Motorola Makes Big Battery Claims With Droid Turbo

A new smartphone has been added to Motorola’s line of premium Droid-brand smartphones. The Droid Turbo will be available exclusively through Verizon in the USA, with a major selling point in its battery life.

Motorola says that the 3,900mAh battery on the Droid Turbo will last for up to two days with standard usage. We would have said that this was far ahead of any competing products – but that was before we saw Huawei’s new Honor 6, which has a smaller battery but is said to possess the same battery life. See elsewhere in this issue for more.

When used with the company’s Turbo Charger, the Droid Turbo will gain up to eight hours of power in 15 minutes (if at a low charge level to begin with). The 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 SoC, running Android 4.4.4, is part of the smartphone’s efficiency, supported by 3GB of RAM. The 5.2″ display has 2560 x 1440 resolution and uses OLED technology.

Available in the USA now, Verizon is selling the Droid Turbo starting at $200 on a two-year contract.