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New Droid Turbo Charges to 8 Hours of Battery Life in Just 15 Minutes

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The new Droid Turbo, developed in a partnership between Verizon and Motorola, wants to steal back some of the spotlight with some enticing features.

First on the list is a fixed 3,900mAh battery that gets up to 48 hours of life on a single charge. Rather than having to wait around for that beefy battery to charge up, you can top it off quickly with a "Turbo Charging" feature that provides eight hours of battery life when you plug it in for 15 minutes.

The main camera is a 21-megapixel shooter, giving you plenty of room to crop and use digital zoom without making a pixellated mess. Those high-res photos look sharp on the Droid Turbo's 5.2-inch AMOLED QHD display (2560 x 1440, 565ppi), and the phone also shoots 4K video at 24fps.

Durability is sure to be a strong suit, as the Droid Turbo comes with black backings made of ballistic nylon or metallic glass fiber or a red backing made of the metallic glass fiber. They feel good in the hand. And while the Droid Turbo isn't completely submersible, it's rain- and splash-resistant thanks to a special nanocoating. In case the phone's Gorilla Glass screen breaks, Verizon and Motorola are offering free "Turbo Screen Assurance" coverage good for one free screen replacement per two-year contract.

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