This is Verizon’s new totally violent Droid

October 29, 2014 - photo frame

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Verizon’s latest Droid smartphone is totally nuts.

But it’s not a gimmicky phone. The Droid Turbo is duped out in ways we competence indeed appreciate.

Gigantic battery. The Droid Turbo, done by Motorola, has usually about a biggest battery ever put into a smartphone. It’s some-more than twice a distance of a iPhone 6 battery and even some-more than a third bigger than a hulk iPhone 6 and and Samsung Galaxy S5.

Verizon (VZ, Tech30) claims a Droid Turbo gets an startling 48 hours of battery life. (Though, like any battery, assign longevity depends on how many we taxation it. We’re guessing it lasts a prolonged time though not indeed dual days.)

And it comes built with a fast (“Turbo”) horse that promises to give we 8 hours of battery life after usually 15 mins of charging.

Of course, there’s a downside to make-up an huge battery: The Droid Turbo is some-more than a third heavier (by an unit and half) than a iPhone 6 and roughly two-thirds (a sixth of an inch) thicker.

Insane screen. The 5.2-inch shade packs 565 pixels per inch. That’s 31% some-more than a likewise sized Galaxy S5 and 41% crook than a bigger iPhone 6 Plus.

Motorola says a shade is “Quad HD,” or four-times a shade fortitude of a standard HDTV.

droid turbo screen
The shade fortitude is pronounced to be 4 times improved than standard HD.

Huge storage capacity. The Droid Turbo starts during 32 GB of storage for $199 (with a two-year contract). For $249, we get 64 GB of storage. That’s a flattering good deal, deliberation many phones start during 16 GB, that fills adult fast with photos, song and videos.

Lightning-fast processor. The new Droid is usually about a fastest phone we can buy. It has Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon processor, that has been built to daunt when you’re personification games and examination videos.

Enormous camera. At 21 megapixels, a Droid Turbo sports one of a biggest smartphone cameras out there. Now, a lot some-more than megapixels goes into a peculiarity of a camera, including light sensors and software.

Motorola hasn’t accurately been famous for a camera quality, so usually contrast will tell how it matches adult to a rivals.

droid turbo back
The Droid Turbo boasts a 21 megapixel camera.

Other stuff. The Droid Turbo is packaged with lots of other good features. It is able of wireless charging, it responds to palm motions, and it can be awoken by your voice though touching a phone.

It also comes with some good perks. Verizon will let we trade in any smartphone (no matter what a value) and get $100 off a cost of a Droid Turbo. Customers who buy a Droid Turbo also get giveaway phone insurance: If we moment your screen, Verizon will reinstate it (only once — though that’s still a flattering honeyed deal).

The phone feels good in your hand, utterly a Kevlar-like “ballistic nylon” option. It’s built well, though a phone’s cosmetic bombard doesn’t utterly compare a some-more industrial feel of Motorola’s really identical Moto X. The Moto X’s support is done of aluminum, and it has a advantage of impassioned customization (want a phone done with a wooden behind and bullion buttons? No problem).

So is this a Droid you’ve been looking for?

The law is, we don’t need all these combined bells and whistles in a phone. But for $199 with a two-year contract, removing all those combined advantages are value considering.

The Droid Turbo goes on sale Thursday, exclusively on Verizon’s network.

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