The hunt for "viral" is over – Verizon launches official James Franco DROID Turbo ad

The hunt for
In the past couple of days, we've seen two videos that were supposed to look like simple fan footage of random encounters with actor James Franco, where he is accomplishing simple tasks with inhuman speeds. The videos were quickly uncovered to be part of a Motorola DROID Turbo viral campaign – one that would get people talking on whether or not the videos are real, and what the whole thing is about.

Seems the campaign wasn't planned to run for an annoyingly long period of time, though, as today, Verizon has launched an official ad, starring the famous actor, and again – showing him accomplish an impossible feat, but this time – very clearly – with the help of his Motorola DROID Turbo. The commercial is fairly fun to watch, so we won't spoil it for you.

In case you haven't heard already – the Motorola DROID Turbo is (probably) the world's most potent phone, spec'd out to the brim, with a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC, an Adreno 420 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, an impressive 3,900 mAh juicer, and a 5.2” QHD display. All of this is tucked in a robust body with a Kevlar fiber back, for those who want their phone to scream “durable powerhouse”.

The DROID Turbo was recently benchmarked and has proven itself to be the fastest QHD phone available on the market. It is a Verizon exclusive device, so unfortunately, US residents will only be able to grab it with a a contract for that carrier. As far as the rest of the world goes – it is possible that the DROID Turbo may be launched as Moto Maxx outside of the US, however, areas and availability schedules are yet unknown.

Related phones

  • 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



1. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

That was a pretty sweet ad.

2. ruhul7

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

nice may motorola come back to buisness!!

3. Brewski

Posts: 692; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

This is definitely the best of these ads so far.

4. DevilsAdvocate

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Yeap....but the old android buttons are turning me off.. . .Please. . I want a triangle, a circle and a square!!!!

5. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Let me guess, you also want it to have a removable battery, 4.7" display, sd slot, available on another carrier....... Quit complaining about the phone. Either you like it & you make it work for you or you don't.

6. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Nice. Very nice. I may order this beast today. Only after i visit a vzw store to hold it first.

7. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

"Turbo" charge is a nice touch, but asking for an outlet and highlighting the feature should be done only after advertising the 48 hr battery life.

10. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

james is sure a charismatic dude

11. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

That was an awesome commercial. I was laughing at the "Do you have an electrical outlet?"

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