It’s strange how excited we can get when a new smartphone gets unveiled. If you’re amongst the mobile mania mob, prepare for a thrill: Motorola has just announced the arrival of the Droid Turbo.
If you've ever been peeved at the speed with which your phone battery drains and the tardiness with which it recharges, this little beast could have you scrambling to give it a go. The name "Turbo" refers to its superfast charging capabilities - just 15 minutes with the supplied Turbo Charger will give you eight hours of juice.
That's courtesy of a whopping 3900mAh battery and smarter software, which is kinder to the battery's energy levels. It will, the company says, deliver 48 hours of battery life.
There's an impressive 21-megapixel camera to play with (capable of capturing 4K video) and the phone has a decent-sized 5.2 inch "Quad HD" display with a pin-sharp 2560x1440 resolution. That strikes us as a little more 'handlable' (or at least pocketable) than the huge 6-inch screen of the Nexus 6. Under the bonnet, there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor plus 3GB of RAM.
It'll be available in 32GB and 64GB models in Ballistic Nylon (black), Metallic Black and Metallic Red. TechCrunch journalist Jordan Crook, who has already played with the phone, rates the latter two far more than the Ballistic Nylon.
We think that's a little harsh. The phone looks appealing in each of its guises. It's launching as a Verizon exclusive in the US, so no word on if and when it'll come to the UK.