Motorola Droid Turbo Overview

Announced Oct 28, 2014 •
5.2 screen | 21 megapixels (rear) | 2 megapixels (front)
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Announced Oct 28, 2014
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The Droid Turbo comes with some of the most powerful hardware we have seen on a smartphone, offering a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system chip, 3GB of RAM and a 5.2-inch display with 2560x1440 quad-HD resolution. It also supports Verizon’s “XLTE” AWS network for faster data speeds but battery life and charging times might be the most useful improvements to many users. Verizon says the Droid Turbo can gain eight hours of battery life by charging it for only 15 minutes with a special turbo charger. When fully charged the 3900mAh offers 48 hours of operation.

The camera specification is quite impressive as well. The Droid Turbo captures images on a 21MP CMOS sensor and through a fast F2.0 aperture. The sensitivity ranges from ISO 64 to 1600 and in video mode you can record digitally stabilized 4K footage. A dual-LED flash helps illuminate dark scenes but it does not come with the same diffusor ring we have seen on the new Moto X and Motorola-made Google Nexus 6. For selfies and video-chats there is a 1.5MP front camera. Unfortunately the Droid Turbo has to make do without an optical image stabilization system though.

On the software side of things Android 4.4.4 is running a show but an upgrade to 5.0 Lollipop will be made available in the nearer future. As usual for Motorola the Droid Turbo's operating system is very close to Google's stock Android and only offers a few additional tools we have already seen on the the Moto X, including Moto Voice, active notifications and Moto Assist. The camera app also comes with the same simple but intuitive structure we have seen on previous Motorola models.

Quick specs
OS Google Android
OS Version 4.4.4
Front camera effective pixels 2 megapixels
Front camera resolution 1440 x 1080
Rear camera effective pixels 21 megapixels
Rear camera resolution 5248 x 3936
Rear camera aperture 2
Camera physical shutter release No
Camera image stabilization No
Video camera recording format 2160p, 30fps
LCD size 5.2
Built in memory 3GB RAM, 32 or 64GB storage
Weight 169 g (5.96 oz)
Dimensions 144 x 73 x 8 mm (5.65 x 2.89 x 0.31)

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