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Motorola DROID Turbo Featured in Best Motorola

Announced
Oct 28, 2014
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon

Pros

  • Big display (5.2 inches)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (565 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (20.7 megapixels)
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • Splash-proof phone

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

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Packing arguably one of the best hardware combinations available at the moment, the natural habitat of the Motorola DROID Turbo is somewhere near the very top of Mount Android, thanks to the 5.2-inch Quad HD display, the power-laden 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805, the 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, the 21MP rear snapper capable of shooting 4K video clips, and the humongous, "two-day" 3,900mAh battery inside.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (5.1, 4.4.4)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.65 x 2.89 x 0.44 inches (143.5 x 73.3 x 11.2 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.21 oz (176 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Splash resistant
  • Colors:
    • Black, Blue

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 565 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 70.76 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup20.7 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Touch to focus, Geo tagging
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (24 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
    • Model:
      • APQ8084
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 420
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3.0 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:
    • 3900 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Wireless charging:
    • Built-in (Qi)

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA (unspecified), UMTS
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • Yes
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 28 Oct 2014

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 11 Sep 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

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  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.10 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.10 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.10 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.39 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Motorola Moto Maxx


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Motorola DROID Turbo 32GB

differences:

  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Motorola DROID Turbo 32GB

(Metalized Fiber)

differences:

  • Dimensions:
    • 5.65 x 2.89 x 0.42 inches (143.5 x 73.3 x 10.6)
  • Weight:
    • 5.96 oz (169 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Colors:
    • Gray, Red
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

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