New Motorola Droid Turbo

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  1. lavrishevo, Oct 9, 2014
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    lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Looks like a Verizon only at this point. Should be a nice phone. Especially at 5.2 inches and sounds like a good camera. No SD card and only available with 32gb. The name is kind and of stupid. With that resolution on a 5.2 inch screen imagine the ppi.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonk...axy-s5-iphone-6-alternative/?partner=yahootix
     

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  2. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Sure, but they really ought to redesign the Droid line already. I couldn't really think of an uglier phone on the market, and the OG Droid marketing was different and effective, now it's just annoying and outdated.
     
  3. sddabrow macrumors 6502

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    Hoping they take notes from the Moto x. Not sure if they are in different segments within Motorola though.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    If I had Verizon, this would probably be my next phone. Moto is my favorite android OEM
     
  5. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Looks pretty nice, nice ppi, one annoyance for me is the back button on the left, I much prefer it on the right. And I'm on AT&T. Should be nice to check out though!
     
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    The gs5 advanced has a 5.2 2k screen also...anyone know if its amoled or LCD?
     
  8. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    Ah, the Droid is making a comeback. I'm honestly not feeling that design tho. Hopefully Moto comes out swinging with this one. And I'll admit that I do miss those Verizon Droid commercials. I also miss when HTC made droids too. Good times. I say bring back the Incredible next year. It's nothing short of its name.
     
  9. lavrishevo, Oct 10, 2014
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    Yeah my bad. I corrected it the typo...lol
     
  10. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Back button makes more sense on the left. That's how stock android is and the left means back.
     
  11. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I'm used to my right thumb hitting it... a habit after using the Note 2
     
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  13. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Nexus 9 is a very nice tablet but definitely not a phone ;)
     
  14. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Haha, I love phablets, never owned one but always wanted one.
     
  15. JunBringer macrumors member

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    As much as Verizon annoys me, this is a badass phone, as is the Xperia Z3v. People have some killer options on Verizon.
     
  16. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Yeah...I have an upgrade for Verizon....can't decide between the Droid Turbo or the Z3v.......
     
  17. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

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    My concern with the Droid Turbo is Motorola customizing apps and then not updating their UI when Google does. Last year's Droids had an ugly customized version of the Phone app, and I don't believe it was ever updated to the KitKat style dialer. They did finally change the menu bar icons to white from blue, though.

    In the photos of the Turbo I see a custom email icon which to me means they've customized the KitKat email app. That concerns me because the new Lollipop email apps looks very nice, from the screenshots I've seen.

    Other than that complaint the Turbo seems like an amazing phone. I'm anxious to see how the screen looks compared to the Moto X.
     
  18. lavrishevo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I had 5600 mA battery case on my S4. It was amazing. Kind of ridiculous. You would be at about 75 - 85 percent battery life at the end of a work day.
     

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  19. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

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    Once I got confirmation that Nexus 6 was hitting Verizon the Droid Turbo died on my top 3 list. It's between Note 4 and Nexus 6 now. For me it's Gear VR vs unlocked bootloader.
     
  20. JunBringer macrumors member

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    I used these on my Evos back in the day. Super handy.
     
  21. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Heres a new pic posted today by evleaks:

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    For the back of the phone I like the kevlar on the black version vs the shiny plastic on the red...
     
  22. lympero macrumors 6502a

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    Back button on the left makes more sense ?!?!?! I use the back button like 1000 times per day and i can assure you that it is far more convenient on the right.
     
  23. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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    This is the new Droid Turbo, and it looks amazing
    https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/523829921098264576

    I think this is the underdog Android phone of 2014. If you like regular but still a bit bigger sized non phablet phones, IMO this is hands down the #1 best Android phone this year, and if Motorola made a GPE version of the Turbo, or a 'Developer edition' for GSM networks, that would make this possibly the best Android ever created.

    I would have zero problem paying the full price $650 for a GPE version of the Turbo on GSM. Would be happier with something like that over the Nexus 6, due to the super sharp display this Turbo has, and huge battery that will easily power this beast all day long and most likely two days of battery life.

    - 5.2" QHD 1440p display ( but with captivate keys makes it more like a 5.4" if this was Nexus )
    - 565 ppi :eek: Crazy sharp and detailed screen
    - 3,900mAh battery :eek: :cool:
    - Snapdragon 805 :D
    - 3GB RAM :D
     
  24. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I am entertaining returning the 2014 X I recently purchased for this beast. It would cost more but probably be worth it.

    The new X is great btw but this would be greater unless there are serious flaws with it.
     

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