So, since Liz and a few others were curious... Some initial thoughts on my #MotorolaDroidTurbo2
, some good, some bad.
Coming from an HTC One, I didn't realize I was spoiled by the screen backlight. My old HTC One definitely has a brighter maximum than the new Droid Turbo 2. The new phone's screen isn't dark or anything; it's just as bright as most other phones. I just didn't realize my One was so much brighter when at "max".
Likewise, the LED "flash" for the rear camera. The One's light is definitely brighter than the Turbo 2's light. On the other hand, the Turbo 2 doesn't warn me that leaving the light on for too long risks damaging the phone. :-) So, apparently, HTC was pushing it, and knew it. It's a minor thing, certainly.
On the other hand, the camera is vastly
better than the One's camera, but that's no surprise to anyone.
Wrist movements while holding the phone, as a way to do certain common tasks (turn on the light, run the camera, etc) is awesome. I played with someone else's phone a few months ago that had this feature, I forget the make/model, but it didn't really work all that well (I think it was a "shake to run the camera"). This is much improved, works immediately out of the box, and genuinely handy.
The battery is, so far, all that and a bag of chips. As is that 25 W charger. Damn.
Fun thing: Seg was meowing to get my attention, and stepped on the phone at the same time. It must have been sensed as me holding the phone up to my head, as voice activation took over and promptly announced that it didn't understand what he said.
Verizon's bloatware is still bloatware. I can't delete it, but I can definitely freeze those apps. Motorola's bloatware, on the other hand, seems less intrusive than HTC's bloatware. Hell, some of it seems nearly useful. I wonder what life is like for those unlocked Nexus people, running stock Android? Must be nice.
There's no point in detailing that it's faster, or that the screen is nicer, because, "of course it is." You already knew that.
And the leather back is so nice in your hand, feels so secure when carrying it around. The shatterproof screen is pretty slick, so having a nice textured grippy surface on the other side makes a world of difference.
So far, I'm really digging this phone.