Verizon's Motorola Droid Turbo docs leak out: the most spec'd-out phone in the world

Verizon's Motorola Droid Turbo docs leak out: the most spec'd-out phone in the world
Motorola is about the only manufacturer that hasn't chipped in for the holiday shopping craze, but it's about to enter with a bang - no, with a supernova, if the official Motorola DROID Turbo specs are anything to go by. Yep, we just got sent the Turbo info that is circulating amongst Verizon staff, and the DROID Turbo sounds like the dream device for 2014, indeed.

The eye-watering specs that we heard rumored before are all but officially confirmed now. DROID Turbo will sport a 5.2" QHD panel with 565ppi pixel density, which immediately puts it on par with the most resolute smartphone display so far - the one on the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Moreover, it will be powered by the latest commercially available Snapdragon chipset - the 805, clocked at 2.7 GHz. That's not all on offer, though, as the Turbo earns its name with 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, 21 MP camera on the back with dual LED flash, and the whopping 3900 mAh battery, making it the dream phone everybody would salivate after, at least on paper.

When it comes to design, the Motorola phone introduces a metal frame, on which a chassis clad in a new, Metallized Glass Fiber (MGF) material is hung, reinforced with... you guessed it... the good ol' Kevlar. As you can see, there are black and red versions of the handset, with the fiery hue looking particularly stunning.

The Motorola DROID Turbo doesn't stop at the 3900 mAh battery, which is a record in its class, promising two full days of Android-ing, similar to the new Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact handsets, which will make it the longest-lasting phone with a Quad HD panel. You can also get eight hours of usage from it with just 15 minutes of charging, and will be able to top off the capacious juicer quickly with the supplied Turbo Charger. The phone supports Verizon's XLTE network, and within 30-90 days of release will be getting the ability to simultaneously call and use data. Definitely the most amazing handset Motorola has produced to date, and will easily be the most spec'd-out device on the market, too, when it arrives at the end of the month. Any takers?

Thanks for the tip, Doug!

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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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111 Comments

1. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

And i have the hardest boner in the world

62. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol I have to say this is CLEARLY the most BEAST phone, probably ever specs wise. I need to see some camera samples & then I will render MY final judgement.

66. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

People don't choose Motorola fans for the camera, move along...

68. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

*sigh* I agree, but I'm hopeful for this one...

2. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Damn, looks enticing. Love the color. Tremendous battery. Curious to see how that camera performs. I think we're getting to the point where sensor size is starting to be the real difference.

30. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Yes.Sensor size is what matters. Can't wait for samples. Looks like just the PERFECT thing :)

33. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Why is it exclusive to Verizon? This is what the Moto X (2014) should have been Especially the camera/battery since the Moto X has a very average camera/battery life

36. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Mto X camera is actually good if not the BEST.

70. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

This phone was ordered by Verizon, and they most likely have things in the contract where they keep Motorola from using them, or maybe they won't sell the X if Motorola offers a completely competing device.

74. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

But they told the FCC the GSM version was identical except for the radios. I guess the FCC wouldn't care about camera, might be the Moto X camera instead. Or it might just be different design & materials. Kevlar has been a Verizon Droid signature since the RAZR.

93. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I wasn't saying necessarily that they couldn't release a similarly speccd phone. They've released Droid phones under other names for other areas previously with the OG Droid (Milestone). I was merely theorizing reasons why they may not be able to. I also read about the other variant of the Turbo that went through the FCC, so there will probably be a GSM variant (I'm betting on the Moto Maxx name that they trademarked awhile back). But until they announce it it is just a rumor, but it does allow people to hope.

45. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Yeah ! 2005 1' sensors size era. Panasonic DMC-CM1 got that. Look at this ...https://www.flickr.com/photos/lumix-deutschland/15221504936/. Neither 808 nor 1020 can beat it ! Bye wp !

111. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I think you meant 2015? But yeah, looking forward to larger sensors. Don't expect my phone to replace my dSLR anytime soon, but if it can replace a high quality pocket camera, that would be amazing. What makes you think WP can't keep up when it has been the one setting the camera trend thus far? This Panasonic was revealed a full year after the 1020 was released! Who knows what Microsoft/Nokia will release in 2015.

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

wow the red looks so sexy,top notch specs wonder how the camera will perform that 21mp dual flash LED.

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

If they got it from Sony like they did for the Moto X, it's probably the same sensor that's in the Xperia Z2/Z3. Motorola's software might not be as good as Sony's though, so it might be slightly worse than that.

4. fhguy23

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Outstanding specs, I wonder if that phone will be available in our country !

5. jolatripe

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

no chance to see it come in Europe i suppose...

46. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Well you could always do a grey market import... or come to the US on holiday and buy one. It should have all the necessary GSM bands and maybe even international LTE bands as well since Motorola has been making global phones for a while now.

71. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Most all top tier devices that Verizon carries are global devices, so assuming your carrier allows you to use this on their network, there shouldn't be a problem.

6. fegone

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

maybe that's the verizon version of nexus 6... this phone is my dream phone but verizon devices are not the best for custom rom community...

7. BUFFQREWBBQ

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

Damn, this makes me wonder does it have a microsd slot? Contemplating my alleged note 4 preoder hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

9. naittosan

Posts: 240; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I ordered with best buy for the Verizon note 4 but if they don't have it Fri the 17th and I have to wait till the 23 to get it, I'll wait 1 more day and get the turbo instead. Samsung's loss.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The 2013 Droid models didn't have micro SD card slots, and neither of the Moto Xes did either.

15. BUFFQREWBBQ

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

I know, that's the only reason I'm waiting. I want a nexus experience or as close to it as possible with unlocked bootloader. Pity me being on verizon. Note 4s s-pen is still pretty damn innovative in functionality as well as the new screens plus the removable battery and sd slot. I might just keep my preorder. Do you think this screen will be as color accurate as the note 4?

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Moto X's screen is over saturated and has blue-ish whites, so I don't think so. However, Motorola seems to be emphasizing the display in the marketing, so maybe they made it more accurate.

37. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

They can't. Samsung only sells 1-gen old display to other vendors. The display gen (most likely 5G) will be similar to what used in S4. Check Anandtech review of Moto X (2014). "This seems to suggest that Motorola is unable to access the latest generation of AMOLED panels from Samsung Display. This would be a rather startling thought, as it means that no matter what Motorola does to improve their implementation of Samsung’s AMOLED displays, they will always be behind the curve. If it becomes clear that Samsung’s AMOLED is the best display from a user-facing standpoint, every other OEM will face significant barriers in competition as they would be unable to access the latest generation AMOLED panels..."

58. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Truth. The RAZR was an 18 month old SGS screen blown up to qHD. Looked dated a month later. The RAZR HD, a year old GNex screen. Moto X/Maxx, a year old Note 2 S-Stripe (nice screens though.) New Moto X, last year's GS4. So I'm impressed Moto was able to procure a QHD unit at all.

63. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Where did you guys see that this is an amoled device?

64. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Just assuming. Active Display relies on AMOLED, else you're not really in low-power mode.

85. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Didn't the Droid Mini have active display on an LCD?

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