1. shadowsjc's Avatar
    Anyone thinking of getting this phone? It's being advertised as shatterproof and ~48hrs battery life. I'm guessing both claims are overblown, but I'm definitely at least a little intrigued. Currently on a refurb Galaxy S5 that I got last month and it's great, but it was always supposed to be a stopgap until I got a proper new phone.

    Hands-on with Verizon’s Droid Turbo 2 and its plastic “shatterproof” display | Ars Technica

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    10-27-2015 03:24 PM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Intriguing, but not sure I'd want to sacrifice the features I want for it.
    10-27-2015 04:10 PM
  3. shadowsjc's Avatar
    Intriguing, but not sure I'd want to sacrifice the features I want for it.
    which features are those?
    10-27-2015 04:19 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    The biggest deal breaker is the display. The rumors were it'd have a POLED display. That's not one I've seen before, so I was wanting to look into it. On the official Motorola page, it's listed as an AMOLED display. So far, I've yet to see one of those I like. They all have a yellow tint and I prefer the more true whites that an LCD can display (I.e. The M9 and G4). While at Verizon the other day, all the AMOLED phones had massive burn in on the screens. One could argue that it's inevitable on an always on demo display, but the M9 I looked at had no burn in. I like my phone screen on during charging, even if I'm not actively using it, so that is a rather big concern for me. I may consider it more if they give it a cooler color temp than other AMOLEDs, but not holding my breath.

    Other smaller issues are apparent lack of stereo speakers (which were also heavily rumored to be on the phone), and IR blaster. Its large size is also a negative for me, but it seems like I'll be forced into a phablet if I want a higher end phone. I've given up on looking for something I can fit in my pocket, and will look into getting a belt holster for whatever phone I do get. Right now leaning to the G4, but not 100% sure yet.
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    10-27-2015 05:08 PM
  5. 331610209520's Avatar
    I'll stick with my original droid .64 gb + 100gb thru Google so this will last me for years to come. Battery life 2.5-3 days with moderate use and fast as lighting. Great pics and if I wanted better I would get a DSR !. JUST WISH VERIZON would lower rates but so far they do have the best signal. But since I'm on WiFi 99% of the time I make look at other options.... T.Mobile ,Att, evev prepaid

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    10-27-2015 09:19 PM
  6. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    I'll stick with my original droid .64 gb + 100gb thru Google so this will last me for years to come. Battery life 2.5-3 days with moderate use and fast as lighting. Great pics and if I wanted better I would get a DSR !. JUST WISH VERIZON would lower rates but so far they do have the best signal. But since I'm on WiFi 99% of the time I make look at other options.... T.Mobile ,Att, evev prepaid

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    What is your original droid?
    10-27-2015 09:25 PM
  7. dmark44's Avatar
    What is your original droid?
    I'm assuming Turbo if he has 64gb.
    10-27-2015 10:41 PM
  8. YAYTech's Avatar
    I'm assuming Turbo if he has 64gb.
    Yeah, I'm guessing he meant original Droid Turbo also, as the original Droid would be this:

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    10-28-2015 01:24 PM
  9. dmark44's Avatar
    I knew someone who had one of those, with a belt clip holster, too.
    10-28-2015 02:55 PM
  10. YAYTech's Avatar
    I still have mine, and it still works. My wife is currently carrying it around to see if she can deal with the extra size of a small smartphone vs her flip phone.
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    10-28-2015 03:12 PM

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