Verizon's latest two-day phone looks solid and beefs up the Android experience
Behold, the Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo. We've spent a few brief minutes with this guy in New York City today, and can sum it up thusly: If you're looking for a relatively stock Android experience on Verizon, and if some serious battery life is important to you, and if you want good storage options, and if you want a phone that looks as good as it feels ...
Well, you need to take a serious look at this Motorola Droid Turbo.
And so we shall take a look now.
If you're looking to the past for a comparison, this year's range is very much in line with the last generation. The Droid Turbo is the beefier cousin of the family, while the Moto X is the (slightly) smaller, more stylish of the bunch.
That's not to say the Droid Turbo isn't a looker — it most certainly is. It's just got a little more of an industrial look to it. Not quite as much as the Droid MAXX did — there are more curves going on here. But it definitely fits differently in your hand. It's thicker than the MX, the better to fit in the awesomely large 3,900 mAh battery, which Motorola says will get you through two full days of use. It'll come in two flavors — a ballistic nylon that looks great, feels great and gives the finish a good bit of depth. It's not unlike the sort of material you'll find in a number of pieces of luggage or backpacks, and it gives the phone more grip. The other finish is a "metalized glass" that feels a lot like the Kevlar finish of old, only more slick and without the soft-touch feel. (In fact, both models have Kevlar behind the finish.)
It's definitely a big, hefty phone — be sure to see the full Droid Turbo specs — but not huge by today's standards by any means.
Put it up next to the Moto X and you can easily see the difference in look and feel. Again, it's not bad, the Droid Turbo is just a different animal.
Speaking of battery, the Droid Turbo comes with Motorola's new Turbo Charger, which takes it from pretty much dead to 8 hours (more or less) of charge in just 15 minutes.