Part of me understands where he's coming from. Imagine if the turbo had been the same specs as the Moto X but with just the larger battery? I bet the battery truly would have lasted 48 hours for almost everybody. Instead they've made a device with screen resolution that's way higher than necessary, requiring a faster processor just to keep up pushing pixels to it, negating the extra power in the device, as well as reducing what that large battery could have done.
This phone would have been better, I think, with a 1080p display. Extra pixels aren't giving anybody anything necessary.
OK, that said, anybody who buys a phone just because it's beautiful gets the phone they deserve. I don't feel like carrying an extra external charger with me everywhere, so the Moto X just isn't for me. A beautiful phone that stopped working at 5 pm is useless to me the rest of the day. And the turbo is not as ugly as he makes it out to be.
The Verge hates Verizon, so they'll always find something to pan about their exclusive device. He found a bunch of silly things this time.
This review was garbage. Critiques like "It looks like a phone." Really? That's a pretty deep observation for a phone review. Also, I understand that Verizon exclusivity is lame, but it shouldn't impact how a device is reviewed. Imagine a game review on a XBox or PS4 exclusive title being slammed because it isn't released on the other platforms.