News by Luke Jones on Monday May 18, 2015.
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We don't hide the fact that we think the Motorola DROID Turbo is among the best smartphones on the market, it's an opinion we have held since the handset launched late last year. Even though newer devices have been launched, the Turbo remains a potent device with market leading specs. However, despite its beefy battery and solid battery performance, the Motorola DROID Turbo is suffering from some strange battery ussies.The Verizon exclusive smartphone comes with a huge 3900 mAh battery that Big Red and Motorola claimed would run the beastly device for 48 hours. If you want it to last that long you will be using it sparingly, but even under heavy use the DROID Turbo performs well in battery test, finishing nearing the top in many results while maintaining among the fastest recharge times. However, there are a number (a growing number) of people who own a Turbo saying that the smartphone is not allowing them to check exactly how much battery life is left. While this would just be an inconvenience if the battery continued to perform well, those users are claiming that certain apps are draining the battery faster than they should be. The result is the DROID missing its stated battery performance by a long way. It is not entirely clear why this is happening, although a problem with Wi-Fi connectivity has been mooted as a possible cause, with the device always trying to connect to signals that are disconnected or unavailable, causing a power dump of sorts. Some are saying to drain the battery, knock the phone off, and charge it to 100% to reset the battery meter, but it is not proven if this works. Motorola is of course lightening quick in dealing with these issues normally so we are sure the company will deal with this. In fact, the DROID Turbo is still running Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and with Android 5.1 due to be launched on the handset soon we suspect Motorola and Verizon will take that chance to fix this. In the meantime, we would love to hear from anyone experiencing this issue and how they are managing with it.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.