Droid Turbo Features 2-Day Battery
I always whined about bad battery life of all smartphones I have used. Good were the days for me when I used to charge my Nokia after 4 or 5 days. I have always wondered why hardware has not got much advanced as our software has — referring to the fact that batteries don’t last more than one day at most.
It looks like engineers at Motorola and Verizon Wireless have heard my cry. Verizon and Motorola revealed a new Droid smartphone on Tuesday that is focused on a long battery time. How much long you wonder? Well, Droid Turbo lasts up to 2 days.
The latest addition to Droid family features a whopping 3,900-mAh battery, and is believed to last up to 48 hours. If you are worried about how long it will take to charge (which I know you are), you don’t have to worry because it comes with a Turbo Charger which can provide 8 hours of battery time after 15 minutes of charge.
Apart from endurance, it features great specs too. There is a 5.2-inch Quad-HD display (wish it was Nexus) which is the same size as the new Moto X but Moto X has a 1080p display. It also features 3GB of RAM, and a 21MP camera which supports 4K video. The processor is also upgraded to the more powerful Snapdragon 805. On the paper, Droid Turbo is clearly better than Moto X.
However, the design of Turbo’s battery is not that good as compared to Moto X. It has a not-so-good-looking Droid logo along with Verizon’s. There is also a Kevlar-like pattern at the back of the phone, and the most disappointing thing is that it doesn’t feature capacitive keys but on-screen navigation buttons. As a result, it is taller and difficult to handle.
Like all Motorola phones, Droid Turbo also comes with Motorola apps such as Moto Display. You can wave your hand over the phone to dismiss a call or to shut off the alarm. You can also turn on the camera by a twist gesture of the wrist, and use voice control as well. All of this is made possible by Motorola apps.
Droid Turbo comes with Android 4.4 KitKat with a promise to upgrade to Android L once it is released.
The Droid Turbo will be available on October 30 starting at $200 with a two-year contract, while the 64GB version will cost $250. It will come in metallic black, metallic red and black ballistic nylon.
If you are a Verizon customer and prefer specs and battery over the looks, Droid Turbo is certainly the answer for your needs.