Anyone own a Droid Turbo?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ryankul, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. ryankul macrumors regular

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    Seems like high end specs and nearly stock Android. I am on Verizon. Anyone else using this daily or has previously?
     
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  3. flybub macrumors regular

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    This guy has the 64gb version. It's my daily driver also. Fast, reliable, great battery life, and of course has all the moto apps which was pretty big for me coming from the 13 Moto X. It's not the perfect phone, no phone is, so it does have its flaws. The screen could be a little better, the camera for me is pretty bad, and the power button and volume rockers sit almost flush with the phone so it makes it difficult to hit those. All in all its a great phone!
     
  4. jamezr macrumors G3

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    I had one for 3 weeks. Very nice phone. Performance wise it was a fast reliable phone.
    As you mentioned the buttons are designed poorly. The screen seemed dim and dull. For the life of me I could not get it to take a decent picture despite it have a 20MP camera.
    I did like the kevlar back though.
     
  5. ryankul thread starter macrumors regular

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    Phone seems lightning fast and screen seems good to me. Went with the Kevlar fiber version. Hoping it holds up over time. I have a wireless charging pad arriving soon also.
     
  6. jamezr macrumors G3

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    The battery life was the best on any phone I have had!
     
  7. ryankul thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes seems super good. 15hrs away from the plug and I'm at 70% still lol. Crazy!
     
  8. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    Motorola cameras suck! I tried a 2014 Moto X and couldn't take a decent pic to save my life!
     
  9. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Thats has been my experience with the Moto X and N6 as well.
     
  10. ryankul thread starter macrumors regular

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    Camera seems fine to me. Snapped some cool shots of my boys and some super HD video too. Example HDR image below.

    https://flic.kr/p/rAJEQ4
     
  11. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Nice shots Ryankul! Cute kids! :)
     
  12. coleblk macrumors regular

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    Enjoy your Turbo. My boyfriend has had one since around Christmas and he absolutely loves it. I find that the camera actually produces some great shots during our hikes and the battery is perfect for someone like him who doesn't charge too often. Performance is excellent and the screen is a beautiful AMOLED panel. They should be pushing out the Lollipop 5.1 update soon hopefully! Keep us updated on your new beast.
     
  13. ryankul thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone. So far still great! Otterbox Commuter in red arrived today. Hoping this case works with the chi wireless charging pad that should be here tomorrow. Messed with some super HD video and slow mo recordings. Both looked nice!
     
  14. ItHurtsWhenIP macrumors 6502

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    I've been happy with mine (32GB kevlar) since the day it came out, but especially since it got the VoLTE update. Still looking forward to a 5.x upgrade, but it's been great for me so far on Kit Kat..no complaints here.
     
  15. ryankul thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is definitely ridiculous that it has not been upgraded. It's one of Verizon's high end phones. Seems like Moto is usually pretty good about getting updates pushed out.

    Also have had a hell of a time with wireless charging. It works but it's so finicky/picky how or where it is on the pad. Tried a couple different pads with case even off. Also might have been a mistake getting the nylon version as I'm already starting to get some fraying or little pieces kind of sticking up.
     
  16. flybub macrumors regular

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    I'd be willing to blame Verizon for the update delay. Majority of the other Moto phones have been updated to at least 5.0 including the 2013 Moto X. I keep reading that the Turbo is getting updated to 5.1 because of VoLTE but I think Verizon is holding it back for its own reasons. Verizon exclusive devices have never had a real good record for updates, good thing the Turbo runs well on KitKat.
     

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