Verizon's Motorola Droid Turbo is now also available in blue

Verizon's Motorola Droid Turbo is now also available in blue

Remember the Motorola Droid Turbo? The Verizon-exclusive with the respectable 3,900mAh battery at the back launched in late 2014 in several color options: Metallic Black, Metallic Red, and Black Ballistic Nylon. 

Just as we had heard previously, Verizon now offers a fourth color option - Sapphire Blue Ballistic Nylon, which is basically a blue version of the black kevlar-reinforced option.

Apart from the color, nothing else has been changed, neither the specs nor the price have been changed - for $199 with a two-year contract (or $599 full-front) you'll get a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 805, 3GB of RAM, and a respectable 3,900mAh battery at the rear.

Verizon also offers a limited-time $100 bill credit promotion with every new Motorola Droid Turbo. You can also get another $100 if you trade in a device in a working condition.

Do you like the Sapphire Blue Ballistic Nylon?


source: Verizon via GSMArena

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15 Comments

1. Niva.

Posts: 439; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Motorola is not interested in selling these devices. Hence they only made them available for Verizon and very few places otherwise.

2. gsengillo

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

verizon phones come factory unlocked, you can activate that device on GSM carriers as well

3. frayo unregistered

Yeah but no lte, kind of pointless

12. gsengillo

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

If its the newer phones actually get LTE with the GSM carriers, I was actually using on Verizon S5 with cricket wireless service. I was able to get LTE on it. I was getting about 10 down and 4/5 up.

4. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Why even bother releasing this now?

5. techken

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

A very well balanced phone

6. ekillians

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. The Droid Turbo stopped taking calls for weeks, just went right to voicemail. The camera focus is terribly slow. I cannot capture a photo of anything that moves even a little. Its like photos from the 1890s where you have to hold precisely still which is effectively useless for kids, animals and sports. I told myself I would never buy another motorola and I should have listened. Also: no data while using voice which is not good when I'm running my business while mobile and on conference calls.

7. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I'm in the same boat, with a different device, Moto X. Will never....ever buy another Moto.

9. MobileInstincts

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

It's a great phone. You just need to do a software update so that your phone can do advance calling. I thought that too until I did the update. Verizon should have done a better job letting people know about this as well as the people selling the device. And you can put the setting on controlled focus exposure about the focus issue.

10. ekillians

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

When I attempted to use advance calling it wants to disable my caller ID. So total fail as I rely on Caller ID. Also, reading a lot of forums posts Advance calling did NOT resolve the issue for many "Turblow" owners. Can you elaborate on controlled focus exposure? I googled without much luck. If this is an option for manual focus, you can see why this would be less ideal than auto focus. Hopefully you don't mind elaborating althoug having a shitty camera gives me a reason to send this phone back to verizon and Edge up to something new. In any case, out of the box phone should accept calls and take pictures. Failure to do that is a failure in my box.

8. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 477; Member since: May 26, 2011

I left the Moto family way back in the day when they tried to assert their authority and pull the whip out on rooting the Droid X. We all see how that worked out with them being bought out by Google.

11. manzer

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

I got the phone the day it was released. Love the phone. And I don't have any of the problems that I hear people complaining about. Battery last all day for my busy work day. I don't need to carry a charger with.

13. Lambenghini

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Currently on my 3rd turbo. First one was shipped with a faulty camera, replacement was knocked out of my hand in a gravel parking lot. But I love the phone! The updates they've sent have fixed most of the kinks. Shutter speed still slow but it takes great photos. Only thing I'm mad about and surprised no one else has brought up is that the turbo still lacks lollipop! Seriously, let me put that 805 to use...

14. DaSilverDragon

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

It is a great phone I bought mine back in December, and I bought a Blue Turbo. So why are they saying its new? It was available since launch. Phonearena is a few months behind on their intel. And yes I wish they would push 5.0, maybe they are waiting and going to push 5.1 now that would be great!!!

15. DaSilverDragon

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

And also, All the issues that are talked about. I have had only 1, the speaker for music was blown, they swapped the phone out, and I have had no issues since. Moto makes great products and they have bean in the game since the beginning. And being bought out by google, google did so just for the patents. They had no influence into the construction of any device from moto. And that is why they flipped it as fast as they did, and took what appeared to be a financial loss. But they got what they wanted, the patents. This is a great phone, like already mentioned only thing it needs is a update to 5.0+ it could have used a sd slot aswell. I don't know why they would move away from that. cloud storage uses to much data that should be on your phone or have no restrictions on the use of your cloud storage. The cloud should be data usage free. And 1 last thing, its not moto that is holding up the 5.0+ update it is verizon. Moto had it ready back at the end of January. Verizon is the hold up, just as they have on any other branded phone on the market. Verizon get your $#1t together!!!!

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