Droid Turbo

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Motorola Droid Turbo (XT1254)
Motorola Droid Turbo.jpg
ManufacturerMotorola Mobility
SloganRise To The Moment
Compatible networks
First releasedOctober 30, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-10-30)
Availability by regionUnited States October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30) (Verizon)
PredecessorDroid Maxx
SuccessorDroid Turbo 2
RelatedMoto X (2nd generation)
Form factorSlate
Dimensions143.5 mm (5.65 in) H
73.3 mm (2.89 in) W
8.3–11.2 mm (0.33–0.44 in)
Mass176 g (6.2 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.4 (KitKat),
Upgradable to Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 805
CPU2.7 GHz quad-core
GPU600 MHz Adreno 420
Memory3 GiB dual-channel, 800 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage32 GiB internal flash memory
64 GiB internal flash memory
Removable storageNone
Battery3,900 mAh
Data inputsMicro USB 2.0
Display5.2 in (130 mm) diagonal

16:9 aspect ratio widescreen
AMOLED[1] RGB capacitive, multi-touch touchscreen
1440x2560 pixel Quad HD (565 PPI)

16 M colors Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Rear camera21 MP (5248×3936 px)

15.5 MP (2952×5248 px in widescreen mode to fit screen aspect ratio)

4K video recording (24 fps); 1080p (30 fps);[1] 720p (slow motion)
Front cameraMP also ultra HD rear camera (2160)
SoundSpeaker, 3.5mm stereo audio jack
OtherUse time: up to 48 hours

Standby time: up to 20 days
Damage resistance:
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen,
Ballistic nylon backing,
water-repellent nanocoating

Media sharing: Miracast wireless video playback
Qi Wireless Charging

The Droid Turbo is a high end smartphone developed by Motorola Mobility. It is part of the Verizon Droid line, and was announced on October 28, 2014 on the Verizon Droid Does website.[2] The Droid Turbo maintains a similar design shape to its predecessor, the Droid Maxx, with new durable ballistic nylon or metallized glass fiber reinforced with Kevlar as the materials offered. The on-screen buttons for back, home, and multitask functions were kept off-screen as capacitive soft-keys below the display.[1]



The Droid Turbo came with a Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz, an Adreno 420 GPU, natural language processor for the phone's contextual features, and was backed by a 3,900 mAh battery. The Droid Turbo also has a 5.2-inch Quad HD display with a 565 pixels per inch pixel density at a 1440×2560 resolution.[3]


The Droid Turbo shipped with Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The Turbo also came with Motorola's Moto app, which includes features such as Moto Voice, Moto Display, Moto Actions, and Moto Assist.[4]

The device's operating system's first upgrade was to Android Lollipop, Android 5. Its last official upgrade was to Android Marshmallow, Android 6.0.1 and Motorola has confirmed that they have officially dropped support for the device and that the Droid Turbo would not receive the Android Nougat update.


The Droid Turbo features 32 GB of internal flash memory with the Kevlar version and 32 or 64 GB of internal flash memory with Ballistic nylon version and does not provide expandable memory via a MicroSDXC card slot.

International version[edit]

An international (GSM) version was announced in early November 2014, to be branded as "Moto Maxx", initially available only in Brazil, Puerto Rico and Mexico[5] and released in Chile by early 2015. Motorola has released the smartphone in India by the name of the Moto Turbo earlier in 2015.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Droid Turbo". Motorola. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Droid Turbo". Verizon Wireless. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Motorola Droid Turbo specs". Phone arena. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  4. ^ Gunther, Cory (October 30, 2014). "Moto Droid Turbo Hands-on & First Impressions". Gotta be Mobile. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  5. ^ "Motorola Moto Maxx is official, comes to Brazil and Mexico first". GSM Arena. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  6. ^ Rastogi, Rahul. "Motorola Moto Turbo Full Specifications and Review". RigWig. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.