1. Murph5150's Avatar
    Non-removable battery? Nope. No expandable memory? Sorry. Droid Turbo? But the battery! But the lack of a micro SD!

    Not only was I sold on its advertising, but I've been absolutely wowed by this phone for the last three months. I'm a convert. I can say, with total certainty, this is the most robust and well-equipped phone I have owned. I think about its successor. To improve this phone will require creative engineering.

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    04-16-2015 03:12 PM
  2. jec11718's Avatar
    Hear, hear! I second the motion! Amen! I love my Turbo! Mama hasn't complained about her battery since we upgraded from the DNA!

    DRoID TuRBo this...
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    04-16-2015 05:55 PM
  3. jamielov's Avatar
    Non-removable battery? Nope. No expandable memory? Sorry. Droid Turbo? But the battery! But the lack of a micro SD!

    Not only was I sold on its advertising, but I've been absolutely wowed by this phone for the last three months. I'm a convert. I can say, with total certainty, this is the most robust and well-equipped phone I have owned. I think about its successor. To improve this phone will require creative engineering.

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    or someone who knows how to make a camera actually work in less than perfect circumstances. My only downfall with the phone. Kissed it goodbye. Didnt regret it for a second.
    04-16-2015 06:50 PM
  4. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    Non-removable battery? Nope. No expandable memory? Sorry. Droid Turbo? But the battery! But the lack of a micro SD!

    Not only was I sold on its advertising, but I've been absolutely wowed by this phone for the last three months. I'm a convert. I can say, with total certainty, this is the most robust and well-equipped phone I have owned. I think about its successor. To improve this phone will require creative engineering.

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    honestly, I dont even notice the lack of sd card anymore. The future is no sd card. its faster and safer. the phone has plenty of storage anyway. and the battery, like the iphones, IS removeable. you take the back off which is not hard at all....and why would you need to unplug the battery anyway? there is no reason to have any of that removeable parts anymore.
    04-16-2015 07:40 PM
  5. Murph5150's Avatar
    honestly, I dont even notice the lack of sd card anymore. The future is no sd card. its faster and safer. the phone has plenty of storage anyway. and the battery, like the iphones, IS removeable. you take the back off which is not hard at all....and why would you need to unplug the battery anyway? there is no reason to have any of that removeable parts anymore.
    If the battery has a low mAh, a removable battery is worth it still. The power users get cheated. But the Turbo? Definitely not. 3900 mAh is plenty of juice for a very heavy day of usage.

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    04-16-2015 08:24 PM
  6. Davidoo's Avatar
    I agree. Don't miss the SD card at all and am now glad the Turbo doesn't have one. Now don't have to worry about the card failing, and with 64GB internal it is actually faster without the card. Also, I keep the devices usually no more than 2 years, so I'm sure the battery will hold up. And the battery is replaceable if necessary.
    04-16-2015 09:08 PM
  7. Murph5150's Avatar
    I agree. Don't miss the SD card at all and am now glad the Turbo doesn't have one. Now don't have to worry about the card failing, and with 64GB internal it is actually faster without the card. Also, I keep the devices usually no more than 2 years, so I'm sure the battery will hold up. And the battery is replaceable if necessary.
    Lithium ion (in the Turbo) is actually a material that degrades quite slower than a lithium polymer (iPhone) battery. I've always had the craving to have the latest and greatest which meant spending full price between upgrades.

    I don't foresee that happening with the Turbo. No boredom, nothing quirky or irritating. Just for kicks, I did put the Turbo through a few benchmark tests and it scored at the top in comparison to other Android's. I honestly have nothing negative to say about the Turbo.

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    04-17-2015 04:36 AM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    Not only was I sold on its advertising, but I've been absolutely wowed by this phone for the last three months. I'm a convert. I can say, with total certainty, this is the most robust and well-equipped phone I have owned. I think about its successor. To improve this phone will require creative engineering.
    Most of the improvements I can think of are to the software - moto voice could be made better; even moto display could be improved, perhaps with more discrete ways to notify you (ie, only notify when favorites email, text, etc.) Moto assist could be better. They could allow full removal of preloaded apps like NFL mobile, Amazon apps, or Verizon messages (which is unlikely and I don't expect it, but would be an improvement.)

    But I don't think they'd have to be too creative to add a fingerprint reader.

    And, of course, the biggest thing they need to improve is the camera. OIS and better low light performance are obvious. Clearly cameras will always get better. Displays will always get better. Processors will always get better.
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    04-17-2015 06:20 AM
  9. doogald's Avatar
    On screen buttons rather than capacitive - some people really want that (I'm actually fine with capacitive or on screen.)

    A couple of years ago they had a Droid Mini, but it was hampered - probably because it was a little too small. If they had a mini version with a 4.7" amoled display (unlike the mini's 4" lcd, which couldn't take full advantage of battery savings from moto display) and still a large battery (say, 3000 mah) I bet they'd sell a bunch.
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    04-17-2015 06:54 AM
  10. KPMcClave's Avatar
    On screen buttons rather than capacitive - some people really want that (I'm actually fine with capacitive or on screen.)

    A couple of years ago they had a Droid Mini, but it was hampered - probably because it was a little too small. If they had a mini version with a 4.7" amoled display (unlike the mini's 4" lcd, which couldn't take full advantage of battery savings from moto display) and still a large battery (say, 3000 mah) I bet they'd sell a bunch.
    With the great Moto Display fucntionality, it's dumb to put anything but an AMOLED display in a Motorola. The functionality itself is nice, but one of the big selling points is how it saves battery on AMOLEDs.
    04-17-2015 10:01 AM
  11. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    I have had all three button types. I had the regular buttons on my droid x and didnt particularly like those, but it was definetly livable and fine. I had the on screen buttons on my gnex. That was nice at first. I loved how it auto rotated and was able to be changed and add button etc but once it started to burn into the screen it sucked....now i have the turbo and honestly I like capacative the best. no they wont get upgraded and wont rotate and you cant customize it but it doesnt eat away the screen size and most of all it DOES not burn it.

    what I started doing (I actually did this on my droid x as well) I installed lux auto brightness because I like keeping the buttons lights disabled to squeeze extra juice out. no need to have them lit if I know where they are
    04-17-2015 10:25 AM
  12. Phoenix212's Avatar
    On screen buttons rather than capacitive - some people really want that (I'm actually fine with capacitive or on screen.)

    A couple of years ago they had a Droid Mini, but it was hampered - probably because it was a little too small. If they had a mini version with a 4.7" amoled display (unlike the mini's 4" lcd, which couldn't take full advantage of battery savings from moto display) and still a large battery (say, 3000 mah) I bet they'd sell a bunch.
    My wife had the Droid Razr M which was the precursor to the Mini. If they made Turbo-esque version of that phone she'd be all over it. She loved the size of it and the thing was basically bullet proof.
    04-18-2015 01:48 AM
  13. vzwuser76's Avatar
    My wife had the Droid Razr M which was the precursor to the Mini. If they made Turbo-esque version of that phone she'd be all over it. She loved the size of it and the thing was basically bullet proof.
    My brother and his two kids have the Droid Mini. Actually he now has a gen 1 Moto X (gave his Mini to his daughter after her husband accidentally cracked her screen), but all of them loved the Mini. He came from an OG Droid Incredible (yeah I know, he squeezed every last drop out of that one) and his kids came from Samsung Stratospheres. They couldn't believe how nice the Mini was. After I showed them all of the Motorola enhancements, they loved them even more. In my opinion, Motorola is probably the most improved OEM since 2013. Hopefully it continues under Lenovo.
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    04-18-2015 04:54 AM
  14. Snareman's Avatar
    I don't mind the memory as I never fill my phones up with music or movies. The battery life is great, just not quite as good as my Maxx was. Still a great overall all around phone though. If they could get it to the form factor of the LG G's with their thinness and their screen to body ratio and keep the same battery that would be great. I picked up an iPhone 6 today and am always amazed how thin and light they are. I don't see myself ever owning one, but they do admittedly feel nice in the hand.
    04-18-2015 07:55 AM
  15. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    I'll take a thicker design which gives me 6 hours of screen on time over a thinner one which struggles to give me even 3 any day.

    Few years ago battery life wasn't a big deal and some manufacturers are still breathing in the same old days. Battery life has become more important to users than design. Obviously it depends on person to person. But it really makes me laugh when I see heavy users rocking a huge battery pack case on their iPhones. So much for being thin and light eh?

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    04-18-2015 01:16 PM
  16. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more. I'll take a thicker phone with excellent battery life any day of the week. Actually, with seemingly all of the flagship now at 5.2" or more, a thicker phone is far easier to grip and a better fit in my average sized hands. I switch back and forth between a Droid Turbo and an S5. When I use the S5, I will only do so with the Gorilla Gadgets extended battery. Easier to hold, far better battery life, and just looks more sturdy.
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    04-18-2015 02:27 PM

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