Update Hands-On: Motorola Announces Droid Turbo 2 With 48-Hour Battery, Shatterproof Display

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Update, 5:00PM 10/27/15 - Fresh back from Moto's New York event, we have udpated this piece with some hands-on views of the new Droid Turbo 2 flagship.

We’ve seen leaks and teasers for Motorola’s new Droid Turbo 2 Android flagship for weeks. However, the Lenovo-owned company today officially announced the smartphone, which is bringing two headlining features to the table: a long-running battery and a new shatterproof display.

Starting with the battery, its rated capacity is 3760mAh and allows the Droid Turbo 2 to operate for up to 48 hours per charge. And if that wasn’t enough, Motorola has incorporated Quick Charging support which allows the Droid Turbo 2 to achieve 13 hours of battery life from a mere 15-minute charge.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2

The most talked about feature, however, has to be the shatterproof display, which Motorola calls Moto ShatterShield. Motorola says that it’s “the world’s first phone screen guaranteed not to crack or shatter.” There are five components that contribute to the display’s resilience:

  • Rigid aluminum core which provides structural rigidity and robustness
  • Flexible AMOLED display to absorb shocks, drops
  • Dual touch layers provide a failsafe in case one is damaged during a fall
  • Interior lens acts as a protect shield that is impervious to cracking
  • Exterior lens provides protection from “normal wear and tear”

Put it all together and the Droid Turbo 2 is built to withstand all of your abuse. Watch the video below to learn more about about Moto ShatterShield:

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 dropped
Dropping a freshly minted Droid Turbo 2 on a concrete block. It survives just fine.

With that being said, the Droid Turbo 2 also incorporates a potent Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 5.4-inch QHD display, 32GB or 64GB storage options, a microSD slot, 21MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. Unfortunately, the Droid Turbo 2 ships with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, so hopefully Motorola will be quick to release an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in the near future.

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Motorola Droid Turbo 2 back

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 colors

The Droid Turbo 2 is a Verizon Wireless exclusive and will be available for $26/month for the 32GB model and $30/month for the 64GB model. Opting for the latter also allows your access to the Moto Maker tool, where you can customize the Droid Turbo to your liking. Motorola will also allow you to send your phone in once to have it “redesigned” if you get tired of the original customized look that you gave your Droid Turbo 2.