Motorola Droid Turbo review: better than the Moto X, but only a little

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, Motorola released an excellent flagship phone called the Moto X. Sure, it didn’t have the best battery ever and the camera was pretty lousy, but it just oozed charm and didn’t leave me wanting for much. Then, just months later, Motorola (with a perhaps little coaxing from Verizon) released a phone that addressed just about all of the X’s shortcomings. That, in a nutshell, is the story of the Droid Turbo: Just think of it as the Moto X Plus. But is it really that much better than that other phone we fell for? And will Verizon Moto X owners rue the day they extended their contracts?






  • Long battery life
  • Attractive Quad HD screen
  • Powerful performance
  • Camera a clear improvement over the Moto X’s


  • Less charming design than the Moto X
  • No expandable memory
  • It’s exclusive to Verizon
SUMMARY While it lacks the style and charm of the 2014 Moto X, the Droid Turbo is a powerhouse that manages to outperform its relative in nearly every way that matters. Sadly, it’s a Verizon exclusive so the rest of you (unless you live in Brazil and Mexico and buy a Moto Maxx) need not apply.

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