Motorola Droid Turbo hits Verizon in all its Kevlar-clad, 48-hour-battery glory

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The Motorola Droid Turbo could solve all your battery woes if it lives up to its pledged 48 hours of life.

Motorola lifted the veil on the Droid Turbo Tuesday, showing off a phone that lines up pretty well with what's already been leaked. The Verizon-exclusive packs a 3900mAh battery, which Motorola claims can last up to two days. The Droid Turbo also ships with Motorola's Turbo Charger, which gives the battery 8 hours of life after 15 minutes of charging.

The Droid Turbo has the same 5.2-inch display of the Moto X, but it boasts an increased 2560x1440 "Quad HD" resolution screen, Snapdragon's top 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, support for Verizon's XLTE network, and a 21MP camera.

The other specs on the Droid Turbo can't compete with those high-end highights. You may be disappointed at the capacitive buttons, for instance, as Motorola opted not to follow Android's on-screen navigation scheme. Some will find the Kevlar-backed versions sleek and handsomely rugged, while others may think they're too ugly or muscular.

The Droid Turbo will be available from Verizon on October 30 for $199.99 on contract for a 32GB model or $249.99 for the 64GB version. The three options include a black Ballistic Nylon that has an even tougher aluminum exterior, or the Kevlar-backed Metallic Black or Red.

Why this matters: Phone makers need marquis products to help sell their entire line. In Motorola's case, the newest Droid Turbo is the company's tough, sinewy marathoner of a phone (in contrast to its more refined Moto X and Nexus 6 cousins), designed to appeal to the same hard-living users who might also be looking at the AT&T exclusive Galaxy S5 Active. Will it prove tough enough in real life? We'll let you know once we get our hands on one. 

This story, "Motorola Droid Turbo hits Verizon in all its Kevlar-clad, 48-hour-battery glory" was originally published by Greenbot.

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