Droid Turb

Droid Turbo. Photo by Nicole Logan

In late October, Verizon Wireless unveiled the Droid Turbo as the newest member of itsAndroid family. With its stellar 5.2-inch display, lightning fast performance, and impressive battery life, the Turbo truly stands tall among its most popular competitors: the iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

I am an avid Apple user and have been for the past several years, but after a week of testing the Turbo, I have developed a new respect for the Android market. Although there are numerous stunning features on this device, there are three things I thoroughly enjoy about the Turbo:  the overall display, the Google-centered platform, and the speed, both in performance and charging time.

The Droid Turbo is suited with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which contains an atomically configured formula that ensures a more durable kind of glass screen. With a 2560 x 1440p resolution, it’s difficult to overlook the stunning clarity in each image.

Although this has been a developmental feature since 2007, the Google-based operating system makes syncing so much simpler. All the Google applications you would ever need come preloaded and are very user-friendly.

Finally, the Turbo contains a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 chip, which greatly improves the speed when surfing around the device. Bouncing from app to app is quick and seamless. The powerful 3900 mAh battery certainly sells the Turbo alone. It boasts a 48-hour battery life and from what I’ve experienced in my week-long test, it’s true. I was able to get about a day and a half from a full battery. Charging time is very quick; I got eight hours worth of a charge in just 20 minutes.

Overall, the Droid Turbo is a beautiful, speedy-quick smartphone that has changed the way I view the Android market. It is exclusive to Verizon Wireless, however. It’s available for $599.99 or $199.99 with a new two-year contract, and $24.99/month for 24 months on Verizon Edge.