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Motorola's Droid Turbo is what we wished the Nexus 6 was
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Motorola's Droid Turbo is what we wished the Nexus 6 was

Verizon has released the incredible Droid Turbo on an unsuspecting public, quietly waiting until it becomes the must-have specs beast of 2014. The Droid Turbo is kind of what a lot of us wished the Nexus 6 was: a smaller phone with a better battery and still running near stock Android.

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The Droid Turbo is a supercharged near-stock Android experience with two day battery life. © Motorola

The Droid Turbo has some seriously impressive internals: a 5.2-inch QHD AMOLED screen (565 ppi) with a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU clocked at 2.7 GHz, Adreno 420 GPU and 3 GB of RAM and LTE. The 21 MP camera and 3,900 mAh battery, that can last two days and get you up to eight hours charge in just fifteen minutes, are the true standouts though. You've also got a couple of cool material options in either the telltale ballistic nylon or a Kevlar-backed Metalized Glass Fiber. 

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The new Droid Turbo material options are just as badass as the phone itself. © Motorola/Verizon

If the size of the Nexus 6 is a bit too big for you, or the price too high, then you might want to take a look at the Droid Turbo: not only is it smaller, it has a better battery and camera and will be cheaper because it's a carrier-branded handset. The Droid Turbo is quite possibly the best reason to switch to Verizon right now. The Droid Turbo price is 199 USD for the 32 GB version and a 64 GB monster will set you back 249 USD on a two-year contract (select customers can get it for zero down) or 599 USD total. The Droid Turbo release date is sooner than you think too: October 30th. Start your engines!

Head over to our Droid Turbo release date, news, specs and features article for a more in depth look at Motorola's new handset. And stay tuned for a global release (likely under a slightly different name), as Motorola has already issued invitations to a press event in Brazil on November 5th for a device that looks exactly like the Droid Turbo...

Do you wish this had been the basis of the Nexus 6 instead? Would you switch to Verizon for a Droid Turbo?


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  • I will buy the Motorola X Turbo or whatever they call the global version of the Droid Turbo. clearly going to be the best phone of 2015 regardless of platform/OS.

    • Flink Oct 29, 2014 Link to comment

      who told you there was gonna be a "global version" of droid turbo? where did you read about that? c'mon Mark, I need info about that :)

      • Motorola has already sent out invites to a launch event in Brazil (which we will be at) for November 5th. We expect the international version of the Droid Turbo to be called Moto Maxx.

  • Flink Oct 29, 2014 Link to comment

    Motorola's Droid Turbo is what we wished the Nexus 6 was???

    I have 3 words to you: YES!! YES!! YES!!

  • James Oct 29, 2014 Link to comment

    Can I buy in states and is on Telus?

    • Right now it's a Verizon exclusive but there are plans to release it globally under a different name (Droid is Verizon's brand). Whether that means it will become available on other carriers as well is a tough one to answer.