Motorola’s new DROID Turbo has stellar battery life and a Quad HD display

The DROID Turbo is packing impressive specs. Photo: Verizon

The DROID Turbo is packing impressive specs. Photo: Verizon

It may not be as pretty as this year’s Moto X, but Motorola’s new DROID Turbo is far more impressive under the hood. It’s packing Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 805 processor, a super sharp Quad HD display, and a massive 3,900mAh battery that promises up to 48 hours of life in between charges.

And when you do get low on juice, a 15-minute charge will keep you going for 8 hours, thanks to Turbo Charging.

For its Moto lineup, Motorola’s focus has been on producing reasonably-equipped devices that’ll handle as much as you can throw at them without being too expensive. But with the DROID Turbo, the company has gone all out to deliver outstanding internals that can compete with handsets like the LG G3 and the Galaxy Note 4.

In addition to a Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7GHz, the DROID Turbo boasts up to 64GB of storage, a 21-megapixel camera with Quick Capture and the ability to record 4K video, a 5.2-inch display with a 2560×1440 resolution. It’s available in two build options — ballistic nylon or “smooth metallized design” — and it has a pure Android OS that’s free from bloatware and other third-party tweaks.

The DROID Turbo’s most impressive specification has to be its battery. It’s a 3,900mAh cell that promises up to 48 hours of life in between charges, and thanks to Motorola’s new Turbo Charger — which is included with every device — you can get up to 8 hours of use out of a 15-minute charge when you require a top-up in a hurry.

The DROID Turbo also delivers a number of Motorola’s trademark software features, including Moto Assist, Touchless Control, and Active Display.

You’ll be able to buy the DROID Turbo from Verizon this Thursday, October 30. The 32GB model will be priced at $200 with a two-year agreement, while the 64GB option is just $50 more at $250. If you want a metallic device in either black or red, you’ll need to choose the cheaper option.