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  1. Cajun_Mike's Avatar
    The only one that's caught my eye and we won't know how good it is for awhile is the new Sony Xperia Z5 that's being teased on the front page of this site. I have a feeling Sony has moved ahead with the camera software that comes with that phone. We'll see.

    Even then, i probably wouldnt be interested unless all of the high end specs were in the Z5 compact. Also don't know that we would see the Z5C in the United States and certainly not likely to work on Verizon.
    08-28-2015 02:55 PM
  2. Davidoo's Avatar
    Same for me. My dubass wife almost broke my Turbo last night and I was thinking if that really happened is there something better I could get and the answer was no.
    08-28-2015 07:54 PM
  3. someguyatx's Avatar
    I agree, just got my Turbo last month and no regrets. Interested to see what they come up with for the Turbo2 but I don't want a bigger screen.
    08-28-2015 10:45 PM
  4. kmf1's Avatar
    Very content here as well. Just about to start my 11th month of ownership.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
    08-28-2015 10:48 PM
  5. Snareman's Avatar
    As much as I like some of the features of some of the newer phones better such as the form factor and size, I refuse to get a phone with a smaller battery. So until the next version of the Turbo comes out I'm sticking with this. I don't know why Samsung or LG can't/don't make a phone with a comparable battery as they would win over some of the loyal Droid fans.
    08-28-2015 11:37 PM
  6. VagrantSaint's Avatar
    There are tons of better phones. I'll be looking at the Moto X Pure or whatever the US version is called and the LG Nexus 5 coming up. Loved my Nexus 4. Had my Turbo for almost a year and I'm not to crazy about it. Some lag on certain apps, don't like the capacitive buttons, and battery life is not as advertised.

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    08-29-2015 10:36 AM
  7. Snareman's Avatar
    There are tons of better phones. I'll be looking at the Moto X Pure or whatever the US version is called and the LG Nexus 5 coming up. Loved my Nexus 4. Had my Turbo for almost a year and I'm not to crazy about it. Some lag on certain apps, don't like the capacitive buttons, and battery life is not as advertised.

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    That much is true, but its still better than the other phones out there from what I gather.
    08-29-2015 11:53 AM
  8. Cajun_Mike's Avatar
    My overall point is that while I am jealous of the new camera on the LG G4, there is no phone out there that has me currently counting down the days until October 2016 when my two year Verizon contract expires on this DROID turbo. I couldn't say that about any of my previous phones after 10 months.

    And believe me, I am a guy who always has to have the latest and greatest.

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    08-29-2015 12:22 PM
  9. wckesq's Avatar
    I am interested in the X Pure Edition, but want to see reviews, battery life and feel in my hand before any possible purchase.
    08-29-2015 04:57 PM
  10. doogald's Avatar
    I'm just out of contract with the droid maxx. I was keeping my eye on the turbo in case something happened to my phone this year, but now I can upgrade.

    And you're right - this year's Android phones are all underwhelming, but really so is the turbo to me, particularly the slow updates from Motorola (how long does it take to do a stage fright patch?)

    But, I think there will be a great phone out this fall. I'm almost surely getting this year's iPhone.

    I only went Android in the beginning because Verizon didn't carry the iPhone, and then every time I upgraded I was underwhelmed by their phones. But, I think it's time for me to be done with Android for a while and see how I can live with the iPhone. My whole family has iphones, extended family included, my wife and kids included, and I've had an iPad for years, so I'm sure I'll be fine.

    At least I'll finally have a great camera.
    08-29-2015 05:16 PM
  11. EricandSuebee's Avatar
    What's wrong the Droid Turbo's camera? Mine works great. I'm like everyone else, I don't see anything I'm looking to jump to, I've only had my Turbo for almost 2 weeks and it's been one of the best phones I've used in a long time!
    08-29-2015 11:36 PM
  12. VagrantSaint's Avatar
    Sounds like the reason the phones are underwhelming is because you are limited to Verizon's selection. I am most definitely getting out of Verizon for the Nexus or Moto X. And honestly, you can't blame slow updates on Moto, that is 100% Verizon's fault

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    08-30-2015 07:43 AM
  13. doogald's Avatar
    The moto x is on Verizon, and Verizon just announced they'll activate phones not originally sold by them, so I bet the nexus will be fine.

    But the moto x this year is way too big, I have no idea if the nexus will have decent battery or camera.

    And, yes, slow updates are Motorola's fault. Verizon has approved stagefright updates for Samsung and some other phones. Nothing from Motorola on any carrier. With the massive layoffs at Motorola this month, I'm afraid this will be getting worse, not better.
    08-30-2015 10:17 AM
  14. Davidoo's Avatar
    But, I think there will be a great phone out this fall. I'm almost surely getting this year's iPhone.
    Oh no, say it ain't so doogald. Apple = less tech + more cost.
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    08-30-2015 10:43 AM
  15. flybub's Avatar
    Oh no, say it ain't so doogald. Apple = less tech + more cost.
    Subjective depending on the person. I use android, but my wife has an iPhone 6, MacBook Pro for her office, MacBook Air for when she travels, and Apple TV for her office. It is a nice setup and she runs her business using Apple products and has done mighty well for herself doing so. Her iPhone is her lifeline and uses it all day everyday. It has never failed, she has had every iPhone since the 4, and not one has needed to be replaced. I have nothing bad to say about Apple tech especially seeing it used in person, I'm actually pretty impressed.

    I have a 6 Plus I use off and on but I primarily use Android, however, I'm not ruling out the iPhone being my next choice.
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    08-30-2015 11:18 AM
  16. EricandSuebee's Avatar
    Yup I agree 100% Flybub, Apple products when you use them all together are awesome, can't beat it. I've used iPhone on and off over the years and never once have had any problems, been on android not even 2 months and had to replace 2 phones (Samsung S6) and now I'm on a new carrier & new phone Droid Turbo but no problems at all with this one, but I should of known not to go with Samsung as I've never had anything work with them over the years.
    08-30-2015 02:40 PM
  17. Cajun_Mike's Avatar
    Yup I agree 100% Flybub, Apple products when you use them all together are awesome, can't beat it. I've used iPhone on and off over the years and never once have had any problems, been on android not even 2 months and had to replace 2 phones (Samsung S6) and now I'm on a new carrier & new phone Droid Turbo but no problems at all with this one, but I should of known not to go with Samsung as I've never had anything work with them over the years.
    Previous two phones were both Samsung. Both were terrible after first year of two year contract. The worst was the S3. I had a Epic 4G slider before that and it wasn't as bad but I was feverishly waiting for upgrade eligibility with both of them.

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    08-30-2015 06:14 PM
  18. jerrykur's Avatar
    Off topic, but with the change in Verizon's plans can we just buy a phone whenever we want and stick it on our data/voice plan? So if a new phone, much better, phone were to come along later this fall could I just buy it and use it on the plan I currently have.
    08-31-2015 12:22 AM
  19. doogald's Avatar
    Off topic, but with the change in Verizon's plans can we just buy a phone whenever we want and stick it on our data/voice plan? So if a new phone, much better, phone were to come along later this fall could I just buy it and use it on the plan I currently have.
    It depends on the phone. But, yes, you may be able to.

    See http://www.cnet.com/news/bringing-yo...o-worry-about/
    08-31-2015 06:52 AM
  20. russel5150's Avatar
    I bought the turbo on release day and love it.

    I bought the note5 on release day too and love it.

    I am anxious to see what the new turbo will be, because i hear that the x play is going to be the new maxx, and to be honest it doesn't impress me. I am hoping there is still a new turbo that is spec'd out like last year!

    Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
    08-31-2015 07:41 AM
  21. nasalpancho's Avatar
    I had a turbo from launch and have had an edge plus for 2 weeks.
    i have to say even with lower battery capacity im getting pretty much the same life -- both needed a midday charge to get me thru until 11pm ( i do use the phone a lot )
    the camera is a steep upgrade -- the screen a slight upgrade
    the form factor is also an obvious upgrade

    I liked the turbo but i feel the upgrade i got from note 3 to turbo was less than this upgrade
    thats just me though
    08-31-2015 10:54 AM
  22. Snareman's Avatar
    I had a turbo from launch and have had an edge plus for 2 weeks.
    i have to say even with lower battery capacity im getting pretty much the same life -- both needed a midday charge to get me thru until 11pm ( i do use the phone a lot )
    the camera is a steep upgrade -- the screen a slight upgrade
    the form factor is also an obvious upgrade

    I liked the turbo but i feel the upgrade i got from note 3 to turbo was less than this upgrade
    thats just me though
    Interesting about the similar battery life. I played with one of the Edge +'s in the store and loved the form factor of it. Nice and thin. I wonder how the new Moto X Pure is going to be. I think it has a 3300mah battery. And, given all that, the Turbo replacement still hasn't officially been announced or hardly even leaked. I assume they'll still keep a similarly huge battery.
    08-31-2015 04:35 PM
  23. Wiseblood's Avatar
    I think I will wait for a phone with Marshmallow 6.1 factory installed before I upgrade. I am over all the OTA drama.
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    09-01-2015 06:28 PM
  24. hal1's Avatar
    I like new, shiny things, but is seems that nothing can offer what my Turbo has. After seeing the new crop of Motorola phones I'm thinking the Turbo might be my last.

    After having the 'always listening' touchless controls, these are now a must have and I'm thinking my only options will be a Motorola phone. I also like the active notification display and the hand wave thing when it's sleeping. I could live with a bigger display but...

    The Style/Pure has a smaller battery, and the Play/X has been reported as being slower/less responsive than the Turbo. Having released these 2 new phones with their current features, I'm wondering if Motorola would again have a phone with the battery size of the Turbo along with it's other features. It would have been perfect if the Style/Pure had a bigger battery or if the Play/X had a better processor (and wireless charging) but it seems that Motorola didn't create a phone with both and now I'm wondering if that combination is behind us and the Turbo will be my only/best option?
    09-01-2015 11:42 PM
  25. hal1's Avatar
    I'm spoiled and now must have the Moto 'always listening' feature so I guess that means I have to stick with a Moto/Droid phone. Unfortunately the Style/Pure has a smaller battery and the Play/X a weaker/less responsive processor (from what I've read) and no wireless charging. As the OP title says "Still don't see a 2015 phone that i would buy over Droid Turbo" and i don't know that Motorola will give me that Turbo combination in another phone.

    Or, does anyone else make an 'always listening' touchless control like the Moto's? ( waking the phone with an 'okay google' even when the screen is off)
    09-01-2015 11:52 PM
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