            me and my coworker just measured the bezels on my Note 3 vs. his G3. Note 3 top = 12.5mm, Note 3 bottom = 11.5mm. G3 top = 11mm, G3 bottom = 14mm.

            the Note 3 capacitive buttons take up roughly 3.5mm.

            so, USING YOUR LOGIC, when you add up the total bezel on the Note 3 and eliminate the capacitive buttons, the Note 3 wins by 3.5mm. case closed. you might want to delete all of your posts.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Um, case not closed. You making a two dimensional argument to try to say my three dimensional argument is wrong is not even the same mathematical equivalent.

          • AdamJay

            Wait, when did device thickness come into this debate? This whole discussion started around bezel size with you saying:

            “Without increasing the bezel? You realize without the buttons, the bezel could be decreased or the screen size could be increased by however large the buttons are, right?”

            And then reiterated your point by saying:

            “You realize I’m talking total bezel on the phone. Right? You realize the physical size of the device on the left is more than .5mm taller than the device on the right, right? I’ve not forgotten I stated that the bezel could be decreased or the screen size increased by however large the buttons are. I don’t know why you keep pointing out I said that, and then proving that I’m right by posting a photo showing two devices, one with on screen buttons where the total physical size of the phone is smaller by what appears to be the amount of space taken up by the capactive buttons. Remove the buttons on the Samsung and you could decrease the size on the top of the phone and the sides by roughly the total size of the capacitive buttons on the bottom bezel. My point stands.”

            Then when your argument about bezel size is shown to be incorrect, you change your argument to include device thickness??

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Actually I was trying to point out that bezel includes the back, and all sides, but let’s stick to a two dimensional argument. He made a single measurement, height. To actually figure out the amount of bezel he can’t measure the height of the top bezel, and bottom bezel, then just add the two numbers. He would need to take the area of the bezel, so he would at least need a height and width measurement. Since both phones also have curved corners, that would also come into play. He is trying to make an argument based on height, not even area. And my original comment was stating that if capacitive buttons aren’t used the size of those buttons can be used to reduce bezel size or increase screen size. Bezel size includes thickness, so I’m not changing my argument at all. I’m just trying to point out his numbers are wrong.

          • 213ninja

            Lmao

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Um, Again, how is it false? you realize the phone on the right, with only on screen buttons, has less bezel, right? So, thanks for proving my point?

          • 213ninja

            does it? what? .5mm? just stop.

            do i need to remind you this happened:
            Franklin Ramsey • 2 hours ago
            “Without increasing the bezel? You realize without the buttons, the bezel could be decreased or the screen size could be increased by however large the buttons are, right?”

          • NBMTX

            If it does it does… and the example you’ve shown is 5mm (146.3 vs 151.2) and the G3 looks way newer too.
            edit: look how the displays are showing similar information, with the G3 showing quite a bit more, in a more efficient manner, despite on screen buttons, etc.
            edit 2: I didn’t even realize YOU posted the picture. haha, fun times.

          • 213ninja

            i’m not sure what you’re measuring, i’m only measuring the bottom bezel from the bottom of the phone to the bottom of the display. they are about the same. i’m also not sure what you mean about the G3 “showing more”. that has a lot to do with resolution and software…not bezel size.

          • NBMTX

            The entire device (Note) is bigger, the bottom bezel’s bigger, the side bezels are bigger, and if people are against on screen buttons “taking up screen real estate that could go towards content”, then why is the G3 showing an additional row of icons, an additional bar of some sort (smart notice?), an additional favorites tray icon, plus the on screen buttons?

            If you’re arguing bezel size, you’re on the losing side. If you’re arguing screen real estate, you’re losing that too. If you’re arguing orientation, configuration, general location, it doesn’t matter. On screen is the up-to-date enthusiast standard. Galaxy home(+capacitive) buttons are from when Android phones were trying to be as much like iPhones as possible to survive. Android as a platform is several years past that now.

          • 213ninja

            i’m winning everything bud. the G3 has more bezel (top/bottom) than the Note 3. fact. the stuff you’re saying about icons and rows has nothing to do with bezels or on screen buttons, that’s all software and a little PPI, and Nova takes care of that nicely for me.

            regarding the on-screen vs. capacitive debate though, i don’t care which one is “better”. i never commented on either side. i like both approaches equally. i own several nexus devices and they are nice too. i only commented in the first place to prove a point that you cannot simply subtract the height of the buttons to make a bezel smaller. it doesn’t work that way. the extra stuff you’re bringing up doesn’t even matter to me, but that’s cool if it matters to you, i’m not judging.

          • NBMTX

            Note 3 74.8% < 76.4 G3, actual fact.
            and this comment thread is or was about on screen buttons and screen utilization. I merely jumped in to point out the counterproductive example given by a certain Ninja.

          • 213ninja

            Did you do that calculation? We just used a ruler and did the math so I’m 100% confident in my numbers. Although I didn’t measure the side bezels (since they weren’t conducive to the point) so maybe that’s the difference. Bottom line my example is relevant to the point I’ve made rather well.

          • NBMTX

            Why would I do any calculations? Work smarter not harder. The calculations have been done and are available from multiple sources. Incorrectly calculating some numbers in order to come up with a way to support yourself doesn’t actually make you right.
            Acting like the numbers given are incomprehensible doesn’t work either. All it does is support the saying “ignorance is bliss”

          • 213ninja

            Lol @ everything you just said. Always do your own math homie……I never acted like anything was incomprehensible, but without a source and detailed explanation of the measurements, it’s literally meaningless. My math is sound. My point is sound. I’m done.

          • NBMTX

            LOLOLOL (is the sound turkeys make)
            “At 5.5-inches, LG G3 boasts a screen ratio of 76.4 percent with thin bezels all around so the phone feels as comfortable in the hand as a smaller traditional smartphone.”

            -LG’s press release

            http://www.lg.com/uk/press-release/with-new-g3-lg-aims-to-redefine

            idiot.

          • 213ninja

            You have no clue how they did that calculation. None. And I’m the idiot….what are you 3? Can’t win a debate so you resort to name calling? Take this life lesson from a veteran, always do your own math. I know what I needed to measure to support my point, and I did so. Everything you are saying is completely moot.

          • NBMTX

            I’m the person that already won the debate. Making stuff up in support of yourself doesn’t work. Ignoring facts doesn’t work. It’s ridiculous that when a fact is supplied you question the source, when a source is supplied you question the method… all the while you’re the person that said:
            “We just used a ruler and did the math so I’m 100% confident in my numbers. Although I didn’t measure the side bezels (since they weren’t conducive to the point”

            which is the same as saying you did it wrong, because either you don’t know any better, or knew that you’d be wrong if you did it correctly.

            You seriously think you and a ruler, straight up saying you didn’t do it right, is somehow more credible than the facts available from multiple sources? I don’t need to resort to name calling, it’s just very appropriate for the situation. You saying you’re a troll doesn’t help your argument. Saying you think you did it right doesn’t make you right. Lack of any support from a credible source despite the fact that this is a fairly commonplace topic, is only proof that you’re wrong. Acting stupid while trying to say that you’re smart while showing lack of common sense, was only ever going to be perceived in such a way. Do you know what way that might be?

          • 213ninja

            So you agree with Franklin that removing capacitive buttons enables a phone manufacturer to directly remove a physical chunk of bezel proportionate to the size of the buttons? You won that debate? If not which debate exactly did you win? The one where LG intentionally doesn’t factor their cleverly placed and aesthetically pleasing beveled edges into their bezel ratio calculations? Or was it the one where you think it’s smart to let other people do your math and take an advertisement at face vale? You won all those huh? Well atta boy chief. You’re the f’ing man.

          • NBMTX

            How about you sue LG for misleading the public in their measurements with your super factual research, and then we’ll consider your point proven.
            In the meantime, the published and accepted numbers are in favor of the G3. Nothing you say is going to change the fact that basically every credible blog has accepted the given info, and no one has said anything about that number being a stretch.
            You’re trying to say LG is lying to make up some number in their favor while making up some number in your favor and blatantly admitting to using inaccurate pick-and-choose measurements, while simultaneously telling us to not listen to your math anyway. I’m not sure if you realize how weak of a point you make.

            http://www.phonearena.com/news/Wasteful-or-efficient-Check-out-our-ranking-of-the-worlds-most-and-least-compact-phablets-relative-to-their-screen-size_id54641
            http://08-08-08.com/2014/06/09/ultimate-screen-to-body-ratio-comparison-updated/

            and other visuals included:

          • 213ninja

            The only point I was ever trying to make is that you can’t just say removing capacitive buttons directly enables a manufacturer to reduce the bezel size by the size of the button. That is all. Everything else you think I’m doing or care about is made up in your head. Again, if you want to argue against that point, please do. I don’t care about the other nonsense you’re referring to.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I’m sorry, but you do realize your calculation is not 100% right. You took a height measurement only. Bezel is an area calculation at the very least (3 dimensional if you really want total bezel) and would need at least a height and width to be calculated. I tried pointing that out, but you seem to miss that. Also, the side bezel is important to calculate too, as technology can be fit behind that area of the phone. That’s why my argument was bezel size. Total bezel size. Not bezel size of just the top or bottom of the device, but the entire bezel size.

          • 213ninja

            So its all about thickness too now huh lol? Okay man, here take this link from your boy and look at the #1 slimmest bezel phone in the world and take extra special note of its capacitive buttons…

            http://www.phonearena.com/news/Wasteful-or-efficient-Check-out-our-ranking-of-the-worlds-most-and-least-compact-phablets-relative-to-their-screen-size_id54641

            Enjoy.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            No, not all about thickness. Like I said about your calculation, you can’t just take a height measurement. It would be height times width of each bezel to get an area. Technically, my original argument was about bezel in general, so I could say that thickness should be included since we are talking about a volume calculation for a part that has height, width, and thickness, but your calculation comes to a wrong conclusion since it isn’t an area calculation. Also, posting a link to a phone with the smallest bezel makes sense unless they made the same phone without the buttons. We have no idea what the bezel size would be without the buttons, but simply math would indicate that the bezel would be less without the buttons.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            You realize I’m talking total bezel on the phone. Right? You realize the physical size of the device on the left is more than .5mm taller than the device on the right, right? I’ve not forgotten I stated that the bezel could be decreased or the screen size increased by however large the buttons are. I don’t know why you keep pointing out I said that, and then proving that I’m right by posting a photo showing two devices, one with on screen buttons where the total physical size of the phone is smaller by what appears to be the amount of space taken up by the capactive buttons. Remove the buttons on the Samsung and you could decrease the size on the top of the phone and the sides by roughly the total size of the capacitive buttons on the bottom bezel. My point stands.

          • wtd2009

            another great example is the droid maxx vs the nexus 5. same screen size, same phone size. i don’t think it effects bezels much at all

            http://mobiledevicesize.com/compare/#347,388;1

            we’ll have an even better comparison when we see the droid turbo next to the moto x.

          • 213ninja

            Thanks. I appreciate you recognizing my point lol.

          • Jeremy Turner

            It would be really nice if they did make two versions of the same phone, one with capacitive and one with on screen! I really don’t mind the bezels on this phone though. Have you seen the HUGE bezels on the iphone 6 and 6+? This looks like a pretty sleek device, esp the top edge is pretty thin and I think the speaker is pretty stylish. If they did design the phone with on screen buttons I’d actually prefer another speaker adding for stereo sound rather than a thinner bezel or a larger screen. Too bad everyone cant design their own dream device, Im sure quite a few of us would design much nicer and more practical phones than half of whats out right now.

          • wtd2009

            i do not agree. same screen size.

            http://mobiledevicesize.com/compare/#347,388;1

          • roberthenderson

            1000% wrong. Apparently you haven’t taken the time to look at the bezels on phones without capacitive buttons (or for that matter, how small the bezels can be on phones with capacitive buttons like my Note 3). Also, if you think that the capacitive buttons take up the full depth of the phone and there is nothing else under there, you are sadly mistaken.

          • michael arazan

            Actually Full Immersive Mode only works with onscreen buttons, preventing the notification bar from dropping on games and apps, and that is the most annoying thing ever.

            I have soft capacitive buttons on an GS3 and it ruins my games all the time when swiping and the bar drops down, even when I have full immersive turned on in the games

          • NBMTX

            I think your wordings kind of confusing, or confused.
            People don’t like capacitive buttons (because they look antiquated).
            Not all Android Apps have adopted full “immersion” because it’s not necessary on all apps. Apps that need it, take advantage of it. Basically, GOOD, up to date, media-centered apps already support the function.

          • NexusMan

            MANY of my daily use apps have full screen mode.

          • Aaron

            And thanks to Androids openness anybody can add on screen buttons if they really want

          • C-Law

            Not without root. That won’t be very easy to get most likely

          • roberthenderson

            Thank you. People are free to clog up screen space with mismatched icons if they want to.

        • hoosiercub88

          Immersive mode is so much better.. could’ve had a bigger screen and less chin. You can post cute GIFs all you want, but it doesn’t make it any less true.

          Edit: if it has an AMOLED display, it won’t matter anyway… because those onscreen buttons will be burned in within a couple months of use, my 2013 Moto X has bad burn in.

      • it could be worse, i’m just saying…

      • Dark_Laser

        I prefer the capacitive buttons.

        • Guest

        • GuidZilla

          Well that sounds blasphemous

      • Nikuliai

        Well you can always disable those and activate on screen buttons if it’s such a big deal to you…

      • roberthenderson

        No, those of us who use our phones a lot feel that tapping the button in order to push the button is not at all efficient. And the aesthetics of an extra row of mismatched buttons is not to great either. Samsungs style of disappearing capacitive buttons are the best option.

      • merman1983

        I remember this being a major annoyance back when I had my Fascinate. MX Player with the Kids Lock plugin could be exited out of by hitting the home key. I don’t really care that much, but it’s not what I would prefer. I would say that if there was a way to choose to disable them and use the on-screen keys it would be the perfect situation. Wasn’t there an Oppo phone that did that recently?

        No phone is perfect and you have to pick your battles. What is important to some is insignificant to others.

      • NexusMan

        If they did that, they wouldn’t give you a reason to buy the Moto X.

      • JasonS

        That’s funny. My kid keeps hitting the on screen home button on our Nexus 7.

    • Robert Daniels

      Same here. I’ll be replacing my red DNA with this. The red back sealed it for me. Tired of black phones.

      • objektiv_one

        What do you have against “black” phones?

        • Robert Daniels

          I don’t have anything “against” them. It’s like this. You may like pizza but if you eat pizza every day for five years it could get tiring.

          • objektiv_one
          • Lee Mclaurin

            So I post a swear word the other day and it isn’t allowed, but this stereotypical gif is no problem?

          • Pierito

            Depends on the swear word. The C or Z word are STRICTLY off limits.

          • objektiv_one

            Uuu bingo and the article doesn’t mention scientist. Hi, i’m a scientist. 🙂

    • Darkus1

      Another DNA owner here. This is perfect replacemt, its an upgrade on everything from the DNA, especially Moto’s timely updates….I’m looking at you HTC

      • hkklife

        Now,now…the DNA finally got itself sorted out with a nice KitKat update earlier this year. Considering its exclusivity, relative lack of success and age, (not to mention HTC’s usual woes) consider yourself lucky it got updsted to KK at all!

    • Shadowstare

      YES!!!!! As a DNA owner, Our patience might just pay off

    • NexusMan

      Damn, Moto is making it so hard for me. I haven’t had this much difficulty choosing a phone in YEARS. For the past several years it’s been Very Apparent which phone I wanted, now there are THREE and they all are courtesy of Moto!
      I thought me and my Moto X would never part. 🙁

      • ultravisitor

        Look at it this way: at least Motorola is on the up and up these days in comparison to where they were a couple of years ago. Awesome for us Motorola fans.

        • NexusMan

          Yup

  • crazed_z06

    This is what the Droid Line is supposed to be. Those last few Droids were an embarrassment. They should go retro and bring back the “DROIDDDDDDD” intro and outros for the commercials.

    • trixnkix637

      Droid MAXX was a good phone though.

  • 10/10 would f*ck

  • SeanPlunk

    Motorola is doing it right.

    • Wow

      ^^ Will post just about anything for upvotes.

      • SeanPlunk

        ^^

    • Gideon Waxfarb

      Hell yeah it is. Not the looks specifically, but a Snapdragon 805, 3gb of RAM, 20-something megapixel camera, and a huge battery? THIS should’ve been the Moto X. It is really the only Android phone this year I am really interested in, and I’ll never be able to have it because it’s a Verizon exclusive 🙁

      • vzwuser76

        I don’t know why people don’t realize this, but a few days ago, an identical phone by Motorola went through the FCC except that it had GSM bands inside. It’s rumored to be called the Moto Maxx, which Motorola trademarked a while back. So you might be OK.

        • Gideon Waxfarb

          Yeah, I just found this out about an hour ago 🙂 We’ll see.

        • Ryan

          True, those FCC docs were posted. But this phone has the familiar “DROID” on it, so we know exactly what phone was pictured.

      • Jason B

        The 805 only increases GPU performance, but that’s fine too. QHD would just negate that, so it ends up being a wash.

        IPC (instructions per clock) is about the same as the S801 on the CPU side.

        I wonder who makes the 21MP camera sensor.

        • enyibinakata

          Sony? Seems to be the defacto camera vendor right now. I wish its Samsung though. Isocell+++

      • chillbass

        This is not what the Moto X should have been. The design philosophy of the Moto X was never to be a top tier phone like the Droid brand.

        • Ryan

          Last year’s DROID phones were based on the Moto X. And those were their flagships at the time.

        • Gideon Waxfarb

          Yeah, god forbid we have a phone with the Moto X software stack and the hardware of this thing. I mean, we wouldn’t want to make it TOO appealing.

      • Joey Funk

        if you use a gsm carrier like tmobile, att, etc. you can buy this off contract and use it, since all verizon LTE phones are unlocked for GSM networks.

      • muppet

        Id rather a 1080p screen with the 800 / 801 and big battery to keep the cost of the device down, but thats just me

        the 805 is nice but nothing really takes advantage of it (that i would use)

  • SwampNutz

    “It’s, it’s like a lightning bolt hit the tip of my penis”. Yea yeah

  • Under the bridge downtown

    This looks like my current Droid MAXX from that angle. Just without the boxy camera/speaker setup.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    SWEET JESUS! . . . That actually looks really nice. . . . I dunno…. Verizon keeps whispering in my ear to come home….

    • jbdan

      Wrong ear don’t listen to that one 😉
      (Shhh its the other ear you want to listen to)

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Lol. Don’t know what my addiction to Verizon is… I always think about coming back…then I remember all the unlocked phones I can buy being prepaid GSM

        • jbdan

          Haha! Exactly. Now you’re on the right track!

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            BUT! . . . Aren’t all new Verizon phones supposed to be GSM Unlocked? 🙂

    • Godzilla

      Dont do it dude, verizon is the damn devil

  • @1MPitts

    This is clean. I need this in all black

  • Under the bridge downtown

    If the back is textured like the MAXX and it’s available in black/charcoal I’m in. Slippery backs like the Droid Mini make the phone look and feel cheap.

  • RobertLPile

    What’s the 48 hour icon/symbol to the left of the image on their Twitter page? Has that always been there?

    • Under the bridge downtown

      2 day long battery? Guessing…

      • RobertLPile

        That was my first thought too, though also hoping that’s a time to announcement…

        • akellar

          Sunday? Um no

        • Jeremy Turner

          there’s a rumor they they will announce the turbo sunday the 12th, since that is the date on the homescreen of the turbo in the leaked user guide.

    • dukenilnil

      Its from a 2013 commercial. Wish it was a launch time, but no dice.

  • WitnessG

    Wow this is 100x better looking than the Moto X.

    • jbdan

      I’ll agree with this too

    • morteum

      I personally do not think it looks better, but it definitely isn’t terrible.

    • James

      except capacitive buttons…

      • jbdan

        Agreed but this is a pic of the back only

      • Joe O

        …………JUUUUST SAYINNNNNNNNN’…………..

      • MichaelFranz

        i dont mind the buttons. they are set up just as any stock android setup would be. becuase of this you get some extra screen. This i dont mind.

        • James

          In most of the situations where you’d want more screen (full screen videos, etc.) on screen buttons disappear. So to suggest capacitive buttons offer more screen is misleading. Plus, you’re getting more bezel.

          • MichaelFranz

            agreed. I do prefer the onscreen buttons, but liek i said since it isnt some ass fackwords (haha) button setup, its set up just like the stock android setup unliek the S5 or G3 which have a variation of each

          • I do prefer on screen buttons, and have used them on my current G3 and previous G2, but I don’t mind capacitive buttons at all. It does give you 100% screen real estate no matter what.

          • wtd2009

            i’m willing to bet this thing is no bigger than the moto x, which has onscreen buttons and the same screen size. just sayin.

        • BobButtons

          My problem with them is they’re not customizable. With on-screen ones you can move them around, swap them out, add a 4th, etc. While you can sometmes change the function of capacitive with software, the icons stay the same. Lastly, a physical home button as seen on Samsung devices take extra effort to push, which on paper sounds trivial, but if you’re talking about using a phone one-handed as is often done then you need something resisting the pressure to press the button. On-screen just takes a tap regardless of how you’re holding it.

          • Larizard

            I think this is the point that a lot of people are forgetting about on-screen buttons. They are flexible and customizable.
            Flexible because they can be hidden by apps when the full screen, immersive experience is needed (e.g. Youtube).
            Customizable because if you have root access to your phone, you add buttons and do whatever you want with them.

            I think the argument about “more screen real estate” or “less bezel with on-screen buttons” is short-sighted, considering we really have no clue if that extra bezel (chin) is needed by other components inside the phone.

    • NoneOfYourBizzness

      I don’t think it’s better looking. But, I do think it’s very nice and a lot better than I was expecting, certainly.

    • JRUIV

      I’m intrigued. Please come with Active Display and touchless control.

      Did the last Droids have those features?

      • LiterofCola

        Uh, yeah.

      • Jeremy Turner

        yes they did, and this is coming with all the same moto software features as the new moto x

        • breadable

          One thing the last droids had that the MotoX did not was the ability to set an app to launch with a double tap of the home button. It’s a little thing, but one of the reasons I preferred my Maxx over my Moto X.

      • Inquizitor

        Yes, they did.

    • adbFreedom

      I may be able to overlook that hideous kevlar design because I will run a case anyway, but those damn capacitive buttons!! What a horrible decision. Unfortunately that is a deal breaker for me, 3 years of living with on screen buttons and cannot go backwards.

      • Nikuliai

        I feel ya, but to be fair the only time I mind capacitive (or not) is when I have something that uses inmersive mode, and there aren’t that many apps I use that do so it’s a non issue for me (even tho I got used to not having buttons)

      • Pakmann2k

        I really thought the same until I did. After running with a GNex for as long as I could stand it, I wound up with last years Droid and really grew right back into it. I am not saying it is better but it really isn’t worse. My only real complaint is that I wish the buttons were blacked out when the device is off.
        I kind of like the Kevlar but that is a personal taste thing.

      • Gf1fanatic

        I love the Kevlar. It actually makes sense. I don’t use a case. I’ve dropped the phone and it holds up. Still looks new after a year+. I cannot understand the problems some folks have with Kevlar. I’d pick it over any other material I’ve seen for a phone.

        • adbFreedom

          Yea I know its a personal preference in regards to your individual style. I’m sure plenty of people like it, but its just not my thing.

        • MacNificent

          The Kevlar actually makes it look nice. I can’t wait to get this red beast and rock her nude…

      • Dark_Laser

        Those damn capacitive buttons… If only you had some sort of alternative…

      • mcdonsco

        Can’t understand the Kevlar hate, I always liked it.

    • Chris M

      Kevlar is a fail. What does the front look like? no way it looks better than the X.

      • mcdonsco

        Looks is preference, but in terms of being better than the X, this would SMOKE the X; completely.

    • Higher_Ground

      well, it’s also 100% render, so there’s that too. oh and capacitive buttons

  • jbdan

    Have never liked the looks of any of vzw droid line (except og era), but that pic makes the turbo look very sharp/sexy

  • Josh Matthews

    Will it have free pizza delivery?

  • Sean Lally

    Dead sexay…

  • wills96

    Hopefully it comes in other colors, and is as stock as my X, and I could see buying it… I’m not making any bets though.

  • inklenotrump

    hope shamu looks moar like this

    • jbdan

      I’ll have to agree with you here

  • Alec

    GET HYPE

  • theluxscientific

    The angle is deceiving to make it look slim. Camera looks like it has a bigger led flash and a less pronounced Motorola dimple than the Moto X 2014….with that being said, looks quite nice.

    • LiterofCola

      Yeah, I think it’s not going to be that thin.

  • Guest

    Just dont be plastic like the Droid Ultra. The back feeling of the Maxx would be better.

    • LiterofCola

      It looks like it is the Ultra look. Yuck.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Not enough shine on the render to be the high-gloss Ultra look. With highlights that strong, a glossy back would have zero color in the reflection. I am betting it will lean more towards the matte than gloss side of the spectrum.

    • vzwuser76

      IIRC the Ultra was Kevlar with a gloss coating on it.

  • RobertLPile

    My jaw literally dropped when that image loaded. Very nice.

  • Choice

    Please let there be a black color option (shown in user manual) and not just red.

    • Josh Matthews

      lol has anyone sold a smartphone only in red before?

  • jrbmed08

    I’d choose this over the 2014 Moto X in a heartbeat. And this is coming from a 2013 X user and big fan. Dat battery!

  • Mike C.

    That is beuatiful. Crap. Soo many choices these days.

  • AbbyZFresh

    It’s official, i’m going for the Turbo instead of the X.

  • RavageSavage

    OMG its not as ugly as I thought itd be. Now, if we can see the front…

    • read

      See the user manual leak/battery confirmation that was posted yesterday on this site.

    • PoisonApple31

      I just figured you’d go with the Desire Eye, so you wouldn’t have to look like a douche in the mirror when taking those shirtless selfies.

      • zakowz

        hahah

      • RavageSavage

        A man judging another man’s twitter photo, on a tech site, which is not relevant to the topic???? Hmmm.

        Im sorry i made you wet your panties, but this is a site for android enthusiasts, who came here to comment on the Turbo. Get your agenda straight bruh, and stay on topic.

        Needless to say. This is one sexy phone. Next

      • RavageSavage

        A man judging another man’s twitter photo, on a tech site, which is not relevant to the topic???? Hmmm.

        This is a site for android enthusiasts, who came here to comment on the Turbo. Get your agenda straight bruh, and stay on topic.

        Needless to say. This is one sexy phone. Next

    • RavageSavage

      @PoisonApple31:disqus A man judging another man’s twitter photo, on a tech site, which is not relevant to the topic???? Hmmm.
      This is a site for android enthusiasts, who came here to comment on the Turbo. Get your agenda straight bruh, and stay on topic.

      Needless to say. This is one sexy phone. Next

  • Beamish

    Could I be happy with a red phone?

    (psst…3900 mAh battery)

    Yes. Yes, I could be happy with a red phone.

    • Obama makes Bush look good

      once you put a case on it, really anything but the color of the face of the phone isn’t gonna really matter

      • Ahku Droid

        It’s made of the same stuff as bullet proof vests. Why would you put a less durable case on it? 😉

        • NBMTX

          IMO, primarily to absorb and transfer energy from a drop so the display doesn’t crack. (which only really applies to display-forward drops)
          I recommend tempered glass first, then a case if you really want or need it.

          • Ahku Droid

            I would agree for most devices. However, my OG Droid RAZR MAXX survived some pretty terrifying drops that would have destroyed a more plastic based phone like a Samsung. If the Turbo is of similar construction, I have no fear of its durability, but that assumes the same strong internal metal frame.

          • NBMTX

            well there’s always the possibility of it breaking or surviving in a fall… but that’s the most common reasoning for a case. No one’s ever worried that the plastic,metal,wood, kevlar of their phone is going to break. Well, some might worry about scratching the metal, but more important than even that, is the display.

          • frankomali

            I mentioned this elsewhere, but I left my RAZR MAXX HD on the roof of my car without a case on it, and drove off. When I was at 35 mph I saw it fly off the back, and saw it bounce down the road. Nobody ran over it. It works fine, and has a few tiny scuff marks on the corners, only one can really be seen at all. It is NOT going to crack. 🙂

          • JasonS

            I thought that the same thing. With Gorilla glass and a sturdy frame, it won’t crack. I have a Motorola Droid Maxx (2013) and dropped it from waist height onto concrete. The screen cracked right across the middle of the screen and through the back capacitive key. I had to replace the screen because the keys would alternate between not working or the back key kept registering without being pressed. So I would open an app and it would immediately close. I think it only cracked because it landed screen down. This is the first phone I have ever damaged so I was not using a bumper case. Guess what I am using now… A bumper case. 🙁

          • vzwuser76

            The problem is no 2 drops are the same. All it takes is for the right conditions to happen and you’re replacing a screen. I always use a tpu (Verizon calls theirs high gloss silicon) and a screen protector. That type of case (and regular stretchy silicon cases) give a bit of cushioning against sharp impacts which is normally what cracks the screen/glass. All of my phones look like new when they’re retired.

          • hoosiercub88

            A quick google image search proves you wrong there, it can crack.. I’ve never owned one, I hated the capacitive buttons, and I’m not ready to give up my unlimited yet anyway.. but it sure can crack, it’s glass.. no amount of casing/kevlar/etc will prevent that. Even phones in Otterboxes can crack.. especially if they’re warm from the lack of heat dissipation a device endures from being in an otterbox.

          • NexusMan

            For that, you can put a screen protector.

          • ChalonR

            A screen protector protects against scratches, not breakage.

          • NexusMan

            I use a screen protector, funded on KickStarter that is designed to protect against breakage.

          • schlanz

            a tempered glass screen protector can protect against breakage, actually

          • Penina Scullion

            Not 100% true. I use the analogy taught us in Paramedic class. A skull without a scalp is easily cracked, maybe 40 pounds of pressure. With a scalp, which not only cushions but spreads out the force, it would take about 10 times the force to crack.
            Similar with a screen protector…it absorbs and spreads the force.
            And in the situation where the screen cracks anyway, the screen protector holds the pieces together, preventing further damage.
            I always marvel at all the broken screened iPhones out there…never saw one WITH a screen protector on.

          • Louis Justman

            Some of the new zagg shield are pretty darn close to break proof.

          • NBMTX

            I would also recommend a tempered glass screen protector… did indeed sacrifice itself for my Nexus 5, and probably resisted damage altogether a good number of times…
            however, if this Turbo is like the new Moto X, iPhone 6, Nexus 4, where the glass goes all the way to the edge where it’s slightly rounded, the corners are still going to seem somewhat susceptible to damage. Usually SPs have to stop a bit short of those edges. I’m putting a lot of faith in gorilla glass 3 at that point… and considering Moto Care on my Moto X

        • ultravisitor

          Because people like making their phones ugly and more bulky. Otterbricks are pretty popular, you know.

        • Rob

          where do you get that impression? From what I see, the back-plate is made of a FRP (fiber reinforced plastic), presumable using carbon fibers. Many FRPs might have high tensile and compression strength, but usually they have bad impact strength, which means they tend to shatter and delaminate on impact damage (similar to glass; instead of plastic deformation, like metal an non reinforced plastics).
          Bullet proof vests use only fibers (usually Aramid, also called ‘Kevlar’), not a compound with plastics. Otherwise they wouldn’t be flexible, and, as I said, shatter on impact. They may use addition inlays of solid sheets, usually metal, ceramics or plastics, but it is still different from a FRP.

          • Ahku Droid

            Since the Droid RAZR came out 3 years ago, all “Droid” branded devices made by Motorola for Verizon have been made with woven Kevlar bodies sourced from Dupont, not plastic, and they are extremely durable.

            http://www.verizonwireless.com/droid-does/

      • NexusMan

        I hate cases.

    • NexusMan

      I’m assuming there will be a black color option.

      • ChalonR

        That would be my assumption as well and with the red it’s looking like what they did last time round.

    • schlanz

      there will be a black one though

  • MikeD675

    It looks great.

  • zach471

    As long as there are other color options, here’s my thought. Generally, you’d say about these phones, sure the specs are there but DAMN are they ugly. With this one, I’d say, sure the specs are good (maybe even great), and I don’t care about the way it looks. It’s not bad. Not bad at all.

  • Kevin

    not baaaaad

  • paticao

    looking good and thin for a battery that size

    • James

      my thoughts exactly. i was expecting a portly little beast. still waiting for real world (not publicity) photos though

    • David Caccavo

      only adds to the sadness that the Moto X couldn’t have a slightly bigger battery

      • Voltism

        motorola is a strange company

      • Cael

        The Moto X would have increased in price.

        • David Caccavo

          true, but i would have gladly paid an additional $25-50 for a 3,000+ mAh battery

    • Jack Bauer

      Since you can’t remove the battery, manufacturers should be able to get batteries custom molded for their phones to maximize space without making the phone look “HTC Thunderbolt hump” sized.

      • MichaelFranz

        thanks for making my nightmare come back….that god awful bump of my extended battery

        • Dave

          it was like a deck of cards with a screen on one side of it.

        • Jack Bauer

          Nothing like the classics.

  • Ben McDonald

    HAWT!

  • JRUIV

    I’m intrigued

    • Jerry Huster

      They sure did – this has already been confirmed to come with all the features of the 2014 Moto X. Very exciting!

    • Tim Glaraton

      Yep. And the new one has the Moto app and everything 🙂

  • NickA

    Looks sleek and nice. I can’t decide between this or the Z3v

    • me

      Consider the frequency of Moto vs. Sony OS updates.

      • LiterofCola

        On that note, consider Moto’s track record with their cameras.

  • Donald Sweeper

    Already bought!!!!

  • SVem26

    Zat is Gut.

  • Joe

    So….much……red

    • AbbyZFresh

      So….much….battery
      So……much……specs
      So…….much…….speedy updates.
      So…….much…….near stock android.

      • Bob

        So……much……susceptibility to water.
        So……much……to be desired with the camera.

        • c rank

          So much that you don’t know about.

        • King Lo

          Droid phones have been damn near waterproof since the Droid Razr.

          • LiterofCola

            LMAO, no they havent been. They’ve been MILDLY water-resistant.

          • mike

            Word, I take my OG maxx in shower with me all the times listening to Pandora… hell it took a swim a few times … phone gave no F’s… lol 🙂

        • Cesar

          You’ve had hands-on time with the camera? Please, do tell.

        • Tim Glaraton

          Nanocoating and 21 mp 😀

      • Mech_Engr_09

        lets get married

      • LiterofCola

        All of the sudden you people care about specs. How about thaaaaaaaaaaat.

    • tom riddle

      so….much….verizon