1. graygr's Avatar
    Without a doubt, this phone is rapidly becoming VZW's "Flagship" phone. Certainly the phone has some issues. From what I have read and experienced for myself, i have confidence that most of the "issues" will be addressed in forthcoming software updates. While no device is "future proof", this one seems to answer most of those concerns. I can only expect that I can keep this phone for 2 yrs and not feel embarrassed.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-07-2014 06:14 PM
  2. Seremedy's Avatar
    Why would u feel embarrassed ?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-07-2014 06:15 PM
  3. HappyFunBall24's Avatar
    Yeah, the Droid Turbo is basically a hybrid of most of the best features from the Moto X & Nexus 6, and then throws in a monster battery. Too bad that it's been quite underrated by so many media outlets.
    jesta192 likes this.
    12-07-2014 06:29 PM
  4. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    I've had the RAZR Maxx HD now for two years. Great phone.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
    12-07-2014 07:04 PM
  5. Seremedy's Avatar
    How is the battery holding up ?

    Posted via Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    12-07-2014 07:34 PM
  6. graygr's Avatar
    Despite all the negative hype, the battery is holding up far beyond expectations. Coming from a Droid Maxx....I've not been disappointed!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-07-2014 10:01 PM
  7. Seremedy's Avatar
    Nice. How many hours of screen on time ?

    Posted via Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    12-07-2014 11:05 PM
  8. Ch4dders's Avatar
    Coming from the Droid DNA, there is no comparison. I am unbelievably happy with my choice to go with the Droid Turbo... Battery life, processor speed, design (which has been torn to pieces, but I like the Turbos looks) I agree with the above post - the best of the nexus 6 and the Motorola X with a killer battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-07-2014 11:07 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would never be embarrassed by my phone choice .. Others opinions mean very little since I am the one who has to use it everyday so I'd rather use one I like... Not one someone else likes.
    mobrules and Emperor like this.
    12-07-2014 11:44 PM
  10. HappyFunBall24's Avatar
    It's amazing to me how one of the top criticisms (after "it's ugly") in a number of these reviews is how it doesn't achieve 48 hours of battery life. Both Motorola and VZW state that it is up to 48 hours with mixed usage - not an average, and not with power use. I saw a review where a guy said something about being on calls, playing games, and/or streaming videos from morning to evening daily and then complained how he wasn't getting the 48 hours. Ok, yeah, that's your average user right there...

    Of course what some of those reviews like to leave out is how the battery life still destroys most phones out there, by the way. Yet I remember a couple of reviews saying that battery life was nothing special, 'average', or one even calling it subpar. Haters gonna hate.

    I agree that no one should be embarrassed about phone choice. This one in particular is an all-around amazing device. You can only feel embarrassed if you allow others' negative opinions to affect you - they can say whatever but we can control our reactions.

    It seems to be so trendy to hate on Droids and VZW nowadays - not to say there's nothing ever to criticize - but let such individuals waste their time hating and we'll just enjoy our phones.
    12-08-2014 12:24 AM
  11. graygr's Avatar
    I have first hand experience with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Cricket......monthly fee not withstanding, VZW out shines them all. Nearly a decade now with VZW, I don't see myself looking back anytime soon. I have Faith that they will stand behind this particular product and release updates in a timely manner. I have not, do not, and never will own an iPhone! Or an Apple, Mac, iPod.......or anything else they might come up with. There are far better products available that do not use their closed operating systems. JMHO!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-08-2014 01:33 AM
  12. MikeLip's Avatar
    I've had the RAZR Maxx HD now for two years. Great phone.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
    Same here. I still quite like it. I wish they'd just update the guts and reissue it as it is.
    Tommy Kledecki likes this.
    12-08-2014 07:23 AM
  13. MikeLip's Avatar
    Coming from the Droid DNA, there is no comparison. I am unbelievably happy with my choice to go with the Droid Turbo... Battery life, processor speed, design (which has been torn to pieces, but I like the Turbos looks) I agree with the above post - the best of the nexus 6 and the Motorola X with a killer battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The DNA was actually a very good phone. It's problem was battery life. But in that it's far from alone
    12-08-2014 07:24 AM
  14. MikeLip's Avatar
    Honestly, there are phones I've liked better. The 2014 Moto X being one of them. The display of the Turbo doesn't buy you much. Battery life is nice to have but the Moto X is actually not bad. And it takes the Turbo charger, so there's that. Easier to handle too. Plus it's way prettier The X I have has a black leather back and grey detailing - it looks great. So to me it looks as if VZW has two flagships!
    12-08-2014 07:53 AM
  15. NoahForeman's Avatar
    Honestly, there are phones I've liked better. The 2014 Moto X being one of them. The display of the Turbo doesn't buy you much. Battery life is nice to have but the Moto X is actually not bad. And it takes the Turbo charger, so there's that. Easier to handle too. Plus it's way prettier The X I have has a black leather back and grey detailing - it looks great. So to me it looks as if VZW has two flagships!
    This is why I have a Turbo and my wife a 2014 Moto X . I'm a power user, and the X is her first smartphone.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Droid Turbo.
    MikeLip and jesta192 like this.
    12-08-2014 09:10 AM
  16. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    I can upgrade today! Hmm, this or the Sony phone.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
    12-08-2014 02:26 PM
  17. MikeLip's Avatar
    I can upgrade today! Hmm, this or the Sony phone.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
    I'd go for this on the sole fact that it doesn't have a GLASS BACK!!!! Who's idea was that anyway? It was dumb when Apple did it and it still is. Glass backs skate off almost any surface.
    12-08-2014 03:22 PM
  18. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    I'd go for this on the sole fact that it doesn't have a GLASS BACK!!!! Who's idea was that anyway? It was dumb when Apple did it and it still is. Glass backs skate off almost any surface.
    I'll probably go for the Turbo. My biggest concern with it is the camera.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
    12-08-2014 03:42 PM
  19. HappyFunBall24's Avatar
    I think that the DT's camera has gotten somewhat of a bad rap. When compared to the best ones out there, yes it doesn't measure up. But it seems like there's this mentality of 'if you're not the best, you suck' from a bunch of people who haven't actually tested it. Its two main weaknesses are no image stabilization and subpar low-light performance; these are problems for sure, but not deal breakers for me.
    jesta192 likes this.
    12-08-2014 04:01 PM
  20. Snareman's Avatar
    I think that the DT's camera has gotten somewhat of a bad rap. When compared to the best ones out there, yes it doesn't measure up. But it seems like there's this mentality of 'if you're not the best, you suck' from a bunch of people who haven't actually tested it. Its two main weaknesses are no image stabilization and subpar low-light performance; these are problems for sure, but not deal breakers for me.
    Well, one of the sort of surprising things is that they put all top end stuff into the phone )screen, battery, processor, etc) and then a camera that doesn't stack up to the competition. Just seems odd.
    12-09-2014 12:33 AM
  21. vzwuser76's Avatar
    All information I've seen points to the DT camera being the same unit as the one in Sony's Xperia phones. I think the biggest issue Motorola, and Google with their Nexus devices, have with cameras is the software. Both tend to use a very bare bones software UI, and I'm guessing their post processing software isn't as good either. Even HTC, while having a more feature laden UI, has never been known for their cameras. But Sony and Samsung have both been doing P&S cameras for a long time now. It makes sense that they'd have a leg up on others.

    If they can get people with more camera experience working on their UI and processing software, they could be right up there with the rest.
    12-09-2014 01:34 AM
  22. HappyFunBall24's Avatar
    Obviously it would be nice to have the best hardware/software across the board, but which phone does? The Note 4 is the closest but it has its quirks too. Motorola is definitely not known for cutting edge cameras, though this one is arguably their best. I do like the leeway I get in cropping my shots with 20.7 megapixels and the dual LED flash helps in low light situations.

    The software is certainly minimalist, but to keep up in the future they could use better sensors and OIS. Though, the camera is more than adequate for many people and certainly not terrible. But the truth is if having a top camera is near or at the top of one's list of smartphone criteria, then go ahead and look elsewhere.
    12-09-2014 02:13 AM
  23. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    I hear that Lollipop might support RAW format, or DNG more specifically. If that's the case, then I might be a little less concerned. Of course, only testing will tell.
    12-09-2014 08:26 AM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    Yeah, the Droid Turbo is basically a hybrid of most of the best features from the Moto X & Nexus 6, and then throws in a monster battery. Too bad that it's been quite underrated by so many media outlets.
    It will remain underrated because it's a carrier exclusive.
    maxman1 likes this.
    12-09-2014 04:05 PM
  25. Ry's Avatar
    Without a doubt, this phone is rapidly becoming VZW's "Flagship" phone. Certainly the phone has some issues. From what I have read and experienced for myself, i have confidence that most of the "issues" will be addressed in forthcoming software updates. While no device is "future proof", this one seems to answer most of those concerns. I can only expect that I can keep this phone for 2 yrs and not feel embarrassed.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It's a DROID. It's automatically Verizon's flagship phone since it's their device.
    12-09-2014 04:06 PM

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