Motorola has this inexplicable fetish for having different names for its smartphones in different markets. After launching the Droid Turbo for Verizon in US late last year, Motorola launched it as Moto Maxx globally and now, has brought the same device as Moto Turbo to India. As always, Motorola has teamed up with Flipkart for the exclusive launch and has priced the device ar Rs.41,999 (~$670).
The Moto Turbo is a smaller (and dare I say, better) variant of Google Nexus 6. It comes with a more manageable 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 1440×2560 pixels resolution and is powered by Snapdragon 805 quad core processor clocked at 2.7GHz paired up with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. The Moto Turbo comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and is also water resistant. There’s a 21MP camera on the rear and a 2MP one on the front. It supports 4G LTE and comes with a huge 3900mAh battery.
Motorola Moto Turbo Specifications
- 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 565 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 600 MHz Adreno 420 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
- 21MP rear camera with dual LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording
- 2MP front camera
- 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC
- 3900 mAh battery
The Moto Turbo carries forward Motorola’s design language with a curved back. Thanks to the big 3900mAh battery, the device is pretty bulky, with thickness varying from 7.8mm to 10.6mm along the curve. It weighs around 170g, but the Balistic Nylon back provides an awesome grip while adding to the aesthetics of the phone.
The phone is available for pre-order via Flipkart for Rs.41,999, along with launch offers like 10% instant discount for American Express card holders and 100% cash back for 25 lucky users. It is expected to be in stock by third week of March.