Blue Motorola Droid Turbo shows up at Best Buy

Blue Motorola Droid Turbo shows up at Best Buy
Last month, Verizon launched the Motorola Droid Turbo, offering it in two color versions: black and red. If you don’t like these colors, you’ll soon be able to buy the smartphone in blue - but only via Best Buy.

The Blue Droid Turbo comes with 32 GB of internal memory, and costs $199.99 on contract (just like the black and red variants). It’s listed as “coming soon” at Best Buy’s official website, so it’ll probably be available to order in the near future.

New paint job aside, the blue Turbo is obviously not different from the handset released by Motorola and Verizon in October. The smartphone is thicker than virtually all other current flagships (11.2 mm), but that’s because it houses a very large 3900 mAh battery. Other features include a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, 20.7 MP rear camera, 3 GB of RAM, and a quad-core 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor. The Droid Turbo currently runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and should be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop pretty soon. You can find out much more about the handset by reading our Motorola Droid Turbo review.


source: Best Buy via Droid-life

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DROID Turbo
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3900 mAh

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15 Comments

1. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

The phone is awesome. To bad its not on T-Mobile. I would buy the phone simply because its blue. I love blue. Personal choice oriented in this case.

3. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

AFAIK these phones will run on T-Mobile with one of their Sim cards installed. I think the only thing that doesn't work is LTE but you do get HSPA which is pretty fast. Also before anyone asks, this is Ballistic Nylon, not MGF Kevlar. Had a BB Mobile employee confirm it. What's bad is that in the ballistic nylon models, if you're going off contract, the Verizon black 32GB model is $60, the 64GB model is $6, and this exclusive BB model with 32GB of storage is $0! That's paying $100 more for a similarly equipped model, or $50 more for half the space, and the only difference is the color. Ridiculous, but that's BB, they always charge around $50-100 more off contract than anyone else does.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I don't think many VZW customers buy off-contract, and those who do are unlikely to rely on Best Buy. They tend to have good deals ON contract though. And that BB exclusive blue One M7 last year was really sweet looking.

9. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Well they wouldn't rely on BB with off contract prices like that. I imagine it's BB's way of driving people to contracts, which is where BB makes their money. And by charging extra off contract, it most likely makes up for what they lose by the customer not signing a contract.

2. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I still prefer the Ballistic Nylon variant.

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

This is BN, see my post above.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Looks nice. A good balance between the boring black and flashy red variant...

7. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

I hope Lenovo will end this no sense of Motorola and Verizon to be releasing only phone for them and start with global launch.

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If Verizon and Motorola have a contract, there's nothing Lenovo can do about it, short of breaching the contract. And that could get expensive.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Nothing forces them to put so much daylight between the Moto X and the Droid though. They could get away with a different design and materials and slightly bigger battery and call it a Droid. The fact that the battery is 70% bigger and the storage offerings are double makes it harder to accept the X as Motorola's flagship. It's possible that the Motorola-Verizon-Lucasfilm contract stipulates that Verizon gets the best specs, but it seems a stretch.

10. bharwood88

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

Did they change the speaker? form the pictures it is redesigned

11. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

IMO ugly phone. No sense of style or sophistication. I had the G Pro 2..and much better looking phone. As far as specs go, so what the Galaxy S5 LTE-A has the 805 with 3gb ram, and the adreno 420..6 Months ago!

12. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And it's available in the US? Doesn't help me if I can't get it or use it where I live. As far as the G Pro 2, IMO it looks too plain. Other than the rear buttons, I could easily mistake it for most any other phone.

15. Flippyphone

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Style and sophistication? Good grief, it's not a tuxedo. If your phone's appearance affects people's perception of you, you've already lost.

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The 3,900 mAh battery has me sold... Too bad it's only on the big red :/

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