Motorola DROID Turbo Review

64 GB     See other variants reviews Score: 77.9 / 100

Motorola DROID Turbo is a top-notch cellphone launched back in 2014, provisioned with a very powerful Quad-Core CPU speeding at 2700 MHz, a big 5.2" touch-screen, a 20.7 megapixels back facing camera and a 2 mega-pixels front side camera. Great! That's it? Not at all, it's only the introduction of this in-depth review.

The Motorola DROID Turbo is equipped with a high-tech 2700 MHz Quad-Core processor, included in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 chip with a large 3 GB of RAM. Graphic intensive apps and games usually consume lots of processing time, so this cellphone counts with an additional 500 megahertz Adreno 420 GPU to take care of them, leaving the processor free for other tasks. This cellphone counts with an awesome 64 GB internal memory and although it doesn't count with a slot for SD memory cards, it is still enough to store hundreds of apps and even the heaviest games currently available without having to worry about running out of space.

While the Motorola DROID Turbo is only 5.65 inches long, it still manages to pack a 5.2" display. This phone is slim and practical, but it's not close to being one of the thinnest cellphones you can find, with a thickness of 0.44". Motorola made this cellphoneavailable just in black and blue. It seems like Motorola decided not to care much about the weight in this 6.21 oz cellphone.

This cellphone includes an absolutely amazing 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD / 2K) 5.2-inches screen, making everything look absolutely perfect. This screen uses AMOLED capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

The Motorola DROID Turbo has two cameras, a 20.7 megapixels back-facing camera and a 2 mega-pixels front side camera. This phone can also film videos in 4K 3840x2160 at 24 fps, and Full HD 1920x1080 slow-motion videos at 30 frames per second. This camera also has a large number of cool characteristics: flash, fast burst mode, auto-focus, smile detection shooting, face detection shooting, geo tagging and HDR mode.

This device offers Wi-Fi connectivity (which it can provide to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE (4G) high performance internet connection and the fastest 3G connectivity, using HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A and EDGE technologies. This phone uses a Nano SIM card to connect to GSM networks and it can work with both CDMA and GSM.

This cellphone also includes a wide variety of useful characteristics as NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your phone close to another NFC device or tag), Infrared Blaster, Bluetooth and GPS Localization, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This cellphone uses an amazing 3900 mAh replaceable battery, enough to provide this phone with an extremely long battery duration.

The Motorola DROID Turbo is a very high-end phone that costs around 135 dollars, quite close to other same level cellphones. No matter whether you you love taking pictures, are looking for a cellphone to majorly use social networks and internet browsing, want a device for work or want a gamer cellphone, you will probably love this cellphone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.4
Variant:64 GB
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Also Known As:Motorola Moto Maxx
Dimensions:5.65 x 2.89 x 0.44 inchesMetric14.35 x 7.34 x 1.12 cmImperial
Weight:6.21 ouncesMetric176.05 gImperial
Colors:Black and Blue
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2014-10-28
Price:$ 135.00


Screen Type:AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:5.2 inchesMetric13.2 cmImperial
Resolution:1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD / 2K)
Pixel density:565 pixels per inchMetric222.44 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Processor:Krait 450 (Quad-Core 2700 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 420 (500 MHz)
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Capacity:3900 mAh


Back camera:20.7 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (24 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor