10-18-2014 03:54 PM
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  1. Firedogee's Avatar
    I've seen some silly stuff pop up on Twitter today about FrankenDroid?!? Could this be some kind of bread crumb trail hinting at a Halloween release of the Droid Turbo??? Wondering if anybody else has seen this or heard anything about a release date for it? I want a Turbo so badly and JUST CAN'T WAIT!

    Coming from a Droid Razr M, I'm really looking forward to the amazing (larger) 5.2" QHD screen with a BIG battery to support all those pixels! Based on the leaked specs it appears to be a GS5 killer and possibly a Note4 killer as well with its Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, 19MP camera, and hopefully all the awesome Moto software that the Moto X has on board.

    Anybody else holding out for the Turbo over the new Moto X, G3, Note4, and GS5? I just can't bring myself to purchase a Samsung phone again after my GS2 horror ride

    Cheers!
    travaz and 1dtbrown like this.
    10-06-2014 04:31 PM
  2. edgefever's Avatar
    Any chance if it comes out that late in the month, it will have L?
    10-06-2014 04:47 PM
  3. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Any chance if it comes out that late in the month, it will have L?
    Highly unlikely.
    10-06-2014 04:49 PM
  4. edgefever's Avatar
    How long do you think it will take for that to happen?
    10-06-2014 04:55 PM
  5. thegrants82's Avatar
    How long do you think it will take for that to happen?
    Jan or feb
    10-06-2014 04:56 PM
  6. Randino77's Avatar
    I'm waiting for it too, was going to get the new X, but VZW made that too difficult to get in edge, and the Turbo walks the dog on the X.

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    10-06-2014 05:10 PM
  7. travaz's Avatar
    I hope it comes out on Halloween be a nice treat for me!
    10-06-2014 07:50 PM
  8. Snareman's Avatar
    I hope it comes out on Halloween be a nice treat for me!
    I would prefer to get my treat early.
    pchain and agir like this.
    10-06-2014 10:15 PM
  9. nawadley's Avatar
    I'm waiting as well. I really want the X, but it doesn't seem to be offered on EDGE at the moment. I'm waiting to see what the Turbo brings, as my GNex is really on its last leg, but if they don't get it on shelves soon, I may have to find another way to get the X.
    10-07-2014 12:21 PM
  10. 1dtbrown's Avatar
    Yes I am interested in looking at this phone. I have owned nothing but Droids. I am comfortable with them and hope the turbo is a great phone. What does Moto X do?

    Thanks
    10-07-2014 03:49 PM
  11. ryanr509's Avatar
    I've been waiting ever since I made the dumb mistake of trading in my old maxx for an s5. I don't care how good of a phone u have, if u are always searching for A charger its pointless.
    10-07-2014 05:07 PM
  12. b_slow1's Avatar
    All of the most useless "features" packed into a phone specifically designed to appeal to spec-heads. Really, it's everything that Motorola's flagship wasn't supposed to be, but I guess since Moto phones didn't sell as well as they liked last year, they caved into pressure.

    The truth is: we don't need more megapixels. We don't need QHD. We don't need 3GB of RAM. And an 805 processor won't show you any noticeable difference in performance over an 801, but people now consider an 801 to be a "deal breaker", which is insane.

    I'm just not content with the spec bump annual upgrades; I'm not going to be sold by minor spec bumps that don't add anything to the user experience.
    10-07-2014 06:25 PM
  13. Revolutionary's Avatar
    All of the most useless "features" packed into a phone specifically designed to appeal to spec-heads. Really, it's everything that Motorola's flagship wasn't supposed to be, but I guess since Moto phones didn't sell as well as they liked last year, they caved into pressure.

    The truth is: we don't need more megapixels. We don't need QHD. We don't need 3GB of RAM. And an 805 processor won't show you any noticeable difference in performance over an 801, but people now consider an 801 to be a "deal breaker", which is insane.

    I'm just not content with the spec bump annual upgrades; I'm not going to be sold by minor spec bumps that don't add anything to the user experience.
    Well... More megapixels in this case means a different camera module than last year or even the 2014 X, which *may* mean improved performance over the pretty crummy current offerings from Moto. That would certainly be a good thing. And while I agree that qHD seems excessive - golly does the G3 have a great screen. Everytng just looks so crisp and "real." Does anyone "need" that? No. But it's really nice to look at if it's available.

    They may be over-compensating, but there's also no question that last year's X and Droids were a bit under-powered. Sure, these specs are incremental over the 2014 X and may be unnecessary, but they are leagues ahead of the Maxx/Ultra. Not minor in the slightest. Who cares the reason?

    Lastly, if it has better battery life than the X - even if it doesn't match the Maxx - well, that's really all that's necessary to make it the superior choice. Literally every review of that phone laments that it's just abour the best Android phone ever, hampered by crappy battery life.
    10-07-2014 06:59 PM
  14. garyart1's Avatar
    All of the most useless "features" packed into a phone specifically designed to appeal to spec-heads. Really, it's everything that Motorola's flagship wasn't supposed to be, but I guess since Moto phones didn't sell as well as they liked last year, they caved into pressure.

    The truth is: we don't need more megapixels. We don't need QHD. We don't need 3GB of RAM. And an 805 processor won't show you any noticeable difference in performance over an 801, but people now consider an 801 to be a "deal breaker", which is insane.

    I'm just not content with the spec bump annual upgrades; I'm not going to be sold by minor spec bumps that don't add anything to the user experience.
    Hmm...so I guess I do not have to worry about you coming before me in the pre-order line. Sounds very much like the people who brought the 2015 moto x and now see this (at least in rumor) is what they hoped the x would be. If I can afford it, I would buy the fastest car with the most features. Not that I need them often but I know if I do, I will have it available.
    10-07-2014 07:00 PM
  15. b_slow1's Avatar
    Well... More megapixels in this case means a different camera module than last year or even the 2014 X, which *may* mean improved performance over the pretty crummy current offerings from Moto. That would certainly be a good thing. And while I agree that qHD seems excessive - golly does the G3 have a great screen. Everytng just looks so crisp and "real." Does anyone "need" that? No. But it's really nice to look at if it's available.

    They may be over-compensating, but there's also no question that last year's X and Droids were a bit under-powered. Sure, these specs are incremental over the 2014 X and may be unnecessary, but they are leagues ahead of the Maxx/Ultra. Not minor in the slightest. Who cares the reason?

    Lastly, if it has better battery life than the X - even if it doesn't match the Maxx - well, that's really all that's necessary to make it the superior choice. Literally every review of that phone laments that it's just abour the best Android phone ever, hampered by crappy battery life.
    Yes, I concede that the Moto X had a lousy camera, but megapixels aren't the answer. The iPhone gets by with an 8MP camera, but takes great photos. I feel that a lot of these companies don't give that any consideration and just think, "19 is better than 13" and call it a day. I also agree that battery life is important, and would definitely support improvements in that area.

    But when it comes to screen quality, I can't tell the difference. Maybe some people can, but on a 5 inch display, it doesn't matter at all. Big screen TVs would be a different matter. And I don't really agree that the Moto X was "underpowered". Did it struggle to do anything? People got so upset that it didn't have a Snapdragon 600 (at least) in it, but where did the phone actually suffer in performance? Only in benchmarks, which don't mean anything.
    10-07-2014 07:27 PM
  16. b_slow1's Avatar
    Hmm...so I guess I do not have to worry about you coming before me in the pre-order line. Sounds very much like the people who brought the 2015 moto x and now see this (at least in rumor) is what they hoped the x would be. If I can afford it, I would buy the fastest car with the most features. Not that I need them often but I know if I do, I will have it available.
    No, I just have to original Moto X. And you're probably right, you won't have to worry about me getting into the pre-order line ahead of you.

    I guess in the end, I wouldn't end up getting the fastest sports car with the most features, even if I had the money. I'm a Honda Civic kind of guy, apparently. I don't like throwing my money into the bleeding edge of depreciating consumer goods. Phones especially are an issue in that the average American changes phones every 18 months. "Enthusiasts" go through multiple phones per year. So what is the "top of the line" now, will be considered a POS in 3 months, even if the upgrade is minimal.

    More than that though, I want to see one of these companies innovate. I want them to think a little outside the box and consider what consumers really need to make their lives better. A higher pixel count on a tiny screen just doesn't cut it. (Btw, are there REALLY people out there who enjoy watching movies and Netflix on a smartphone?? That's gotta suck...)
    10-07-2014 07:36 PM
  17. garyart1's Avatar
    No, I just have to original Moto X. And you're probably right, you won't have to worry about me getting into the pre-order line ahead of you.

    I guess in the end, I wouldn't end up getting the fastest sports car with the most features, even if I had the money. I'm a Honda Civic kind of guy, apparently. I don't like throwing my money into the bleeding edge of depreciating consumer goods. Phones especially are an issue in that the average American changes phones every 18 months. "Enthusiasts" go through multiple phones per year. So what is the "top of the line" now, will be considered a POS in 3 months, even if the upgrade is minimal.

    More than that though, I want to see one of these companies innovate. I want them to think a little outside the box and consider what consumers really need to make their lives better. A higher pixel count on a tiny screen just doesn't cut it. (Btw, are there REALLY people out there who enjoy watching movies and Netflix on a smartphone?? That's gotta suck...)
    I agree with you on the importance for companies to innovate with useful features that fit our lifestyles rather than have spec wars. Motorola seems to be doing this in some of the great features they have come out with. I will actually miss the convenience of the s-pen when I give up my Note 2. Many think this feature is useless but when I need to write a quick note, you can't beat it. I do not know if the screen quality is overkill, I will have to see that but I am also one of those people with a 1 1/2 hour train commute each way so I do watch Netflix. Better than starring at the person sitting across from me. So screen quality is important to me. What is going to be the deciding factor for me is battery life. I want a battery that can make it through the day without me worrying about conserving. I hate being tether to an outlet and charger. Now if a company can come out with a new type of battery that holds more juice in a smaller, lighter form, that is useful innovation.
    10-07-2014 08:01 PM
  18. delrey1900's Avatar
    I agree with you on the importance for companies to innovate with useful features that fit our lifestyles rather than have spec wars. Motorola seems to be doing this in some of the great features they have come out with. I will actually miss the convenience of the s-pen when I give up my Note 2. Many think this feature is useless but when I need to write a quick note, you can't beat it. I do not know if the screen quality is overkill, I will have to see that but I am also one of those people with a 1 1/2 hour train commute each way so I do watch Netflix. Better than starring at the person sitting across from me. So screen quality is important to me. What is going to be the deciding factor for me is battery life. I want a battery that can make it through the day without me worrying about conserving. I hate being tether to an outlet and charger. Now if a company can come out with a new type of battery that holds more juice in a smaller, lighter form, that is useful innovation.
    Sounds like you may want to check out the Sony Z3.
    10-07-2014 08:26 PM
  19. Firedogee's Avatar
    What are the drawbacks of the Z3 vs the new Moto X, other than its square edged uncomfortable design? I'm seriously considering the Z3 compact over the new Moto X but I've never seen or owned Sony phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-07-2014 11:31 PM
  20. thegrants82's Avatar
    What are the drawbacks of the Z3 vs the new Moto X, other than its square edged uncomfortable design? I'm seriously considering the Z3 compact over the new Moto X but I've never seen or owned Sony phone.

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    If my carrier had the z3 I would jump on it in a second.
    10-08-2014 05:38 AM
  21. delrey1900's Avatar
    What are the drawbacks of the Z3 vs the new Moto X, other than its square edged uncomfortable design? I'm seriously considering the Z3 compact over the new Moto X but I've never seen or owned Sony phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Sony Xperia Z3 + Z3 Compact review | Android Central

    Sounds like a decent phone, but for me, I cannot depart from the X until it's unique features make it into every phone. The Z3 compact, which a lot of users on here are comparing to the OG X, is favorable due to the size, speed, and it's battery. The battery life on both the Z3's is a big deal so the standard Z3 is a competitor to the Maxx and possibly Turbo. I've also never held a Sony phone and I doubt I ever will as I don't see them coming to VZW but I could be wrong.
    10-08-2014 05:59 AM
  22. swharshbar's Avatar
    This will likely be my next phone. The moto x2 would have been if they didn't put such a small battery in it. I like the single charge that I get out of my Maxx HD currently and just can't go with a phone having a smaller battery after having the maxx.
    10-08-2014 09:49 AM
  23. radyoactive's Avatar
    I'm waiting for tomorrows Sony announcement. The early rumor was there would be a Z3v variant on Verizon. If it happens, it will be on my list with the X, N6, and Turbo.

    There aren't many drawbacks for the Z3 but I worry about updates from Sony. Plus, having used an X and Maxx, it will be difficult not having the Moto Apps. Otherwise it's a top end phone that is also waterproof.

    If you haven't seen this, look at the battery life someone in the Z3 thread posted, 16 hours with 9 hours of on screen time...sick.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/son...ml#post3945978


    What are the drawbacks of the Z3 vs the new Moto X, other than its square edged uncomfortable design? I'm seriously considering the Z3 compact over the new Moto X but I've never seen or owned Sony phone.

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    10-08-2014 09:58 AM
  24. garyart1's Avatar
    Sounds like you may want to check out the Sony Z3.
    Actually that is the only other phone I am interested in. If the turbo comes first, I may wait to see if the rumors are true and Verizon gets the Z3. I do like the quality of Sonys.
    Revolutionary likes this.
    10-08-2014 10:44 AM
  25. Revolutionary's Avatar
    Yes, I concede that the Moto X had a lousy camera, but megapixels aren't the answer. The iPhone gets by with an 8MP camera, but takes great photos. I feel that a lot of these companies don't give that any consideration and just think, "19 is better than 13" and call it a day. I also agree that battery life is important, and would definitely support improvements in that area.

    But when it comes to screen quality, I can't tell the difference. Maybe some people can, but on a 5 inch display, it doesn't matter at all. Big screen TVs would be a different matter. And I don't really agree that the Moto X was "underpowered". Did it struggle to do anything? People got so upset that it didn't have a Snapdragon 600 (at least) in it, but where did the phone actually suffer in performance? Only in benchmarks, which don't mean anything.
    Note that I didn't say "more megapixels means better quality." I said that it is definitely a different module (sensor), so that means it will at minimum be DIFFERENT, and therefore it may be BETTER. That's not necessarily a function of megapixels, and frankly, I despise massive MP cameras on my phone because the images take up so much space. But I'll except "bigger" if the results are also "better" than what I have on my Maxx or what is being cranked out by the 2014 X.

    As for screen quality -- like I said, maybe you need to look at the G3. It is not at all comparable to a big-screen TV. When there are that many pixels crammed into a small space, the screen takes on a "material" (to borrow Google's word) quality. Like you are thumbing across physical home screens with small, physical icons floating an inch or two off the wallpaper. Like interactive, magazine quality paper. The G3 is a prime example, as is the retine iPad Mini. It is not comparable to a TV because you're right, you won't notice it in video or games. You notice in every other way you interact with the phone. Like I said, maybe not "necessary," but that doesn't make it superfluous or useless.

    And yes, speaking as a Maxx owner-and-lover, the 2013 Motos were underpowered. I principally notice it in gaming and image editing. Mostly that's probably to do with the amount of RAM available and not the clock or GPU speeds, however, and it might be limited to use-cases like mine -- but then, if it doesn't perform well across all intended use-cases, it's under-powered for a mass-market, flagship device (and in the case of my Maxx, one that cost $299 at launch...).
    10-08-2014 12:38 PM
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