Are you someone who loves knowing all about the latest and greatest Smartphones that are on the horizon? Take a look at the Motorola Droid Turbo which will be available to purchase from Verizon Wireless on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
A pre-note: My son always gets first dibs on the new phones I get as part of my involvement in the Verizon Lifestyle Blogger program. He’s been using the Samsung Note 3 for about 9 months now and he “passed” on the HTC One M8. Will he want to claim dibs on the Droid Turbo?
My first two Smartphones were both Motorola Droids and I loved both of them. I’ve also been using the Samsung Note 3 since last Thanksgiving. I nearly switched to the HTC One M8 which is a pretty amazing phone, but…read here to find out why I didn’t.
Let’s dig into the set-up process and what my son thinks about this particular device.
- Easy: Androids tend to be easy to set up since they’re driven by your Google account (and we only had to switch the SIM card over from the HTC One M8)
- Transferring data from the Note 3: Easy due to Verizon’s brilliance with Verizon Cloud and Verizon Messages
- Softcard was pre-installed which means several steps were eliminated in the set-up process for that particular app
Features he likes:
- Voice activated commands: he thinks it’s better than “OK Google” because you don’t need to open anything prior to speaking commands to the phone (it will even activate if the phone is locked and resting). He had fun commanding the phone to text me the word “butts”.
- Large screen and vivid display: The screen measures 5.2″. and according to the specs the display is AMOLED. (Not sure what that means? I didn’t know either. Here you are!)
- Start-up: It’s faster than Santa’s Reindeer and plays funky music as it’s starting up (not The Commodore’s type of funk, think more along the lines of what a teenage boy would listen to).
- There are a metric shit ton of emojis (I imagine teens use those more than most adults do. Who am I to judge?)
- Battery life and charging: He often forgets to charge his phone so the 48 hour battery life will hopefully reduce some of his “my phone died” excuses. Best of all? You get an 8 hour charge in just 15 minutes!
Since this fancy piece of tech just landed in our hands today he hasn’t had much of an opportunity to do more exploration.(He does have homework to complete yet tonight!) At this point he wants to switch from his Samsung Note 3.
While it seems, for now, that he’s put in dibs on claiming this phone as his own I will be running it through some of my own tests and doing a future blog post about that as well. (My “important” things are more practical than emojis and funky start-up music!)
Stay tuned for that future blog post.
As member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received the Motorola Droid Turbo from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own.