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DROID TURBO: Everything You Need to Know

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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