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Motorola DROID Turbo 2: 5.4-inch screen, SD-810 SoC, 3GB RAM and 3760mAh cell?

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Motorola DROID Turbo 2: 5.4-inch screen, SD-810 SoC, 3GB RAM and 3760mAh cell?
At the time it was released late last year, the Motorola DROID Turbo was one of the most highly spec'd Android phones available. With a massive 3900mAh battery inside, Motorola was promising up to 48 hours of mix-use battery life. In fact, after testing, the DROID Turbo topped our charts showing battery life on flagship devices.

With the phone getting a little long in the tooth, we would expect a DROID Turbo sequel soon. Just as the Motorola Moto X Play is expected to be branded by Verizon as the Motorola DROID MAXX 2, there is talk that the unannounced Motorola Moto X Force will be the DROID Turbo 2 on Verizon. This device is rumored to feature an unbreakable display, which would certainly be a great selling point.

If the Moto X Force becomes the DROID Turbo 2, the next flagship DROID model will most likely be equipped with a 5.43-inch "unbreakable" P-OLED screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 810 SoC will power the device, carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. 3GB of RAM will be inside along with 32GB/64GB of native storage. A 21MP camera adorns the back of the device, with a 5MP snapper in front for shooting selfies and handling video chats.

If this speculation is true, the DROID Turbo 2 will take a slight haircut in battery capacity. The 3900mAh cell on the current model would be replaced by a 3760mAh juicer. Now, this doesn't necessarily mean that there will be a corresponding drop off in battery life. Motorola could turn to optimization to extend the battery life on the second-generation unit.

The current rumor has the DROID Turbo 2 unveiling on October 15th with a launch taking place on October 29th. And here is some exciting news. The DROID Turbo 2 is rumored to be the first DROID that will be available from the Moto Maker web site! And there is more. According to the same rumor, those buying the device through the Moto Maker site will get the ability to perform a free one-time swap within two-years of the original purchase. If you're not happy with the Turbo you designed, you will be allowed one "do-over."

What we are hearing now is that Verizon will be using some of its in-store display space to show samples of DROID Turbo back covers available on the Moto Maker site. One of them will be the Ballistic Nylon material. That is the back we have on our DROID Turbo, and it is a very grippy material that feels great in the hand.

At this point, we would suggest taking these rumors with a proverbial grain of salt. Hopefully, some more information about the Moto X Force and the Droid Turbo 2 leaks in the near future.
 

source: Phandroid

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posted on 26 Sep 2015, 20:58 3

1. ThePython (Posts: 874; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Those huge bezels...

posted on 26 Sep 2015, 22:48 6

4. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


Probably part of the reason the glass is "unbreakable." Narrow bezels and thin are not good attributes in a smartphone--at least if you're interesting in durability.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 00:54

10. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


its a great phone played with it at verizon store but their is the problem its only verizon moto needs to put it on others or sell unlocked

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 02:00 2

14. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3889; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I'm assuming you're referring to the original Droid Turbo since this device hasn't been announced or released yet. As the article says it'll be announced mid October and available for sale late October.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 01:57

12. Bm888 (Posts: 390; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


huge than iphones ¿ ?

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:20

26. Doakie (Posts: 1888; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Nothing is bigger than iPhone or Xbox.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 17:16

33. Paella (Posts: 32; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


or my penis...

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 17:54 3

34. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Ah yes, the legendary Paella and his Inifite Penis. Legend spoke of a douchebag with a penis so large, it encompassed the Universe itself. It is a pity that he lived so sad and lonely an existence, for never did any woman boast of having so suitably large a vagina.

posted on 26 Sep 2015, 21:10 9

2. MaryPoopins (Posts: 136; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


OMG SD810 FAIL NOOBS LOL USELESS HEAT ETC ETC.....

There we go, thought I'd get that out of the way so y'all don't have to and you can all discuss the other features instead for once.

:P

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 08:52

38. JasonX (Posts: 49; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


Thanks for taking one for the team.

posted on 26 Sep 2015, 21:51 1

3. PootisMan (Posts: 248; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


That Verizon logo...

posted on 26 Sep 2015, 23:09

5. Fire5 (Posts: 288; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


SD810 ugly duck snapdragon, any user wants to buy a smartphone with that damn SOC. It's amazing that this Smartphone Motorola damage with that SOC. Everything else is listening well ...

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 00:30 6

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3614; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I went through your post 5 times...it still doesn't make sense.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 02:04 3

15. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3889; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


That's what I got too, but I'll try to interpret.

The 810 sucks, no one wants to buy a device with that CPU. It's amazing that CPU doesn't damage the phone. Otherwise it's a good phone.

That's the best I could do with my gibberish to English translator.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 04:41 1

19. Cyberthing (Posts: 126; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


Lol I need to get me one of those. Can I get it on the play store by any chance?

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 17:57 3

35. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I got something slightly different:

Forsakest thee the piteous SD810, for it is an SoC of poor renown. I daresay Motorola be fools for selecting so abhorrent an SoC for so otherwise envious a smartphone. All else about said phone seemeth so intensely desirable.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 01:21 2

36. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3889; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Ahhh I know why you got that, you're using a Gibberish to Ye Olde English translator. I believe they use that extensively in Monty Python.

posted on 26 Sep 2015, 23:35 1

6. zeeBomb (Posts: 1841; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Set fire.....to the flames!

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 00:00 1

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1232; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Big, ugly, and awkward. But at least it has a big battery, right? Pass.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 00:41

9. sportsmc3 (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 May 2015)


Are there smartphones I can buy online for Verizon through the manufacturers website? I don't want to get a phone with bloatware and crap on it.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 01:58 1

13. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3889; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I'm not 100% on this, but I believe that the only devices you can get on Verizon with no bloatware is the Moto X Pure Edition, a Nexus, and the iPhone. IIRC even if you buy a Samsung or LG or other phone, you'll still get bloatware with it since they are carrier specific models.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:00

23. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


I don't think just buying direct from the manufacturer will get you what you want--if it's a phone designed specifically for Verizon's network it will probably have the same software installed no matter where you buy it. There may be some exceptions, but I don't know of any.

What you probably want instead is a phone designed for any network. You might look into the soon to be announced Nexus phones, or the current Nexus 6.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 13:02

30. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3889; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Yes, and the ones I listed I believe are the only devices that are designed for any network including CDMA carriers Verizon and Sprint. Most so called unlocked phones will work on any GSM network, but there is usually 2 separate CDMA models in the US, one for Verizon and one for Sprint.

And like I said, those phones and the Moto X Pure Edition are all able to run on any network in the US. The Moto X Style is the same phone and also unlocked, but it is made specifically for carriers outside the US.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 01:23 1

11. BLSEOTB (Posts: 331; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


Why do companies still opt for the 810

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:00

24. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


Probably because the claims about the 810 are just tech press BS, like what happened with Windows 8.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 12:46

29. Muayyad (Posts: 236; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


They know better. You better than engineers?

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 02:12 1

16. Chuck007 (Posts: 1052; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Nice phone... terrible SOC. Hopefully they adopted the dual heatpipe design to get rid of that heat.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 02:51 1

17. phonehome (Posts: 504; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


No physical home button on front=fail.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 06:15

21. Xperia14 (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


On-screen buttons = fail.

posted on 14 Oct 2015, 14:02

40. JakeG (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Oct 2015)


OMG NO! I have had Samsung phones for 10 years.
Hate, hate the physical home button. Always gets turned on in pocket.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 03:49

18. Michael.Parker (Posts: 273; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)


Needs a big battery because Motorola has never been that good at power optimisation.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 08:14

22. troutsy (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Wrong.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:02

25. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


I'd agree with troutsy. Back in the day I bought a Moto Droid 2 Global because they had the option to install a larger battery. I never needed it. Still it was nice to have that option from the factory (OEM). I wish phones today still offered that, but it requires a user replaceable battery.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 12:07

28. Michael.Parker (Posts: 273; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)


Always found that Motorola battery life is 10-20% lower than equivalent spec Samsung or Sony and is always the higher end of that on the Galaxy S/Note level.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 05:24 1

20. cdm283813 (Posts: 313; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


If the Nexus 6P is Verizon compatible that will be the better phone.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 09:48

27. mike2959 (Posts: 518; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


I tried Moto with the Nexus 6, the 1st Turbo. The display panels are horrible. Hated it. The other thing was for the claimed battery size, with supposed to be light skinned android on the turbo, and stock Android on the 6,well the battery life is terrible.
Really not optimized at all.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 01:30 1

37. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3889; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


What's wrong with the display panel on the Turbo. Great viewing angles, gets plenty bright, color reproduction no worse than any other amoled panel, and in the top 5 as far as PPI.

As far as battery, that mostly comes down to the screen resolution. I had a Droid Maxx with an S4 Pro and a 720p screen. Never failed to get around 30-42 hours off a charge and anywhere from 3-5 hours of SOT out of it. But the difference there is the 720p screen. If Verizon and Motorola had opted to go with a 1080p screen, I'd bet the Turbo would get as good if not better battery life than the Maxx. And I'll bet the N6 runs into the same issues with an almost 6" screen and 2k resolution. It takes a lot of juice the push that many pixels on that large of a display.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 11:26

39. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I think Motorizon should have stuck with a 1080p screen. The panel on the Moto X '14 was plenty tight for its size. Imagine how much faster and longer-lasting the Turbo could have been without the resource-sucking QHD. But alas, the spec race marcheth on.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 13:55

31. carlemillward (unregistered)


It is about time Motorola and LG add fingerprint sensors to their phones, not that it's needed, but would be nice to have. I like the Sony Z5 and Honor 7i's implementation on the side instead of the chin or at the back.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 14:20

32. Suo.Eno (Posts: 489; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Or end up with a FHD screen instead, bring the Turbo standard of batt life optimizations and go out to win. And don't forget to go global. Got enough Huawei/Nexus 6P haters to cover the base I reckon.

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 10:28

41. Beto_Lopez (Posts: 43; Member since: 14 Apr 2015)


i hope they release it unlocked as Moto MAXX 2 outside the US.

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