Hands On With The Motorola Droid Turbo From Verizon

The latest Droid device is now fully unveiled, and it’s truly a beast.

The most prominent and highlighted feature of the phone, its ability to charge quickly and last for up to 48 hours, is hard to test properly in a matter of hours. However, the look, feel, and general build of the device is already making an impression on me.

Motorola handed out devices at the launch event, and I walked away with a Ballistic Nylon version of the device.

But that’s not to say I’m a fan of the nylon. It seems like a material that would pick up dust and dirt and food in any one of its many pockets and crevices and forever look like a piece of trash. And matters aren’t helped by the front of the device, which looks all the more cheap and plastic-ish thanks to the nylon on the back.

I’m thinking the Metallic version, pictured in the gallery below, may actually be more practical and look a little more subtle.

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Still, it feels like a sturdy phone that could withstand more than a few hard drops (though we hardly recommend testing this out for yourself.) It’s also quite thick and feels heavy, weighing in at 176 grams, with that super dense 3900mAh battery under the hood.

The pure Android experience is nice in a world of Android phones with way too many features, and the 5.2-inch display is quite nice. It also doesn’t feel too big, given the size of the display and the battery.

The phone comes with a handful of different discounts from Verizon, which you can check out here, and starts at $199 on-contract for the 32GB model on October 30.