Today’s buzz is all about the Nexus 6 becoming available for pre-order, but at a sky high price of $649 for the 32GB version and $699 for 64GB, I’m not ready to take that plunge without trying one first. The DROID Turbo by Motorola, announced yesterday by Verizon Wireless and going on sale tomorrow, seems like it offers a couple advantages over the Nexus 6 (also made by Motorola) all while keeping a reasonable price of $199.99 on contract. The DROID Turbo features a 21MP camera vs. the 13MP on the Nexus 6. It also boasts 2 day battery life and super fast charging that will provide 8 hours of battery life after only a 15 minute charging session using the included turbo charger. The DROID Turbo is also going to be available in 3 styles / colors. There’s a black ballistic nylon version, and red and black metalized glass fiber versions. Other than the fact that the Nexus will have the latest and greatest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop instead of KitKat 4.4.4 on the Turbo, the Turbo only has a 5.2″ display vs. the 5.9″ display on the Nexus 6. The smaller screen has the same number of pixels as the giant Nexus 6, just in a smaller package. This might actually be more attractive to some people who may be afraid that the Nexus will be too large for them. So what do all of you think? If you were going to buy a brand new top of the line Android smartphone today, which one would it be? I’m still really happy with my LG G3, but with all the new phones coming out, I’m starting to get a bit antsy. 🙂
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