A few months ago I was handed an HTC One M8 android phone and told to go play. At the time, it was one of the best mobile devices I’ve ever seen/used, minus the slightly subpar camera and ultra-slippery aluminum case.
But today, my favorite delivery driver rolled up to work and handed our receptionist an unexpected FedEx box and inside was a phone of which I’ve heard rumors, the Motorola Droid Turbo, exclusively available on Verizon Wireless.
The Turbo is essentially a souped-up Moto X, and while it lacks the sleek, stylish form factor and on-screen buttons of the Samsung and HTC flagships, it more than makes up for it in horsepower and other high-end features.
I unboxed the device minutes ago and began playing with the Turbo, so I can’t comment yet on actual battery life or how the camera performs in real-world situations, but here’s a list of some of the important specs:
- 5.2″ Quad HD AMOLED display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen cover
- Up to 48 hours of power with a 3900mAH battery
- Quick-charge up to 8 hours of life in 15 minutes
- Snapdragon 805 processor (2.7GHz Quad Core) with an Adreno 420 CPU (600MHz) for graphics
- 3GB Ram
- 20+ MP camera with dual flash
- Front-facing 2MP camera with 1080p video
- 32 or 64mb of internal storage
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wide Wi-Fi modes (a/g/b/n/ac)
- NFC, for all you Apple fans that just got included on this technology
- A tough (and VERY red) nylon/kevlar back.
I’m sure I will be talking about this amazing (spec-wise) phone in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned here and @BeBizzy on Twitter.
The Droid Turbo goes on sale officially on October 3oth, only at Verizon Wireless for $199 for 32gb and $299 for the 64gb versions (with 2-year commitment). Thinking about getting one, or already have one in your pocket? Let me know what you think!
Check out this video from PhoneArena.com showing off some of the Droid Turbo features.
Disclosure: As member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received the Motorola Droid Turbo and with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own.