At CES 2015, I had the opportunity to get a very quick hands-on with the Motorola DROID Turbo. Exclusively available from Verizon, the DROID Turbo is easily one of the best phones of 2014. Unfortunately, every other market aside from the US will not get to enjoy this flagship Android device. For the rest of us, we’d have to settle for the gen 2 Moto X, which shares quite a bit in common with the DROID Turbo.
The DROID Turbo packs everything a flagship should. From the superfast 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC running at 2.7Ghz, which is evidently mated to an Adreno 420 GPU, to a generous 3GB DDR3 RAM. Complementing the main processor is a pair of Natural Language Processor and Contextual Computing Processor.
The DROID Turbo comes in 32GB and 64GB variants with no memory expansion.
It doesn’t overwhelm you with its design — it’s neither the thinnest or lightest handset out there. However, it does have the signature Moto look with unique fine woven materials that’s water resistant too. It’s well-built and feels great in the hand.
The 5.2-inch AMOLED Quad HD display pushes out 565PPI, easily one of the highest resolution displays there in the market.
Not to forget is the whopping 21MP shooter on the rear with f/2.0 aperture, coupled with dual LED flash. The camera is capable of 4x digital zoom as well as 1080p video capture at 30fps and 4K at 24fps.
The DROID Turbo takes a nano-SIM and supports 4G LTE, CDMA and GSM.
You’ll also be happy to know that it packs a massive 3900mAh battery that Motorola claims will give you up to 48 hours of usage. Hardly surprising looking at Moto’s reputation in battery life, especially with the previous RAZR range.
The Moto DROID Turbo runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat and should in time get pushed Android Lollipop.
Certainly one of the best devices of 2014. Here’s wishing that Moto makes the DROID Turbo available in Malaysia.
Don’t forget to check out the hands-on video below.