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  1. makryger1's Avatar
    Who says it's bloatwear? What about the difference in network? Or the way Verizon rates battery life?
    Yeah, it could very well be the different radio/network too. While verizon may rate battery life different, it was a sony statement in both cases that rated the Z3 as "2 day battery life" (which several reviews confirmed), and then called it "over 1 day" for the Z3v...

    But I think we're ultimately making the same point: that you can't *only* believe the number on the battery specs- the hardware, radios, software and screen all contribute to the real world performance. So I'm cautiously optimistic that the Droid Turbo battery life is awesome. But I'm going to wait to see what the real world and review-standardized tests show.
    10-11-2014 11:46 AM
  2. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Who says it's bloatwear? What about the difference in network? Or the way Verizon rates battery life?
    I would lean more to this. CDMA phones always seems to drain battery faster than GSM versions.
    10-11-2014 11:58 AM
  3. Cauhauna's Avatar
    Currently enjoying my 2013 droid maxx (32gb). Paid retail for it ($450 December 2013 . Hoping this new phone comes in around the $500 mark.
    10-11-2014 02:11 PM
  4. heyeaglefn's Avatar
    Currently enjoying my 2013 droid maxx (32gb). Paid retail for it ($450 December 2013 . Hoping this new phone comes in around the $500 mark.
    Aren't you do for an upgrade by now?
    10-11-2014 03:31 PM
  5. Crispy's Avatar
    Aren't you do for an upgrade by now?
    Isnt a contract 2 years?
    10-11-2014 04:26 PM
  6. heyeaglefn's Avatar
    Isnt a contract 2 years?
    Yes, but if he paid retail in 2013 he is probably close to a new contract.
    10-11-2014 04:37 PM
  7. Cauhauna's Avatar
    Should have clarified - hanging on to unlimited. Yes, I know about the best buy method but don't want to risk an audit in the future
    10-12-2014 04:14 AM
  8. Kaido's Avatar
    Moto X may see L before the nexus 5 even gets it.
    Not likely with the developer previews being released for the Nexus 5. Android L should be Nexus 5 ready on the launch date of the Nexus 6 and 9.
    10-14-2014 08:24 AM
  9. thegrants82's Avatar
    It has happened before...
    Not likely with the developer previews being released for the Nexus 5. Android L should be Nexus 5 ready on the launch date of the Nexus 6 and 9.
    10-14-2014 09:04 AM
  10. tdizzel's Avatar
    It has happened before...
    Seeing as this is the first time Google has released a developer's preview of a new version of Android, I kinda doubt that it has happened before.

    Posted from the Avengers: Age of Droid Ultra
    10-14-2014 09:22 AM
  11. thegrants82's Avatar
    not worth the banter.
    Seeing as this is the first time Google has released a developer's preview of a new version of Android, I kinda doubt that it has happened before.

    Posted from the Avengers: Age of Droid Ultra
    10-14-2014 12:08 PM
  12. sforsyth01's Avatar
    Check out the z3. I was sold on the turbo until I read that vz is releasing the z3. Hmmmmm
    The Z3v is more of a Z2 than a Z3. I was intrigued by it until I dove deeper and saw that.

    -Shawn
    Noting the world one S-Pen at a time.
    10-14-2014 03:23 PM
  13. NoYankees44's Avatar
    Currently enjoying my 2013 droid maxx (32gb). Paid retail for it ($450 December 2013 . Hoping this new phone comes in around the $500 mark.
    Sense the moto x is 500, there is no way this phone will be the same price unless Verizon is subsidizing the off contract price(never going to happen).

    It will be at least 600 guaranteed

    Sent from my XT1096
    10-14-2014 04:13 PM
  14. Crimsonforce's Avatar
    Sense the moto x is 500, there is no way this phone will be the same price unless Verizon is subsidizing the off contract price(never going to happen).

    It will be at least 600 guaranteed

    Sent from my XT1096
    It'll be between $650-$699 full retail or about $702 or $761 with tax.
    10-14-2014 04:47 PM
  15. travaz's Avatar
    It'll be between $650-$699 full retail or about $702 or $761 with tax.
    I am afraid you are right. Anyone remember how long it was before the Droid Maxx dropped in price on full retail?
    10-14-2014 11:20 PM
  16. delrey1900's Avatar
    And don't forget that the up charge for 32GB phone over a 16GB version is usually $50. The Turbo will have 32GB standard. Which brings up another question, will there be a 64GB version?
    10-14-2014 11:33 PM
  17. thegrants82's Avatar
    The Z3v is more of a Z2 than a Z3. I was intrigued by it until I dove deeper and saw that.

    -Shawn
    Noting the world one S-Pen at a time.
    Agreed....after looking into it deeper.
    10-15-2014 05:36 PM
  18. mobrules's Avatar
    And don't forget that the up charge for 32GB phone over a 16GB version is usually $50. The Turbo will have 32GB standard. Which brings up another question, will there be a 64GB version?
    Man I really hope they drop a 64 gb version. With no sd card 32 gb is not enough for me. I have a 64 gb in my RMHD and it has been useful.
    10-15-2014 05:47 PM
  19. travaz's Avatar
    I was considering the Nexus 6 but after seeing that the Droid turbo has a much bigger battery and smaller screen I can't believe the Nexus 6 is going to last longer in normal use that iDroid turbo. I am still somewhat up in the air but I'm really leaning towards the Droid turbo I am going to have to pay full retail as I got the Droid Maxx about 13 months ago with an upgrade but I think it's going to be worth every penny.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-15-2014 11:31 PM
  20. ryanr509's Avatar
    I was considering the Nexus 6 but after seeing that the Droid turbo has a much bigger battery and smaller screen I can't believe the Nexus 6 is going to last longer in normal use that iDroid turbo. I am still somewhat up in the air but I'm really leaning towards the Droid turbo I am going to have to pay full retail as I got the Droid Maxx about 13 months ago with an upgrade but I think it's going to be worth every penny.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The turbo will have much much better battery life than the nexus 6. With the droid maxx I could get around 7 hours of screen on time give or take. Next best phone I've had is the galaxy s5 which barely gets me 4hrs. With basically the same specs but a lot bigger battery and a lot smaller screen the new maxx *should* have alot better battery than the nexus 6 even with android L battery optimazion and at the very least should equal the battery life of the old maxx.
    10-16-2014 07:14 AM
  21. duketreo's Avatar
    I haven't had a phone that's lasted more than a day in years. Will it be best to just charge the Turbo every night even if I use half or less of the battery capacity or should I wait until it is fully or almost drained (2 days)?

    Thanks.
    10-29-2014 09:45 AM
  22. dungoyle's Avatar
    I haven't had a phone that's lasted more than a day in years. Will it be best to just charge the Turbo every night even if I use half or less of the battery capacity or should I wait until it is fully or almost drained (2 days)?

    Thanks.
    Top it off at night. That's what I do regardless of charge level.
    10-29-2014 09:56 AM
  23. doogald's Avatar
    I haven't had a phone that's lasted more than a day in years. Will it be best to just charge the Turbo every night even if I use half or less of the battery capacity or should I wait until it is fully or almost drained (2 days)?

    Thanks.
    It's definitely better to have many small charges than fewer large charges. There is a lot of information about this at batteryuniversity.com.

    I charge my droid maxx nightly, and I usually sneak it onto the charger when I take a shower, go somewhere where I can't take the phone (e.g., swimming), when I'm driving if the charge level is below 75%, etc.
    10-29-2014 10:06 AM
  24. duketreo's Avatar
    Funny. I always avoided charging frequently because my phone would get hot while charging (especially wirelessly). Figured that was bad for the battery.
    10-29-2014 10:23 AM
  25. doogald's Avatar
    Funny. I always avoided charging frequently because my phone would get hot while charging (especially wirelessly). Figured that was bad for the battery.
    Wireless is worse than wired. That's also at batteryuniversity. Heat happens for long, deep charges or short charges.
    10-29-2014 11:15 AM
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