Motorola Moto Turbo: First Impressions and Benchmarks


The new Motorola Moto Turbo comes with some top-notch specifications, such as a QHD display – which has been seen on smartphones such as LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and is perhaps the highlight of the device.

Motorola Moto Turbo

It features a 5.2-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Amoled display offering a pixel density of 565ppi, much higher than the 5.5-inch LG G3 at 534ppi and 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 at 515ppi. The screen also includes a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective layer.

On the photography front, the smartphone includes a 21-megapixel rear auto-focus camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash, supplemented with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options include 3G support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0, and on the software front, it runs on Android Lollipop out-of-the-box.

Key Features of Moto Turbo:

  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • 5.2-inch AMOLED Touchscreen
  • Android v5.0 (Lollipop) OS
  • 3GB RAM
  • 21 MP Primary Camera
  • 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 QSC 8084 Quad Core Processor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 3900 mAH Battery

Moto Turbo Key Specifications:

  • Display: 13.2cm (5.2″) AMOLED, 1440 x 2560 Quad HD, 565 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, processor with 2.7 GHz, quad-core CPU (APQ8084)
  • RAM: 3 GB (LPDDR3 with 64-bit access)
  • Operating System: Android 5.0.2, Lollipop
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Weight: 176 grams (6.2 ounces)
  • Battery: 3900 mAh
  • Rear Camera: 21 MP (5248 x 3936) in 4:3, 15.5MP (2952 x 5248) in 16:9
  • Front Camera: 2 MP + 1080p HD Video

It features a massive 3900mAh battery, the biggest amongst most high-end phones such as Sony Xperia Z3, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and even the Moto X (Gen 2).

The company notes that the smartphone can deliver up to 48 hours of mixed usage. The Moto Turbo also supports Motorola’s Turbo Charger, a new accessory from the company stables that is said to provide 7 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging.