The Droid Turbo Has a Beastly Battery to Match the Specifications Inside

October 9, 2014 - Written By Phil Bourget


This Droid Turbo from Motorola has been everywhere and nowhere lately.  It’s been in CPU-Z shots and the FCC, then we still have the manual to see what it will supposed and probably look like.  And now today, thanks to Droid Life, we have what may be the battery of the beast that hides from us all.  And better yet, a possible announcement and release/launch date.  That’s last though. First is the battery.  The Motorola Droid family of devices got its largest boost not from being sold on Verizon and using its 4G LTE network.  No, it came from the Motorola Droid MAXX and its absolutely atrocious battery life.  I don’t mean atrociously bad, I mean amazing.  This thing had battery life for more than a full 24-hour day, even running on Verizon’s energy-sucking 4G network.  Now though, we have a glimpse of something very terrifying for a phone.  The Droid MAXX last year featured a 3500 mAh battery which easily lasted a day and a half.  That thing’s part number was EU40.  Remember that bit.

The part that Droid Life got graced with in photo form is of a battery, with part number EQ40.  Meaningless.  Completely useless information, unless you account for the E and the 40, and the Motorola written on it.  If you look right under the obnoxiously placed ownership text, really closely, you’ll see a huge number.  If you can’t or don’t want to read it yourself, here’s what it says: 3900 mAh.  WHAT. Yes everyone, 3900 mAh, a 400 mAh bump over the Droid MAXX.  Not sure if I want to consider how, but we can pretty much assume why.  Here is the reasoning for the massive battery (it’s a few things, actually).  Verizon 4G LTE, QuadHD display, Snapdragon 805 with 3 GB of RAM, the suite of Moto apps and services that constantly run, a 21 megapixel camera on the back, and the screen being 5.2 inches diagonally all lead up to a massive drain on power, especially if a user just uses them all the time, not turning things off.  Well, that’s crazy and out of the way.  Want to hear that date that sources let Droid Life know about?

Yeah, you probably do, especially if you skipped here on purpose, you clever clux you. Well fine.  Droid Life mentioned that multiple sources let them know that the device can be expected to be available by October 30, which gives an announcement date of about the 28th or 29th, in the days preceding the device’s supposed launch.  How does that sound, Verizon customers?  If you have Verizon, would you pick this apparently beastly phone up?  If you are up to switching networks, would Verizon now gain a notch or two because of this phone?  If not, what do you think of the Droid Turbo, knowing almost everything about it, two weeks or more prior to launch?  Let us know down below.

Droid Turbo Battery