The Moto X Pure Edition — with its hits and misses — is being revitalized as the Droid Turbo 2, exclusively on Verizon Wireless. Besides the hideous carrier-branding on the front of the phone, the Droid Turbo 2 brings several positive new features with it, including the faster Snapdragon 810 processor, mixed usage that lasts up to 48 hours, Moto Maker customization and the most unique feature: a 5-layer build that makes the Turbo 2 “shatterproof.
The “shatterproof” aspect of the Droid Turbo 2 is accomplished through two lenses (one exterior, another interior), a flexible 5.4″ AMOLED display, a solid aluminum core and a secondary touch layer meant to support the first if it becomes damaged — the result is a rather venerable defense against dropping the phone against concrete or really, any other surface. How all of this holds-up in real-world usage is questionable, albeit possible.
Pricing for the 32GB model is $26/month or a 64GB version for $30/month, starting later this week.