1. Anathem's Avatar
    I've had my Turbo for a little over 3 years, and it's seen some wear, so I thought I should think about getting an upgrade. However, it seems that all (yes, all) alternatives that are out/coming out soon are worse quality than the 2014 Droid Turbo.. My main concern is the battery: this 3-year-old "ancient" technology has a 3,900 mA-hr battery. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 is poised to have a measly 3,000 mA-hr battery (seriously?).

    For me, battery is the biggest concern: I've been lucky to have the Turbo for the past 3 years, and if it weren't for the fact that my power button is jammed, I would stick with it for a few more years. I also enjoy the great resolution, though it would be nice to have a superamoled display. I also like the 5.2" screen size and don't want to go much bigger.

    Does anyone around here have any recommendations of what I should get/wait for? I was looking at the Asus ZenPhone 4 Max, but aside from the battery, it seems to be quite lacking (such as the display). I don't see anything interesting coming out from Motorola, which is a shame as this would be my first non-Motorola phone.

    I appreciate all your help!
    Einsteindks, VZWsucks and gendo667 like this.
    02-05-2018 09:33 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Have you considered any of the recent past flagships, like the OnePlus 5 (3300 mAh) or LG V20 (3200 mAh)?

    I think most phone manufacturers shy away from really big batteries due to the bulk and weight. They're trying to find the right balance between enough battery to get the average user comfortably through one day and not too much battery that it makes the phone unwieldy. Also, since many phones have quick charging now, there's less pressure to have big batteries -- users can regain a lot of battery very quickly.
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    02-05-2018 11:57 PM
  3. jsarche's Avatar
    I also was a Motorola loyalist for years, but I just don't like their new designs. So back in August, after my Turbo was becoming noticeably slow and really showing its age, I switched from the Turbo to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, and I've been really happy with the new phone. Battery life is at least as good as the Turbo's, and I feel it's just as rugged as the Turbo. I hate using a case, so ruggedness was a priority for me - even more than my carrier (I had to switch carriers to get the S8 Active, but that hasn't been a problem, and these days, it's really easy to do).
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    02-06-2018 02:19 PM
  4. gendo667's Avatar
    You can get a S8 Plus at a decent price. It's shockingly compact, too. I can say the battery on my standard S8 has been fantastic. Even on the Oreo beta. I imagine it's even better on the Plus model.

    On a side note, the S8 is the first Samsung device I've owned and it's been a great experience. Happy hunting.
    02-07-2018 11:26 AM
  5. Stack697's Avatar
    Try the Moto x4. I also had the Droid Turbo and my battery was slowly becoming weak and newer apps were lagging my device. Tried the 5' Pixel2, which was nice, but I guess I'd grown accustomed & loved that Moto display and actions. The X4's midrange processor is actually faster then the old Droid & I'm getting day and a half battery life from the 3000 mah battery. Yeah your losing the amoled screen but your gaining an awesome front fingerprint reader & keeping Moto Display & actions . I tried, but just couldn't find a smaller sized device - Moto flagship or otherwise with comparable features.
    02-07-2018 06:38 PM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    You forget to consider that newer phones also have more power efficient components. An example is the S7 Edge, just one year after the Droid Turbo. The Exynos version has a higher battery life rating despite having a smaller 3500mah battery. But I guess you're in the US so you won't be able to get the Exynos versions.

    Anyway, the Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro have 4000mah batteries.
    02-07-2018 06:44 PM
  7. Mooncatt's Avatar
    The LG V20 is an awesome phone and the most complete package with features now absent from most smartphones, and a rather durable design. It's about a year and a half old, but it's still a worthy powerhouse.

    Regarding your battery concern, most modern phones sip on their batteries, so size alone isn't the only consideration. That said, the V20 has a removable battery. So you can buy some spares if you want, or get an aftermarket extended battery. I just started using my Perfine brand 6,400mAh battery today and it's been nice so far (still breaking it in), and I've seen some in the 10,000mAh range if you're that power hungry.
    02-07-2018 07:29 PM

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