In 2014, they had launched the second generation Moto X that was also a great product, and now this is the 2015 Moto X, launched at the end of 2014 itself. This Droid has the name Turbo primarily for two reasons. One is the large 3900 mAh battery and second the Turbo Charging feature on this device. For your Info, this is also called as the Moto Maxx in a few countries.
Droid Turbo comes with a 5.2″ 2K Display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels making it up at 565 PPI that is one of highest PPI we have seen except the Galaxy S6 which has 577 PPI. It’s a OLED display that is crisp, the black is very deep, and you would love watching videos on this one. The Display is crisp even when you browsing the web and if you wish to look into some details though there is not much content available for this resolution, except for YouTube off course.
The Droid Turbo has the best Camera we have seen from Motorola in their complete series. The photos are not over saturated or processed the way we see on Samsung Phones like the Galaxy S5. The Camera supports 4K Video recording and has improved from the Moto-X 2014. Here are a few Samples that can give you an idea of the Camera of this Smartphone.
The Droid Turbo comes with a 3900 mAh battery that is the highest we have seen on a phone from a Tier 1 brand. The best part is that even though with such a high capacity, the phone is not thick and has not lost any important features. The device comes with Snapdragon 805 and Adreno 420 which can perfectly ensure that you get the better backup. In my experience of using this I found that the battery is still not sufficient because the display kills it, and you end up with charging the device after say 30 hours or so which is still ok but not the best. Motorola claimed 48 hour’s usage while I didn’t get the same results, its still better than my last phone which was the iPhone 6.
The device comes with two options, i.e., the Ballistic Nylon, and Kevlar which is available only in Red, but is slippery while the Nylon finish is much more textured and feels great when holding in the hand. After using it for two months without any case, you can still look that the back looks great without any scars though it picks up a lot of dust from the pocket that is fine. The SIM Card slot on this one is hidden behind the volume keys that is again unique. The Device has many smooth edges that are a plus considering that you won’t likely drop it easily when using it as a daily driver.
Talking about the Software, the device came with KitKat out of the box. Which gave the same experience that we had seen in the Moto X 2014 and certainly its the best experience without any lags and near stock like UI. Apart from this the device has some custom ringtones, wallpapers and widgets that are amazing.
Some Amazing Features Include:
- Moto Voice : You can customise the voice and interact with your phone, the way you speak to someone and this feature was introduced with the Moto X. Its not upto the mark on the Droid Turbo though I guess thats specific to this unit.
- Moto Assist : The phone is Smart in understanding what kind of task you are into. When you drive the device activates the Driving Mode and reads aloud the text messages, while it can keep quiet when you are busy with a meeting and finally when you are about to sleep it turns off all the sounds and switches it back ON in the morning.
- Moto Actions & Display : You can use simple gestures like waving your hand to silent any incoming calls or take a quick peek of upto 3 notifications which show up on your lock screen.
This phone is a beast perfectly optimised for long usage, almost rugged back panel, A decent camera that we are not impressed with and an impressive display. The things that disappointed me were the front speakers, capacitive touch buttons while watching videos and No Optical Image Stabilisation which is sad, and you end up with blurred photos. In terms of availability its still Verizon exclusive in the US, but you can pick up one from Amazon.