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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Droid Turbo 2 announced with shatterproof display, 48-hour battery

The Droid Turbo 2 is here, and by far the most impressive thing about it is the phone's "shatterproof" display. We've dropped it plenty of times, and the Turbo 2 has come out unscathed every time. So it seems Motorola's ShatterShield is tougher than your average flagship.

From a design standpoint this is one of the better-looking Droids we've seen yet and remains super comfortable to hold. Droid emblem aside, it looks like a Moto X from every angle, but a more powerful one. The Droid Turbo 2 has a Snapdragon 810 processor (versus the Moto X Pure Edition's Snapdragon 808 chipset) and a far larger battery that Motorola claims will last 48 hours We've heard that number before only to be let down, so we're not ready to crown the Turbo 2 as any kind of battery champion just yet.

Software support is also a big unknown. Verizon took a long time to get Lollipop on the first Droid Turbo, so there's no telling when the Turbo 2 will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But if durability, longevity, and deep customization options are what you're after — and you're a Verizon customer — the Droid Turbo 2's looking pretty good in that regard. It's launching just two days from now on October 29th for $26 per month (32GB) or $30 per month (64GB) on 24-month installment plans.

Daniel Kaufman, Pres. & CEO, Reagan Wireless Corp.