Droid Turbo

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Motorola Droid Turbo (XT1254)
Motorola Droid Turbo.jpg
Brand Droid
Manufacturer Motorola Mobility
Slogan Rise To The Moment
Series Droid
Compatible networks
First released October 30, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-10-30)
Availability by country United States October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30) (Verizon)
Predecessor Droid Maxx
Successor Droid Turbo 2
Related Moto X (2nd generation)
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 143.5 mm (5.65 in) H
73.3 mm (2.89 in) W
8.3–11.2 mm (0.33–0.44 in)
Weight 176 g (6.2 oz)
Operating system Android 4.4.4 (KitKat),
Upgradable to Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
CPU 2.7 GHz quad-core
GPU 600 MHz Adreno 420
Memory 3 GiB dual-channel, 800 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage 32 GiB internal flash memory
64 GiB internal flash memory
Removable storage None
Battery 3,900 mAh
Data inputs Micro USB 2.0

5.2 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 camera

21 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)
Sound Speaker, 3.5mm stereo audio jack

Use 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 comes 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 is 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 ships with Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The Turbo also comes 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 will 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.