The first "Droid" phone launched more than 5 years ago. \u00a0October 17th 2009 to be exact (at least according to Wikipedia). I don't remember much about the first iteration - probably because I was still drooling over my iPhone - but I do recall the name. \u00a0And that name, "Droid", believe it or not, is licensed from Lucas Films. \u00a0Yup. \u00a0Motorola pays money to Lucas Films, the creator of Star Wars, every time they sell a phone. \u00a0So the question has long been: is this\u00a0the DROID\u00a0you've been looking for? Well, let's find out in my Motorola DROID Turbo Review.\r\nDesign\r\nThe DROID Turbo comes in two versions: Ballistic Nylon or Metal Kevlar. \u00a0The distinction is actually in the back of the device. \u00a0My version: the Ballistic Nylon. \u00a0It's an interesting take on the build of a phone and one that separates it from the pact of other Android phones on the market today. \u00a0In the hand it feels solid and all the while adds something I'm going to call "opulent utility". \u00a0Which is to say it feels high end and at the same time reinforces the phone's body. \u00a0In theory this could protect not only the back, but the frame and the screen of the phone.\r\n\r\nAdding to that utility is a water-repellent nano coating, which Motorola says protects the phone from "everyday spills", or if you happen to be using your phone outside when a downpour of rain ensues. \u00a0Monsoon here I come.\r\n\r\nWeight wise the Motorola DROID Turbo is no light weight. \u00a0More like a light heavy weight. \u00a0The Ballistic version weighs in at 176 grams, while the Kevlar version 169. \u00a0I should also note that the Ballistic version of the phone is a tad fatter than the other, albeit by less than a half of millimeter.\r\nPerformance\r\n\r\n\r\nZippity do duh. \u00a0As in it's fast, especially considering that it's slightly skinned. \u00a0Under the hood is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.7Ghz. \u00a0But specs are, well, just spec. \u00a0If the phone's Android Skin (in this case 4.4.4) isn't tweaked right, it can be prone to lagginess, no matter how fast the processor is. \u00a0Fortunately, the DROID Turbo doesn't seem to suffer from this defect and runs smoothly in most if not all scenarios.\r\n\r\nThat being said, this phone is packed to the gills when it comes to power. \u00a0In\u00a0addition to the processor, there is 3GB of RAM, 32-64GB of storage (the latter only comes in the Ballistic version), and a 3900 mAh battery.\r\n\r\nUnfortunately, my data connectivity experience was not as good as I had hopped. \u00a0It's always difficult to tell if it's the network or the phone, but my experience with the new Motorola DROID Turbo, data wise, hasn't been stellar. \u00a0Nevertheless, Verizon does boast one of the best networks and does provide perhaps the best coverage in the US. \u00a0Nevertheless, I often saw the DROID Turbo flipping between 3G and 4G.\r\nBattery\r\n\r\n\r\nWith a massive 3900 mAh battery the DROID Turbo should appeal to those\u00a0power users. \u00a0Or simply to those that can't help but be on their phone at all hours of the day. \u00a0On average I got easily\u00a02 days under light to medium use. \u00a0Light to medium being a few phone calls, watching some YouTube videos, and surfing the web. \u00a0I'm willing to speculate if I used the handset heavily, that number would drop by 20-40%. \u00a0But that could be said for any phone.\r\n\r\nThat said, included\u00a0with the DROID Turbo is a special charger; a 15W Turbo Charger. \u00a0To add context, the iPhone charges at 5 watts, the iPad at 10, so this is a significant boost for a phone. \u00a0And at 3900 mAh it's not a surprising addition. \u00a0Plugged in, the DROID Turbo, from 0%, charges at a point or 1% every minute. \u00a0In theory that means that the battery takes about 100 minutes to charge. \u00a0However, Motorola says that the Turbo Charger slows after 78%, so you should probably allow for just about two hours for a 100% charge.\r\n\r\nFinally, Motorola claims that in as little as 15 minutes\u00a0you can get "up to an 8-Hour charge". \u00a0And by "charge" they mean standby time, not use. \u00a0Or, based on the above, your battery will read 15%. \u00a0Not exactly anxiety reducing for anyone that has experienced their phone's battery below 20%.\r\nDisplay\r\nNot horrible, but not amazing. \u00a0The DROID Turbo uses\u00a0an AMOLED display,\u00a0and like most others, it tends to oversaturate the colors. \u00a0Moreover, in direct sunlight the display is difficult to see, even at max brightness, and shows a sort of fogginess.\r\n\r\nBut, if you're into QHD then look no further. \u00a0That's over 550 pixels per inch stuffed inside the 5.2-inch display covered with Corning's Gorilla Glass 3.\r\nCamera\r\nWhile the DROID Turbo sports dual flash, and can shoot 4K video, it's most certainly not the selling point of this phone, and nor should it be one that sells anyone. \u00a0And sure, it can snap 21mp photos, but when are you going to take advantage of that? \u00a0So the question is, and always is, is it better than the iPhone 6's camera?\r\n\r\nAnd the short answer is no. \u00a0I need to spend more time with the camera, but ultimately it's good, and most certainly won't over shadow this phone's other features.\r\nConclusion\r\nThere is no disputing that the DROID Turbo is one of the fatter phones on the market. \u00a0But it's also one with one of the largest batteries, along with some impressive specs in terms of horsepower. \u00a0 However, the display leaves something to be desired and the lack of microSD card slot (even though the headphone jack is on the top) for expanded memory, makes it fall just short of being a killer handset.