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Motorola Moto Turbo - A Review

The flagship smartphone device Motorola Moto Turbo is sure to make heads turn with its excellent build, top features and amazing battery life! Read on to know more.

Motorola's latest and most costliest phone so far is in the market up for sale. Lets not be indifferent to this new piece of technology because this flagship smartphone from Motorola is here to stay. Even if it means, it has to fight its way through! Yes, we mean it in the literal sense of the word 'fight'.



The newest entrant of the Motorola company boasts of a massive rock-hard build and amazing power capacity. The panel of the phone sports a black ballistic nylon material which is in fact the same stuff used in the bullet-proof armour of soldiers during the World-War-II! What's more? Well, if a 21 MP camera and Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade mean anything to you at all, that's exactly what's more and enough in this smart phone that is priced at Rs. 41,999 in India. Let's get started and break down its features so that you may be convinced why this Motorola device is making news.

Moto Turbo Colours

Body Design
Its not everyday that you get to use a smartphone made with bullet-proof material. The Moto Turbo sports an excellent black panel made from ballistic material with a small glossy, curvy aperture bearing the Motorola icon at the back. The Phone is 5.6 inches in length and you would rarely complain about not being able to grip the smartphone in your palm. No more fingerprints or unwanted scratches to dim the killing looks of your device. This device definitely scores one for its sturdy build.

Motorola Moto Turbo Pic 6

At 176g and with varying thickness along the body, it ,makes a perfect fit in the palms. The device has a width of 73.3 mm (2.89 inches) and measure anything between 8.3-11.2mm (0.33-0.44 inches) around the curves.

Display
This unconventional smartphone has a waterproof display which is 5.2inches in length. It supports an AMOLED screen with 1440x2560 Quad HD resolution and pixel density of 565 per inch. This just shy off the 577 ppi in Samsung S6 mark. Anyways, the manufacturers leave no space for complains considering the picture quality and amazing clarity of the screen. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that protects the screen has been placed there in consideration of the overall tough build of the phone.

Motorola Moto Turbo Display

Performance
The Moto Turbo runs on the Motorola Mobile Computing System including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with 2.7 GHz Quad- Core processor. With enough RAM of 3GB and a ROM of 64GB, the Moto Turbo ensures its users the best smartphone experience ever. The recent long awaited update to the Android 5.0 Lollipop has brought great cheer among the users. The top-notch smartphone's performance is fast and the best in class that is being offered.
The phone also supports voice recognition and enable users to get tasks done on their phone through voice commands and simple gestures which eases the utility of the device. The device receives updates without disturbing the normal functioning of the phone making it a smooth and sleek gadget.

Motorola Moto Turbo Screen

Battery
The Moto Turbo has been nick-named 'Powerhouse' primarily because of the powerful 3900 mAh battery it packs. So now you can use your phone to enjoy all the possible apps, click pictures and make the perfect videos,and listen to your favourite music, all without having to stop and charge your phone! You can now charge your phone in flash with the in-built Turbo Charger it houses. Gain 7 hours of power by charging your device for only 15 minutes!

Moto Turbo Turbo Charger

Camera
The rear camera with 21 MP (5248x3936) in 4:3 and 15.5 MP (2952x5248) in 16:9 resolution is equipped with an aperture of 2.0f that allows quick capture feature. The camera is also enabled with Dual LED flash, autofocus, tap to focus, burst mode, auto HDR, panorama, digital zoom and Slow motion video. The front camera is a poor fit with a 2 MP resolution. Selfies are not so pretty through the lens of the Moto Turbo. However, it enables you to capture 1080p HD videos and 4K UHD videos.

Moto Turbo Camera

Connectivity Options
The Moto Turbo supports 4G LTE (Cat 4), UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/EDGE networks in India. However, it does not support the 4G bands in India. The device provides network services through a single nano SIM. Other connections that are compatible with the Moto Turbo include: Bluetooth version 4.0 LE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band capable) which can be converted to a WiFi Hotspot and NFC.

Top Rivals
The Moto Turbo has wandered into dangerous waters by taking on rivals such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3, Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M8. The latest upgrade to Android 5.0 and better rear camera The Moto Turbo is giving stiff competition to the Samsung Galaxy S6. With HTC One M8 and the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Galaxy Note 4, the smartphone has surpassed the benchmarks in almost all scenarios. The device scores top points for its battery capacity and turbo charging feature.

Verdict
The lack of stereo speakers accounts for a drawback in the Moto Turbo which otherwise provides excellent graphic images while gaming. The long-lasting battery and turbo charger ensures that you get more work done without having to plug in every time. With latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and considering the factors like the camera, water-proof, scratch-proof panel, extra-ordinary battery life and the price at which the Moto Turbo has been introduced in the Indian markets, the Moto Turbo seems to be a smart buy for customers looking for a top-end device.

Top Specs of the Motorola Moto Turbo:
– Display: 5.2-inch AMOLED, QHD 1440 x 2560 pixels
– OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
– Processor: 2.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
– GPU: Adreno 420
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 64GB storage (not expandable)
– Camera: 21MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 3900mAh with Turbo Charger
– Connectivity: 3G,4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/g/b/n/ac), NFC,Micro USB

Last updated on 23-04-2015. Published on 23-04-2015. Written by .
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category Reviews
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Latest Comments

I Have a Moto Turbo. Its a fantastic smartphone. Since i travel alot things can get messy and rough on road but my device has been a real companion. No body damage and perfect shots. Only the speakers are dead. But while using earphones you woudnt really know the difference. Dont know why people make such a hype about the costlier ones like HTC or Samsung!
By on 23-04-2015

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