DROID Turbo 2 Review

It’s late 2015 and Verizon and Motorola are showing no signs of slowing this exclusive DROID partnership that once stood for everything we loved about Android. This year, to follow-up last year’s DROID Turbo, the franchise has been given two new robotic, manhood-enforcing options in the DROID Turbo 2 and DROID MAXX 2.

I have had the pleasure of reviewing this year’s flagship, which is the Turbo 2 and have had just enough time to hopefully give you the full scoop on whether or not this should be your next phone. I’ve taken its shatterproof display for a drop or ten, made sure its camera is as good as the shooter found in the Moto X Pure, and even tried to find out if we have a new battery king on our hands.

This is our DROID Turbo 2 review.  (more…)

If You Received a DM on Twitter From Verizon Offering a $50 Gift Card, Don’t Worry, It’s Legit

If you entered into the DROID Seeker game last week, where Verizon was giving away 200 DROID Turbo 2 smartphones, you may have encountered problems. Queues were jacked up, people were skipping other players, and folks were generally not happy with the experience.

To help apologize for any poor experiences, Verizon is direct messaging users on Twitter, offering them a $50 gift card for use on whatever they want. Naturally, as Verizon did not publicly announce they would be doing this, we got many emails asking if these gift cards were in fact legit, and not some type of scam.  (more…)

DROID Turbo 2 and MAXX 2 Now Available From Verizon

It’s so rare these days that companies announce new phones and then make them available days later, but Verizon and Motorola have done that with the new DROID Turbo 2 and DROID MAXX 2. Both phones became official on Tuesday, and both phones are now available for purchase.

The Turbo 2 is the flagship here and probably the phone you should consider if you consider yourself a smartphone heavy lifter. It features a shatterproof 5.4-inch QHD AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, Qualcomm’s most powerful processor, 21MP camera, plenty of storage, and can be customized to your liking through Motorola’s Moto Maker.  (more…)

A Big Gallery of the DROID Turbo 2 and MAXX 2

After posting our unboxing, we realized that we had a whole bunch of photos of the new DROID Turbo 2 and DROID MAXX 2 that we had yet to post, including some of the Moto Maker options for the Turbo 2, should you choose the 64GB model and go the  customization route. So, here is a big ass gallery of the phones!

Actually, before we get there, be sure to read the full announcement for these new DROIDs, as it talks about pricing and Moto Maker options. Also, don’t forget that we posted official specs for the MAXX 2 and Turbo 2 to show that the rumors leading up to today were right.

OK, here you go – the big ol’ gallery of each phone.  (more…)

DROID MAXX 2 Specs (Official)

The DROID MAXX 2 may not be the headliner of the two new DROIDs, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. This phone, like its distant cousin, the Moto X Play, is a well-equipped phone but with an even better price that is a heck of a value.

At just $16 per month ($384 full retail), you get a 5.5-inch FHD (1080p) display, 21MP camera, 2GB RAM, 3630mAh battery, 16GB storage with SD card support, 4G LTE, and a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. Seriously, that’s a pretty decent set of specs for a phone that still drops in under $400. Then again, the Moto X Pure tops it in most areas and is only $15 more. The Nexus 5X is also on-par in many areas, yet starts at just $379.

The phone will go up for purchase on October 29 at Verizon.  (more…)