Motorola DROID Turbo goes on sale at Verizon - here are your materials, storage, and pricing options

Motorola DROID Turbo goes on sale at Verizon - here are your materials, storage, and pricing options
As promised, the hot-shot Motorola DROID Turbo is now on sale as a Verizon exclusive. It is available in two variants - with and without a Ballistic Nylon back panel, and is sold in two colors - Black and Red. The non-nylon version is available with 32 GB of storage and is offered on three pricing plans. The first option is to get the full retail price of $600 down to $200 by signing a two-year service contract. The subsided price is paid at checkout, and you're eligible for an upgrade after 2 years.

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.

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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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58 Comments

1. Flippyphone

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Ballistic nylon. Done. So not going to regret waiting for this phone.

10. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

yeah this drive me crazy

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

I have to agree with you guys. That ballistic nylon is super sexy. Between this & the Nexus 6, I am very impressed with Motorola's latest designs.

24. SuperAndroidEvo

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

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

The lineup of phones they are upgrading to 5.0 is ridiculous too. The Moto E? No way I would have called that. They have made some huge changes for the better & they have definitely caught my attention as a result.

36. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah that too. Excellent point. No one updates their phone like Motorola. They are the quickest to update their phones after Google themselves!

34. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Agreed!

35. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

International version please!!!!!!

37. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

It's coming. It really is!!!

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

nobody ever asks you... ever.

11. EnigmaticPsychotic

Posts: 70; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

Exactly

8. roldefol

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.

25. SuperAndroidEvo

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?

39. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Guess he uses Kevlar soap. Maybe to protect his ass.

32. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Did you see it in person? I just came from my local VZW store and the pictures and video do not do it justice. It looked better than i thought.

40. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The iPhone has all corners and edges rounded, so it looks more like a bar of soap than this does. Nice try though.

3. DeusExCellula

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.

14. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

You could make a strong argument for that.

4. tech2

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 :/

7. remixfa

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.

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

26. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am glad you answered guys, cause the Motorola Droid Turbo is the most future proof phone there is... 3 years down the line & that phone will STILL be boss! +1 to both!

28. StanleyG88

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.

6. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Ballistic Nylon 64GB off contract. Need to keep the UDP.

41. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Sams here, ordered it last night at midnight. Sucks to live out in the boonies for things like this.

9. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

12. wilsong17 unregistered

Can some one tell me if this work with tmobile LTE

15. TheAmanzie

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Will the off contract factory unlocked droid work here in India..m getting one via a friend only if it will support networks here in India..

17. makiger

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

Somebody knows if I buy contract-free 64gb model, I can use with At&t? the phone come unlocked?

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