Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Motorola Droid Turbo Is A Little Bigger, But Is It Better?


A year ago, I wouldn’t give an Android phone the time of day. But things have changed. I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S5, and giving Android devices more of a chance. Why not, right?

Google’s operating system (Android) is in first place in the U.S. with a 51.5 percent market share, according to research firm ComScore, and releases such as the Google Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3 and the Motorola Droid Turbo are proof that Androids are here to stay.
A year ago, I wouldn’t give an Android phone the time of day. But things have changed. I currently...

Available for Verizon customers, the Droid Turbo boasts amazing battery life, crisp display and a powerful processor. While some may disapprove of the look and feel (it’s bulkier), it packs a 21-megapixel camera with 4K video recording and a 2.1 megapixel rear camera, a 5.2-inch Quad HD display and 3,900 mAh battery that runs for up to 48 hours. An added feature, Motorola’s Turbo Charger, powers the device for up to eight hours after only a 15-minute charge. That’s a 60 percent charge in 15 minutes.

The device has a Kevlar back, which prevents the Droid Turbo from bending; it’s water-resistant and can withstand spills and up to 20 minutes in a downpour. Its Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is scratch-resistant, so you can throw your phone in your bag and not worry about scratches. If your screen is damaged within your two-year contract, you can replace it once for free. This also applies to customers who purchase the phone through Verizon Edge.

It’s very simple to wake up your phone. When you reach for your device, the display awakens to show you the time and notifications. You can also wave your hand over the screen to dismiss a phone call or silence an alarm.

The Droid Turbo by Motorola is available online and in Verizon Wireless stores. The 32GB model is available in Metallic Black, Metallic Red, and Black Ballistic Nylon for $199.99 (with a new two-year activation, or $25 per month on Verizon Edge). The 64GB Black Ballistic Nylon model will also be available for $249.99 (with a new two-year activation, or $27 per month on Verizon Edge).