MOTOROLA MOTO TURBO REVIEW

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The Moto Turbo is by far the most powerful smartphone that we’ve tested so far. It outperforms the likes of the Galaxy Note 4 and lives up to its ‘beast’ monicker. If Motorola could just have given a flagship level camera, this would be the perfect phone for everyone.

There’s an inherent flaw in pricing Android phones above Rs. 40,000 nowadays. No matter how good the phone, it’s hard to argue against the likes of the OnePlus One, which cost about half of what Samsung, Motorola and others sell their flagships at, while seemingly making no compromise. So, if you’re going to price a phone at such premium amounts, the company better make sure it’s absolutely top notch.

That brings me to the Moto Turbo, also known as the Moto Maxx or Droid Turbo overseas. We, especially us geeks, have been waiting for this phone for a long time. We’ve read everything there is to read about it and watched every video that the Internet has to offer. There’s hardly a bad word that anyone’s said about it. Will we?

Take a brief look at the smartphone market and you’ll find two words that dominate — slim and light. These are also two words that Motorola has stayed away from, intentionally if I may say so. The Turbo is not a slim phone and at 169 grams, it’s not light either. Now I don’t know about you, but I would readily trade both of these for better battery life. Let’s face it, making phones slim as paper is stupid if you can’t deliver performance and battery life (think Gionee Elife S5.1, Vivo X5Max, Oppo R5).

The device is 8.3 mm thick, but despite the 169 grams on paper, it feels lighter than what I expected. This is because how snuggly it is in your hand. Motorola’s slightly curved back takes the shape of your hand and makes the phone fit right in, overruling both the thickness and lightness quotients.

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