Meet the new DROIDs on October 29, 2015

Everything you expect from a phone just changed with the introduction of the DROID Turbo 2 with Moto ShatterShield™ Technology

By on October 27, 2015

You know that feeling of dread when your phone slips through your hands and you reach to flip it over, hoping the crunching sound you heard was not your screen cracking against the ground? Starting today, that fear and the sound of shattering glass will forever be a distant memory.

Introducing the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 with Moto ShatterShield™ technology — the world’s first smartphone with a shatterproof display1, available exclusively from Verizon.

Moto ShatterShield’s display technology is an integrated system consisting of five-layers designed from materials that absorb shock from impact and are proven not to crack or shatter. The integrated system maintains touch performance and structural integrity over the life of the Droid Turbo 2.   Beyond Moto ShatterShield, the screen on the Droid Turbo 2 provides a 5.4-inch Quad HD display, so photos, videos, games, and text look extra sharp.

The Droid Turbo 2 also provides up to 48 hours of battery life, and is the world’s fastest charging smartphone. TurboPowerTM charging provides up to 13 hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging2.

Packing a pro-worthy camera in a small package, the Droid Turbo 2’s 21-megapixel camera with rapid focus and zero shutter lag helps you quickly capture those precious moments that slower, smartphones often miss. The front-facing 5-megapixel camera includes a wide-angle lens, which is great for fitting all your friends and family in the picture. And the additional front-facing flash helps ensure everybody looks their best in any light.

Your Droid, your design

You pick the color of your clothes, shoes, hats, sunglasses, so why not pick the color of your next phone? Better yet, why not design it yourself? Customize your Droid Turbo 2 with Moto Maker. Pick your favorite color and customize the back of your phone with materials like leather or ballistic nylon. Moto Maker offers more than 1,000 different combinations to truly make it your Droid. You’ll be able to design and order your Droid Turbo 2 online and also in Verizon stores.

Tired of the colors you chose and looking for something new? Verizon allows you to refresh your Droid Turbo 2 with a full redesign one time within two years of purchase. Simply choose your new design and send back your old phone when the fresh one arrives. Every design refresh also includes an upgrade to the 64 GB model.

Design refresh will be available when you customize your Droid through Moto Maker for a $96 one-time fee or $4 per month for customers purchasing the smartphone on a device payment plan. Leather material is an additional $24.

Droid Maxx 2

This year’s Droid line up also includes one more Droid — The Droid Maxx 2. It’s designed with the essentials in mind: 48 hour battery life, a 21-megapixel camera, TurboPower™ charging which gives you 8 hours of use with a 15 minute charge2, and a 5.5-inch full HD display. So you still get those great features that Droid has to offer at a great price point.

You’ll also be able to personalize your Maxx 2 with 5 additional interchangeable Motorola Shells (sold separately) featuring a soft grip texture available in different colors. Or boost protection without adding bulk by choosing a Motorola Flip Shell in one of 3 color combinations. Now, you can swap between different colors whenever you want.

Reliability matters

A reliable 4G LTE network is more important than ever in today’s mobile world. It means when you want to upload that selfie to Instagram with all those filters, you can. When you and your friends can’t decide where to eat, you can scan through Yelp. When you have that one song stuck in your head but nobody knows the right lyrics, you can look them up.

Without a reliable network that selfie stays in your gallery, you and your friends are still undecided, and now you’re singing the wrong words. A slow network without coverage also leads to awkward moments. Like when you’re excited to show someone that viral video but you really end up showing them a “buffering” screen.

Both Droids will support Verizon’s Advanced Calling. That means when you call another compatible smartphone, you get HD Voice quality that’s as clear as talking face-to-face. You can also start a video call right from the calling screen with just a tap.

Pricing, promotions and availability

Both new Droids will be available online and in stores starting Oct. 29. The Droid Turbo 2 will be $26 per month for 24 months ($624 retail price) or $30 per month for 24 months ($720 retail price) with design refresh. And the Droid Maxx 2 will be $16 per month for 24 months ($384 retail price).

Beginning Oct. 29, get up to $300 when you switch to Verizon and trade in a smartphone — even with a cracked screen — and buy a new Droid Turbo 2. Trade-in promotion available for a limited time and value provided via Verizon gift card. The trade-in device must be able to power on.

Accessories

Cases are more than just a way to protect your new smartphone. They’re a way to add some of your personality to your phone. The new Droids will launch with about 50 different cases from a variety of manufacturers including Otterbox, Kate Spade, Incipio, and more.

Additionally, two Droid accessory bundles will be available starting Oct. 29.

  • Memory Bundle: Get a case up to $39.99, screen protector up to $34.99, and a 32GB Micro SD Card at $39.99 all for $89.99 (Save up to $24.98)
  • Power Bundle: Get a car charger or wall charger with fast charging at $34.99, a Wireless Charging Stand at $59.99, and a 32GB Micro SD Card at $39.99 all for $99.99 (Save $34.98)

Droid Turbo 2

OS

Android 5.1 Lollipop – will be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Display

5.4-inch Quad HD display with Moto ShattershieldTM

Display Warranty: Guaranteed not to crack or shatter for up to 4 years

Camera

Rear: 21MP with dual LED CCT flash, Zero shutter lag and Rapid focus

Front: 5MP with flash and wide-angle lens

Storage

32 GB or 64 GB (Moto Maker only) Actual formatted capacity is less

Supports up to 2 TB microSD card (sold separately)

Processor

Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 810 processor with 2.0 GHz octa-core CPUs

Battery

3760mAh

Droid Maxx 2

OS

Android 5.1 Lollipop – will be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Display

5.5-inch Full HD 1080p display

Camera

Rear: 21 -megapixel with dual LED CCT flash and rapid focus

Front: 5-megapixel

Storage

16 GB (Actual formatted capacity is less)

Supports up to 128 GB microSD card (sold separately)

Processor

Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 615 processor with 1.7 GHz octa-core CPUs

Battery

3630mAh


1The display and embedded lens are warranted against shattering and cracking for four (4) years from the original date of purchase; scratches or other damage to the protective lens is not covered by this warranty, but should always be in place to prevent scratches and other damage to the underlying components.  This phone is not shockproof or designed to withstand all damage from dropping.  All other warranty exclusions, including scratches and other cosmetic damage, intentional damage or abuse, normal wear and tear and other limitations apply; Visit www.motorola.com/shattershield for additional details. 

2Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses

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