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  1. Zeppelin2k's Avatar
    You have a GN, nuff said. Mine used to last 5 hours tops. The Turbo will get you through a day of heavy usage and then some.
    Haha seriously. I drain about 1%/min browsing reddit... it's terrible and I'm so excited to upgrade.

    Here were my issues with the S5.

    1.) Build quality. The back cover was the most cheap and creaky thing ever.

    2.) Touchwiz - Laggy and a resource hog.

    3.) Battery life was average at best. Not bad but not great.

    As for pictures I just snapped a few. No flash on and no zoom. Sorry for the quick and messy cover up of my plate. I think Tapatalk degrades quality too

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Turbo
    Looks pretty good. I've seen in a lot of user pics that things can get blurry when I view them in full size, especially around edges, but I'm wondering if it's a scaling thing after uploading, resizing and viewing them on my big monitor, etc. In regards to 3) I know the S5 has a nice battery saver mode which really helps. Does the Turbo have something similar? I hate putting my phone on airplane when I'm trying to keep it alive.
    10-30-2014 05:12 PM
  2. aue123's Avatar
    Here were my issues with the S5.

    1.) Build quality. The back cover was the most cheap and creaky thing ever.

    2.) Touchwiz - Laggy and a resource hog.

    3.) Battery life was average at best. Not bad but not great.

    As for pictures I just snapped a few. No flash on and no zoom. Sorry for the quick and messy cover up of my plate. I think Tapatalk degrades quality too

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Turbo
    are these Turbo pics or S5 ?
    10-30-2014 05:13 PM
  3. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    are these Turbo pics or S5 ?
    Turbo, but they lose quality in Tapatalk.

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Turbo
    10-30-2014 05:14 PM
  4. Masheen's Avatar
    are these Turbo pics or S5 ?
    I take that as a good sign that its hard to tell the difference
    10-30-2014 05:15 PM
  5. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Haha seriously. I drain about 1%/min browsing reddit... it's terrible and I'm so excited to upgrade.



    Looks pretty good. I've seen in a lot of user pics that things can get blurry when I view them in full size, especially around edges, but I'm wondering if it's a scaling thing after uploading, resizing and viewing them on my big monitor, etc. In regards to 3) I know the S5 has a nice battery saver mode which really helps. Does the Turbo have something similar? I hate putting my phone on airplane when I'm trying to keep it alive.
    The issue is Samsung's Ultra Power Saver mode disables a ton of features and turns the display black and white. I don't see a Power Saver mode yet although it may be there on the Turbo. Luckily, the Turbo looks to have far better battery life that you'll never need it even if it existed.

    One thing to note is Android System uses nearly triple the battery on the S5 when compared to the Turbo so far. It always destroyed even display time but here its no where near that. I'll show fill details later.

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Turbo
    10-30-2014 05:19 PM
  6. aue123's Avatar
    i don't have my Turbo on me, its powered off and on the charger.. Whats the resolution of the pictures, I know one is 15.5mp and the other is 21mp.. Are they 1080p or 4k pics? That might be another reason they might look slightly blah when they get posted. When I take them on the Turbo they look amazing but I upload on here and its like they lose some clarity.
    10-30-2014 05:20 PM
  7. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    i don't have my Turbo on me, its powered off and on the charger.. Whats the resolution of the pictures, I know one is 15.5mp and the other is 21mp.. Are they 1080p or 4k pics? That might be another reason they might look slightly blah when they get posted. When I take them on the Turbo they look amazing but I upload on here and its like they lose some clarity.
    Details from the pics:

    Back car view



    Angled view



    Sent from my Motorola Droid Turbo
    10-30-2014 05:22 PM
  8. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    Hi,

    How quickly do they send out the trade-in promode code? I will be using a limited data line to activate but will use the phone on my unlimited line. I'm planning to get the phone, activate it, then swap it back out to use on my unlimited line. The promo code should still be emailed to me right? Or do I need to keep the phone active on that upgrading line until the code arrive?

    Thanks.
    It comes with the phone when it's delivered.
    10-30-2014 06:09 PM
  9. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    Joe, Is there anyway to do the trade in first, apply that to your past due bill, then do the upgrade?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    This can be done in store depending on the rep.
    10-30-2014 06:12 PM
  10. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Oh man.. and here I am with an upgrade available, trying to decide between the S5 and the Turbo. Battery life is the most important factor in my decision, but the camera is a close second. The camera on the S5 is amazing, but I've been really underwhelmed by the Turbo, from the little I've seen. I'm still waiting for the big review sites, but should I not worry about the camera so much? Any phone is going to have a great camera and be lightning fast coming from my little old galaxy nexus...
    This describes my predicament exactly. Priorities: Battery, camera. But there is no way I could go with a Samsung and the TouchWiz garbage. What else is there?
    10-30-2014 07:13 PM
  11. PowrDroid's Avatar
    H
    As for pictures I just snapped a few. No flash on and no zoom. Sorry for the quick and messy cover up of my plate. I think Tapatalk degrades quality too
    Yep, looks like the typical washed out Motorola picture. G-r-r-r-r.
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    10-30-2014 07:15 PM
  12. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Yep, looks like the typical washed out Motorola picture. G-r-r-r-r.
    Not really that bad. Again, Tapatalk is degrading the quality.

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Turbo
    10-30-2014 07:18 PM
  13. Zeppelin2k's Avatar
    Not really that bad. Again, Tapatalk is degrading the quality.

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Turbo
    It's true, it's really not that bad. I think some people are just a little disappointed considering how incredible the rest of the specs are in the phone. If it had a powerhouse camera too, it would be a 100% buy for so many people. There wouldn't really even be a question about it. I just wish they had dropped the screen down to 1080p (does anyone really need 500+ dpi on a little phone screen?) and used the money they save on a better camera sensor.
    10-30-2014 07:44 PM
  14. benjamminh's Avatar
    I doubt the sensor is the problem; it's probably the software, but I wouldn't expect huge improvements through updates.
    10-30-2014 08:00 PM
  15. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Hi Joe, thanks for taking questions.

    Here's the scenario - I bought a phone in Sep 2013 on a 12 month device installment plan (nothing to do with edge or renewing any agreement). Made last payment this past September. So it's paid in full. On Oct 3, bought a Galaxy S5 on Edge from a corporate store. Returned it on Oct 8 to same store. Tried to buy the Droid Turbo in the store today and they tell me that when I returned the Galaxy S5, something happened in the system that made it look like my device installment plan was still active and they would have to call someone at Verizon to have it fixed. They tried, and after 30 minutes, they couldn't find anyone to fix. So, I then called Verizon Wireless to order over the phone and they said that it had nothing to do with a device installment plan but was actually related to the returned Galaxy and that I had to wait 30 days from the time of that return to be able to buy a new device on Edge. So they are saying I can't get any new phone on my line until Nov 8, 30 days from the day I returned the Galaxy S5.

    For some perspective, I have 5 lines on my 10GB share plan and 4 are smartphones. One is on Edge, two are on a 2 year contract and the basic phone is month to month. My line is also month to month, as my 2 year contract expired last month and my current device is paid in full. Is this Edge - return- waiting period thing normal? Who can I call to make this go away so I can walk into a store tomorrow and get my 64GB Turbo? Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide.
    10-30-2014 09:02 PM
  16. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Not really that bad. Again, Tapatalk is degrading the quality.

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Turbo
    Went to the store and played around with the camera. It's miles better than my Maxx HD. I tried but I couldn't make it take a bad picture. Encouraging.
    Zeppelin2k and dmark44 like this.
    10-30-2014 09:14 PM
  17. tech_fan's Avatar
    Joe:

    thanks for the info from the previous post. I still am trying to get the Moto X off of my account with little to no help from Motorola.

    At any rate, I am looking at the accessories for the phone. Would it be safe to assume that in terms of cases and glass screen protectors, Verizon has them all? I do not see any other cases on Amazon or google shopping. When I compare it to the Note accessories, I see much more. The color assortment in terms of cases seem to be mostly black.
    10-30-2014 09:17 PM
  18. mmmpopfanatic's Avatar
    I have more of a general account question. I'm upgrading to the Turbo on family plan line where my mom is the account holder. Normally I order online but I'm planning on doing a trade in and it appears to be easier/quicker to do that in store. Does she have to come with me to do the upgrade or is there a way for me to do it myself?
    10-30-2014 10:03 PM
  19. cmarie81585's Avatar
    I'm sorry I was not sure where to post this question but I seriously want the droid turbo that came out today. I have a question for Verizon users on how NOT to lose my unlimited data by upgrading...I have a family plan and want to add a line. I know the data is $30 + $10 for the line initially, my question is, if I use this method (which I have before), can I still downgrade to a "dumb" phone and pay only $10 per month for the line? I know back in August they were trying to make it so if you add a line with a smartphone you had to keep the $30 data package regardless if you kept the smartphone on that line or not. I'm not willing to spend $40 per month for an extra line I will rarely use but $10 is doable. Does anyone know for sure if this method still works? I use too much data per month to lose the unlimited; no upgrades on any other line until September 2015, and NOT wanting to spend $700 (or more) on it retail...if this works my 2nd option is just to wait...which sucks. Thanks for help!
    10-30-2014 10:27 PM
  20. Davidoo's Avatar
    Does the Turbo have the Swype application pre-installed?
    10-31-2014 12:03 AM
  21. Xelios's Avatar
    I'm sorry I was not sure where to post this question but I seriously want the droid turbo that came out today. I have a question for Verizon users on how NOT to lose my unlimited data by upgrading...I have a family plan and want to add a line. I know the data is $30 + $10 for the line initially, my question is, if I use this method (which I have before), can I still downgrade to a "dumb" phone and pay only $10 per month for the line? I know back in August they were trying to make it so if you add a line with a smartphone you had to keep the $30 data package regardless if you kept the smartphone on that line or not. I'm not willing to spend $40 per month for an extra line I will rarely use but $10 is doable. Does anyone know for sure if this method still works? I use too much data per month to lose the unlimited; no upgrades on any other line until September 2015, and NOT wanting to spend $700 (or more) on it retail...if this works my 2nd option is just to wait...which sucks. Thanks for help!
    Nah, can't remove the data plan. I had that verified today at the store.

    Does the Turbo have the Swype application pre-installed?
    Nope.
    10-31-2014 12:24 AM
  22. Snareman's Avatar
    Does the Turbo have the Swype application pre-installed?
    yes
    10-31-2014 01:13 AM
  23. vzwuser76's Avatar
    This can be done in store depending on the rep.
    Hi Joe, I ordered a 64GB Turbo on Verizon's website late last night. My question is you mentioned in another thread that the trade in code gets sent along with the phone when it ships. Does this happen with every phone or did I need to do something when I ordered the phone to get this code.

    Secondly, I paid full retail for the phone. Am I still eligible for the trade in discount if I paid full retail price, or is it only for people who go the 2 year contract route? Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions and I appreciate any info you can give me.
    10-31-2014 02:30 AM
  24. fonger13's Avatar
    I'm sorry I was not sure where to post this question but I seriously want the droid turbo that came out today. I have a question for Verizon users on how NOT to lose my unlimited data by upgrading...I have a family plan and want to add a line. I know the data is $30 + $10 for the line initially, my question is, if I use this method (which I have before), can I still downgrade to a "dumb" phone and pay only $10 per month for the line? I know back in August they were trying to make it so if you add a line with a smartphone you had to keep the $30 data package regardless if you kept the smartphone on that line or not. I'm not willing to spend $40 per month for an extra line I will rarely use but $10 is doable. Does anyone know for sure if this method still works? I use too much data per month to lose the unlimited; no upgrades on any other line until September 2015, and NOT wanting to spend $700 (or more) on it retail...if this works my 2nd option is just to wait...which sucks. Thanks for help!
    Try transferring it to another line that's on LIMITED data, when you receive the phone put in your current sim card and turn it on, since the line that you transferred to already has a data plan then nothing will change. You must do this online, I wouldn't bother calling them or doing it in store, they'll hassle you. This and the BestBuy method is the only two loopholes left to keep unlimited data, otherwise paying full price and even with that method are meet with resistance at the store.
    10-31-2014 08:35 AM
  25. benjamminh's Avatar
    Hi Joe. I sent you a PM with a question. If you can check your inbox, that would be great.

    Thanks!

    Ben
    10-31-2014 08:51 AM
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