Motorola's latest phone has impressed many with its affordable price ($200) and exceptional battery life. The device, however, is currently only available in the U.S. (on Verizon).
Here's what the experts had to say about the Droid Turbo:
- Rating: 90/100
- Pros: Long battery life; attractive Quad HD screen; powerful performance; camera a clear improvement over the Moto X's
- Cons: Less charming design than the Moto X; no expandable memory; it's exclusive to Verizon
- Rating: 4/5
- "Even with its hefty design, the Motorola Droid Turbo's robust battery, powerful processor and vivid display put it on the short list for Verizon customers."
- Rating: 4/5
- "If you’re locked in to Big Red and are looking for an all-around great phone that can do just a little bit more than your friend’s—and you don’t mind its uninspiring, utilitarian design—the Droid Turbo is worth your consideration."
- Rating: 7.7
- "Good stuff": Long battery life; useful software features; fast performance
- "Bad stuff": Chunky, heavy design; lots of bloatware; slow camera
Now about that battery... Gizmodo's Darren Orf wrote (Oct. 30) that although Verizon advertised the phone as having a battery that lasts 48 hours, he tested it and said, "in my short time with the Droid Turbo, two days seems like a stretch."
Orf used the phone as he would any phone, unplugging from the charger at 8 a.m., using it throughout the workday (battery life was at 35% as he left work), a bit in the evening and didn't charge that night. "My phone was dead by 11 a.m. the next day."
So, we've been forewarned.