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Motorola Droid Turbo

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Motorola Droid Turbo
Motorola Droid Turbo (Droid Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
170 g ( = 6 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
600 Euro

 

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Average Score: 82.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 16 reviews)

Reviews for the Motorola Droid Turbo

Motorola DROID Turbo Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015
80% Droid Turbo review: Motorola's big red phone is almost unkillable
Source: PC World English
I am truly impressed by what Motorola has to offer with the new Droid Turbo, but I’m disappointed that it’s limited to Verizon Wireless users. It’s a fantastic device despite the boring design, and truly showcases Motorola’s abilities for making powerful hardware. It’s really a shame that this isn’t the Moto X, because the Droid Turbo’s high-end specs and the Moto X’s customizable chassis would have probably made this the best phone of the year.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Droid Turbo review: Motorola's big red phone is almost unkillable
Source: Greenbot English
I am truly impressed by what Motorola has to offer with the new Droid Turbo, but I’m disappointed that it’s limited to Verizon Wireless users. It’s a fantastic device despite the boring design, and truly showcases Motorola’s abilities for making powerful hardware. It’s really a shame that this isn’t the Moto X, because the Droid Turbo’s high-end specs and the Moto X’s customizable chassis would have probably made this the best phone of the year.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Motorola's Droid Turbo is powerful, but is it perfect?
Source: Gizmag English
When this phone was first announced, I declared that it could be the most powerful smartphone yet. I think that's still possibly true, although the margin between the Droid Turbo and the likes of the Galaxy Note 4 and the Nexus 6 is thinner than I had hoped. A great display and big battery with those cool Motorola features make this a phone that can compete with the best of them, with a few caveats: first, it's not quite a phablet, if you're looking for that mammoth screen, and second (this is a big one), it's only available on Verizon.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2014
90% Motorola Droid Turbo
Source: Engadget English
The Droid Turbo is frustrating. It's objectively better than the Moto X in most of the ways that matter: Its battery is tremendous (if not as amazing as Verizon claims); the screen is lovely; and the camera is actually worth using. Some might say this is the phone the Moto X should've been in the first place, and I can't argue with that.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Motorola Droid Turbo review: Power robot
Source: GSM Arena English
Motorola Droid Turbo is a complete package - a no-compromise Android powerhouse that is fit to accommodate even the most discerning power user. The smartphone blends high performance hardware, innovative materials, and stellar battery endurance into a compact, superbly built package.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2014
DROID Turbo Review
Source: Slashgear English
The DROID Turbo is the best Motorola smartphone on the market today. That is, if you don't mind your inability to get the device with a wooden back panel or custom colors. You get the choice of black or red and a couple of finishes - go for the red and you won't regret it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/08/2014
DROID Turbo review: The do-it-all Android phone
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
If you’re going with Verizon — and who would blame you — give the DROID Turbo a very hard look. Tell the customer service associate to buzz off for a half hour or so while you get tucked in with this one. It’s not the sleekest, lightest, or most groundbreaking phone around, but it does something not many other phones do.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2014
DROID Turbo Review
Source: Droid-Life English
The DROID Turbo is a beast of a phone that has nothing but top tier specs at a surprisingly reasonable price. There are few phones that match this new Motorola smartphone on paper and in real world use. While the camera needs a software update soon to improve its speed and consistency, there are few things wrong with the Turbo. It feels premium, looks better than previous DROID phones, has excellent battery life, and performs flawlessly. If you are a Verizon customer, this should be a phone on your short list. If you aren’t on Verizon, well, sorry.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2014
Droid Turbo review: Motorola had to leave Google to become the king of Android
Source: BGR English
In the end, there’s precious little to gripe about with the Droid Turbo. If you’re not intimidated by the bulky case and additional heft from the giant battery, this is probably the Android smartphone for you. It’s powerful, it’s sleek and it has the best battery in the business outside of a few truly gigantic phablets.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2014
Moto X vs. Droid Turbo: Which one's right for you?
Source: Computerworld.com English
It all comes down to your own priorities and what tradeoffs you're willing to make to get them. Think of it like this: The Droid Turbo is a specialty phone for folks who need extreme stamina and/or an extra-rugged device -- and are willing to sacrifice things like sleekness and design in exchange for those qualities. The Moto X is the more mainstream phone that strikes a balance to provide the best all-around experience for most people.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2014
Motorola DROID Turbo vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Motorola has done a great job with the Droid Turbo – this phone is a terrific package that packs all the cutting-edge technology one can think of right now. What's more, the software experience with the phone is also great – it's very close to stock Android, which we consider a good thing, while Motorola's additions are useful and meaningful in the context of the Droid Turbo.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2014
Motorola DROID Turbo vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Source: Phone Arena English
It's hard to find much drawbacks with the Turbo and the Note 4, but if we have to go for something, it will be the design. Both are relatively crude-looking and handling, but while Samsung's phablet has a much larger screen, it weighs the same as the Turbo, and is much thinner. Motorola used innovative design materials such as balistic nylon and Kevlar, though, so we'd call it a draw in the looks department. When you consider that the Turbo is more comfortable to handle with one hand, the ergonomics scales tip in its favor, though.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2014
70% Motorola Droid Turbo
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Droid Turbo does three things exceedingly well: It delivers lots of speed, lasts a long time on a charge -- about 2 hours longer than the iPhone 6 -- and it's built to stand up to abuse. You likely won't need a case to protect this Verizon exclusive. However, although the 21-MP camera captures lots of detail, it's too slow to fire.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Motorola DROID Turbo vs Apple iPhone 6
Source: Phone Arena English
The Motorola Droid Turbo is one of the most powerful Android devices ever made, ready to overlook elegance in favor of raw silicon power, and the latest specs. In this, it reminds us in many ways of computers dedicated to gaming, down to their masculine looks - the Droid Turbo is like a little armored soldier, with its Kevlar back and durable materials. We’re happy to see the Droid Turbo is a little spec madness: with top performance, and a Quad HD 5.2” display, all subject of geek wet dreams. The Droid Turbo is close to being the perfect phone for that geek audience, and in this line of thought, it’s a pity that the phone only arrives on Verizon Wireless.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2014
92% Motorola DROID Turbo Review
Source: Phone Arena English
As of now, the only thing really holding back the DROID Turbo from having a wider appeal is its exclusivity to Verizon – so we really hope that Motorola somehow outs an international model in the future! Certainly, the phone is undoubtedly a future proof thing worth investing in right now. Motorola does everything right with the DROID Turbo, easily making up for the shortcomings of the Moto X in the process. Souped up and revving for some heated competition this upcoming holiday season, the DROID Turbo is a defying smartphone that runs circle around most of its contemporaries. Seriously, it’s a force to reckon with!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 92%

Comment

Model:

Touted to be super-efficient, super-fast and extremely beefed up in its performance, the Motorola Droid Turbo by Verizon strikes users although it is rather bulky and heavy. It is 8.3 mm thick and weighs a hefty 170g. The back finish comes in three colors, namely metallic black, metallic red and black ballistic nylon. One of its more outstanding features is its super AMOLED 5.2 inch HD display at a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and extremely high pixel density of 565 ppi.

Encouragingly, the phone is splash resistant, for all those times you need to text while having a meal or a drink. Camera fans will be happy with its 21 MP back facing camera and 2 MP front camera. Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip set and Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 processor. There is an option to choose between an internal storage of 32 or 64 GB and a standard 3 GB RAM.

The internal memory is sadly non expandable. The phone runs on Android 4.4.4 OS, also called the KitKat, but there is an upgrade available to Android 5.0 or Lollipop. Another feature that makes this phone special is the long battery life, lasting for up to two days even with heavy usage. The battery charges extremely fast, up to 60% in 30 minutes, which will definitely be an advantage for those who dislike carrying mobile power banks around.

Qualcomm Adreno 420: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoCs with support for OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 FL 11_2. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
805 APQ8084:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.7 GHz and an Adreno 420 GPU. Based on Qualcomm's Krait-450 architecture and manufactured in a 28 nanometer HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.17 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Motorola: The original company Motorola Inc was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone range and was taken over by Google in 2012 and by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola smartphone brand continues for the time being. There are still a lot of reviews on Motorola Mobiles with average ratings.
82.4%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-11-12)