Motorola DROID Turbo goes on sale at Verizon - here are your materials, storage, and pricing options
posted by Luis D. / Oct 30, 2014, 8:56 AM
The second pricing option is to sign up for Verizon EDGE and take the Moto Droid TURBO for $0 down, splitting the full retail cost into 24 monthly payments of $25. You are eligible for a $10-$25 monthly discount depending on your data plan.
The third option is to pick up the Moto DROID Turbo contract-free, at the full retail ($600) price. Verizon offers an in-store pickup option if you like it that way.
Now, what about that ballistic nylon version? Curiously, the pricing doesn't get any more ballistic. The pricing scheme stays the same, but the phone is sold only in Black. However, this one's available in a 64GB version, which amps up the price to $249 on a two-year contract, $27.08 monthly on Verizon EDGE, and $650 full-price.
So, which one are you getting? We're only asking because the community of PhoneArena has expressed an overwhelming interest in the specs-intensive smartphone. If you're yet to make up your mind about it, check out our hands-on with the Moto DROID Turbo, or the specs review, performance benchmarks, and specs comparison.
- 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
Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014
Ballistic nylon. Done. So not going to regret waiting for this phone.
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 9:07 AM 3
Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014
yeah this drive me crazy
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 9:52 AM 1
Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011
That's exactly what I was going to say. All the Motorola phones this year are bananas. The Moto G for the affordability, the Moto X '14 Edition for it's customization & decent specs, then the powerhouses, the Motorola Droid Turbo for the all around BEST BEAST of 2014 & the Google Nexus 6 for the arguably the BEST phablet of 2014. Motorola came out swinging & no one expected it this year. To me the biggest surprise of 2014 is undisputedly Motorola. Kudos to them cause they just put themselves on the map in the most vicious way! +1
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 12:06 PM 5
That design looks off to me. Looks too much like a bar of soap. They should have stuck with the Razr's design if you ask me.
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 9:11 AM 0
Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011
But if they'd stuck with RAZR design, it would look like a retread, right? Also, the thinner versions of the RAZR series with the camera humps tend to have the weaker battery life. This is a MAXX device.
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 9:38 AM 0
Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011
A bar of soap... What bar of soap are you using or not using? The Turbo is designed like that for durability & also to house that HUGE 3900 mAh battery. Frankly the phone looks freaking sexy in all it's variants. Guy what are you thinking?
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 12:09 PM 2
Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014
This might be a little bold but I kinda feel like this might be one of the greates smartphones this year.
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 9:14 AM 0
Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012
Can anyone confirm that the SD805 is a 64bit processor and not a 32bit ? I am interested in buying this phone but if its not future proofing the device then I'll have to re-consider :/
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 9:23 AM 0
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
its the last 32 bit. When you can come up with real reasons why the phone isnt future proof.. AKA, all the great uses you have for 64bit chips, let me know. On the user side, there is very little benefit for 64 bit, especially over the next few years. By the time your ready to upgrade from this device, maybe, but not any time soon.
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 9:30 AM 2
I completely agree. The 805 is very future proof. The benefits of 64-bit mobile processing on the user side are very small & practically worthless to most users. What exactly can the iPhone 5S do that the iPhone 5 can't as pertaining the 64-bit processor? Not a ton. Technology should continue to march on, but my point is that anyone with a 32-bit phone will not be missing out.
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 10:38 AM 3
Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012
Yea, it's just like 64bit on desktops, the processors came out long before the software was able to utilize it, besides, there are very few applications currently out that would really benefit from 64bit over 32 bit. Most couldn't tell the difference unless they were told which it was.
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 12:17 PM 0
Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012
Ballistic Nylon 64GB off contract. Need to keep the UDP.
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 9:24 AM 1
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