Motorola DROID Turbo User Guide leaks, reveals 3 hour Turbo charging

Motorola DROID Turbo User Guide leaks, reveals 3 hour Turbo charging
Ever since its rumored specs were passed along, there has been quite a buzz brewing for the Motorola DROID Turbo. And today, the beastly handset's alleged User Guide leaked, giving us a look at the phone in depth. The DROID Turbo is expected to feature a 5.2 inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. According to the User Guide, the rear-camera is a 21MP shooter with dual LED flash, and there is a front-facing camera as well.

The battery on the phone will fully recharge in just three hours with the Moto Turbo charger, and the handset has a nano SIM card tray. Waving your hand across the front of the screen will silence a call, or snooze an alarm. And the QWERTY keyboard changes depending on whether you are sending an email, text, or another kind of message.

The clock widget features a new design, and allows you to leave a message or address specifically for someone who finds your phone if it goes AWOL. And the handset boasts NFC connectivity. While the Motorola DROID Turbo would be a Verizon exclusive, there is talk of it being available for other carriers under a different name.

We should see the DROID Turbo released in time to grab its share of sales this holiday season.

source: @MotoFirmware via SlashGear



1. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013


23. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Your comment was.....see above comment

2. GaryArt1

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

I don't see anywhere in the manual that it mentions having a sd card. I think if it would have had one, it would have shown it.

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I wasn't expecting one. This is still Motorola a Google Company, hence no SD. It'd be nice, then, to see more than 32 GB on board, but I doubt it.

30. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

If this phone is released with 16GB then Motorola are f'ing fools!

31. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I would bet on 32. This phone is effectively this year's Droid Maxx, which until recently was 32 GB.

25. charulo316

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Not all moto products eliminate the SD card. The moto G has it, so it could've been included, they just choose not to.

3. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

no on screen buttons?

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm a little confused here. Since when is 3 hours a quick charge? Some of the quick charging flagships are doing it in around 2 hours or less now.

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Most of the charging is done in the first 30 minutes. I think Qualcomm's statement was that a Quick Charge 2.0 charger could charge a 3,000 mAh battery to 60% in 30 minutes.

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeah, I'm wondering about that too. Maybe it has a ridiculous battery included?

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

3 Hours isn't quick charge. Why Moto can't reproduce another Maxx like battery on their current phones is beyond me.

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Because Maxx like batteries are exclusive to the Maxx line, duh. However, because we haven't seen any leaks of other Droid models, I assume they're merging the Ultra and Maxx from last year into Turbo and ditching the Mini. Also, how do you know 3 hours isn't quick? We don't know the size of the battery. We know most batteries charge in 2-3 hours, but that's with average sized batteries; this might have a huge 4,000+ mAh battery for all we know.

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i would be truly surprised if they ditched the Mini. the Razr M was one of Verizon's most successful phones.

28. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Well, it's been rehashed as the Luge... Motorola should have made a new Droid Mini with a matte body like the Moto X, improved camera, battery and maybe processor. I also like the fact that there were hardware buttons instead of using valuable display space for the nav/ menu buttons.

32. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I have the Droid Mini, and I love it. It's definitely more comfortable in my hands than the Droid Ultra or Maxx. However, unless they've been able to keep the new Mini a secret all this time, it doesn't look like there will be a refresh.

44. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I just didn't see why they offered the Mini and Moto X at the same price point last year. The X seemed like more phone for the money and just as comfortable to hold. But for this year, they wouldn't put the latest processor in such a small device, they would just keep the old Mini and sell it for free.

45. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They had all the same internals and features, but the Mini had a smaller LCD instead of an AMOLED. I agree the Mini is just too small to hold in all that power and have good battery life, but I wouldn't mind a slight bump to a 4.5-4.7" screen to make room for a bigger battery, and they could either upgrade it to 1080p or keep it at 720p to get outrageous performance and battery life. I would buy that, I was really hoping for the Z3 Compact to go to Verizon, but that would be even better.

5. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Capacitive home, back, & recent button keys in 2015????

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Look at the design, though. That says "flagship" all day...well, 2011 flagship, anyway.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That design was OK last year, and does free up a few lines of screen real estate, but it looks dated next to the likes of the One and Moto X. Maybe they're playing it safe to retain current Droid owners, but anyone on a 2 year cycle will be upgrading from the RAZR HD, which has on screen buttons. So I don't know.

18. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yup. Just the way I like my phones. Its great to have choices...

24. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

You do realize Samsung still does 2 out of the 3 capacitive buttons in 2014 right?

29. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Samsung still does it along with some others like OnePlus giving you a choice between the two. I like the capacitive buttons as it allows me to use the whole display.

33. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Capacitive home, back, & recent button keys in 2015????" Glad that dumb Google stuff like onscreen buttons hasn't taken over completely. It's nice to have the whole screen available and to be able to rotate the buttons out of the way when using an S-Pen.

47. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yes....these two post above me understand. I've hated on screen buttons since they first arrived. One thing tho.....they disappear when playing games, correct? That is my only pet peeve with capacitive buttons. I actually prefer hard buttons the most...ala Droid X.

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The date on the clock in the manual says October 12th. Release date, maybe? It's a bit short notice.

12. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

i like the old motorola design and 'thinness

13. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Long time 3 hours. .

15. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

its a fail... I bet it will have snapdragon 801 for a 1440 x 2560 resolution.

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