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Here is the DROID TURBO in Its Retail Packaging, Turbo Charger Included

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The DROID Turbo should be here next, at least according to a countdown currently running on Verizon’s DroidDoes.com site for all things DROID. To show you additional proof that the phone is days from an unveiling, we now have pictures of it in retail packaging, courtesy of MotoFirmware.com.

And yep, that looks like the DROID Turbo in classic “DROID” style packaging. Oh, and there is a Turbo Charger in the box, just like we said there would be in our “everything you need to know about the DROID Turbo” post.

As an added note, sources of ours have told us that the phone will like be priced at $199 with a 2-year contract or $599 at full retail.

Not much else to say other than, next week should be fun. 

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Via:  @motofirmware
  • Jim Bob Duggars

    If the price stays at $199, my next new phone.

  • apjans

    Beautiful on the inside, ugly on the outside.

  • arokia annai

    Motorola apps gets Android L design update http://www.gadgetgossip.info/Google-Motorola-Apps-material-design

  • chris_johns

    what bothers me is android lollipops navigation buttons look different…so this phones gonna look outdated with android l release…silly verizon making moto put those ugly things on

    • Tony Spencer

      The new navigation buttons look like something from Playskool or Fisher-Price! The ones on this may be old, but look more stylish IMO.

  • feztheforeigner

    Would be crazy excited if it weren’t for the combination of capacitive buttons and an upcoming Nexus 6…you almost had me DROID Turbo…

  • ssl0408

    What an ugly phone. Is it 2010?

  • Jeremy Gross

    crossing fingers for 64+ internal memory

  • Bryan Williams

    Can we get some size specs now that people have it in hand?

  • Leon

    Hopefully a Dev Edition will be in the works…

    • Josh Matthews

      unfortunately even if it is, XDA support is low on those devices because of lack of users. Although, it isn’t that hard to build CM on stock AOSP.

      • Leon

        Honestly though, compared to a few years ago, what the Moto’s are getting now is way closer to stock Android that what we had say on the Droid X. I find the need to root and put a ROM on my current Droid Maxx kinda pointless lately. I would do it mainly for bloat removal. I just disable as much bloat as possible in settings and that has been getting me by.

        • Josh Matthews

          That’s exactly what’s tempting me towards the Turbo. I might just go with the Turbo and then mess around on a Nexus 7 or something

          • Leon

            Haha that is EXACTLY what I do. Mess with my Nexus 7 2013 and keep my Maxx stock. Gonna get the Turbo, I’ll have Android 5.0 on my Nexus 7 in no time.

  • KOBALT

    Tmobile! Tmobile! Tmobile! PLEASE!

  • Anonymous

    The whole world starts using the payment system tinege while you still hassle with your bank loans. Especially because you can get it for free on their website of the same name. Tinege it’s money and payment system at the same time by connecting to the payment system, you become a bank, and you can produce tinege on the Internet by your own, the program is called mining. Soon, all the banks will be closed, and then there will be no need to return loans.

    • Josh Matthews

      so we should get out loans?

  • jscheffer85

    Thanks for the weekend post instead of waiting till Monday, I check out your site daily and this is why…. Current news.

    Thanks again.

  • If the camera is par to G3, then the trade off of physical buttons to something this high end is, in my opinion, perfectly acceptable.

  • Steven Johnson

    if this pricing and spec’s are right then their literally is no reason to buy any other phone if you are a Verizon customer

    • Josh Matthews

      LOL unless you like to take full potential of your phones by rooting and ROMing. The Turbo’s bootloader will be locked tight.

      • Steven Johnson

        like I said…no reason on to get it. With the current state of android I don’t feel the need to do all that stuff anymore. Don’t get me wrong back in the day it was the first thing I did, but I think that android has matured to a nice place… plus most consumers don’t root their phones.

    • hushdrops

      Unless you require a removeable battery and / or SD card slot.

  • Moto

    Any word on if the DroIid Turbo is coming to Tmobile and AT&T? If the price is true it’s cheaper than Iphone6 and Nexus 6? Good Deal just now with Verizon.

    • Josh Matthews

      yeah probably as ‘moto x play’

  • synplex

    Goodbye Sony Z3v, Hello DROID TURBO!!!!! =-D

  • Raynal Jones

    Note 4 or the Turbo? Beauty or the Beast? Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    • tdizzel

      Why are you calling the Note 4 a beast?

      • Raynal Jones

        Droid is a beast

        • tdizzel

          So the Turbo is beauty and the beast. Why did you even mention the Note 4?

          • Raynal Jones

            I’m stuck in between the two. The Note 4 for is a beautiful device and it’s the perfect size. The specs on the Turbo make it a beast. I’ve been a Droid user from day one tho.

          • hkklife

            Note 4 will likely have a superior camera and it has expandable storage. The bigger screen is definitely a plus for QHD. But there is no disputing the superior Moto software, RF performance, battery life, and updates/support.

          • Raynal Jones

            So you think the Note 4 camera will be superior to the Turbo?

  • John Kitchen

    Queue the capacitive button haters.

    This thing is gorgeous.

  • Chris VanAnden

    check out that sexy jay leno chin.

  • Tyler Rynberg

    Anyone notice that guy has already pulled the stock ROM?

    • Josh Matthews

      he posted a dump that motofirmware.com got a hold of

  • Cosmo Questi

    The off-contract price will be at least $649.00. Most likely it will be $699.00 for a month or so after it’s released, then drop to $649.00 for six months or so. It won’t drop below $600.00 until after June of 2015. You can take that to the bank, which is just what Verizon will do…

  • Hal1

    Full retail for me so I can keep unlimited data. At 7-10Gb per month the break even for my basic plan vs buying 10g is barely 5 or 6 months.

  • crazed_z06

    Wow.. Looks like a DROID Bionic 2

    • hkklife

      Aside from the lousy screen and camera I LOVED the Bionic’s hardware. Especially once it finally got ICS & JB. It was the last true power user’s Moto (expandable storage and removable battery)

      • tdizzel

        Power user here. I don’t care about either expandable storage or a removable battery. Last year’s Droids where just fine for power users.

        • Josh Matthews

          If you don’t care about expandable storage or a removable battery, you’re not a power user

          • tdizzel

            Actually, yes I am. And I’m a power user who’s smart enough to work without expandable storage or a removable battery.

          • Josh Matthews

            I wouldn’t define you as a power user then

          • tdizzel

            You wold be wrong.
            Luckily some dude on the internet doesn’t get to decide if I’m a power user or not.

          • Josh Matthews

            You can call yourself whatever you want, in my definition, you could ONLY be a power user if you needed those things. There’s nothing physically possible that you could use at this point in time to avoid those things.

          • tdizzel

            Well, your definition is just painfully wrong. Just because you’re not clever enough to use a phone without those things it means absolutely nothing. You’re wrong. No two ways about it. That’s not an opinion, its a fact.
            You saying there’s nothing physically possible shows what a novice you really are.

          • Josh Matthews

            Lol stfu , I’ve been working on Android for seven years now. Yes my definition of power user is different, you don’t need to pull your dick out and get all angry kid

          • tdizzel

            You can keep wishing that I’ll pull my dick out for you, but I don’t swing that way. And I don’t care how long you’ve been using Android, it still doesn’t give you a brain. And yes, your definition is different, its also wrong.
            And I’m not angry. I don’t get angry at people I feel pity form and I feel a lot of pity for you. Trying to come to Android forums to pick up a boyfriend, while being totally clueless about how Android phones work. So sad indeed.
            Lol.

          • Josh Matthews

            ok lol clearly you’re 14 or something, sorry for being agressive i didn’t realize you’re age at first

          • tdizzel

            And clearly you have nothing for a brain and can’t handle someone having telling you that you’re wrong. Spoiled much? Ooh you told me I’m wrong, I’m gonna talk about your dick and then call you 14…wait a minute…you called me 14 after talking about me taking my dick out…how sick are you?!?!?
            Please don’t reply to any more of my comments. I don’t want to talk to any pedophiles.

          • Josh Matthews

            you still don’t have the basic reading comprehension of a 14 year old. I said I just realized you were only 14. Do you know what “just” is? your mind must move like molasses i can’t imagine being that mentally retarded, drooling all over your own face and wearing an adult diaper. i feel sorry for you.

            you can’t tell me i’m wrong it’s simple fact. Apple and Samsung are the only ones profiting in the smartphone business, their phones have capacitive keys.

          • tdizzel

            Stop trying to talk to me, you pedophile.

          • Josh Matthews

            lol “pedophile” just cuz you don’t know how to read correctly

  • Marc Lewis

    I must be the only one that prefers the capacitive buttons.

  • Chris

    why does Verizon always get the best phones? As much as I love the G3, if ATT had the Turbo, I’d have bought it.

  • Droider

    Learning to accept capacitive buttons was hard enough, now learning to accept the fact that they don’t even disappear like every phone with capacitive buttons today is ridiculous.

  • A2theC

    The only thing left to the imagination is, will it blend?

  • s0uth

    This will be my first droid…..

  • jnt

    If this is priced at $200/$600, that’s pretty incredible.

  • Also waiting for this thing to be rooted for free tetherting.

  • Brandon Sobotta

    As I posted on twitter, I would rather have a nexus 6 soley for 1st party support.

    • SpringRubber

      Of course, if Verizon handles the Nexus 6 like they handled the Galaxy Nexus, they’re gonna be interfering with the direct-to-Google access to updates anyway. Let’s see if they handle the Nexus program just as poorly this time around after a 3 year hiatus from Nexus phones.

  • If it drops to $450 like last years’ did after 3 months, I’ll jump then

    • Josh Matthews

      last year’s had hardware that was slightly behind other manufacturers, so the price dropped quicker. Not the case with this QHD screen and 805 chip

      • You could be right, but they also dropped the LG G3 and a few other phones shortly after. We’ll see what happens. It’s a crowded marketplace, we’ll see if Verizon has a good marketing plan for this phone or if they need help selling it. I’m cool waiting to see, as my Droid Maxx is still awesome.

      • hkklife

        Wait until they quietly release a gimped turbo in 6 months’ time with 16GB internal storage and a Snapdragon 801 to coincide with the ‘price drop’.

  • They just won

  • Under the bridge downtown

    I’m disappointed that the back looks rather slick. I don’t like using cases.

    • Kevin P. McClave

      Have you used one of the Droids with Kevlar before? I had the Razr Maxx HD and now the Droid Maxx and neither is slippery at all. The Maxx in particular has a premium, soft touch feel to it. Also tends to hide fingerprints better than a lot of phone backs.

      • Under the bridge downtown

        Yes, I have the MAXX now and I love it. But this is the “Turbo” and I do not think it will have the MAXX premium feel. I think it will be like the Ultra.

        • Kevin P. McClave

          I can’t see that picture becoming the Ultra. We’d need sunglasses for the glare

  • Chazz Matthews

    what’s with the black and white pics?

  • jamaall

    The front looks almost exactly like my Droid Maxx… Yawn

  • Adam

    Only one verizon logo!?

  • bonix

    All these leaks and not a single leaked picture taken by this beastly camera? Give us something!

  • Dave Stines

    So debating this and the Moto X. Not a huge fan of the buttons or the chin on this but on paper this thing is a beast. Yet the Moto X is sexier but the battery supposedly blows and it doesn’t have wireless charging. Come on Tuesday so I can decide!

    • Moto

      Rumor has it there maybe a Moto X Play before the end of the year hopefully for Tmo and ATT. I’m waiting on it before making my decision and I’m not waiting for the 64 bit SnapDragon next year.

  • B!

    In the words of Lil Jon, “Awwwwwwwwww skeet, skeet, skeet, skeet…….”

    I can’t wait to check this out next week.

  • DonyDee

    Personally Ive had about 11 Android devices…. The Highest Quality Brand has ALWAYS been the DROID Brand. I love the Kevlar!!!!! And ill take Capacative buttons over On SCreen ANY day. Why would I want buttons taking up realestate on the screen??

    • needa

      always? ti-omap

      • DonyDee

        The ti-Omap was only a killer on the Nexus because of all the bugs!!! Nexus is NOT a droid.

        • needa

          i am talking about droids.

  • danger2u

    the beast is here.
    root,remove al the Verizon bloatware and i will have the best phone on market.

    • Dave

      With those specs, bloat ware isn’t going to effect performance very much, if any. But yes, for a cleaner more OCD look I prefer.

    • PrDawg

      Once it upgrades to Lollipop unless it can be unlocked you may lose root forever.

    • King Lo

      Verizon droid has historically been a headache to root. You may be waiting awhile. Especially if they decide to try to ship with lollipop.

    • John Kitchen

      I had a Droid Ultra and I just disabled everything.

  • mcdonsco

    As for capacitive vs onscreen buttons…as I get used to using my new note 4, and see the pics of this turbo, then look back at my g2 with onscreen buttons…I’m noticing something…with capacitive is it just me or are they lower on the device than on screen buttons? Seems like they are, and thus, not as easy to reach.

    • Dave

      True, you do have to sort of hold the device unnaturally lower than normal to tap them.

      • mcdonsco

        Yea, not a deal breaker for me by any means, but where I was 50/50 on the issue, I think I’m more 60/40 now.

  • Ajmcnicol

    This is essentially the Nexus 6 for those that wanted a smaller screen but same great specs.

    • Dave

      I see that the N6 will have knock on/off. That’s nice for the size of a device.

      • ApplesNAndroids

        Really? I thought that was just a Nexus 9 feature.

        • Dave

          Somebody on Phandroid said it was in the menu on a leak video.

        • chris_johns

          its a lollipop feature…any phone that can take advantavge of it will have it

          • ApplesNAndroids

            Cool, thanks!

  • mcdonsco

    BTW DL…weekend posting is good!

    • jnt

      lol… I’m all about taking some time off so I never fault DL for that… but at the same time, I agree. 🙂

    • googlyeyedfrog

      I completely agree. I mean, most people have time off on the weekend and probably do a lot of searching the internet on a Saturday morning. The Droid Life crew basically has a job where they can work from home, and as a result should probably modify their schedules to maybe have some time off during the week to accommodate putting up a few extra posts during the weekend, where they are greatly appreciated. Thanks DL

      • JoshGroff

        I think the way it is is fine, most important announcements happen during the week anyway. That being said, the occasional weekend post is always fun to see.

        • Tyler Durden

          Lose a lot of views when you wait. But yeah working from home has a lot of freedom.

      • niuguy

        Quit enjoying your weekends, Droid Life team!

    • moew

      Damn, I was just searching for droid life weekend droid turbo android verizon tyler fekker, and I found this place!

  • Dave

    Has anybody else lost interest in this since the N6 is coming? 3900mah is a big battery, but I figure that’s 1950mah per day, turbo charger aside, that won’t get a power user thru 2 days anyway. I guess I’ll move on with a one day battery.

    • Kevin P. McClave

      Not me. You couldn’t pay me to get an N6. Way too freakin’ big.

  • sshoredoc

    I’m more interested in the quality of the 21 megapixel camera. With the large battery I don’t anticipate the need to get a rapid charge. My Droid MAXX always gets me through the day.

  • mcdonsco

    If I hadn’t just picked up a Note 4 for $545, I would have been interested in this. But, with moto’s, I would be worried that mp count aside the camera may stink anyway.

    Funny, when everyone hated moto I was an extreme moto fan (maxx line for the batteries). Now that everyone loves them I’m moving away from them (plenty of big battery choices now that didn’t exist previously).

    • hkklife

      How did you manage a Note 4 for $545?

      • mcdonsco

        $200 trade-in deal

  • Those buttons at the bottom look horrible and so Droid X like. Killed the whole front of the phone.

    • Dave

      I was thinking like an OG Ego 4G.

  • mcdonsco

    Not sure the “turbo charger” portion of this is such a bug deal at this point as it seems a lot of the new phones coming out now have “fast charging” included.

    My Note 4 does. Charges from 15% to 70% or so in about 15 minutes. Basically the lower the battery the faster it charges…

    Does make me wonder how this will effect battery longevity though.

    • sophocles

      Here’s an article about slow charging – maybe turbo charging is a good thing:
      http://www.pcworld.com/article/2683012/want-lithiumion-batteries-to-last-slow-charging-may-not-be-the-answer.html#tk.rss_all

      • mcdonsco

        Interesting…thanks!

      • needa

        it does not say turbo charging is better. nor does it say that slow charging is harmful. everything in that article was a play on words. the only thing that is for sure about that article is charging needs to be more ‘uniform’.

        • sophocles

          Right. Nothing about turbo charging at all. My _maybe_ is if the qualifier for if it’s more uniform. It doesn’t say what makes a charge more uniform, but it does indicate that slow charging isn’t it. Hence, not so much of a concern.

          • needa

            i wish i knew more about how battery tech worked because this kind of stuff interests me. my take on that was they need a way to charge all particles at once….slowly, and i also think that can only be solved in the manufacturing of the battery itself. i think quick charge is like the normal charge… it charges one and goes on to the next. it just does it much faster by applying much more heat. one thing we do know for sure is that lithium-ion batteries degrade around the 100 degree mark… silicone around 110. and kellen took that charger out quite quickly in his video once he felt how hot his phone was. you could even hear the ‘my phone will never be the same’ in his voice.

    • Dave

      Exactly. If you can go into airplane mode, some sites claim a full charge in 40 minutes.

  • Rafy286

    Droid turbo or Nexus 6. Would love to see the type of photos this shoots. Hopefully it’s the same sensor used in the Z3.

  • alberteezy

    Another thing that Motorola gets right is the pricing on smart phones.

  • chris

    Same price as ordering a motomaker 32gb moto x and adding a turbo charger. Hmmm…

    • travesty4

      And better specs in every aspect goes without saying.

      • needa

        which is why i beleive that price tag is wrong. too many upgrades accross the board. on a phone that is not going to sell that well. no way is thing thing going to be 599.

        • Kevin P. McClave

          But it’s Verizon’s call, and it makes money on the service, not the phones…

          • needa

            and if i buy one off contract to take elsewhere… i expect them to make money. just as if i am getting lower rates thanks to verizon’s payment plan.

          • Kevin P. McClave

            What I was suggesting is that if their primary intent is to bring more customers to Verizon, and not so much to sell a bunch of the phones for its own sake (obviously both happen in this scenario), then selling them for less than expected would play right in to that strategy. The dollars they lose in the lower pricing they make up in the monthly gouging.

  • travesty4

    Looks huge in the pictures…can’t decide between this or z3v…microsd slot is the factor for me right now. Same price.
    Got to go in November and physically hold them.

    • Clift

      I was totally against Z3v but I played with one in the Verizon store… It’s still a very good looking phone, especially the white one! Just wish it had the Z3 screen instead of the Z2 screen for epic battery life

      • Kevin P. McClave

        Isn’t the back of that phone a fingerprint magnet? I realzie it would be dumb to use that as the only reason not to get a phone, but it is something I’m aware of when looking.

        • Clift

          Probably. My current phone is pretty bad too, but I have a case on it. I think it’d be a shame to put a case on any z3 variant. Bumper, yes but case, no.

        • John Kitchen

          The black model yes, the white model no.

          • Kevin P. McClave

            Oh, cool. Not a white phone kind of guy.

  • Larizard

    There’s quite a few things going on for the Droid Turbo, but imo the most significant are:
    1 – Manageable size
    2 – Beast Battery
    3 – Undercutting Pricing for the Nexus 6 (by $50)

    For the most part, this is the “anti-Nexus 6”. And Verizon is positioning itself to corner both segments of the market.

    But then, it has capacitive buttons, so No.

    • Dave

      True but even this battery won’t get thru 2 days of extreme use without the turbo charger, just figure it’s 1950mah per day.

      • needa

        that battery is barely going to get you through two days with light/normal use.

        • Kevin P. McClave

          Well, 2 full days is just showing off for most people anyway. Sure, I realize there are hikers and such who do need that long without a charge, but that isn’t the norm for most of us.

          I have the Droid Maxx now and that is a battery beast, of course. Getting even a bit more charge than that is great for me. I charge the phone every night anyway. I just like the peace of mind of never having to worry it won’t make it that far.

        • Tyler Durden

          The Maxx lasts about 3 days with light minimum use. Heavy use aka 19 hours with 6 hours screen on time.

          • needa

            and that maxx has a 720 screen. i already know the diffence in a moto x running an 801 and 1080 vs the old x and the maxx. which is why i said what i said. the new x battery life is not as good as the old. the only chance this new one has is if it is using samsung’s latest and greatest amoled tech. and i just don’t see that happening.

  • Wilmer F.

    The design isnt for everyone but the specs on this phone can’t be beat. I’m curious to see what the new camera is like with its 20mp and what the added battery mah will do

  • alberteezy

    Is the ATT variant confirmed?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Nope

      • Chazz Matthews

        WRONG. The answer is YES. AT&T edition of “Droid Turbo” is confirmed — to be called “Moto X Play”. What’s not yet confirmed is the Motorola “Pure Edition”, sold straight from Motorola which would have unlockable bootloader, no carrier branding, no bloatware. Motorola has done that with the 2014 Moto X, hope they also do it with the upcoming Moto X Play.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          That. Is not “confirmed”. Did Moto announce this device? No. Did At&t announce this device? No. So it’s not confirmed.

          • Chazz Matthews

            To use your logic, Motorola hasn’t yet announced this Moto Droid yet either. Get real.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            This device hasn’t been confirmed either. Correct.

          • MistaButters

            The Droid has been leaked a ton of times though. Plus, we have the countdown.

            There hasn’t been a single ounce of info saying the AT&T model is real besides the FCC doc. Btw, I really want the freaking AT&T model.

        • needa

          plenty of things have passed through the fcc and never come to light. the sprint edition moto x is one.

        • Kevin P. McClave

          I wouldn’t call either “confirmed” just yet. Spotted? yes.

        • SpringRubber

          I get what the FCC filing says, but that name seriously makes no sense. Logically, the name “Moto X Play” would indicate a Google Play Edition of the Moto X, and it’s completely stupid to give the name “Moto X Play” to a rebranded Droid Turbo. The only way the name “Moto X Play” would make any sense is if they take the internals of the Droid Turbo and give the exterior the design and form factor of the Moto X, which would be a really awesome phone. Even so, they really need to use a word other than “Play” if it’s anything other than the Google Play Edition of the Moto X because that would just be downright confusing.

          • Chazz Matthews

            The name Moto X Play is to appeal to gamers who want top tier specs for online gaming. Has Snapgragon 805, 3GB RAM, 1440p resolution, etc. Whereas the regular Moto X is for people who don’t care. 😉

            Since it’s coming from “Motorola” and not “Google” (yes, I know Google still owns them), Motorola can use the word “Play” however they wish.

        • MistaButters

          One other thing I remembered.

          In the past, Motorola has sent the Canadian versions of the Droid phones through the FCC. They did it with the RAZR maxx hd.

    • Droid = Verizon

      • alberteezy

        AT&T= Death Star Edition
        Lol c’mon let me have some hope.

        • Chazz Matthews

          Verizon Droid Turbo: FCC ID of IHDT56PK1
          AT&T Moto X Play: FCC ID of IHDT56PK2

          Has AT&T bands, and the documentation also states that the new device “is electrically equivalent to the certified device carrying FCC ID IHDT56PK1.”

      • Chazz Matthews

        So what? AT&T version is still coming. Just won’t be called Droid. Will be called “Moto X Play”.

        Shakespeare: “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
        By any other name would smell as sweet”

        • DanPatrickFlores

          Bart Simpson: “…not if you called ’em stench blossoms.”

    • Chazz Matthews

      Yes, AT&T variant confirmed. Passed FCC weeks ago.

      • alberteezy

        Thanks. Can’t wait for the announcement then!

    • Edward

      The droid turbo will be compatible with AT&T. All verizon phones are. The problem is that you have to buy the phone off-contract and MAYBE no LTE. The droid ultra supported AT&T’s Cat. 4 LTE

      • Chris VanAnden

        really? I wasn’t aware of that…I never pay a whole lot of attention to the radios I guess. Interesting thing to look for in the future.

        • needa

          the inportant part is the lte that you may or may not be able to take advantage of. verizon phones are a pain to take to a different carrier.

  • Knlegend1

    Capacitive buttons…

  • Anthony Tyson

    The Sim tray is in the volume keys?

    • Fieldy

      Same place they were in the previous gen droid phones iirc.

    • James Keleman

      It was located at the same spot for last years model…why are so many people shocked?

      • Anthony Tyson

        Because most people have never used a “Droid”

        • sc0rch3d

          OG ftw

    • mcdonsco

      It was in the previous maxx too…wasn’t a problem at all.

      • Anthony Tyson

        Who said it was a potential problem?

        • mcdonsco

          Didn’t…but questioning it seemed to me like you thought it may be?

          • Anthony Tyson

            Nope. Just thought it was strange. Never heard about them doing that in the old ones so it was interesting.

  • BlackMaGiC1o0

    The red looks so much better then the black.

    • RedMaGiC1o0

      I know, right??

      • BlackMaGiC1o0

        Brother is that you!?

    • Kevin P. McClave

      Sure seems to in the renders. I still want to know what the woven backed version is all about…

  • Nicktrance

    They should have made the charger into a snail shape…

    • BlackMaGiC1o0

      Who cares what the charger looks like? I’ve never gotten any compliments on how dope my charger looks lol.

      • Nicktrance

        I was referring to an actual turbocharger, and no I don’t actually care either :P.

        • irtechneo

          I see what you did there…got a chuckle from me…and I am shamed to admit I kind of liked that movie.

          • Jermy

            Ummm well this is awkward. You thought he was talking about an actual snail when he was talking about an actual turbocharger.

          • irtechneo

            Lol not awkward at all…

  • BigTimmay

    All I care about is if it’ll have good battery.

  • sophocles

    Looks like it’s ready to release. Have to wonder if they’re going to start selling them midday tho…. Wish I knew just when to start shopping.

    • James Keleman

      Same here

  • BenG

    So the Nexus is officially Motorola’s most expensive phone. Damn

    • Dave

      Rumors are swirling about $99 on contract though.

  • ultravisitor

    $599 full retail really isn’t too bad for this phone.

  • James Keleman

    Other than the capacitive buttons, this phone is sweet. And for $199? Deal. I thought it would be $299 on contract. Now let’s see what day its available in stores..

    • sophocles

      I was holding out hope that the buttons might be updated to the Lollipop design, but seeing it in the packaging with them, I guess that hope is dashed. No big deal tho, I guess. Still looks like a great phone, and hopefully that is the right price.

      • James Keleman

        Yeah hopefully. It should be $199 if you really think about it. I just wish I knew if its gonna be available Tuesday at 12 or starting Thursday Oct 30th

        • sophocles

          Me too. Might even take the day off if I knew which one to take off.

          • James Keleman

            Luckily I only work till 1 on Tuesday and I took off this Thursday thinking that it’ll be the day its available in stores…I can’t imagine an official Verizon store selling out of the new droid in an hour right?

      • Dave

        There were rumors/reports flying on another site (I follow to many to remember now) that the N6 was $99 on contract.

        • jamaall

          I couldn’t see the N6 being $99 when the Moto X is $99 and Turbo $199

          • Brandon Sobotta

            149 maybe

    • Dave

      At least Samsung buttons just light up and go away….jeez ugly buttons.

      • I keep mine off on my Note 4

        • James Keleman

          I know I don’t understand why Motorola doesn’t follow suit

          • Dave

            Unless VZ specified them to make it “less confusing” for its customers.

          • I suspect it’s more VZW than Moto too.

          • michael arazan

            Yes, Because Verizon “Listen’s” to their customers. We asked for it and we got it, just like price gouging tier data plans

          • i think you misunderstood. I was saying it was VZW who made Motorola put capacitive, not for any benefit to the customer, but just to put their foot down on another decision that doesn’t make sense.

          • David Caccavo

            agreed…for ex see the X and Nexus…only on-screen there. VZN has a real weird fondness for capacitive

          • mcdonsco

            At&t is doing that too…

          • hkklife

            VZW likely specified it because:
            1. It’s “less confusing to our customers”
            2. It’s a “Droid” trademark since the OG days
            3. It’s a “free” way to get away with having a larger screen (ie a differentiating factor). If it works for Samsung, VZW feels it’s good enough for them.

            Since so few apps have been updated to support immersive mode and/or anything higher than 1080P, it’s probably not a bad idea to ride it out for one more model year cycle.

            P.S. I also have a sneaking suspicion that if this thing isn’t a smash hit it may be the final Droid-branded device we see.

        • Dave

          Ditto on my Note 2. I’d rather not have them, but at least I can disable them. Turbo ones look like an OG Evo reborn.

          • mcdonsco

            How do you disable them? And, do you then have onscreen I’m assuming?

            I take it this is via root and a ROM right?

          • Dave

            Just go into the menu where you adjust the timing, and set to “off.”. No root or ROM, I still know exactly where they are and still use the capacitive ones, it’s just like they’re not there.

          • mcdonsco

            Ahh, you’re talking about just turning their lights off…I thought you were saying you completely disabled the buttons so they dont work and were then, presumably, somehow using onscreen ones.

        • tomn1ce

          I turn the light off of my Note 3 buttons on day one….as I was going through the setting I noticed I could turn their lights off and they have been off since then.

      • Daddy

        That’s just the sticker on the screen they will go off just like all the other phones

        • Tyler Durden

          And like they say…never go full retard

          • Dave

            Other leaks have them on also, and the screen is off.

          • Tyler Durden

            I meant him calling it a sticker, not towards you, my b

          • Dave

            Haha…gotcha.

        • Dave

          Every leak photo has had them on there, and the screen was off.

      • Tyler Rynberg

        Jesus Christ, seriously, you have posted that exact same thing like 10 times. STFU about it already. Besides if you think a physical home button is better than capacitive buttons that don’t disappear…you’re wrong.

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        At least these buttons are in the right order.

    • Richard Gao

      At least you’ll be able to cover them up with a skin

    • B!

      I’m assuming that capacitive buttons symbolize the Droid line & how they’ve looked since 2009. I personally mind them since they don’t give up screen real estate, but I can see how they can look dated.

      • JoshGroff

        Immersive mode fixed that problem with on screen keys, and with mods you can customize them further than you can capacitive, but I’m not really dead set on either.

        • B!

          If by mods you mean rooting then I think I’m cool. I rooted my RAZR Maxx last year (with CM) & it ufcked my phone all up; made the camera look like it was from the original RAZR & the phone was buggier than a bee hive.

          • Tyler Rynberg

            That was installing a ROM. And CM hasn’t been buggier than a bee hive in forever. Rooting does not equal changing ROMS! Mods does not equal changing ROMS!

          • B!

            Before you try to go HAM on someone, properly read the comment first. My sentence began with if, meaning I didn’t know what he meant & was seeking clarity on what he meant & also expressing my bad experience with rooting. Read the comment first before posting your CM dick riding reply.

          • cizzlen

            Don’t let the root nerds get butt hurt

          • B!

            Lol. I know, right?! Other than JoshGroff everyone else replied to me like I insulted them or something.

          • BobButtons

            If you’re no longer on unlimited data you might want to root if nothing else to install an ad blocker. It saves on data, makes browsing cleaner and makes pages load quicker.

          • B!

            Cool! Thanks for the tip. I’ve managed my data pretty good these 1st 3 months. Only came close once & that was from using Google Play Music on a 3 1/2 hour drive & using my phone as a hotspot.

          • cizzlen

            Haha truth. I only come to DL to read the comments lmao.

          • B!

            I started coming to DL because it’s pro android & didn’t have the unnecessary apple vs android convos. Apparently voicing personal experiences about custom ROMS will strike nerves around here.

          • cizzlen

            Actually you’d be surprised at the amount of fanboyism that takes place here regarding Apple and Android. And don’t dare mention anything slightly negative about their precious stock Android, root or ROMs. Lol… pathetic.

          • B!

            I guess I just come from a different Era where opinions are respected. Oh well. Ready for the official announcement of this phone tomorrow.

          • cizzlen

            Opinions are respected just not on here. Oh yeah. I almost forgot this article was about a new phone!

          • B!

            LMAO! My only disappointment is Moto went away from SD slots last year. That & their lackluster cameras is what switched me from the DROID MAXX TO the Note 3. If this device has a better camera than the Note 4 then I’ll be back in a Motorola device.

          • Suicide_Note

            Simply rooting your phone would not cause those issues.

          • B!

            Not rooting; installing the custom ROM is what did it. I should’ve been more specific.

          • landon

            If you can’t handle bugs use a stable rom plain and simple.

          • B!

            Or not root or install a custom ROM like I did with the next phone. Plainer & simpler.

          • JoshGroff

            You can have root without flashing a custom rom, and using a stock Android rom that was ported to a non stock phone can cause issues. (Which is why I typically stick to debloated OEM stock based roms and use root apps to tweak the software to my liking.)

          • B!

            Cool! Thanks for the tip. I might do that next time if I decide to root, but I no longer have unlimited data so there goes 50% of why I’d root a device.

    • Lucky Armpit

      OMG what is with the capacitive buttons hate?! Guys, they are buttons – get over it!!!

    • Justin Kos

      On my OnePlus One I use the capacitive buttons (you have the option for both). There not that bad I swear!

      • tomn1ce

        If the option would be there to choose from there wouldn’t be any problems, knowing vzw they won’t give us the option to choose…

    • TheDrunkenClam

      Other than the capacitive buttons, inclusion of bloatware that likely can’t be removed, and waiting longer than the nexus to get the latest android updates, it may be a pretty good phone.

    • middlehead

      Capacative buttons are one of the reasons I want this. If they do release an AT&T version, or if this thing has AT&T frequencies, I’ll buy the hell out of it.

  • objektiv_one

    Idk if you guys have seen the FCC filing for something very similar to the Turbo with At&t and T-Mo LTE bands. I would consider that phone in a heartbeat.

    • buddyruff777

      Moto Maxx is coming for att

      • objektiv_one

        one could only hope! the specs are beast.