Motorola has officially revealed the Droid Turbo smartphone, unfortunately for all of not based in the States this phone is only available through Verizon in the US.
I have to be honest this is the first smartphone since I accidentally bought an iPhone 4 that has actually interested me. There’s a good reason for this, in a market where every other company is aiming to be thinner, have a clearer screen or a faster processor, Motorola is doing the one thing we all need. Motorola have decided to include a powerful 3900mAh battery, capable of lasting for up to 48 hours.
That’s about 4 times what my iPhone currently lasts on a good day and over double what most smartphones will achieve with low usage, the reason: we keep upgrading the parts and improving power usage just enough to cover the deficit. They couldn’t possible use a bigger battery because then it wouldn’t be quite as thin or light.
Who cares how thin or light it is, I actually like a bit of weight so I know it’s there, and it needs to be thick enough to feel like I couldn’t snap it with my hands. Motorola are on the right track in my eyes, they also boast a mighty 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, as well as a 5.2-inch Quad HD screen with 565 ppi.
High quality images and 4K video can be captured on the device too, using its 21-megapixel camera. Paired with a Motorola Turbo Charger, the handset charges up to eight hours of battery within just 15 minutes.
Verizon is launching the device in two storage options on two-year contracts – the 32GB variant will come in Metallic Black, Metallic Red or Ballistic Nylon for $199, while the 64GB version will be available in Ballistic Nylon for $249.
US customers can get their hands on the Droid Turbo from October 30 through Verizon.com. It will likely never launch in the UK but I can dream.