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Motorola Droid Turbo revealed: Snapdragon 805, Quad HD and two-day battery

We've got full details on the upcoming Droid hardware from Verizon — and it's a beast

Last week a manual leak gave us a tantalizing look at what's coming in Verizon and Motorola's latest Droid handset, and today we can reveal even more information on what's looking like a super-high-end Moto phone for the U.S.'s biggest carrier. Meet the Motorola Droid Turbo.

Read on for the full details.

Motorola Droid Turbo

Thanks to leaked marketing materials sent our way by an anonymous source, we're able to show you the Droid Turbo in all its glory.

The Droid Turbo's chassis shows some similarities with last year's Droid MAXX, and red and black versions will be available, apparently with 32GB of internal storage. The Turbo's body is said to be furnished in scratch-resistant "metallized glass fiber" with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display, and basic splash-repellent properties. The phone can withstand "everyday spills and 20 minutes in a downpour," the marketing docs state. The back panel is reinforced with Kevlar, "offering a smooth finish."

Snapdragon 805, 3GB of RAM, 3,900mAh battery and wireless charging...

On the inside, the Droid Turbo boasts some beastly specs — a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) resolution display (that's an insane 565 pixels per inch). Around the back there's a 21-megapixel camera with 4K video recording capabilities and Dual LED flash. That's in addition to Motorola camera features like Quick Capture and video highlights that we've seen on the Moto X.

That's all powered by a 3,900mAh battery, which is claimed will keep the Turbo humming for 48 hours of use. As it's done with the Moto X, Motorola continues to push charging time as a differentiator, and the Droid Turbo will get 8 hours of use from a charge of just 15 minutes from the bundled Motorola Turbo Charger, it's claimed. What's more, a wireless charging back is included for hassle-free charging.

In terms of networking, expect the Turbo to support Verizon's 4G LTE/XLTE network — and within 30-90 days of launch it'll be updated to take advantage of Big Red's Wireless Calling 1.0, the carrier's VoLTE implementation.

New Droid-specific 'Zap' features are coming too.

On the software side, the device appears to be running Android 4.4 KitKat, though no OS version is specifically mentioned in the materials we've seen. In addition to Moto X features like Moto Voice, Moto Actions, Moto Assist and Moto Display, the Turbo sports a handful of new Droid-specific "Zap" features. "Zap Zone" allows Droid Turbo owners to set up their own local sharing group with those around them, and share pictures "with the flick of a finger." Zap to TV uses your Chromecast to set up an instant slideshow of your photos. And "Zap with Voice" lets you share a screenshot to your Zap Zone by saying "OK Droid Turbo, Zap my screen." (If you're so inclined.)

So what we have here is the very highest of high-end phones for Verizon, incorporating some of our favorite bits from earlier Droids (battery life from the MAXX series) as well as a bit of the extraneous fluff ("OK Droid Turbo, Zap my screen").

Anyone on Verizon tempted by this monster? Shout out in the comments!

Thanks, Anon!

More: Motorola Droid Turbo forums

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

373 Comments
  • Wow, pretty dope. Hope the camera is better than the X 2nd gen lol
  • Don't get your hopes up. To my knowledge, Moto has NEVER had a good camera in one of their phones. Hardware, yes. The 2014 X has a Sony sensor, but they always screw up the software processing somehow.
  • So true, the hardware is meaningless without the supporting software. They need to step up their camera software. It's great that they made the camera app self sufficient and can update through the play store, now they need to update the processing.
  • Also always had noticeably better picture quality on my old Razr running CM compared to Stock :/
  • While I do think people do get overly excited about mid spec Moto and Nexus (which never have anything special), this Moto has my interest. Not sure why people will pay $350 for a phone that does nothing good, instead of paying $400 on ebay for a flagship phone that is a few months old
  • what about this phone is "mid-spec"? I am with you though... moto usually doesnt wow me. But this is anything but mid spec'd.
  • To my understanding, he wasn't talking about the Turbo being mid-spec.
  • The X is not mid spec. Posted via Android Central App
  • My midspec MotoX is pretty must faster than any other phone in the market rightnow except the OnePlus.
  • +1 Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • I'm not so sure that "nothing good" is an appropriate analysis of mid-end phones. And that's for brand new, where the $400 for flagship is going to be used. Considering my use case, I'll take mid-end new any day.
  • Will this have world phone support?
  • Locked on Verizon as far as I know Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes it will, Verizon phones are GSM unlocked.
  • Sure, but they only work for any GSM that's not American.
  • I've seen VZW phones run with T-Mobile SIMs. They just typically won't run LTE from other US carriers. Posted via Android Central App on my Droid Maxx
  • Typing this on a Verizon LG G3 with t-mobile SIM. It's on LTE Band 4 connected to TMobile with ~40Mb/s downloads. Posted via the Android Central App, but only because this site is almost unusable on Android Chrome browsers.
  • Done this with my moto X. I get blazing LTE on tmo with my Verizon Moto X Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • I am typing this on a Verizon LG G3 with a T-Mobile SIM in it. No issues. Wicked fast speed when it can get a signal from T-Mobile. Posted via the Android Central App, but only because this site is almost unusable on Android Chrome browsers.
  • Incorrect, I'm currently using a Vzw moto X on T-Mobile and get solid edge,h+, or LTE depending on my location. I've also had my prior motos from Vzw working fine with at&t as well. Prior devices requited a few hacks tho, but the X just pop the Sim in and bam you are up and rolling
  • AT&T version of the Droid Turbo will probably be called Moto X Play. Already passed the FCC. The 2014 Moto X currently has a "Pure Edition" with both U.S. and Europe LTE bands. Hopefully Motorola will do the same for the Moto X Play.
  • I keep seeing references to this "X Play" name, but why do we think that would be this device, versus the "Moto Maxx" name that Motorola trademarked earlier this year? The latter name makes much, much more sense for this kind of a mustang device. There's nothing playful about it.
  • Because that's what insiders have said it will probably be called. To appeal to "gamers" who want top of the line specs to play games. Moto X is for regular people who don't care. Moto X Play will be for people who want performance.
  • Wireless charging capabilities? With special cover, or stock? Couldn't tell by article... Posted via Android Central App
  • Probably built in Posted via Android Central App
  • Yep, built in. Posted via my S5
  • I took it to mean a separate back is bundled in the package. I could be wrong.
  • Well seeing how it seems it won't have a removable battery, most likely built in
  • Doesn't have to have a removable battery. Though not ideal, it could come bundled with a snap on back.
  • It is built in. That's the entire point of the durability design.
  • Thanks. Do you work for Verizon or Moto? And they don't mind you commenting on it? The whole point of this thread is because the way it was worded in the article is confusing. Of course it's ideal for our to be built in, but the in clear wording brought up the question in more than one person's mind.
  • Just so you know, the manual has been leaked for a few days. it seems, according to page 8 (9 of the PDF), that all you have to do is place the phone on the charging pad. There is no mention of changing backs. Also, the released images show a back that wraps around to the front bezel, something not usually indicative of a removable back. Finally, the manual also states that you should not attempt to replace the battery yourself on page 5 (6 of the PDF). I wouldn't hold out hope for that feature.
  • That's a good thing. It's the following odd wording included in this article that caused the confusion: "just 15 minutes from the bundled Motorola Turbo Charger, it's claimed. What's more, a wireless charging back is included for hassle-free charging."
  • That was a typo. He meant to say " wireless charging pad".
  • So, a wireless charger is included in the box?
  • No, just the Turbo charger. The manual states that the charging pad is an "optional Qi (pronounced “chee”) charging pad accessory."
  • This will be just like the 2013 Droids. Qi charging is built in. No special back or other voodoo required. Source: My Droid Mini.
  • We got it.
  • The Droid Maxx has it built in. No reason to expect differently from it's successor.
  • The leaked owners manual said it is built in just like the MAXX
  • Hope to be surprised and have the new nexus based on this phone. Posted via Android Central App
  • Doubt it. It will be based on the Moto X.
  • A bigger Moto X. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yup, with a few tweaks here and there as always. This, unlike the X, seems to have actual dual front facing speakers, more like the G.
  • The G has dual speakers and not the moto X?
  • Moto X (2014) has Two Speaker Grills on the front for symmetrical aesthetics only. The lower grill is where the Mic is housed. :-(
    the New G is "booom" sound with out the copyright
  • The moto X has two speaker grilles, the top is for the earpiece. The bottom is a REAL speaker. As an owner i can guarantee it isnt aesthetic and doesnt house the mic. The bottom is a real speaker. The top is the earpiece
  • Not sure why you posted that. I am well aware of that information. My point is, unlike the Moto X, it has been said that this Nexus actually has DUAL FRONT FACING SPEAKERS. Not just look like it does, with only 1 being an actual speaker.
  • My Bad - i knew one was a speaker and one was "other" thanks for clearing that up. I had it reversed. Previous post was @ rolgar2010 @ motog question vs X
  • Sadly, yes. The Moto X' top speaker grill covers the earpiece for calls, and not an actual speaker. The bottom is actually a speaker.
  • that actually might not be a bad thing. I have HTC M7 and sometimes my cheek activates the speaker phone button on my screen (that should be off from proximity sensor but isn't always) and it will activate the speaker phone using both speakers, and it blows out my friggin' ear. I love the front facing speakers on my M7, but I might prefer just the one on the X to avoid inadvertent speakerphone destruction of my ear drum
  • Oh, no.
  • That would be nice, this looks like a very nice phone. Which I can't get. Posted via Android Central App
  • i wish that also
  • Too bad its only on Verizon. I would love this phone. Posted with my MotoX, no case needed.
  • Moto X Play is the supposed AT&T/TMo version :)
  • Returned my moto x 2 to see if this does come out for gsm devices and hopefully unlocked!
  • This will be on Tmobile bank on it. From my Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile via Android Central App
  • I didn't think you would ever comment something without mentioning Samsung... Posted via Android Central App
  • LMAO Posted via the Android Central App
  • See his signature :P
  • Well that's a given. Posted via Android Central App
  • Bahahahaha Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • Well, there is a little issue, which is that the Droid series is exclusive to Verizon. But anything can happen
  • Obviosuly they won't brand it a Droid, but this has appeared at the FCC apparently for AT&T. Document was posted here last week, as I recall.
  • I think TKTechNews is reporting that the AT&T variant will carry on the Atrix name, which seems plausible. Posted via Android Central App
  • No it won't lmao Posted via Android Central App
  • Yeah, because a DROID has ever been on anything other than Verizon. Posted via my Mate 2 :)
  • Yeah, because they can't rebrand it, and change the casing slightly. Of course not! /s As someone above mentioned, same phone as Moto X Play would work.
  • What other Droid branded phone has been released on a different network without major changes? Just curious. Posted via the Android Central App, but only because this site is almost unusable on Android Chrome browsers.
  • Droid X was the milestone.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The obviously won't name it droid....
  • It is for sure a Verizon exclusive
  • Why do you say that? It obviously won't be called the "Droid Turbo" though..
  • I think it even impressed Richard!! LOL
  • My thought as well.
  • OMG!!! So wish I could afford Verizon at times like this. It's almost worth getting shackled into a contract for a phone like this. This pretty much checks off every single box for me in terms of what I want/need in a phone. Going to seriously think about switching. Nice to see the Droid line back into glory. Motorola does it again.
  • Hold off for a bit--a variant for AT&T and T-Mobile recently passed through the FCC. You should be able to get the same phone but without Verizon. [EDIT]: Here is some more info:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/motorola-droid-turbo/446542-droid-turbo...
    http://www.droid-life.com/2014/10/07/mystery-motorola-device-stops-by-fc...
  • What no way? Did not know that. Thanks for the heads up!
  • Damn I really wish ATT wasn't the only company in the world that still believes in PMA. If/when this comes to ATT they're going to disable the Qi charging... dumbasses.
  • Exactly, I stopped buying phones from att cause I'm set up for qi charging. Posted via Android Central App
  • +1 Posted via Android Central App
  • If I can get an unlocked version of this from TMO in a couple months when my contract is up I might be sold so long as the software is fairly vanilla still. This would check all the boxes to go prepaid for me. Does anyone know if there is an SD slot? Or did I miss it? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Motorola quality is second to none IMHO. I go caseless with my Moto X and it has to be the most durable phone I have owned. I wish Kevlar was an option with MotoMaker. And a two day battery? Why only on Verizon? Posted with my MotoX, no case needed.
  • In the past. I am not convinced the Chinese Motorola will be the same. Time will tell though.
  • Most Motorola phones of the past were built in China.
  • To the specs of a US company. It's the company behind the product that matters.
  • Lenovo... Nuff said
  • Because Lenovo laptops are such crappy machines right?
  • He's just on the Chinese haterade.
  • The sale has not finalized. It is still the same old Google-owned Motorola for the time being.
  • Second to HTC in quality. Jim Lloyd
  • Having owned an Eris, a Thunderbolt, and a DNA, I have to say uh, no.
  • Ummm...what's wrong with the DNA? I have one, and think it's beautifully built and performed flawlessly until it's little brother (One) horned in... Posted via the HTC One
  • Again this will make it to Tmobile and AT&T after the Verizon exclusive release period. From my Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile via Android Central App
  • How long do you think that exclusive release period is?
  • You're like a different person when you're not blathering on about Samsung. You're a actually coherent and seem to have something to contribute to the community, Kudos. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You forgot "period" period.
  • It is going to for sure be a Verizon exclusive
  • It's a Droid branded phone you idiot. When have you ever seen a Droid phone on anything other than Verizon?
  • It looks great, doesn't it? What phone are you rocking now?
  • Please...That argument is years old. Verizon has a $60 unlimited talk and text plan with 2gb of data now. T-Mobile is $50 but you have to pay an extra $10 per month to get more than 500mb of their LTE data.
  • You mean 2.5 gigs. Posted via the Android Central App on my Moto X
  • Is that what it is now? T-Mobile will always find a way to price themselves better than the competition, but I believe that Verizon is a superior carrier, and the 5, 10, or even 15 dollars a month difference in cost is well justified. Btw, going edge still gives you a $10 discount on a single line, I don't think the other carriers offer that for renting their phones.
  • ...Actually just about all the carriers offer that now (Verizon was the last)
  • This is incorrect. The T-Mobile $50 plan includes 1 GB of LTE and unlimited throttled data after the first GB. Their $60 plan gives you 3 GB. These are also contract free plans, unlike Verizon. Verizon also hits you for 15 bucks per GB every time you exceed the data limit.
  • Thank you. I don't want to start carrier wars. I really meant to show that Verizon isn't the "super expensive people with money" carrier that people use to view them as. Their plans are becoming more competitive.
  • Super expensive people with money? LOL no, it was the generally expensive, unlimited bloatware, locked down tight, you don't like it there's the door since you must not have a viable alternative carrier...carrier. It certainly still is! I've never heard or thought of it as a carrier for the wealthy...
  • Well I have had people pass those judgments. Verizon has gotten much more affordable lately, imo. I strongly consider them to be the best Carrier in terms of Customer Service, Call Reliability, and Network Coverage. Their prices are much more competitive now than they were before.
  • Verizon customer service sucks. I'm saying that as someone who has had a line with them for 8 years. The only reason I have them now is because they are the only carrier that gives me 4 bars of LTE on my families 180 acre farm in rural Maryland. Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • I've never had much trouble with them over the last 6 years I've been using them. I do think their website is a little clunky and it's a little hard to keep up with all their plan changes sometimes. As a government employee, the 19% discount is nice, but I guess other carriers offer something similar. Posted via Android Central App
  • If you use me as a referral, you can get unlimited everything for $50! :)
  • Wish this was coming to Sprint Posted via the Android Central App
  • Or at least the 2014 X. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I was on sprint for 10+ years. I finally cut the cord after crappy phones and crappy service. I loved that I had to pay 10 extra bucks a month for my Evo, and I never used wimax once, cause It was never available. Verizons coverage is worth every penny.
  • Same here brother, but I went to AT&T instead.
  • Yeah I'd totally be tempted to upgrade if this came to Sprint, wireless charging + a bigger battery than any other phone out there + some degree of weather resistance + 5.2" or smaller chassis is like the only thing that would drive me to dump my Nexus 5 and this ticks all those boxes. It remains to be seen how portly it'll be with that big a battery tho.
  • Specs are insane! . . . But that's a face only a mother can love. The back looks nice though.
  • I know. The capacitive buttons kill the vibe Posted via Moto G
    R.I.P My Cyanogenmod S4 :'(
  • It would be nice if they got rid of them, but I have a feeling that moto is making use of needed space underneath the hood with the buttons. Also I end up finding it nice to always have the home button when some apps want to take up the whole screen. If they could shave that space off the phone, then kill the buttons by all means. Otherwise i would rather have them then slab space.
  • For me it's not so much the cap buttons but rather that double chin thing. It gives the impression of a very large bottom bezel to me.
  • Idk but iv find the chin is kinda useful with these capacitive buttons, because it keeps them higher enough for more comfortable reach of the thumb across the screen down to the bottom. Posted via the Android Central App on VZW Moto X
  • Huh, didn't even notice them on first glance, guess this explains how they get such a big battery in there tho. It's probably taller than a Nexus 5 despite the same display size, closer to an M8/SGS5 I bet but with a smaller display. Larger battery tho, hence the buttons to fill space.
  • Why oh why did they keep the Jay Leno chin?!
  • I don't understand why this device won't come to other carriers with a different name. Sucks IMO. Posted via Android Central App (Moto X - U.S. Cellular)
  • Do you read the other comments before posting? Jim Lloyd
  • Yeah but I can also post my thoughts even if they mirror someone else's. Posted via Android Central App (Moto X - U.S. Cellular)
  • His point is that others have posted that it's probably going to other carriers also. Scroll up just a bit and you'll see.
  • Has ANY Droid come to other carriers under different names? That's the whole point of the Droid line...they are VERIZON devices.
  • So you've never heard of the Motorola Milestone is what you're saying...
  • Thank you. Posted via Android Central App (Moto X - U.S. Cellular)
  • That's not what I was saying. But no, I hadn't.
  • the original droid did (lost the droid branding), razr had an international version. So yes they have come to other carriers, just not as droid branded.
  • Yes, realized after posting. All were international variants, correct?
  • No, ATT has had some phones with the Atrix branding that were just Verizon droid's Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • What are the dimensions? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Big X Bigger Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wonder what the thickness of this phone will be? Those are some pretty impressive specs to be sure. Especially that battery. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Poop. Thats some good numbers. But whats the overall size and does it feel like a squared off brick like all the other recent droid iterations?
  • This thing looks really thick
  • "That's what." - She
  • Ugly. And no on screen buttons?! This could have been a perfect phone but nope. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can't please everyone. Posted via Android Central App
  • Reminds me a lot of the early Ice Cream days.
  • On screen buttons are a waste Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • Take my money. Posted via my S5
  • Very nice - now just unlock the bootloader...
  • LOL, we got a funny man, here.
  • Similar to the Maxx, but getting kind of tired of the Droid look. Gonna try Sony out. Posted via Android Central App
  • Well, I haven't had a Droid since the Incredible, so the look is fresh and new to me.
  • Do you have dimensions on the device Alex?
  • Nice. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'll take mine in red,, replacing my 2012 maxx HD Posted via my Droid RAZR Maxx HD using the Android Central App
  • Bye bye S3? Definitely want to read a review first. Posted via Android Central App
  • Dat chin. And what is metal glass fiber? Looks like shiny plastic.
  • "OK Droid Turbo, Zap my screen" Lolz Posted via Android Central App
  • 14 days is too long to wait :( Im getting one since this month my Edge is paid off Yay! for Timing.
  • If the camera is good I am in!
  • Now make it into a nexus with 64bit cpu Posted via Android Central App
  • Or just a Nexus! It's screen size is totally fine.
  • Am i not seeing a speaker anywhere on this beast?? I thought there was a front speaker, but do not see one besides top...nothing on the back and nothing on the bottom front. please point this out to my eyes!
  • Top front, right above the centered front-facing camera - it goes across the top of the phone.
  • So it is the same speaker as phone calls...for some reason i assumed those were always two separate speakers. Thanks!
  • Today is the day I wish I were a VZW customer.
  • yup
  • I've been one for 7 years but in the next few weeks I'm switching. their phones just have all the bloat junk of verizon itself, they're updates are always late and the price you pay for the service you get is wayyy more than any other carrier.
  • oh I want this! Please Verizon take my money! Replacing my LG G2, Moto is really stepping to the plate.
  • Take my money! And shut up about it already! Gimme 80 Posted via the Android Central App
  • So this will have 64bit? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The Snapdragon 805 is a 32 bit processor.
  • Looks great, but stuck for another year with my MAXX, but it's still a sweet phone too.
  • Obsolete capacitive buttons Posted via Android Central App
  • Obsolete comment Posted from the Avengers: Age of Droid Ultra
  • Does it have the wave your hand over the screen functions like the x2?
  • Yes. Full moto suite Posted via the Android Central App
  • Man, what an awesome sounding phone. I really like the part that says "The phone can withstand 'everyday spills and 20 minutes in a downpour'".
  • Moto G 2013 and Moto X withstand that equally but they were not really advertised on that string enough. Posted via the Android Central App on VZW Moto X
  • when will it be released?
  • Bloats, camera and no sdcard are the 3 things I don't like.
  • No SD card? You're living in the past. Cloud storage is the future. SD cards are slow and unreliable. They will be completely phased out soon. Bloat is less than any other carrier, Moto actually has useful features. They are as close to stock android as you can get. Just disable what you don't use The Camera? Okay, that's valid. At least the hardware is there, maybe Moto will release an update to utilize the full capacity of this monstrous sensor. If it is software based, won't Camera FX and/or Google Camera fix this?
  • It's been pretty clear in the last several weeks that cloud storage is not safe, between Apple's servers getting hacked, Snapchat, and Dropbox last night. I'd rather have an SD card slot than rely on a cloud drive that could be hacked.
  • Yup I'm the kind of guy that stops a microwave at 1 second to feel like a bomb defuser.
  • +1 Posted via Android Central App
  • Also I cannot stand streaming media compared to playing local media when on the go. I don't understand anyone being against having the slot because it just provides the option. If you don't use it it's no different that a phone with no slot.
  • SD cards are slow? What planet do you live on? They are at least 8x faster than the best LTE, use less power to transfer the data and of course dont use your data allowance
  • Beastly phone. I need this in Canada Posted via the Android Central App
  • my guess att will mess with the wireless charging capabilities of this device :( I wish we could buy it unlocked without any carrier bloatware and modifications.. AC@N5
  • That would be interesting, considering this is a Verizon exclusive. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No SD card support? Almost perfect... almost.
  • Impressive but I am staying with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The specs are almost the same and I want a bit more screen size that the note 4 has.
  • This is my dilemma. I had the 2013 Maxx and ended up missing the size so I went back to a Note 3. However now I miss the Maxx battery. So I will try this Turbo out. Posted via Android Central App on my VZW Note 3
  • Check out Zerolemon batterys. They are huge. I have one on my S4 and it lasts for 6 days. It's 7500mah. The one for the note 3 is bigger. 10,000mah.
  • Crazy specs, awful design imho... I must admit the Note4 looks better than this, with similar or better specs...
  • I think the Note 4 is a nicer looking device... that is until you turn it on. I really like Moto's near-stock-looking implementation of Android and fast updates. I've been using a Note Ii for the past couple years, and I'm done with Touchwiz. I'm kind of curious to know what VZW's track record has been with updates for their Droid line...
  • Verizon's track record with their Droid line, in terms of software, is FAR from Motorola. Expect lots of bloatware. Posted via the Android Central App
  • If the camera is decent I think I may be in for one. It was between this and the G3 for me - I hope we get some trusted reviews by Black Friday and I'll pray there's a deal for this. VZW Bloat and capacitive buttons can be ignored if the rest is up to snuff. Hell I was going to jump the VZW, but this might just shackle me to them for another cycle. There is no perfect phone and killer specs sure can help one ignore other shortcomings.
  • Must resist temptation to buy... Posted via my awesome, longer lasting phone than yours aka droid MAXX
  • definitely nice. gotta decide between this and the new nexus. i'm up for renewal and my birthday is on the 24th! happy birthday to me! :)
  • holy cow, that's the one of the ugliest phones released in 2014.
  • After they messed up the z3v, this is my choice for my next upgrade
  • Why do you think they messed it up? Posted via the Android Central App on VZW Moto X
  • IPhone 6 is out who would actually buy this.... Posted via Android Central App
  • Ummm....... those of us who prefer Android and/or those of us who just wouldn't be caught holding the iPhone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The iPhone 6, isn't that the phone that has specs from 2012 with a modern day screen size? I'm the kind of guy that stops a microwave at 1 second to feel like a bomb defuser.
  • People who dont want to look like a generic twat?
  • I'm definitely tempted. Still waiting to see what's up with that Nexus, but by the end of November I will have made my final decision between this Droid Turbo, the Nexus 6 and the new Moto X. I was certain I was getting a leather or bamboo Moto X, but this does look good.
  • Holy giant bezels batman Posted via Android Central App
  • Doesn't look like it has the IR sensors on the front like the new MotoX.
  • Take my money....
  • My Note 4 says come get some Motorola "hit you on that long chin".
  • ...lol. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This thing be a beast!
  • I'm impressed! Posted via My (unlimited everything) T-Mobile Galaxy S5...
  • I swore I would never buy another phone that roared when it reboots. I did - I really did.
  • Moto X on steroids, seriously! Posted via Android Central App
  • It will be interesting to see how the camera does. I hope they are using all the extra mexapixels to make crisper 8 or 13 Mpx images. 21Mpx is a very large file and would be testing Data uploads, and storage capacity. As a verizon customer it seems likely that the nexus 6 will not be an option for me, so I may upgrade from my existing max to this. Hopefully it is a 200 or less upgrade. Also one of the strengths of the old Maxx was its global capabilities and unlocked sim. Hopefully that stays the same.
  • Holy shit Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or verizon Galaxy S5 or maybe one day through my moto 360
  • Wow, I have battery envy! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sounds pretty nice. I'm on the Note wagon, but this looks amazing - on paper. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Looks like a beast of a device. Definitely going to play with one in store and then decide. Right now it seems like a front runner. Top of the line specs, near stock android and most likely somewhat quick updates
  • I will probably get this phone but I really think Motorola/Verizon must have made a conscious decision to make all DROIDs incredibly ugly - like it is now part of the DROID brand promise. Designed by dorks, for dorks.
  • No bed wetting alouded...
  • haha. I think it's in their brand standards guide.
  • But that design though.... Looks like 2012. The specs are dope but the Design is nope Posted via Android Central App
  • Why can't this be the phone that the Nexus 6 is based on?
  • Kevlar....will it blend? Posted via Android Central App
  • nice specs.. to bad they couldn't use the new Android L style touch capacitive buttons. (triangle, circle, square). Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have to admit, though the specs are great, the phone itself looks quite boring. I'm conflicted for sure. Posted via Android Central App
  • This will be my next phone in a couple weeks. The looks don't bother me, I get a phone for its capabilities. I guess they could make one ugly enough to repel me, but this doesn't.
  • Seriously? Shiny red Kevlar is boring? Lol! Posted via the HTC One
  • Sounds like a very good Verizon phone that I will never get to own. From my Note 3 to thee
  • I think I'd end up rooting just to get onscreen buttons. Or just root anyway. :) Posted via Galaxy ace plus running Speedmod 2.5 with Xposed
  • WHY CAN'T THIS BE THE NEXUS 6
  • If you're on Verizon, perhaps it is.
  • DING DING DING DING DING!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I suppose Motorola is the next best thing to a Nexus, or at least we hope they continue to be as they have been under their new leadership. Being on T-mobile, I guess I could get the Moto X. But honestly, it's not different enough from my Nexus 5 to warrant the purchase, IMHO. And it costs quite a bit more than a Nexus would.
  • No word on if its AMOLED either. That is needed for active display.
  • I told myself I'd never by another carrier exclusive phone, but this is so tempting. How has Motorola been about updating their most recent Droid phones? If the camera is good, this might be my next, that battery life is gonna be insane. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The 2012 Droid Razr Maxx is running 4.4.2, I believe...so pretty good I think. Posted via the HTC One
  • Sounds good. I agree I hope the camera is good. If so this phone could dominate Posted via the Android Central App
  • What's up with only 32gb storage? In 2014? Really? Posted via Android Central App
  • Well considering the GS 5 launched with 16gb as did several other phones this year i'd say that 32gb is at least decent if not good
  • That's kind of the norm dude. Posted via the Android Central App
  • very nice as long you look at it from the back!
  • Verizon has much, much better nation wide service/coverage than the the other petenders - you get what you pay for. Captive buttons make ever so much more sense than screen hogin on screen buttons. I looks every bit as good as anything else out there. The Kevlar/carbon fiber is the best out there - plus no bendy aluminum. It has a real battery with fast and wireless charging cue... wall huggers in airports.
  • I'm not tempted at all, I've traveled recently and although they tell you the phone is unlocked it is still a bitch to configure and may not have the coverage on the radio. Next phone I get is going to be one of the big phones that is the same everywhere that way I know it will be covered when I go to Europe or Asia.
  • Hate the red chin.
  • this phone looks and sounds sooo sick. motorola has my money this year for which ever moto phone i end up choosing seeing theres some good options.
  • This is the ugliest phone I have seen above 300 dollars. Jesus Christ.
  • Another bed wetter...
  • My Galaxy Note 4 says "Dang Droid Turbo, why you got to go full retard with that long chin".....Droid Turbo response it turns red in embarrassment.
  • And another...
  • Honestly how long did it take for you to think of that comment and did your note 4 run out of battery before you could type it out lol. Posted via Android Central App
  • oh Nooooooo did I hurt your feelings on your perfect phone for the holidays. Is you chin shaped like the one on this phone. LMAO
  • Beast specs. Don't like the capacitive buttons though. Moto X, G, E don't have them. Guess they wanted to stray away from the family design with this? Or will all Droid phones forever have capacitive buttons? Still, I would definitely buy this phone if I was on Verizon.
  • So much bezel on the bottom... Yuk. Posted via Android Central App
  • Have you seen an iPhone lately???
  • This phone kicks ass. Too bad for me it's on Verizon. HTC could do well to learn from this battery tech. Could you imagine this, with the front facing stereo speakers, the superb build, and an 8 or 12 UltraPixel duo camera (it's sound tech, even if they haven't perfected it yet)? That would be The One Phone to Rule Them All. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow. This is a beast. I'm on Verizon and it's extremely tempting to "Edge Up", so to speak, to something like this. Amazing battery; big, extra-sharp screen; Moto's useful software add-ons; hopefully will be kept up to date like the 2013 Droids; apparently it has capacitive buttons (which is a bonus for me)...it's pretty much everything I could want.
  • This sounds like it will be a fabulous device. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Any specs on how bright the screen will be? I would like to be able to easily see it outside.
  • The best phone out there right now hands down. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nexus 6 vs Droid Turbo........decisions decisions
  • OMG...this stomps all over every other phone that's out right now. But Verizon :-(
  • My gosh. It's wonderful. Posted via Android Central App
  • I think its the best looking phone out there... In red. Captive buttons don't hog screen space. If it aint broke don't fix. A big plus no bendy aluminum.
  • You can look at the capacitive buttons two different ways, you can say they hog screen space like you did. Or you can say they take away from screen space, because when watching videos or using apps those OSD buttons go away. I lean toward the OSD side of the fence. I like this phone, but man the 1440 display is a waste of energy since that resolution is considered "retina" at 6" which is the minimum focal distance for the human eye...waste because no one uses their phone at that range. Think of how much more battery life you could have received with just keeping it at 1080. I also wish it had an IP rating and some larger storage sizes. The rest though...awesome.
  • I have have both on screen and captive. Motorola razr used to have on screen ones it made the screen look much smaller. Plus in landscape they are right there for ease of use.
  • Yeah I've had both also, Thunderbolt, Galaxy Nexus, to a DNA to the Moto X. Maybe it just works better now or my launcher does this, I don't remember now, but with landscape mine stay in the same spot as if it was in portrait (which is the same spot they'd be in if it wasn't OSD). I'd much rather stick with OSD after having my Moto X. Bezel sucks, anything that adds to unusable screen real-estate or increases phone size without screen size is bad. But to each their own.
  • That should have some amazing battery life.
    If only they were going to make a smaller version. I love the size of my moto x.
    I would enjoy a version that had a 4.7 inch 1080p version with a smaller, maybe 2800 mAh battery, but with the same specs otherwise.
    If not, I may indeed throw my money at this thing. Posted via Android Central App
  • Great specs, but what is up with that double chin?
  • I currently own a droid maxx the so called "chin" doesn't look bad at all.
  • This is the phone I've always wanted! But.... a Verizon exclusive means it's a no go for me.
  • It'd be nice if all these manufacturers would stop showing capacity in mAh and instead use Wh which makes way more sense.
  • That tiny picture of Alex (Above) looks quite appropriate this time.
    This animal looks solid and really serious! With specifications like that, please bring it to Europe. Like the texture on the back and the launcher screen image. Apart from the big "V" on the back, I think Jerry will want one. GO MOTO!
  • Very impressive on paper. I can't wait to read an official review of the device.
  • Beast mode!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • My LG G3 is feeling inadequate :-( I have had two prior Droid phones - most recently resurrected my Droid Razr Maxx before switching to my G3. And I don't think I want a phone again without a removable battery - because besides age, it was the battery that couldn't hold up. Second, and this was almost a reason not to get the G3, the less main stream phones have less options with cases and accessories- though this phone seems like it sure doesn't need much.
  • T-Mo compatible Quad HD Motorola Droid Turbo in the works? http://www.tmonews.com/2014/10/t-mo-compatible-quad-hd-motorola-droid-tu... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Definitely a beast. Too bad only for Verizon.
  • If they release this in the UK then it'll be the first moto phone I've bought. I was going to get the moto x but the poor battery stopped that.
  • Next phone requirements:
    64bit
    Water resistant
    1080p+ nothing over 5.2"
    Good speakers /headphone audio
    Large battery
    Sd card
    Good camera 8mp+
    Until then I'll stick with my m8 Posted via the Android Central App
  • I take it this won't be available in the UK? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Too bad it's so hideous to look at. Don't like the large bezel and lined plasticy back..
  • All bed wetters... Good thing ya all stay in your parents basement.
  • This thing looks awesome...
  • Motorola did it again! Design just plain ugly for me. Specs outstanding .
  • I will have to hope that the droid turbo comes to European country's as this is a phone I will buy! Posted via the Android Central App
  • LCD or amoled?
  • 99% guaranteed amoled. Both Moto X's were, as were last year's Droids, and since this has Moto Display as well I see no reason why it wouldn't be. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Now this is a phone, this is what I was hoping the Nexus 6/X was going to be. At&t better match this phone feature for feature or I'm bouncing. Posted via the Android Central App
  • AT&T won't have Qi Posted via a Republic Wireless Moto X using the Android Central App
  • I might be able to let that go in order to keep my grandfathered plan
  • I see no speakers on the back, it looks like front facing speaker(s) to me! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah, I'm very interested. I just have to figure out if I want to keep unlimited data or not. Question what happens when the battery goes bad? Is there a way to get it replaced?
  • removable battery is important. what if there is a freeze and only a battery pull will fix it? i don't want to have to go to store to get it reset when just a simple battery pull will do the job. i don't like how android phone manufacturers are starting to go the way of apple, with their closed devices that can't be opened and battery can't be changed out. and it's not just about fixing freezes quickly and easily, i like to buy and carry extra batteries so i can just change the battery to a full battery when my current one runs out and i can't get to a charger and power outlet anytime soon.
  • I would agree. I think that holding the power and volume down resets any phone these days, but I dunno... I'm more concerned with the fact that all batteries deteriorate in a year and a half, two years, and I don't want my phone to be stinky. I just replaced my battery in my s3, for $11. Works great now.
  • Beast. Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
  • Please let there be a Nexus based on this announced tomorrow...
  • Definitely going to give this one a shot. Being addicted to phones, I pick up every high end device that comes through Verizon or the I can get to function on one of my Verizon sim's. Just might get some daily use like my G3. Posted via the Android Central App
  • CAN I HAVE PLEASE Posted via Android Central App
  • MicroSD card slot?
  • Hopefully the rumors of a T-Mobile variant are true. If they are it's either this or the Nexus 6.
  • Put a gun to my head and take anything I own Just get me one of these DROID TURBO'S!!!!!!!
  • That's a pretty sick phone. I think it just got a little tougher to decide on my next phone. I was dead set on the New Moto X to replace my 2013 Moto X, but this Droid Turbo may be the winner. Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • Moto X is mid-tier -- for specs released in the 2nd half of 2014. This is top tier.
  • As long as a person can install touchwiz then it's good. Posted via Android Central App
  • The DROID branded phones are some of the ugliest on the market. What is the obsession with carbon fiber? If you're not building an airplane or a race car, there is simply no reason to be using carbon fiber. It's fucking ugly.
  • Better power to weight ratio :-p Posted via Android Central App
  • More bed bed wetting... Stay in your parents basement for your own sake.
  • Getting old...
  • Well this just pimp slapped the moto x.. Damn you verizon!! I wish they could make this on other carriers. Posted via Android Central App
  • Yeah, this with moto x software and update schedule would be a true flagship killer. Posted via Android Central App
  • There will also be at least an AT&T version of this Droid Turbo, probably called "Moto X Play". Already passed the FCC. Maybe coming to other carriers too. I hope Motorola releases a "Pure Edition" of the Moto X Play, like they did the Moto X.
  • Let's face it. This phone is ugly. I don't really care,
    since I use Otterbox Defender cases on ALL of my
    smartphones and tablets. However.... No MicroSD card slot. No Optical Image Stablization. No Removable battey. NO THANK YOU!
  • Get over yourself. Posted via a Republic Wireless Moto X using the Android Central App
  • Lmfao. ^ Posted via the Android Central App on my T-Mobile LG G3
  • Some people just belong in their parents basement...
  • I might be interested if its a $200 or less on contract phone. Any higher, probably not. Too bad it has a smooth (probably slippery) rear. The Moto X 2014 is my current 1st choice, but Im waiting this one out to see.
  • When someone figures out how to root it, this might make me think about retiring my Dev Ed Moto X 2013.
  • I don't feel the need to root anymore. Posted via a Republic Wireless Moto X using the Android Central App
  • If you're on the road in a hotel that wants to charge you $15 a day for wi-fi in your room, its nice to be able to tether your laptop to the grandfathered unlimited data on your phone instead. Free tether is about the only compelling reason left for me to root, but its a good one. Also its fun to play with XPosed modules.
  • I get Hotspot/tethering on AT&T Go Phone pre pay for no extra charge, on $55/Mon, 2.5 GB plan. I hope they get this phone as mentioned in this thread Posted via Android Central App
  • Looks like a nice replacement for my DNA. Wireless Charging was a must for me, and the large battery will be a great benefit as well. Been with HTC for a while with the Incredible, Incredible 2, DNA. Now on to something new.
  • Anyone heard if they are going to come out with a developer edition like they did with the Maxx?
  • Oh wow, it is SO much uglier than the render on Friday! *puke* Posted via the Android Central App
  • The bed wetting must be contagious...
  • The more I look at this phone, the uglier it gets. I'll stick with the Z3v.
  • If Sony phones are anything like their TVs... Absolute junk.
  • The only reason I probably won't get this is because it doesn't have SD card support. Otherwise, I'd wait...
  • As much as I'm not a fan of carrier-specific phones at least Verizon is in the habit of forcing wireless Qi charging into their phones (Droid Turbo, Sony Z3v, BlackBerry Z30) which the manufacturers seem more than willing to force us to pay extra for or isn't an option at all - cough - Samsung - cough - .
  • I think this phone might still rule the roost when my contract expires next summer. I'd totally get one then. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Buying. Buying. Buying. This and a Moto 360 cuz the battery on both are stellar. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Does it have a memory card slot? If not then it's defective out of the box. I returned my moto x for that same reason.
  • Aren't SD card yesterdays tech???
  • This will be my next phone!!!!! Posted via Android Central App
  • Would've been perfect with 64GB or more storage, or at the least an SD card slot. I'm using about 43GB total on my M8 plus SD card. I realize that this may not be the norm, but your average power user (who would chase high end specs like this) probably would want more storage than the normal user. Not to mention the photo sizes from a 20+ megapixel camera...
  • Power user.....that's cute Posted via a Republic Wireless Moto X using the Android Central App
  • This is what the Shamu should have been. Not some phablet that will tank the Nexus line. Want but not on VZW.
  • The perfect phone...Maxx battery, Moto X simplicity, Vanilla Android, Note 4 horsepower without the Touchwiz parachute... My upgrade is this month and the Droid Turbo will be my next phone. Welcome back Moto! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Definitely has my eye wondering from the Note 4
  • +1 on looking at this with the Note 4. Just got a good priced mint N3 to play with to see if going from LG G2 size will be too much. This will get more attention now with that battery. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That is one sexxy device wish it was on t-mobile of we'll note 4 will do... I'll get to play with them at work at least lol. Evo 4g, s2, note 2, HTC one, moto x, xperia z1s, g2... Asus ee tab, Samsung note 10.1, I paid mini retina
  • Decisions, decisions. This or Z3v for me wife :)
    We gotta see the pricing and the feel - overall Droid beats it by large , but camera, appeal and full water resistance with probably equal battery life can put them on even ground. Posted via the Android Central App on VZW Moto X
  • Has anybody noticed the rough, stumbling grammar in the "leaked" user guide? Looks suspicious to me.
  • Okay. Just voicing my own opinion here. Everybody doesn't have to agree with me.
    Personally, I think this phone is quite ugly and very 2012. Capacitive buttons AND a chin at the bottom? Kind of reminds me of the likes of HTC One X and HTC One S. This coming from a guy who is using an HTC One M8 as his daily driver (the black bar at the bottom with the hTC logo still drives me nuts).
    For most people, well most people looking through sites like AC anyway, the specs will more than make up for it. A high power CPU, 2k display, along with 2 day battery life? Wow, I just hope the new Nexus will inherit most of these traits.
    On the other hand, the use of exotic material like metalized glass fiber is interesting to say the least. Overall, if this is priced at $200 with a new 2yr contract from Verizon, then it is a win. Lots of folks will be happy. Let's hope Motorola after Google will keep up their good work providing their customers with timely software updates.
  • And... The bed wetting continues.
  • Simple! My next smartphone in 2015! Along with my UNLIMITED data, PRICELESS! !!!!!!
  • I'm definitely interested, I held off on the Moto X until this is released. I know it's supposed to have the same features as the X, but I can't see the sensors on the front anywhere. Does anyone know if it will share the proximity features of the X?
  • If it weren't for the capacitive buttons, this would be a nearly flawless device.
  • On screen buttons suck... No two ways about it.
  • Damn u Motorola. Only making this for Verizon. Do you know how much more you could have sold if you made it for all carriers. Looks beastly. I'm not switching to Verizon. No micro SD card slot? Hmmmm Posted via the Android Central App
  • There will also be at least an AT&T version of this Droid Turbo, probably called "Moto X Play". Already passed the FCC. Maybe coming to other carriers too. I hope Motorola releases a "Pure Edition" of the Moto X Play, like they did the Moto X. It would make up for not having a decent size Nexus phone this year... I'm not buying anything bigger than the LG G3, for a PHONE.
  • This is a beast. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Those are some beastly specs... damn Posted via Android Central App
  • I hope they come out with an international version of this.... Sounds kool Posted from LG G3 via the Android Central App.. P.S. Samsun sucks ;)
  • Own a Droid Maxx now. Love it. Can't wait to see the Ultra. I'm a little wary of the shiny cover but we'll see.
  • I am reading a lot of complaints about how ugly this phone is. Although I will not totally disagree, I am thrilled that a phone manufacture is focusing on the features that matter and functions over cosmetic changes for the sake of being different. The best phone in the world is worthless when the battery dies, bends in your pocket, cant make a phone call if your holding it wrong or is bogged down with power hungry worthless features like heart rate monitors and fingerprint scanners. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Samsung could learn a thing or two from Motorola. Don't try and out glamorize Apple or HTC. They care more about looks than functions... just look at the people who buy them. Dont try to out feature Samsung... their philosophy is "what else can we make it do?". Just make a phone that works. Your a hardware company, make good hardware. Let Google and Android worry about software. Once all these people buying shiny, slim and sexy metal phones get tired of them not working, then maybe they will begin to appreciate the effort Moto put in to making this phone. If you are really concerned about how your phone looks and its more an accessory than a communication device, buy an iPhone. Nobody puts baby in a corner.
  • So very true, I buy stuff and services to use not to just sit there and look pretty. Cosmetic aluminum bendy phones have no place in my life. Same is true with carriers having crappy nation wide service/coverage.
  • I completely agree with this. Give me one that'll work on at&t and I'll be a happy Posted via the Android Central App
  • Very well said! Posted via Android Central App
  • Is that spec final? That is crazy if true. 21mp sensor?! Details please! Not sure I like how it looks though... Other than that, could be a note competitor in the 'raw power' stakes... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow looks awesome to bad its a us exclusive.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So exited, but the hardware buttons killed it for me. Oh well, still have Nexus 6 or Moto X.
  • I am temped but i would go to the dark side the of force and join the empire. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What about sd-card support? Didn't read one way or the other!!
  • This phone looks amazing but is there any word out whether it'll be available in England on any English networks (though I'm hoping hard for it to be available on EE) or will I have to import it from Amazon?
  • 3900 mAh with a 5.2 screen? It's going to feel like a paper weight in your pocket. I'm keeping my Moto X 2014.
  • It will be very heavy, it has to be. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Overkill for me.
  • Do get this wrong this phone is still a beast I have a droid maxx and I trying to get the turbo soon and this camare is way better then other motorola devices. So watch out for the dtoid
  • I currently have this years droid maxx I cant wait to get the droid turbo on big red
  • Thinking about switching from a Note 3 to the Droid Turbo when it surfaces. The Note is just a little to large for daily grind stuff. The Turbo is the perfect size at 5.2". This will be my first Droid since the Droid 2 slider. I remember my Droid having awesome cell reception compared to other phones at the time. Hope that still holds true. Posted via the Android Central App