Motorola DROID Turbo 

Released October, 2014
  • Android 6.0
  • 3G
  • 5.2"
  • Quad core 2.7 GHz
Its outdoor shots embody the essence of a great camera, one that’s filled with rich details, balanced dynamic range, and well toned colors.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Even with the sharpest vision, it’s almost unimaginable how detailed the display really is – allowing us to see pages in full view, without any distortion to text or fine details.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
8.3 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Motorola DROID Turbo

Performance

Processing power and speed

DROID Turbo
8.3
Galaxy S6
10.0
Xperia Z3
8.2
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

DROID Turbo
n.d.
Galaxy S6
n.d.
Xperia Z3
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

DROID Turbo
8.2
Galaxy S6
7.1
Xperia Z3
7.6
Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

DROID Turbo
8.6
Galaxy S6
9.3
Xperia Z3
8.5
Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and mobiletechreview.com

8.3

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

DROID Turbo
8.3
Galaxy S6
8.7
Xperia Z3
8.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Motorola DROID Turbo

geekbench Processor and memory performance

DROID Turbo
2,841
Galaxy S6
4,231
LG G3
2,272

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

DROID Turbo
5,473
Xperia Z3
4,278
LG G4
6,320

Reviews Word on the street for the Motorola DROID Turbo


8.0
Motorola phones have mediocre cameras, despite using some good hardware like the Sony sensor and fast f.2.0 lens in the Turbo's rear camera.

9.2
Overall, the construction of the DROID Turbo is rock-solid – a constant quality with the DROID line, so we’re pleased to find it here yet again.

Overall

8.6 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The new metalized glass fiber and ballistic nylon fiber materials solidify its sound construction, one that exudes that built-like-a-tank quality.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
The screen is a big consumer of power, so we stuck with auto-brightness, which we found adequate.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
A visual feast no doubt, thanks in part to its quad-HD screen, the Motorola DROID Turbo is an engaging thing when it comes to watching videos – partly for the iridescence of its AMOLED display and its crisp details.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Battery

Motorola graces its pride and joy with a massive 3900 mAh battery, which the company says can achieve up to 48 hours of battery life with mixed usage.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Essentially, it takes a little over 2 hours to refill its 3900 mAh battery back to 100% capacity – that’s pretty quick considering the size of the battery we’re dealing with here.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
What’s really amazing is where it lands in our own battery benchmark test!
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Camera

Well, it seems as though the company is intent on changing that reputation, as the DROID Turbo flaunts a number pounding 20.7-megapixel 4:3 camera, which is accompanied by an f/2.0 aperture lens, dual-LED flash and 4K video recording.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Thinking long and hard about it, we can’t remember the last time when Motorola’s devices astounded us with their cameras.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
We like the UI in the camera app quite well, it's the image processing software and focus times that lag behind the better competition.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)

Apps

Emails are handled by the stock Email app, but if you’re a Gmail user, there’s a dedicated app for that, of course.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Interestingly, we can’t set up a Gmail account using the standard Email app because it directs us to use the Gmail app for that.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Without a doubt, the hardware it tow is enough to handle all operations we throw at it – including some intensive gaming titles.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Operating system

Unlike most other high-end phones, the experience here is light on software features – opting instead for a select few that actually enhance the experience, as opposed to overwhelming us.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
It has 3 gigs of RAM to keep multitasking fluid, and we couldn't make the phone stutter or lag.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
At the same time, it’s rather light with its set of software features, which tend to be more helpful than overwhelming like on some other phones.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type AMOLED
Size 5.2"
Resolution 2560 x 1440
PPI 564 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.7 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 3 GB
Internal storage 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 24 fps

cellular

Generation 3G
Networks
  1. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  2. HSPA (unspecified)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EV-DO Rev.A
  5. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  7. CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
  8. LTE Cat 4 (150/)

battery

Capacity 3,900 mA·h

form factor

Weight 176 g
Thickness 11.2 mm
Size 73.3 x 143.5 x 11.2 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio No

software

Operating system Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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