Motorola Droid Turbo is now cheaper than ever off contract

Motorola Droid Turbo is now cheaper than ever off contract
Launched by Verizon in October last year, the Motorola Droid Turbo was initially priced at $599.99 off contract - a price worthy of the handset's flagship status. Now, when the smartphone is more than 6 months old, Motorola and Verizon decided it was time to offer it for just $499.99 off contract. More exactly, $499.99 will get you a Droid Turbo 32 GB in black, red, or ballistic nylon (all these are also available for $99.99 on contract). As for the 64 GB version of the Droid Turbo (only available if you want the ballistic nylon model), this costs $549.99 off contract, or $149.99 on contract.

Introduced as Motorola's first smartphone to offer a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, the Droid Turbo is still an impressive device, thanks in no small part to its 3900 mAh battery. Of course, other features are also worth mentioning, including the quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, the 20 MP rear camera, or the 3 GB of RAM.

While it's still running Android KitKat, the Motorola Droid Turbo should soon be updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop (skipping the 5.0 update). You can find out more about the handset by checking out our Motorola Droid Turbo review.


source: Verizon (regular Droid Turbo, Droid Turbo in Ballistic Nylon) 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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25 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, I'm willing to bet that we're about to see additional drops for other Motorola phones in the near future.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is a new Moto X on the horizon coming out as well. But the price of this Droid Turbo is excellent at those prices. There could be a droid turbo 2 coming down the pipe.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Na, I think Motorola is against using numbers to identify one year's Droid model over the next years, Droid Razr MAXX HD, Droid Maxx, Droid Turbo.... they'll have something different for this year's model, Droid Ludicrous Speed or something along those lines. I will agree that these phones are killer deals at these prices, even if they don't have the latest and greatest technology, they still provide the best overall user experience next to any other flagship device. I still am extremely happy with the 2013 Moto X and I'm excited about upgrading to the 2015 model as soon as my contract is up.

18. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I just hope they bring these phones to Australia some time in the future.. We all missed out this time round :(

22. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Great phone, too bad they only made it available for verizon customers, they really weren't interested in selling this device.

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm sure they had/have some sort of contract with Verizon similar to what at&t had with Apple when the iPhone was first released.

9. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I wouldnt mind if a droid turbo 2 came out.......

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Wow, great device for that price.

13. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

That is a great price. Only issue is that everyone I know who is willing to pay Verizon's steep prices also only want to use iPhones on Verizon.... I guess if you're willing to throw money away once you might as well throw money away twice....

25. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Family of 5 here.. 2 Galaxy S5.. 1 Galaxy s3.. 1 Moto X 2013 and 1 Droid Turbo. Not all people on Verizon are dumb lol

4. skuko

Posts: 1; Member since: May 11, 2015

i'd love to buy this, but it's not available in europe :(

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Wait for the Moto X 2015. Assuming that the leaked specs are accurate, the battery will be a significant jump over last year's model (Still not as much as the Turbo, but it should provide awesome battery life), it'll have a boost in speed with a 64bit processor, 4GB in RAM, 4K resolution (which will really be nice if you want to use your phone as a VR headset), all the customization of the past year's model and along with some new options, And last but definitely not least all the magical software tweaks that people love Motorola for (Moto Voice, Moto Display, Moto Actions, plus whatever new surprises they have in store for this year's release).

15. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I can almost guarantee the next moto x won't be 4k

16. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think you mean 2K, not 4K.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, my bad, dumb typo.

5. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Not bad spec-sheet for that money, but that phone is ugly as hell.

6. Doc_Oc

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

I love my Droid Turbo and that price is great. I do have to say that Verizon has dropped the ball with the Lollipop update. It has taken way too long. I understand that they are fixing all the bugs and bypassing 5.0, but they should have just said that from the beginning and not told everyone it is coming "soon". Soon to me means within a month or so, not 6 months.

7. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Did they ever fix the shutter lag?

10. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Is really hard to get in Latin America :C i would love to have this device, Imma LG and Moto Lover.

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I thought Latin America had the Moto Maxx, a non Verizon branded version of this phone.

17. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Is not available... I wanna get a Moto G 2nd or 3rd Generation.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

At least it's a decent price for what it offers compared to the other phone Motorola released.

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Says the guy that trolls every Motorola article. In regards to the 2014 Moto X... CNN says it was the best smartphone ever made http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/15/technology/mobile/moto-x/index.html TechnoBuffalo says "Moto X has the best software, and the design (along with Moto Maker) is top notch" Yahoo says "second-gen Moto X is easily one of the best I've ever used" https://www.yahoo.com/tech/moto-x-review-i-freaking-love-this-phone-97575964474.html The Verge says "The best Android smartphone ever made" http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/8/6121143/motorola-moto-x-2014-new-review cnet says "both on- and off-contract ($100 and $500, respectively) is lower than the Galaxy S5 and LG G3. It delivers the same high-speed processor as the other two, and has a brilliant screen. In addition, with software features like the Moto Voice and Display, the user experience feels personal and seamless." http://www.cnet.com/products/motorola-moto-x/ TechRadar says "it takes on the "premium" label without sacrificing the low price point in most regions. In fact, the US price is actually a lot cheaper: $99 on contract, making it half the price of its leading competitors." http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/moto-x-1263345/review/6 Android Authority says "For a phone that easily falls in the realm of flagship, it’s great that it doesn’t have the flagship price." http://www.androidauthority.com/moto-x-2014-review-545849/ Gizmodo says "Bottom line: This phone offers the best user experience from anything we've yet seen" http://gizmodo.com/moto-x-2014-review-still-the-android-phone-for-every-1633601557 You're entitled to your own opinion, but with the rest of the world disagreeing with you, it just makes you look stupid.

24. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

What ever others say.. In my own experience Moto x has bad screen, bad camera, and not so good battery life... I wouldn't say it is best smartphone ever.. From what I have heard best smart phone of 2014 goes to droid turbo(excluding note 4 ) ..

19. gaming64 unregistered

Great price. Really looks nice.

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