New photos show the Motorola Droid Turbo powered on, re-confirm its features

New photos show the Motorola Droid Turbo powered on, re-confirm its features
Although Motorola hasn’t announced the Droid Turbo yet, we’ve seen the handset quite a few times until now. However, most of the images that we saw were renders. Today, we can take a look at a set of live photos showing the Droid Turbo (codenamed Quark) - which confirm, once again, some of its features.

Sporting a 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, the Droid Turbo will be the second Motorola-made smartphone to offer a Quad HD screen (after the Nexus 6). The handset features a water-repellent coating, Kevlar fiber on the back, a powerful quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory. Its rear camera (a 21 MP one with 4K video recording) is flanked by two LED flashes, while the battery is a massive 3900 mAh one. Like all other Droid models, the new one will be exclusively available via Verizon Wireless (but Motorola may want to launch similar models via other carriers, in other markets).

The Droid Turbo should be officially introduced next week, on October 28, and Verizon will probably start selling it shortly after that. As we told you not long ago, the handset will have red and black versions. Check out the live photos in the slideshow below, plus our own snapshots with more info (in case you haven’t seen them yet):


source: Android Spin

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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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40 Comments

1. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

This is what the Nexus 6 should've have been.

3. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'm glad its not though

13. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

why? Droid Turbo is fairly compact next to Nexus 6, plus it delivers an incredibly powerful battery.

22. Retro-touch unregistered

It's ugly

7. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Reminds me of the nexus one. weird.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I kinda see it to. If you just replace the physical buttons of the N1 with the capacitive buttons of this one.. its very similar in face looks. I also wish this would have been a Nexus (minus the buttons). Having 2 nexus devices would have been the best thing ever. This large but one handable device, and the Shamu for those that wanted a nexus phablet. They could have dominated android sales (which is probably why they didnt do it unfortunately)

20. mdorno

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Don't speak for everyone. I like what I see for the Nexus 6.

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

EXACTLY BUT VERIZON keeps kissing a$$ too motorola while they get the HEFTY BATTERY LIFE and more RAM mphf

2. torr310

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

This will be the phone to love for 2014.

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Stoopid verizon...

17. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Umm, why? They're giving us a phone that's as close to perfect as most people can get. Why is Verizon stupid in offering that to us?

24. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Wow dude chill out. I think he's joking...taking things a little too personal there. VZWlover76

36. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Chill out? What did I say that makes it seem that I'm freaking out? I wasn't yelling or berating anyone. I'm not taking it personal, I just find it ridiculous that people don't say a word when exclusivity doesn't affect them, but throw a fit when it does. And nine times out of ten, Verizon is usually on the losing end when there's an exclusivity deal. Is it so wrong for us to get a decent phone once in awhile?

5. Rydsmith unregistered

I'll never understand how cameras on phones are so amazing now; yet we still get these blurry cam Mr. Potato style images.

6. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

not everyone is a master photographer.

12. Busyboy unregistered

You dont need to be a master photographer to take clear photos. That's what auto mode is for and more importantly, autofocus

25. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

It's called taking a picture of something you're not supposed to be so it needs to be done in a hurry.

8. Rager722

Posts: 621; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Looks like a phone from 2012

10. Rager722

Posts: 621; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Meaning the hardware not software. Software is beast but phone is ugly

9. troutsy

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Myx: Nothing's official yet.... We know! Why are you here?!?

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Feeding the troll before it even arrives?

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This is going to be one hell of a smartphone...

14. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Hmmm......these pictures don't look so good. Hopefully its the quality of the camera the person used to photograph these. Having said that, it will be tough to pass this beast up.

15. SonofAndroid

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

I don't know about you but that to me simply looks bad

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Why does #9 say "64 bit access"? The S805 is a 32 bit SoC.

18. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

If they dont mmake a gsm version or at least allow it to be unlocked i will cry

21. baldilocks

Posts: 1451; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Although the specs look awesome, the design itself looks very dated. At least with the Nexus 6, one will eventually have the ability to move the softkeys around if so desired.

26. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

That's true bit with this one you can add the setting to make the multi task key the menu with a long press. Nexus 6, Moto X & G3 aren't doing that.

23. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

The press rendering looked a lot sleeker. The design looks a bit "bloated".

27. Cyrus.I

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Hahahahaha a QuadHD display on a 5.2 inch screen? I kinda get it on a six inch screen, but this will just suck down the battery life. Listen, I love Motorola, but that was an idiotic move! You won't even notice a difference! That's like putting a 1080p screen on a 4 inch phone. If it has 720p, nobody will see a difference. Idiots.

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