Another fail...Well obviously no one intends to crate a good pshone without (Or with minumum) compromises/ridiculous things so i hope at least project ara will be successful and we'll be able to make the phones they (All smartphone manufacturers) don't want to.
Bad batterylife considering the battery capacity. Few facts and figures.
Fact 1: Turbo display is very dim. Phone arena mentioned that it's only 247 nits. Compare this to Note 4, which is 468 nits. So, Turbo is about just half as bright as Note 4.
Fact 2: Note 4 much larger display. In terms of surface area, it's 20% more surface area for Note 4.
Fact 3: Much higher battery capacity for Turbo.
If you combine all these 3 above facts, Turbo should have much much better batterylife compared to Note 4.
Talk time - almost same (display doesn't play any role in talk time)
Browsing - Turbo marginally ahead, should do much better.
Video - Note 4 much ahead. Turbo should do much much better here. Disappointing result.
Conclusion: Check the 3 facts listed. The display is half as bright, less surface area, much more battery capacity. If you combine all these 3 points, the Turbo should be doing much better. If note 4 can do 17:25 hrs of video, Turbo should do more than 25hrs by linear calculation. In reality it does just half of that. Also note that they both use same SOC.
Moto can't optimize the battery life as good as Samsung/Sony/HTC.
Wouldve got it if it wasnt QHD. Unnecessary battery drain. They should focus more on sunlight legibility, color reproduction, response and angular visibility rather than just resolution.
No 60fps support at 1080p? Very disappointing for a smartphone camera in 2014 to be confined to 30fps video. Sure 4K support is nice, but for those of us that like to film fast-motion HD footage, 1080p at 60fps is a must.
ak, 11 Nov 2014It's design is a bit let down.Are u kidding? I love the design. You should hold one in your hand before giving a negative review
Great spec sheet, unique built materials; but poor distribution strategy across the world! When is moto re-entering back to African market?
If Motorola want to be in Smartphone business then international release is must.
Samy, 11 Nov 2014Great phone overall. But,honestly,when did Motorola ever make a good camera?Well they had the Zine ZN5 with Xenon and Kodak technology. Milestone XT720 was an Android and it had a pretty good camera too (also with Xenon). Too bad they didn't try something like that since then, but back in the day I snapped thousands of photos with my Motorola flip phones and didn't care.
motorola is a new Phenomenon in 2014 years
this phone is very nice and good hardware
Why not stereo speakers? After using stereo speakers on my phone I will never go to mono. I believe it should be a standard.
Marco M, 11 Nov 2014Compared to it's time, the V3x had a awesome camera.2MP V3x
next to 3.3MP or even 5MP of Sony Ericsson & Nokia
was both smaller and bad (worse is not suitable here, thanks to good quality of those two Brands).
I still have one V3x, still works as the first day, the only difference is the battery cover which its edges are turned to Black from silver, as it was usual for plastic ware on that era.
Anomynous, 11 Nov 2014It only shows how many people are stupid enough to judge phones by benchmarks.Don't insult people,please.
It's by the US for the US (with the pictures to go from Queens instead of as normally Sofia) but virtually identical to the Maxx for other markets but with the AMOLED display not of the "Super" variety (with better sunlight legibility among others?) and slightly heavier according to gsmarena's specs. Typo's?
"The lack of stereo speakers and a microSD card slot are what keep the Motorola Droid Turbo away from being absolutely perfect"
Isn't that a stretch considering the other shortcomings mentioned in the review?
Also, I'd rather have a replaceable battery than memory card. And it's heavier than others of similar size. The battery time is only about the same as that of the Note 4 with similar specs despite the larger battery. Also no OIS. But it does look good.
It is such a shame that such powerfull phone comes with no SD card slot. It is a dealbreaker.