Apple and Samsung get most of the hype for having the most powerful smartphones on the market. But when you look closer at the actual hardware inside the phones, offerings from Nokia and Motorola beat both of them in key areas. When it comes down to it, it's the sum of the parts that determines which smartphone is king.
That's why the new Droid Turbo from Motorola looks like it will be the most powerful smartphone yet.
Leaked marketing materials were sent to Android Central from an anonymous source. These documents show a phone that has the best specifications of any smartphone ever. Not only that, it has a killer feature that should make it the most dominant phone on the market.
Android Central reports the Droid Turbo will be made out of metallized glass fiber with a Gorilla Glass 3 display. It will be Kevlar reinforced and be waterproof for 20 minutes in a downpour and against everyday splashes. Here's more:
On the inside, the Droid Turbo boasts some beastly specs — a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) resolution display (that's an insane 565 pixels per inch). Around the back there's a 21-megapixel camera with 4K video recording capabilities and Dual LED flash. That's in addition to Motorola camera features like Quick Capture and video highlights that we've seen on the Moto X.
But the best feature of all and the one I'm most excited about is something I've been calling for in a phone forever. The Droid Turbo will come with a 3,900 mAh battery that will reportedly last for 48 hours of regular use. That's huge. That's more than double the iPhone 6's battery size and could last four times as long.
Battery life is the one area smartphones haven't got much better at over the years, but it's the one thing we've been wanting more of since the beginning. Hopefully with Android Lollipop's focus on better battery life we'll soon start seeing smartphones lasting days at least - maybe even a week soon.
The Droid Turbo should be unveiled later this month, and I expect it to be in stores in time for the holidays.