Switch to Turbo?

TomAd9

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I currently have a sony z3v and although I like the phone the fact that I can't use voice and data is driving me crazy. I do need it for work. They have been saying that lollipop is coming out for it but I have lost faith. Anyway I have always been interested in the turbo and the reason I went with the sony in the 1st place was the camera, but I heard Motorola stepped up the camera with the update. So questions are:

How is the turbo camera compared to the Sony z3v?
Is the battery as good as advertised?
How is call volume and clarity?
Does it have a text to speech feature and if so how is it?

Any other feedback (especially from anyone who has had both) is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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I've not owned the Z3v but it was on my short list when I was shopping phones. It's supposed to get 5.1.1 this month.

The Turbo has the better battery, but surprisingly not by much.

http://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3

The Z3v has the better camera, but not by much. Both phones use the same Sony built sensor, difference is Sony's software for post-processing is better and and it's got a slightly faster "shutter." The Turbo's software update helped fix the shutter speed problem and added an exposure control, both were welcome fixes. IIRC, neither phone has optical image stabilization, a terrible omission.

My Turbo's sound quality is loud and clear. I use it on speaker phone almost all the time and I have volume set at about 75%. It's plenty loud. Unlike the Z3v, it does not have stereo speakers.

The Advanced Calling feature with HD sound is especially clear. When speaking to another person with a phone that is also on Advanced Calling the clarity is spooky clear - - like the person is in the room.

Voice to text is a built-in Google feature. Moto uses Moto Voice software which builds on Google. I've noticed a huge difference in response time since Lollipop. It's excellent.

Text to speech? If you mean will the Turbo read text messages you receive aloud, then yes.
 
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Sounds good, thanks for reply. I heard the Sony z3v update was to be delayed again. If it is not out by months end I guess I will switch.
 

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