Video: DROID Turbo vs. DROID MAXX and Moto X (2nd Gen)

With the unboxing and hands-on gallery out of the way, we wanted to put the brand new DROID Turbo up against last year’s DROID MAXX, to see how far we have come, but also against the still-mostly-new Moto X (2nd gen), to see the leap Motorola made in just a couple of months.

As you may recall, Motorola took some flack last year with the new DROID line and original Moto X for using what most considered to be sub-standard specs. That is not the case at all this year. The Turbo tops almost every other phone on the market in terms of specs, from its Quad HD display to its Snapdragon 805 processor to its 3GB RAM and 21MP camera. The Turbo is a beast on paper.  (more…)

DROID Turbo Unboxing and Tour

In case you were wondering, yes, we have a DROID Turbo in hand and are ready to start testing the hell out of it, so that we can get into one of the most anticipated reviews of the year. With the device launching this Thursday online and in Verizon stores, I can imagine that plenty of you will want to know all there is to know before then should the Turbo be on your short list of potential new phones. Trust me when I say that we are going to tell you as much as we can before Thursday. Our review won’t be out then, since we like to actually test phones fully, but there are all sorts of things we can do to help you make an informed decision.

To start off our coverage, we have gone ahead and unboxed this DROID beast, walked through specs, made sure to show off the Turbo Charger, talked about in-hand feel, and even jumped into the mostly-stock-Android experience to show you what to expect when you first boot.

I will have some initial impressions shortly, comparisons too, but for now, check out the device in-hand and in action.  (more…)

DROID Turbo Specs (Official)

Now that Verizon and Motorola have unwrapped the DROID Turbo, we wanted to provide you with the official set of specs for this next-gen device.

As you are well aware, thanks to countless leaks over the past few months, this is indeed a powerful phone. It sports a next-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7GHz, 5.2-inch Quad HD display (2560×1440), 3GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, 21MP camera, and a 3,900mAh battery that could last you up to two full days.

If you were looking for a DROID to help reignite the brand, this would be it.

The rest of the specs can be found below.  (more…)

Verizon Announces the DROID Turbo at $199, Available October 30

A new DROID is here. The DROID Turbo by Motorola has been announced as the next DROID-branded exclusive on Verizon, a phone that should bring back some respect to a line of phones that at one time was thought to be the cream of the crop. Thanks to its next-gen set of specs and massive battery, this is likely the best DROID we have seen in years.

The DROID Turbo sports a 5.2-inch QHD display (2560×1440, 565ppi), 3GB RAM, 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 32GB/64GB storage, 3,900mAh battery, 21MP camera, and Android 4.4.4, all wrapped in a body that at its thickest, is just 10.6mm. You can see the full set of specs here(more…)

DROID Turbo Lands on Verizon’s Testman Page, Consider It Official

The DROID Turbo is now official. Well, Verizon still hasn’t announced the phone – they are expected to later today – but their own Testman site (staging area for new products) is already showing the device, with name, and a couple of specs. As you can see from the image above, the DROID Turbo will indeed support Turbo Charging, have 48-hour battery life (thought to be 3,900mAh), and run a 2.7GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon 805). It also looks exactly like the device that has leaked left and right over the past couple of months.  (more…)

The DROID Turbo Launch is Getting Weird, Thanks to Gargoyles and James Franco

The DROID Turbo should be unveiled officially tomorrow. Until that happens, though, Verizon, Motorola and the @DroidLanding Twitter account are doing their best to get weird. In two teasers posted today for the phone, we didn’t learn anything new, only that James Franco is now a found-footage star who posts sponsored Tweets for the DROID brand and that the Turbo may have something to do with Gargoyles.

Yep.

Again, things are getting weird. Really weird.   (more…)

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

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.  (more…)