After much waiting, the Motorola Droid Turbo has finally gone official today on Verizon Wireless. And leaving very little to our imagination, the smartphone is exactly what we expected it to be, complete with a Quad HD display and a mammoth battery to keep it powered for long. Verizon has priced the 32GB version of the smartphone at $199.99 with a two year contract or $25 should you choose to get it through the Verizon EDGE monthly installment plan. The 64GB model will set you back by $249.99 on contract or $27 per month through EDGE. Both models will be available for purchase starting October 30.
The smartphone is running Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box, but expect the smartphone to be high up on Motorola’s list when the Android 5.0 rollout begins. On the hardware front, the Droid Turbo packs a 5.2 inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution display, a 21-megapixel camera with a dual LED flash, 3GB of RAM, 32/64GB of internal storage (no microSD card slot), a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 quad core SoC with the Adreno 420 GPU and a gargantuan 3,900 mAh battery. The device is supplied with the company’s Turbo Charger in the box which offers up to 8 hours of usage with just 15 minutes of charging. The Droid Turbo will be sold in Metallic Black, Red and Black Ballistic Nylon variants. The 64GB version of the handset will be sold in the Black Ballistic Nylon variant.
The smartphone is also packing features like Moto Display, Moto Actions, Moto Voice and Moto Assist which we saw on the freshly launched Moto X. Motorola is offering perks for customers of the device with a one-time free screen replacement program for the duration of your contract. So overall, the Droid Turbo from Verizon appears to be the best smartphone you can buy right now, at least on paper. Its pixel dense 5.2 inch Quad HD display is easily the highlight along with the extra large battery and the myriad of other features.
What do you think of the Droid Turbo from Verizon? Will this be your next?