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DROID TURBO: Everything You Need to Know

The DROID TURBO will officially be unveiled on October 28 by Motorola and Verizon. We know that because that’s what Verizon has told us through their DroidDoes.com site. We know what the phone looks like, thanks to an image (accidentally?) posted through @DroidLanding that was quickly deleted. We were pretty sure we also knew most of the specs after seeing the user manual for the device surface at the end of last week, along with a tip about the battery size. We know a lot about the DROID TURBO already. Well, we are hear to tell you the rest.


Full specs

  • Display:  5.2-inch QHD with Gorilla Glass 3 (2560×1440, 565 pixels per inch)
  • Processor:  2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (Quad-core)
  • RAM:  3GB RAM with 64-bit access
  • Storage:  32GB
  • Camera:  21MP with dual LED flash (4K video capture, Quick Capture gesture, Highlight reel)
  • Battery:  3,900mAh hour (48 hours of power); wireless charging
  • Accessories:  Includes Turbo Charger (8 hours of charge in 15 minutes)
  • Connectivity:  4G LTE and XLTE-ready, with VoLTE and Advanced Calling 1.0 coming within 30-90 days of launch (Advanced Calling 1.0 required for simultaneous voice and data)
  • Durability:  Water repellent (coating guards against everyday spills and up to 20 minutes in a downpour), scratch resistant
  • Body:  Metallized Glass Fiber (MGF), rear cover reinforced with layer of Kevlar
  • Moto Apps:  Moto suite including Moto Voice, Actions, Assist, and Display; Moto Migrate
  • Exclusive Zap Apps:  Zap Zone, Zap to TV, Zap with Voice
  • Colors:  Metallic Red and Metallic Black

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As you can see, this is indeed a device worthy of the DROID name. It packs next-gen specs across the board, like its Snapdragon 805 processor, QHD display, 3GB RAM, and massive battery. It certainly looks like a DROID with its Kevlar back and metallic design. It also should run a lot like the new Moto X, with mostly stock Android coupled with the Moto suite of apps like Voice, Display, Actions, and Assist.

Verizon and Motorola are also tossing in a DROID Zap suite of apps as well, to give owners of the TURBO an exclusive sharing experience. With Zap Zone, you use your phone to create a “Zone” for quickly sharing pictures between friends. With Zap to TV, you can create instant slideshows using your Chromecast. With Zap With Voice, you can capture a screenshot of your phone by saying, “OK, DROID TURBO, Zap my screen.”

The only thing we need to know now is the price of this phone. With the Moto X priced at $99 on-contract, could we see the TURBO at $199 on-contract? We will know that last bit on October 28.

  • BlazeOfEagle

    I got it today its great I love the camera

  • Carlos Militão

    The only thing that I dislike is the fact that it doesn’t have on-screen buttons… I’ve grown tired of capacitative buttons

  • Daniel Högberg

    Hope the sensor is larger now.. like 1/1.7 would be nice..

  • mlee19841

    Any word on a sd card slot?

  • Daniel Renfroe

    I am not sure I like the crazy high pixel count display… Kind of sounds like a waste. Will games have troubles at this resolution?

  • kronos

    to bad it wont have android L

  • Tomas Nilsén

    Wonder of this awsome piece will be Nexus 5 V.2?

  • Colin Batchelor

    If only all new Android phones had Knock On. After having the G2 for a year I’m not sure how I’d enjoy going back

  • bsteen

    Has anyone seen/found actual size specs on this? Especially thickness and weight. The new Nexus looks like you would be carrying a brick around in your pocket (if it would fit in your pocket). Even the Moto X was heavier than I expected.

  • EvanTheGamer

    The new DROID TURBO could very well be my next MEGA-phone, but because I still have to wait at least a year for my next upgrade, guess I won’t be able to get this SUPER-phone until sometime next year(around October), which really does suck because DAMN, this SUPER MEGA BEAST-phone is a phone that I really, really want.

    Maybe I’ll be able to get an early upgrade or something. One can only hope.

  • jtwildman1

    would be all over this. .. but come on. . if you can’t do expandable storage at least do more than a lame 32 gb.

    • mlee19841

      Same here. Curious about the sd slot myself too.

  • Avellov


  • NeedMoreSpace

    32 GB of storage with no announcement of expandable storage is a deal breaker for me.

    • mlee19841

      So guessing it’s a no since it wasn’t listed? Smh

  • armroj51

    Where is its droid eye?

  • maxx_user

    Will the same root programs released for Moto X work with the Turbo? Is that a reasonable assumption to make? Or will Verizon but the nix on that as best as they can?

  • ماجد محمد ياسين مراديني

    بالنسبة لي أول جهاز اشتريته كان موتورولا والى اليوم اشترى الإصدارات الجديدة
    عندي الآن موتو ماكس واود الحصول على كل جديد من موتورولا بشرط أن يكون مدعما باللغة العربية

  • efrain

    is the screen going to be amoled or ips?

  • Randy Lee Martin


    • indianafanatic

      Um, dude? I hate to be the one to break it to you, but this phone was always coming to Verizon.
      If anyone called you crazy, they are crazy.

  • Brandon

    If this comes to T-Mobile I may just have to forgo the X for this beast.

  • Vitaliy Palamarchuk

    still 11:35 !

  • tardis 13

    Question about the back… is it like the glossy clear hard back on the Ultra or like the matt softer-feel back on MAXX?

  • jerbanumbi
  • JoeTi

    Oh baby. That’s a sweet phone. Little ugly but I upgrades a year ago to a Maxx and never been happier. I have a feeling that the screen and lack of x8 system = similar battery life even with a bigger battery. No complaints. Bring it on!

  • BOB Dudek

    DAMN..that stud could jump start a diesel in a January Morning,….

  • schlanz

    the only thing I need to know is, will there be a discounted employee edition like the last 4 droids?

  • enigmaco

    I want this phone to strike fear into my enemies muhahahaha.

  • Guest

    come to daddy!!!

  • Guest

    yeah baby!!!!

  • disastrousrainbow

    One thing I don’t get is the design. The top pictures look way different than what’s on display on the Droid Does website. You have to be zoomed in to see, but the band around the phone is much more pronounced on the Droid Does website and the Kevlar on the back is also a different, more honeycomb shaped. The pictures circulating though make the band look sort of painted on or brushed and the Kevlar is only…like partially on. It doesn’t meet the band like it does on the Droid Does website. I guess what I’m saying is that I bet it’ll look way better than all these renders.

  • C-Law

    I’m curious as to where the speaker is on this phone. It doesn’t look like dual front facing speakers sadly, but I don’t even see the one unless it’s combined up top with the earpiece speaker

  • C-Law

    Hopefully Verizon will do like they did with the Moto X 2013 & kitkat and be the first to get Android L on a non-nexus phone

  • C-Law

    The red chin instantly reminded me of my verizon moto krzr from high school. But that chin was huge. So maybe it’s actually reminding of the chin on my droid razr M? Lol. Either way, I wish it wasn’t there.

  • StargateNH

    Too bad its so ugly with a huge bezel and gloss (pprobably slippery) rear. Im still considering it. Moto X 2014 is my 1st choice, but Im waiting this one out to see what this phone really is like.

  • Ahku Droid

    Dev Edition that doesn’t cost as much as a laptop please…k-tnx.

  • droidarmy

    I’m going to prepare my body for turbo

  • Jarl

    i can only hope Motorola will bring this phone to Europe, amazing specs, looks great, and DAT BATTERY!!

  • droidbeat

    Where’s the microSD slot? Makes no sense to have 21mp photos and no microSD card to store them on. Each picture will be 5 times as big as my M8 pics.

    • trixnkix637

      cloud storage > sd cards

      • mlee19841

        Vzw and the data prices. Better to have things accessible on your phone.

        • trixnkix637

          You have a point. It’s not something I have to yet worry about (unlimited). But I’m sure there’s enough places with WiFi so that’s not as much of a problem as it seems

    • indianafanatic

      You can always select the file size of the pictures you’re taking. Not everything will have to be shot at highest resolution.

  • Jonathan Welch

    Not to complain, but more so curious, why wouldn’t they change the capacitive keys to the Android L shapes?

  • Ken Donahue

    I went with the Maxx for quick updates, active display and the massive battery and haven’t been disappointed. This is my next phone.

  • tu3218

    My only concern is the buttons. I don’t care whether they are on screen or not but when L comes out, the buttons are going to still have the same old design. A bit disappointing.

    • tdizzel

      Why? What’s so special about the L buttons? As long as the buttons work what difference does it make?

      • tu3218

        Because it’s the same reason we enjoyed the color change from Jelly bean to kit kat, and all the previous versions. Yes each version worked just fine, but it’s nice to have a refreshed design. Aka why it’s disappointing knowing this droid will have L at some point but still have pieces of Kit Kat/JB showing in the UI.

  • rob281

    consolation prize for no N6?

    • Godzilla


  • Clift

    Hardware buttons already dated looking with the pending release of Android “L”ollipop

    • tdizzel

      How are they already dated when there is no phone available with newer buttons?

      I guess my car is dated because someday cars will fly…

      • Clift

        No but a mid cycle refresh of the same model would make your car look dated.

        Imagine if your windows Start menu was hardware based. And you got your computer with Windows XP. That start menu would be odd looking when running windows 8 right? The same thing will happen with my Surface Pro when MS changes the windows logo again…

        • tdizzel

          But a refresh that hasn’t happened yet wouldn’t. And is your Surface dated right now? No, because nothing newer is available. Saying something is dated based on something that’s not even available yet is asinine at best.

          • Clift

            Not really. Especially when there is a solution readily available that avoids that: on-screen buttons.

            And I never said the Surface was dated, but that it will be. That’s why I said “will happen”

          • tdizzel

            Then you should say the buttons will look dated, not that they already do

          • Clift

            Okay we’ll agree on that. Once the phones are updated, then the hardware buttons will look dated. Kind of like how it took Samsung forever to change that menu button to a recent apps button. At least the layout is right.

  • Zach Z

    “we are hear”

  • Ben D

    I wish I could tether my unlimited data with this :/

  • kixofmyg0t

    Oh and don’t forget that an identical GSM device was filed with the FCC.

    So AT&T and T-Mo users can get a taste of MAXX as well….

  • Yiannis

    Speaker or speakers? How many MPs on front facing camera?

  • Fou Foune Fiend

    Ugliest phone ive seen in years. WOW!

    • tdizzel

      You, sir have no taste in phones.

  • BoFiS

    What about MicroSD or a smaller model? Or how awesome would a Droid 5 keyboard slider with 4-4.3″ HD display? 😉 Anyway, these are just as stupidly huge as every other phone this year….YAWN. Please bring the Z3 Compact to Verizon!!!!

    • PoisonApple31

      Quit living in 2011!

  • Tony G.

    If this pic is accurate, it will have the Verizon tag on back but not the front. My Maxx doesn’t have it either.

  • Leon

    I don’t see why some people think the Xperia is going to be better than the Turbo. The specs just aren’t there. It’s basically last year’s model, but this turbo is cutting edge. No contest.

  • Jackson Emch

    I was going to either get a Moto X 2014 or an HTC One M8, but damn this thing has some killer specs and just maybe a decent camera. Hard to pick.

  • Anastasia Elissa

    Would there be an unlocked version for this?

    • Nikuliai

      Seems like it but there is nothing confirmed

    • TylerChappell

      Every Verizon LTE phone is sold unlocked. They are required to. If it has the proper band support, then I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

      • Godzilla

        Wrong. If CDMA bands are included that’s where Verizon had the right to lock it up. Until phones come out that don’t support CDMA Verizon can carrier lock them.

        • TylerChappell

          Only if you activate it first right? I already learned all this nonsense when I bought the iPhone 6 to resell it for profit to people on other networks. Every Verizon rep I spoke to said the same things. Verizon LTE phones come unlocked.

        • TylerChappell

          Only the CDMA bands get locked to Verizon. Not the phone’s LTE and GSM bands if it includes them. I already had to deal with figuring this whole process out when I bought the iPhone 6 to resell it for profit to people on other carriers.

  • Tyler Rynberg

    If they’re going to use capacitive buttons, couldn’t they at least make them the L buttons so the phone doesn’t immediately look out of date? I assume that the phones will ship with Kit Kat but be updated to L within a month or two.

    And as some others have said…dat chin. I guess it will make me feel like I’m holding my OG Droid again.

  • Sporttster

    No SD, no sale. Would definately consider it otherwise….

  • Beano0

    Any word on if AT&T is getting a similar device without the Droid brandimg?

  • Scottyb112

    Damn Moto Droid.. I heart you once again! Droid beast is what it is! Well made, nice looking, spec galore, killer batter, screen, camera, Perfect size. ughhhh yes tech organism

  • E. Sini

    How quick do the other Moto devices such as this one get software updates? I got the new Moto X for the quick updates in software… but might have to pick up this Droid Turbo for the battery alone. If Android L isn’t coming for 5-6 months though it’s not worth it to me… Anyone? T.I.A

  • mcdonsco

    Everything you need to know but the name (I’m assuming neither Motorola nor Verizon will stick with such a dumb ass name).

    This phone is super tempting…have the Note 4 on pre-order and it will be within the return window when this hits…might have a restocking fee in my future.

    • JSo

      If the leaked user manual is legit, then the name is Droid Turbo

      • mcdonsco

        God I hope that’s wrong…just such a bad bad name.

        • TylerChappell

          Please enlighten us thou holy marketing god, what should it have been called?

          • mcdonsco

            Stfu you idiot. Its an opinion…jackass.

          • Chad Baum

            You call him an idiot and a jackass for questioning your smugly confident suggestion that the name was a “dumb ass name?”

          • mcdonsco

            There’s a huge difference between asking why I dont like it etc and being a complete jackass (“though holy marketing god” bs).

            Apparently you approve of jackasses…good for you…I dont.

          • Chad Baum

            Yes, apparently I do.

          • kixofmyg0t

            Ok, for real what would you name it?

            It has to be a DROID though. This version of Quark is the Verizon DROID branded model so it has to be called “DROID” something. It can’t be just DROID because that will confuse customers that had the original DROID years ago or people not familiar with the two.

            So what would you call it?

          • Josh Matthews

            I’d personally call it Droid Life

          • TylerChappell

            Stupid opinions have no place in modern society. And namecalling. Talking to yourself there bud? You shouldn’t call yourself such names. It’s so rude of you to be rude to you.

          • mcdonsco

            Thanks Captain Jackass…have a look in the mirror bubs.

          • Josh Matthews

            Lol you’re the worst. i hope your a troll that’s being this retarded on purpose but i’m afraid that’s not the case.
            “Stupid opinions have no place in modern society” Obviously, your opinion of an opinion that disagrees with your opinion is going to be negative but that isn’t relevant to the fact that they are both opinions in equal value to modern society. The rest of what you said is so immature I don’t think I need to break it down and I’m now realizing you’re probably pretty young

    • tdizzel

      mcdonsco is a dumb ass name but you stuck with it

      • mcdonsco

        Look who’s talkin’!

        • tdizzel

          An incredibly smart, handsome fella. And I’m talkin to a jackass. With a dumb ass name.

          • mcdonsco

            OK troll…that’s all the food you get.

  • Mike Furgason

    Anyone have a dimensions comparison with Motox? Im wondering how fat this phone will be with the 3900mAh battery, MotoX is about my limit as far as one-had functionality

    • AGS

      Someone posted on phandroid that the dimensions are 73.3 mm x 143.49. Compared that to the new Moto X which is 72.6 x 140.36.

      That’s the only time I have seen mentions of dimensions. I find that hard to believe with the capacitive buttons… but if it’s true, it’s only slightly bigger than the Moto X !

  • Michael Evans

    All it needs is a 64gb+ version and my head will explode.

    • hkklife

      5.5″ to 5.9″ screen, 64GB internal AND a microSD slot and my head and loins would explode simultaneously.

  • shmigga

    At first glance, the device does look really ugly….but if it’s only 7.5 MM thin, then it might not be so bad. I haven’t seen any leaks that specify the dimensions of the device.

  • DaManFitty

    Front facing camera? Looks interesting…i’m going to wait until I see the rest of the phones in the coming months. So far the Note 4 has my $$$ but this one looks interesting….hmmmm….Also, I need to see reviews…..battery sounds amazing(3900 mAh)…..64 bit access…what does that mean???

  • Angryman82

    Any information on thickness? That battery is HUGE!!

  • Dennis

    I know it’s too early to say for sure but any opinions on how this may do as far as Roms/Development go? Pretty much set on picking one up the day it comes out but I’ve gone from a GS3 to a Note 2 and flash roms alot… Not sure if I’m ready to give up the habit!

  • Jeff C

    i now see everyones gripe with on screen vs capacitive buttons. its a long way from the end of the bottom of the screen to the bottom of the phone. got dat jay leno chin

  • RoadsterHD1

    Do you guys have a side view? or top view?

    • Godzilla

      Side boobs?

  • droidrazredge

    People might not like the aesthetics of this phone but the overall package and specs have me saying Motorola …

  • John Kitchen

    Nice looking phone. Don’t understand all the hate on its design.

    • RoadsterHD1

      I know, right? Its beautiful

    • droidrazredge

      Simple John, There is always going to be Motorola haters and all I have to say about them is..

    • eriksean

      Because people need phones to raise their self esteems.. Don’t you know everyone else, when interacting with other people, immediately shoves their pretty iphones/galaxys/htcs/etc in their faces and announce LOOK HOW PRETTYYYYY!!!!!! Because without a pretty phone, what worth are you to society??? (Sad time we live in)

  • guest

    Can we tell, from this description and the photos, whether it’ll be a slippery back like the Ultra? Or more like the Maxx (or, as I’d prefer, the Maxx HD, my current phone)? Or is is somewhere in between?

    • JSo

      There’s no way we can tell from a computer generated image.

      • Guest

        Yeah, it looks shiny to me…but the purported leaks of backs previously don’t (maybe it was before the shine was applied). I didn’t know if any previous phones had used ” Metallized Glass Fiber” but Google suggests not. Thanks!

        • JSo

          I don’t think they take into account details like shine and texture when making renders. That’s why you should never make up your mind based on these things and just wait for it to be released.

  • kkohlmann

    So I have to ask…I know everyone was speculating capacitive buttons, but the new moto x has on screen and this looks awfully close to that. Do you guys still think it’s going to have capacitive or is the new working theory on screen? I want on screen!!! Otherwise it could end up being a tall phone and it doesn’t appear to be from images…

    • JSo

      Have you not seen the renders? They show capacitive.

    • RoadsterHD1

      Capacitive is better so you can have the full 5.2 landscape. I prefer Capacitive. The design looks alot like the Droid Maxx. It even looks like the phone holster/case will still work.

    • socarwolverine

      Are the photos not showing up for you? Cause the show capacitive buttons, the manual showed capacitive buttons, and even the mistakenly posted official image had capacitive buttons. So, I’m gonna go on a hunch and say that it’s gonna have capacitive buttons.

  • KRS_Won

    Only 32GB with a 21MP Camera, 4K recording…. needs a 64GB options.

    • KRS_Won

      Also, glad there doesn’t seem to be a thin or battery version.

      • hkklife

        This IS the battery version. Do you mean a “thin” (Ultra”) or “mini” version?

  • marklugtu1302

    But I miss the existing homebuttons on my Droid Maxx better

  • Goddamn that’s so f*cking ugly

    • Under the bridge downtown

      Thanks for chiming in. So, you are not going to buy it?

    • droidrazredge

      Beauty is in the eye of beholder because it is materialistic! There are more to things than just the outer appearances! Can’t just judge a book by it’s cover! Just like you can’t judge this crystal by its cover! /s.

      • Jesus, quit being such a f*cking sensitive pansy a$$ b*tch

  • Christopher Battista

    I’m confused about “3GB RAM with 64-bit access”. I was under the impression that the Snapdragon 805 is a 32-bit processor. If this is true, what benefit would “64-bit access” RAM have?

  • Finire

    I like it, but I really wish they’d up that from water resistant to water proof… That’s the one thing that’s really pushing me towards the Sony Z3v

  • marklugtu1302

    Bring on the DROID TURBO!

  • Mark Schleupner

    Someone PLEASE tell me it will have a microsd card slot with capability of 128GB storage!!

    • RoadsterHD1

      no sorry

  • Guest

    All your private photos and videos need to be stored on a cloud so the entire internet can view them

  • martyjones100

    Either this is the new OG droid, or it’s the droid to end all droids

  • hkklife

    4K video capture with just 32GB onboard and no expandable storage or 64GB option offered? What a joke. Moto had better scramble to roll out a higher storage variant in the “coming months” to counter Apple’s mew 16-64-128 strategy.

  • Rob

    The only thing I don’t like about it is the buttons, but even that isn’t a big deal.. I am OK with it because it at least matches the standard layout now. My Razr Maxx had capacative buttons, but it had a menu button and no app switcher. Making that change to the Moto X was a tough adjustment going from 4 to 3, but here it won’t matter, same button layout, just not -on- the screen. I like that they rotate with the screen, but at the end of the day, my biggest issue with my Moto X is not lasting a whole day (~16 hours) on a charge with ~4-5 hours of SoT. Turbo will do that easily. My N7 supports wireless charging, but I haven’t bought a pad because I don’t feel like I’d get -that- much use out of it. But if I had a phone that used it to, I’d buy 3 pads, one for my bedside table, one for my desk at work and one for my living room for watching TV/etc. Possibly even one for my car to tuck away under the dash or cupholder or something.

    Yeah, it’s not the sexiest form factor, and I can’t customize it like the Moto X, but it’s killer device. Since the Nexus 6 is unlikely to make an appearance on Verizon (and it’s probably bigger than I care for), this will be my next device. Once a root/BL unlock solution is available for it I’ll be buying one outright (unlimited data).

  • DJ SPY

    Metallic Black?? That’s disappointing. I would’ve preferred the natural, matte style from last year’s Maxx.

  • RoboCop

    If this is $599 off contract it’s mine. X is $499 plus $50 for 32gb and $50 more more wood. I’ll take kevlar and whatever metal glass is.

    • Sadly this is probably wishful thinking. The Droid Maxx (2013) was $699 off contract when initially released, then it dropped to $649 a month or so later. Would be very surprised if they price this beast any lower.

  • bboyairwreck

    This is not everything I need to know. I need to know if Best Buy will have it so i can keep my unlimited! lol

  • Vdroid

    Why no expandable storage!!! damnit i swear i have the Droid Maxx love it in every way and this is awesome in every way. but the no expandable storage is killing me and might be a deal breaker.

    • King Lo

      It’s not going to happen as long as Google owns Moto, Same with the Nexus. Either deal with it or move along, there are other options available this isn’t iOS.

      • hkklife

        It happened on the Moto E and Moto G LTE and Moto G 2014. All were released and /or developed and released under Google’s ownership.

  • droseum20

    I love people who say specs don’t matter. Please argue how a 3,900 mah battery “doesn’t matter.”

  • Vaporware

    Still don’t know if its LCD or Amoled!

    • Angryman82

      Doesn’t Moto Display require an Amoled to shut off portions of the screen? I would assume amoled…

      • Charlie

        The Droid Mini has an LCD and it still uses Moto Display. It also has an LED notification light in case you turn Moto Display off.

  • hyperbeatser

    on a positive note regarding the capacitive nav buttons, at least they’re “stock” android and not the droid stylized ones on the Maxx, ultra, etc….

  • Angryman82
    • indianafanatic

      That is annoying as h*ll.

  • MikeD675

    No front IR sensors like on the MotoX?

    • King Lo

      It has em. check the manual.

    • Rob

      I think it has something in there, because the leaked manual showed waving your hand in front of the screen to see the notifications, sort of like the S4. Maybe just hidden better?

      Edit: I guess that could be accomplished with the light sensor, but who knows..

  • jnt

    “Advanced Calling 1.0 required for simultaneous voice and data”… This is frustrating, same thing on the X and new iPhones. I know this isn’t a big issue for some people, but depending on VoLTE for simultaneous voice and data will be frustrating. Depending on VoLTE period will be frustrating, at least for another year or so (yes that’s a guess). The fact that you drop your call if you lose LTE is a big problem with VoLTE, and now the simultaneous voice/data thing.

    • bobbyp

      I have poor LTE coverage in my office and every time my phone rings and I step away from my cubicle the call just drops. I want to deactivate my advanced calling 1.0 on my G2.

      • jnt

        Settings > Tethering & Networks > Mobile Networks > uncheck it…

        If I didn’t have great LTE coverage 99% of the time, I’d do the same. My wife and I have dropped more calls since VoLTE was released (she has a 6) than our total dropped calls on Verizon over the years… it’s still small, but she frequents a few places where LTE gets weak.

        I don’t see many notes about potentially dropping calls in all the VoLTE advertisements…

        • bobbyp

          Thanks for the heads up. I actually thought I needed to go to the Verizon website. My wife wont get so mad at me anymore.

          • jnt

            You can turn it off as a “feature” on the site, then that option will disappear on the phone after a reboot. But just unchecking it should disable it at the phone level.

  • Steven02

    Hurry up and take my money!!! And I would rather have on screen buttons.

  • The Dude

    That damn chin !! 🙁

    Why couldn’t they just take the Moto X chassis as a base? Verizon always screws up Droid design and this is no exception.

    • guesswhat

      Can’t fit in 3900 battery with moto x chasis

  • Mike Aurin

    Definitely glad I got the X

  • Shadowstare

    That phone would be $200 on contract from any other carrier, but not Verizon. I’m thinking $250 to $300 easy.

    • Droid22

      Note is 299 with similar specs

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Anyway………Who ever isn’t a CDMA fanboy (heh) and wants a GSM Unlocked device… Here’s a OnePlus One Invite


    • Nikuliai

      I would love to use that invite but I just can’t find an excuse to change my X :/

  • bobbyp

    Awesome Specs? Verizon will try to get $299 on contract and drop the price $50 a month over the next 3 months and it will be free next year.

  • mike

    Hope the addition of the Droid Turbo & Nexus 6 means the price of the Moto-X will drop by a $100 soon!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    How hard is it to make a decen’t front of the phone? Front is ugly. back looks nice at least.

  • Doitcom

    Do you think this will come to other carriers or countries? UK?

  • Tyrone Biggums

    I’ll just leave this here…

    • hyperbeatser

      a picture of an upside down iphone and moto x?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Where did you get this from? Show yourself!

      • Tyrone Biggums


        • Marcellus1

          Keep ’em coming! 🙂

        • ReturnOfTheMack

          If everything about the Nexus 6 is true, the power button and volume rocker are too far up the side of the phone. Just a Moto X.

          • David Schleifstein

            That first picture though… only the Iphone 6+ does landscape mode, and that Moto phone appears to be bigger.

          • Cael


          • morteum

            It’s a flat image. Could easily be a screenshot. If you use phonearena’s phone size tool you can see that the 2014 Moto X is just slightly bigger than the iPhone 6. It looks exactly the same relative to this image. They didn’t move the volume buttons down like they would on a huge phone, and the screen isn’t on.

        • Jeff C

          This is definitely a Moto X and regular iphone 6. Volume rocker and lock switch are lower on both the 6 Plus and Nexus 6.

          • Minh

            I’m confused because the regular iPhone 6 can’t do landscape on the home screen?

          • Cael


        • hyperbeatser


        • James_for_Today

          This looks like two phones mating to have a baby Windows phone.

    • Marcellus1

      I keep going back and forth between the AT&T version of the Turbo and the Nexus 6. Specs are pretty similar. Turbo is ugly, but the right size and awesome battery. Nexus 6 looks so much better and has OIS…

    • jnt

      Holy thick N6…

      • Marcellus1

        Makes it less bendy that way 🙂

    • El Guest

      Looks like a regular 6. The icons on the 6 Plus are a bit more separated. Also, search for “iPhone 6 vs Moto X”. You’ll see the difference in size between the two is exactly the same as shown in the above image

      • Tim

        The icons aren’t as separated in landscape mode though.

    • BenG

      Just so everybody knows this was “leaked” by Tk tech news on instagram and three of his other “leaks” from his hands on are blatant crop jobs from earlier leaks from different sources and just now on his instagram he’s trying to take credit for this Droid Turbo info he’s a fraud and everyone needs to know it. I’m sure this is just an iphone 6 with a screenshot.

  • [[[…babysmoker…]]]

    Everything I want in a phone right now…. but the capacitive buttons totally & absolutely f#%$ing kill this for me. So lame Moto, really wtf were you thinking

    • Detonation

      Why are the capacitive buttons such an extreme issue for you?

      • Under the bridge downtown

        He smokes babies. Dude has other issues we don’t want to know about.

      • [[[…babysmoker…]]]

        Personal aesthetic preference, truly, & you know what, I think it’s awesome that those who ARE fans of capacitive have this awesome beast of a phone as an option. Nothing but love. But for me, I root my device directly proceeding purchase, enable PIE controls, & kill the nav bar completely. It’s just how I roll. Sure I could probably make the buttons “disappear”, but it’s ultimately a waste of space for me. & I’m a designer, so aesthetics are big for me when picking my next phone. It’s looking like the G3 or, if it makes it to VZW, the next Nexus, but I’d REALLY love an 805…

    • Steven02

      Probably an issue for Verizon who wanted the capacitive buttons.

    • Nick

      I guarantee the requirement for capacitive buttons came from Verizon. Moto knows better.

  • interstellarmind

    Wow. Makes me wish I was back on Verizon. This truly is worthy of the DROID name.

    Wish this was the new Nexus!

  • zakowz

    Not seeing the 4 sensors like the X…??

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Why would it need 4 sensors? Wait…Wrong Post. Let me get back to the nexus post

      • Cogito

        Referring to the IR sensors on the front that enable the touchless activation. Has nothing to do with stock Android and everything to do with the nice Moto functions.

    • MikeD675

      Would suggest that maybe the screen is not AMOLED, ie. no active display.

      • Charlie

        The Droid Mini has an LCD display and still uses active display.

        • MikeD675

          Awesome, good to know.

    • JSo


  • Cameron Laudick

    Don’t get 21MP. Sure it will suck

    • TylerChappell

      Ugh, probably. A smartphone should not have more pixels than my Sony A5000 and nearly as many as my Nikon D7100. The sensor size in any smartphone camera is physically far too small to merit anything over 13MP until sensors drastically improve.

  • Stig

    I need to know the dimensions.

  • Droid22

    $299 more like it.

  • Marcellus1

    No OIS?

  • schoat333

    What were they thinking with that chin? If the phone is going to be that long, extend the screen all the way down… Common sense. I’m sure VZW had far too much input on this device, and we all know how in touch they are with consumers.

  • 213ninja

    butter face…………..

    • Nic

      Have you meet the Nokia 7600 before


      • 213ninja

        Dude that’s just ugly. Butterface means EVERYTHING ELSE is beautiful and amazing….but-her-face…….

        • Nic

          Now remember this phone came out in 2003 back when all you wanted in your phone was a colorscreen ✓ and a camera ✓. Butterface indeed. super sarcasm in both my posts btw.

          • 213ninja

            That 7600 is a baby monitor lol

    • Dark_Laser

      The most butterface phone is the HTC One.

      • 213ninja

        Well I could argue that on paper this phone is better than the One so it’s the new prom queen of butterfacedness, but I don’t care that much lol. And at least the One didn’t buckle at the chin, and had them sweet stereo grills…..

  • bogy25

    10mm thick???

  • Shadowstare

    The spec sheet is the only attractive part of this phone.

    • NexusMan

      I think the back looks great. As well as it’s durability.

    • deskjob

      Agreed. That is one ugly looking phone. But those specs are sweet..

  • objektiv_one
    • Detonation

      Backanswer is an AP thing, not DL…

  • Kyle Null

    So when Android L gets to this phone in 2016, how are those capacitive buttons gonna change?

    • Cael

      The Droid have been getting Android updates very fast. Plus who cares, the phone will be outdated in 6 months anyway.

    • Who cares since the functionality of the buttons is exactly the same.

    • joeallen

      Stupid comment is stupid.

    • Lucky Armpit

      The Droid Maxx got 4.4.4 months ahead of the Moto X. *drops mic*

  • David Caccavo

    UUUGGH. why can’t they just put a MAXX battery in the moto x and take everyone’s money? or offer additional batteries and RAM options for the X. this just looks poor attempt for Verizon to be “cool.”

    • NexusMan

      Nothing about this phone looks “poor.”

    • Cael

      because that would make too much sense.

  • epps720

    I could be wrong, but wasn’t there a rumor that another version of this phone will be coming out on AT&T and TMo under a different name?

    • Yep, FCC documents suggest there is going to be some sort of version for ATT.

      • epps720

        Awesome, just canceled my order of the Z3 compact will have to see what the ATT version of this looks like. Can’t be any uglier but they will ruin the qi wireless charging

      • MichaelFranz

        makes no sense…moto x (2014) owners would be very upset i think.

        • Lucky Armpit

          Why? That’s no different than the Moto X 2014 that’s currently on Verizon.

      • Megamaster2

        I hope that comes out around then too. I’d get this.

  • Shane Redman

    Long lasting functionality vs. Beautiful Design: Kellen, Tim….RUN THE POLL!

    • LiterofCola

      Or have both with Sony.

      • Cael

        Not if you’re on Verizon.

        • MasterEthan

          Sony Z3v???

          • Cael

            Which isn’t even using the Z3’s body….

          • Clift

            Sony Z2v FTFY

          • MasterEthan

            Thought it was a Z3 internals but Z2 body as Cael mentioned? So it’s still a Z3 but housed in the Z2…?

          • Clift

            Oh I was being facetious. I think we have to wait for the ifixit teardown to know for sure. My option though? I think its more than just exterior/interior. Obviously the bigger body let them put the bigger battery in, but there are other idiosyncharacies like the ISO on the camera is more like the z2 than the z3 and the one day battery hints at maybe the z2 screen instead of the z3’s more efficient screen.

      • Shane Redman

        I would…but I can’t give up Active (Moto) display or Moto Voice. Didn’t think i’d use and love the features as much as I do. As well as Moto Connect. Connect doesn’t get as much play as it deserves.

        • adbFreedom

          That is where I am with the Nexus, hoping you can install Moto apps from Play. Although the screen would need to be AMOLED to use active display properly. Hopefully we find out everything tomorrow.

          • Taglogical

            LOVE Active Display – Thing is, Droid Mini has an LCD screen and uses Active Display like it’s big brothers the Ultra and the Moto X, except you’ll notice that the Mini achieves longer battery life on a smaller battery compared to Moto X (same SOC, camera’s, radio’s etc.) …

        • tardis 13

          Same here with my Droid MAXX… I like the near-Android UI, but am a big fan of the Moto software — Active Display, Assist/Voice, and Connect. Also love the updates. I’ll be in for a Red.

        • Finire

          Connect was always too broken for me,.. MightyText has always seemed to work with more reliability.

          • Shane Redman

            Connect for SMS at home works fine for me. Spotty at work though (might be the wifi, idk). But connect is a lot more than an SMS link to the phone. I have a 360 and a Power Pack Micro on my wallet. I can ping both devices, see a last seen location if lost. Customize watchfaces from the connect app. Pretty nifty little ecosystem Moto created for itself.

      • Nikuliai

        Hhahahah good joke!

      • DanielMena9

        Sony Z3 Compact for the win!

      • eriksean

        Minus the functionality

      • guesswhat

        you mean the laggy janky phones that sony makes?

    • crazed_z06

      Beautiful Design? Dont know about that.. Looks like a beast though.

      • jamaall

        Maybe because he was saying it was long lasting and DID NOT have a beautiful design.

      • Sequence of Sound…

        I think he was referring to the Moto X

        • Shane Redman

          any phone that ppl feel would benefit from a bigger battery really

      • Shane Redman

        I didn’t say the Turbo looked good. I said run a poll to see whether ppl would prefer Design over Long-lasting functionality. Something like (and it’s just an example guys) an M8 that lasts 7.5 hours or a Droid Turbo that lasts 25 hours

        • Gary Graf

          yeah but the M8 is not a beautiful design either

    • Raven

      Need long lasting functionality, but this will not be replacing my Moto X Dev Edition unless they or someone else unlocks the boot loader.

    • chris_johns

      i think this phones gorgeous….i love industrial design made for man at its most man

  • djj82

    What type of display? LCD or AMOLED?

    • Shane Redman

      I’d assume AMOLED same as last year for the Moto Display

      • John

        I hope so

      • MikeD675

        Lack of IR sensors on the front suggest otherwise. No active display?

        • Cogito

          Leaked user manual suggest otherwise, and includes graphic of the hand-over-screen motion. Full Moto app suite is onboard, just like it was for the Maxx.

          • MikeD675

            Cool, I had missed that.

        • Shane Redman

          You don’t need IR sensors to run active display. Example: Last year’s phones

  • stacky

    What’s up with “3GB RAM with 64-bit access”???

    • King Lo

      If a future version of Android goes full 64 bit, this phone is capable.

      • stacky

        Yes but can a 32 bit processor take advantage of what 64 bit OS offers?

      • enigmaco

        Android L is suppose to be designed for 64 bit from what I been gathering should be interesting

  • trixnkix637

    I want this phone now!!! Who cares about the chin? Look at those beastly specs! 🙂

    • The Dude

      Specs don’t matter. Look at the 1st gen Moto X, a great phone with mediocre specs.

      • Nikuliai

        Thing is, this is a great phone with great specs and a huge battery…

        It’s just… Ugly

      • trixnkix637

        I didn’t find the OG Moto Xs specs mediocre at all given the software experience they delivered. Maybe the screen and battery but they cancel each other out.

  • Shane Redman

    who wants to buy a droid maxx 2013??? lol

    • Haha my thoughts exactly. 😉 Looks like you can get $200+ for them on swappa.com if in good condition.

      • Shane Redman

        and I JUST dropped mine while biking 2 weeks ago 🙁

  • Jprime

    ahhh, so its ugly after all. got it. off the list.

    • Kyle Null

      Dat chin *shivers*, gross.

      • Tony Spencer

        No gross is getting French kissed by grandma. With the new ability to change the OK Google Now phrase I’m gonna change mine to wake up Leno!

        • Leno as in Jay Leno or Leno as in Lenovo? 😉

          • DanPatrickFlores

            With the chin, the former makes more sense 🙂

          • Tony Spencer

            Maybe I’ll have to say, “Wake up Jay”!

      • Cogito

        Meh. Doesn’t look that bad on the black model (and didn’t on the Maxx either), but it does stick out quite a bit with that red accent. Needs a similar accent up top (without adding overall phone length) to make it blend. Red has the nicer back though.

        I put mine in cases anyway because I am as paranoid as I am clumsy, and with everything else going on this phone… well, I don’t buy it to be a fashion accessory, so the chin sure as crap ain’t gonna stop me.

      • JSo

        Dat DOUBLE chin

    • epps720

      Phone is pretty ugly but it’s a beast! 3,900 mah battery! If if was on AT&T I would throw a case on this and overlook the ugliness for the specs

      • Marcellus1

        It will be on AT&T. The AT&T variant went through the FCC recently. http://www.droid-life.com/2014/10/14/droid-turbo-specs-features/#comment-1635443307

        • Jesse

          Does anybody know if this will be coming to tmobile

          • Marcellus1

            I don’t know one way or the other, but from what I hear it is going to AT&T. However, you should be able to buy it, put in a tmobile SIM card and use it on tmobile, AFAIK. It doesn’t include the tmobile band 12 LTE, which may be an issue for some, but tmobile doesn’t even have band 12 spectrum everywhere, including where I live, and the places they have the spectrum have not yet fully rolled out the use of it yet. (as a side note, the new iPhones also lack band 12 LTE). It does have the main tmobile bands though, so it should be good to go.

          • King Lo

            I thought coming to AT&T and coming to T-Mo were synonymous. Please correct me if I’m wrong. I’m on Verizon.

    • Tony Spencer

      I spend my time looking at what’s on the screen.

      • schoat333

        sweat and earwax?

      • Lucky Armpit

        I know, right? Never understood the obsession over things that don’t matter. Looks are important, but what’s on the screen and what happens when I press buttons is much more so.

        • Jprime

          I just feel for the cost of phones, one should like every single aspect of it. I wouldn’t spend 600 dollars on a couch that was ugly or not the color I wanted just because it will function and let me sit. I shouldn’t have to do that with a phone. No one should have to settle, given the price these things cost. When I buy anything else, speakers, computer, car, I get exactly what I want and if its solely built for function it is usually cheaper.

          • T4rd

            Yeah, well GL finding a phone for any cost that ticks all the boxes. You’re going to have trade-offs of some sort regardless of what you buy, esp. with smart phones and gadgets.

          • Vanquishgc

            I’m with you all the way. The specs are awesome and all, but I can’t get past the look. And I love Moto. At this point I feel like the Z3V, or Z3 in a Z2 body, might be the right way to go for me

    • Moto X 2014 renders were ugly as well and it turned out it looked much bettter IRL.

      • Cael

        Agreed. The renders made that flash ring look hideous to me. Saw it in the store and it wasn’t that bad.

    • LiterofCola

      Looks identical to my Maxx. I need something new. Sony, here I come.