10-28-2015 03:10 PM
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  1. russel5150's Avatar
    If you go to the motorola website you can see all the specs

    In the speaker section it says front facing loud speaker, not speakers.. so i guess we dont get the stereo speakers?

    Im liking the phone, i wish there were some people who got a sneak peak to review and could comment on speaker sound and overall feel of the phone.

    Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
    dmark44 likes this.
    10-27-2015 12:39 PM
  2. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Yes. T2 is supposed to have "zero shutter lag, which means there’s no delay between when you touch the screen and when the photo is taken." (quote taken right off the Moto web site.)
    If this is how the camera is going to handle movement it ought to remove almost all objections to Moto cameras:


    10-27-2015 12:50 PM
  3. bstarr3's Avatar
    Is possible that there was an error, but when I put my phone (32gb Moto X 2014 with wood back) into the Verizon online trade in calculator, it came out to $30. I wouldn't bank on getting a significant trade in.

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    10-27-2015 01:04 PM
  4. Clocks's Avatar
    Is possible that there was an error, but when I put my phone (32gb Moto X 2014 with wood back) into the Verizon online trade in calculator, it came out to $30. I wouldn't bank on getting a significant trade in.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    No thats about right. Verizon trade ins are for little old ladies that dont know what the internet is. swappa.com.

    Now if they are doing a $300 credit for any trade in, that would be worth it. But the quote from the live stream was "A limited time trade-in offer gets you up to $300 on a Turbo 2"
    10-27-2015 01:09 PM
  5. bstarr3's Avatar
    Wider (1.8mm, but still) but shorter, thinner, and lighter than MXPE. Is much better battery and shatterproof screen in a roughly same-sized package worth the slow verizon upgrade schedule?

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    10-27-2015 01:09 PM
  6. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Looks like it's an AMOLED screen according to Motorola's website, not POLED as had been rumored. That alone is a turn off to me unless they have a cooler color balance. I can't stand the off white you get like on Samsung displays, plus they seem to burn in more easily (judging by active display models compared to LCD screens in stores). Maybe the T2 will be different, but it seems all AMOLED displays are the same.

    Also disappointed it doesn't seem to have OIS. It's not a deal breaker like the display, but something I'd hoped for. It does seem they did some work to eliminate lens flares, which would be awesome. No mention of an IR blaster or stereo speakers is also a let down.

    Looks like I may pass on this one, but I'll hold off final judgement until more details come out.
    10-27-2015 01:18 PM
  7. russel5150's Avatar
    No thats about right. Verizon trade ins are for little old ladies that dont know what the internet is. swappa.com.

    Now if they are doing a $300 credit for any trade in, that would be worth it. But the quote from the live stream was "A limited time trade-in offer gets you up to $300 on a Turbo 2"
    The 300 dollar trade in is for when you either add a line or are a new customer. If you are just edging up or upgrading a line you wont get the promo.

    I just added a line to get the note5 and turned in a crappy old smartphone and got 200 off.. however for this one i will just trade in my turbo so i dont have to add yet another line.

    Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
    10-27-2015 01:34 PM
  8. Toes Up's Avatar
    I have 2 questions:

    1. Why no IP certification like the G? After all, this is supposed to be a tough phone and they are still pushing their nano coating for light rain (but not for heavier rain!).
    2. Why no fingerprint sensor? I, personally, don't care about this feature but a lot of people do and most flagships have one.

    Thoughts?
    10-27-2015 02:23 PM
  9. dcallan's Avatar
    I have but one objection... Why so big? Am I the only business/power user who doesn't want a huge device? I can barely fir the Droid Turbo in my pocket. If I'm not mistaken, there are no (current) options on Verizon for a 5" or less android phone. I think the Droid Maxx 1 was the last option.
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    10-27-2015 02:26 PM
  10. dmark44's Avatar
    Wider (1.8mm, but still) but shorter, thinner, and lighter than MXPE. Is much better battery and shatterproof screen in a roughly same-sized package worth the slow verizon upgrade schedule?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    And is it worth spending around an extra $150? (assuming you would buy accident protection for the MXPE)

    Lighter and shorter despite a bigger battery does appeal to me, I admit.
    10-27-2015 02:54 PM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    No thats about right. Verizon trade ins are for little old ladies that dont know what the internet is. swappa.com.

    Now if they are doing a $300 credit for any trade in, that would be worth it. But the quote from the live stream was "A limited time trade-in offer gets you up to $300 on a Turbo 2"
    Yeah. Up to means the phone actually matters.

    If it was any, you could have probably turned in an original DROID to get that $300.
    10-27-2015 03:22 PM
  12. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I have but one objection... Why so big? Am I the only business/power user who doesn't want a huge device? I can barely fir the Droid Turbo in my pocket. If I'm not mistaken, there are no (current) options on Verizon for a 5" or less android phone. I think the Droid Maxx 1 was the last option.
    You're not the only one. The M8 was about the biggest I'd be comfortable with. It seems like the manufactures/carriers think anyone that wants a high performing phone must want to hold a small book to your head.
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    10-27-2015 04:07 PM
  13. YAYTech's Avatar
    A little disappointed that the design refresh is after 2 years. And $720 for the 64gb is about $70 more than I was expecting/hoping.
    It's within/before 2 years, not after 2 years.
    10-27-2015 04:33 PM
  14. Ry's Avatar
    I have 2 questions:

    1. Why no IP certification like the G? After all, this is supposed to be a tough phone and they are still pushing their nano coating for light rain (but not for heavier rain!).
    2. Why no fingerprint sensor? I, personally, don't care about this feature but a lot of people do and most flagships have one.

    Thoughts?
    1. They're specifically going for screen durability. They're not dunking this in water.
    2. They probably still weren't able to get the fingerprint sensors they wanted for it. I expect to see them on the 2016 Motorolas though.
    10-27-2015 04:40 PM
  15. Toes Up's Avatar
    1. They're specifically going for screen durability. They're not dunking this in water.
    2. They probably still weren't able to get the fingerprint sensors they wanted for it. I expect to see them on the 2016 Motorolas though.
    Thanks for the response. I understand the desire for screen durability, it just seems that more water resistance (IPX7) is something Moto could have done as well, particularly since they already put that tech in a much cheaper phone.
    10-27-2015 05:07 PM
  16. YAYTech's Avatar
    I'm about 90% sure I'm going to get a Turbo2. I currently have a Droid Maxx, and have been mostly happy with it, but even with the 32gb version I'm running out of space occasionally, and recently had to factory reset it due to lag. I'd been hoping the new mainstream Motos would've fit my wants, but was disappointed by the lack of fingerprint scanner and Qi charging. Then I'd gotten hopeful for the new Nexus phones, but was disappointed by the lack of Qi charging, and while I liked the specs overall of the 6P, I'm not sold on the Huawai brand yet. Also, we recently switched our plan to Verizons no-contract plan, and any phone I can get through Verizon & spread the cost over 24 months is a plus, which is a strike against the Nexus phones.

    The Turbo2 seems to have absolutely everything I want except a fingerprint scanner. I'm still disappointed not to have it, and part of me is considering living with my Maxx for another year to hold out for something that really does check off all the boxes on my wish list, but I dunno. I'm very tempted.

    I'm having trouble finding one bit of info - I'm assuming this is still a microUSB connector/charger? Not USB3 Type C? I have mixed feelings either way - Type C is clearly the future of connectors, but there's certainly a convenience factor of already having so many microUSB cables around. Neither will get plugged in that often though, since I have a Qi charger at work and home.
    10-27-2015 05:07 PM
  17. dmark44's Avatar
    It's within/before 2 years, not after 2 years.
    Yeah, I put to much stock in how the live bloggers worded it.
    10-27-2015 05:08 PM
  18. YAYTech's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. I understand the desire for screen durability, it just seems that more water resistance (IPX7) is something Moto could have done as well, particularly since they already put that tech in a much cheaper phone.
    There's a chance that the design features that lend the phone to having a more durable screen work against water-tightness. It sounds like a lot of what helps make the screen "shatterproof" is flexibility. Flexibility and water-tightness often don't work well together, at least not where hard surfaces/parts are involved. They still mention it being water resistant, so I wouldn't be too concerned about a little rain or small splashes. Just not something you want to accidentally drop in the tub...
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    10-27-2015 05:09 PM
  19. dmark44's Avatar
    2. They probably still weren't able to get the fingerprint sensors they wanted for it. I expect to see them on the 2016 Motorolas though.
    They can use the same provider that the Nexus phones use I'm sure, unless they want something that works through a Motorola "M" logo and the curve if a dimple.
    It's within/before 2 years, not after 2 years.
    10-27-2015 05:12 PM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    I'm having trouble finding one bit of info - I'm assuming this is still a microUSB connector/charger? Not USB3 Type C? I have mixed feelings either way - Type C is clearly the future of connectors, but there's certainly a convenience factor of already having so many microUSB cables around. Neither will get plugged in that often though, since I have a Qi charger at work and home.
    Micro USB for the DROID TURBO 2.

    I don't think there are any USB3 Type-C phones released yet (OnePlus 2, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P are all USB2).

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    10-27-2015 05:25 PM
  21. YAYTech's Avatar
    Micro USB for the DROID TURBO 2.

    I don't think there are any USB3 Type-C phones released yet (OnePlus 2, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P are all USB2).

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The new Nexus phones are both Type C.

    10-27-2015 05:33 PM
  22. Ry's Avatar
    The new Nexus phones are both Type C.

    http://www.androidheadlines.com/wp-c...-1600x1067.jpg
    But they're USB2, not USB3.
    10-27-2015 05:47 PM
  23. YAYTech's Avatar
    But they're USB2, not USB3.
    I learn something every day - I was under the impression that Type C was USB3 only, though I knew it would interface with a 2.0 port for certain functions. I didn't know they could do a usb2 Type C port. Not sure if that's good or bad...
    10-27-2015 05:54 PM
  24. YAYTech's Avatar
    Another thought - goodbye capacitive buttons! I'm ok with that - when my Maxx got laggy, one of the issues I had was unresponsive capacitive buttons. On-screen buttons gets it closer to vanilla Android, which I prefer. As long as I can disable or remove some of Verizon's silly bloatware (the games, mainly), I'll be happy with the OS situation. Hopefully they don't tease on updates as badly as they have with the Maxx and some others.
    10-27-2015 06:01 PM
  25. griffmac12's Avatar
    I was planning to replace my Turbo with this but really disappointed in the design choices. "Shatterproof" is not worth a 5.4 screen in a phone that's bigger than a 5.7 devices.

    I will just keep my Turbo for now or get a Moto X Pure or N6P and begrudgingly give up wireless charging.

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    10-27-2015 06:47 PM
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