Motorola Turbo Review

By Xite - September 1, 2015
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Read on. Let me begin this piece by asking you a question. What does a phone need to be expensive? Will you throw your money at something that doesn’t look as premium as it should, but performs exc....

Here is a phone from Motorola that makes you question a lot of things – practicality, notions about the brand, performance, and most importantly, value for money. Why?

Read on. Let me begin this piece by asking you a question. What does a phone need to be expensive? Will you throw your money at something that doesn’t look as premium as it should, but performs exceptionally well? Or are looks as important as the performance, if not more? Well, personally, I would like my money to reflect what I posses even before switching it on. Maybe that’s the only thing I like about Apple products.

Their look and feel is something very few products in the market can come close to. Performance is something that cannot be compared though. Apple fans will find it disturbing to compare their phones to a Huawei, but I don’t find anything wrong with it. It all boils down to value for money after all.

This is where I would like to begin this Moto Turbo review. This is a phone that costs over Rs. 40,000 and boasts of performance and features that make it extremely impressive. If you look at the hardware, it has a 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 64GB internal memory and 3GB RAM which means it is more than equipped to tackle any kind of load with ease. The screen is a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 3, the pixel density is 1440×2560 with a display density of 565ppi (it was 401ppi in Honor 6 Plus, which makes the Moto a few notches above crystal clear). Now the things that demand your attention – the camera at the rear is a 21MP, f/2.0, Sony sensor which can capture UHD 4K videos, the one at the front is a mere 2MP unit but can take 1080p videos.

The picture quality is more than what you can ask for. Another interesting function is it records slow-motion videos at 60fps at 720p video quality. Set it in panorama mode and move it in any direction to capture the entire landscape around you. The battery size is 3900mAh which will surely last you over a day. It also makes the phone look as if it has a beer belly, and also accounts for 169gms of weight. The unique Ballistic Nylon grip makes sure that you never lose grip even if you are doing gymnastics while holding it. Overall, it a highly capable phone, and will return every penny to you with a smile, but, and this is a big one, the looks don’t justify the hefty price tag. But again, as they say, looks are subjective, so if you don’t agree to what I have to say about the way the Motorola Turbo looks, you know what awaits you here.

REVIEW
OVERVIEW
7.17/ 10
OVERALL SCORE
  • Graphics 6.5
  • Gameplay 8.5
  • Plot 6.5
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