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Motorola DROID Turbo Release Date Arrives



This week Motorola announced and unveiled the brand new DROID Turbo smartphone for Verizon Wireless, and it’s available for prospective buyers starting today. The flagship phone was revealed on Tuesday, and now two days later it’s officially available online and in stores.

After months of leaks and rumors we knew nearly everything about the impressive phone already, but Motorola made it all official when they took the stage to show off the powerhouse smartphone for Verizon Wireless.

Read: DROID Turbo Images Emerge

Just like the past few years, Verizon Wireless and Motorola have teamed up for a new DROID smartphone, only this year it looks to be the most promising yet. Borrowing features from previous models and the new Moto X, while improving across the board to be what could be the best smartphone of 2014. Read on for all the details.


Earlier this year Motorola released a new Moto X for 2014, the Moto G, and even a Moto E smartphone, but that isn’t all the company had planned, because starting today you can get their latest release which aims to compete with the iPhone 6, the Galaxy S5, and even something like the Note 4 or Nexus 6.

Motorola announced the new DROID Turbo and confirmed all the rumors that this was going to be one of the best smartphones of 2014. It features a huge quad-hd display, a fast quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM for smooth performance, a massive battery, and even a 21 megapixel camera for excellent photos. So when can you get one?

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 11.33.54 AM

Starting today the Moto DROID Turbo is available from Verizon Wireless both online and in stores. Buyers can get the 32GB Turbo for $199 with a new 2-year contract or for $25 a month with Verizon Edge, and the 64GB version is $249 or $27 a month. Making it a pretty sweet deal considering how powerful this phone is. Personally, $2 more for the 64GB variant is the best option, and you can get yours right now.

Read: Nexus 6 vs DROID Turbo: What Buyers Need to Know

This device will come in Metallic Black, Metallic Red, and a neat (somewhat soft) Ballistic Nylon option, and the two storage configurations detailed above. That gives you six different choices with the colors or looks to choose. It doesn’t have Moto X customization, but offers a lot more in terms of hardware, software, and features. Here’s what that $199 will get you.

DROID Turbo Specs

  • 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD display
  • 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 Quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB storage, 64GB option for $249
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Android 5.0 coming soon)
  • 21 Megapixel Rear and 2.1 front camera setup
  • 4k video recording
  • Front facing speaker
  • 3,900 mAh battery (wireless charging)
  • Turbo Charger Support
  • Water repellent (coating guards against everyday spills and up to 20 minutes in a downpour), scratch resistant

Like the new Moto X 2014, the DROID Turbo’s has Moto Voice, Moto Actions, Moto Assist and Moto Active Display app and features, and is running a near stock version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat, with a promise to Android 5.0 Lollipop soon. It also features a new “Turbo Charger” that delivers 8 hours of battery life after only 15 minutes on the charger, in case that massive 3,900 mAh battery wasn’t enough. This should have some of the best battery life of any smartphone released to date.

This phone packs plenty of power while being able to last longer than almost anything else available on the market. If you’re on Verizon and want one of the best phones we’ve seen of 2014, go get a DROID Turbo today.



  1. chazzmatt

    10/31/2014 at 7:02 am

    The USA AT&T version has already passed the FCC and will probably be called “Moto X Play”. “Droid” may be “exclusive” to Verizon, but the same model under a different name often shows up at other carriers.

    “Droid Turbo” will become the “Moto X Play” for AT&T.

    Droid Turbo (Verizon: FCC ID IHDT56PK1)
    Moto X Play (AT&T: FCC ID IHDT56PK2 )

    Has AT&T bands, and the documentation also states that the new device “is electrically equivalent to the certified device carrying FCC ID IHDT56PK1.”

    What I’m REALLY waiting for is a “Pure Edition” of the “Moto X Play” — like Motorola has done for the 2014 Moto X. No carrier branding, no bloatware, unlockable bootloader.

  2. Sultan

    12/01/2014 at 9:14 am

    Please purchase driod turbo

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