Motorola certainly had a great year in 2014, with several devices and covering every price range. The USP for every Motorola smartphone in the recent past, has been its design strategy as well as the near-stock experience, which keeps the clean and fast in response. The new and latest one with some brilliant specs in the list, is the Motorola Droid Turbo.
Limited to Verizon network for now, the device is expected to hit the International market with the name “Moto Maxx”, but for someone who cannot wait can grab the factory unlocked unit of Turbo already. The device is comparable to the Moto X 2014 only in terms of size, as in no other way they are similar. The 5.2-inch screen of this device comes with a 1440p resolution display, and that gives it a pixel density of 565 PPI, way above most of the flagships.
Powered by the Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB RAM, the one we have is a 32GB one and there is a 64GB Verizon verizon version available as well. The camera is bumped up as well, with a 20.7-megapixel rear shooter against the best of 13-megapixel lenses on the Nexus 6, if we talk of Motorola devices.
The ballistic nylon is a real threaded pattern, and Motorola is a company that believes in putting out something real. Such was the case with Moto X and its interesting back panels, especially the bamboo back which is a real material. The feel of ballistic nylon is great, but as always asks a question – will it stay there and stick for long?
The feel is good, and the phone doesn’t have the curvature that we see on the Moto X 2014, certainly for the reason that a lot more inclusions are there in this, and Motorola had to include a 3900 mAh battery. I’d be very much satisfied with this, as the battery on Moto X 2014 was quite disappointing while the company had to compromise to give it the best looks.
OnePlus One with the Sandstone black back looked and felt brilliant, and it was a little rough to keep it non slippery, and same is here with the Droid Turbo, which has this stitched pattern.
For the initial use, the Android 4.4.4 KitKat with near-stock experience worked so well, and you can imagine how much, when we say it is even better than the Moto X 2014. But the Android Lollipop flavor is awaited, and things will change a lot in that.
The camera isn’t so awesome to begin with, as you still see the same limited options in the camera app interface, though the capture quality is noticeably lot better than what you see in the Moto X 2014, and we did try to check the same with the captures taken by Xperia Z3, results coming out close in bright light, and the Droid Turbo doing bad in low light.
We’ll get to see how it does on our regular use, and although the device looks promising with the 3900 mAh battery, we will see how it fares in every important aspect, not just the battery life.