Motorola recently took the leash off the Droid Turbo, a new device that promises to make everyone forget about the iPhone 6 and others handsets of equal value. However, it’s going to need some pretty good specs, and a matching exterior to take out Apple’s flagship. Many say that it has them, so let’s see for ourselves.
The iPhone 6 comes with a unibody design. The aluminum chassis is the trademark of Apple’s superiority in terms of build quality, as over the years the brand has gotten its users use to high quality devices that look and feel as premium as it gets. The handset is extremely slim and has rounded corners that make it very comfortable to hold. The device measures 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm and weighs only 129 grams.
The Motorola Droid Turbo on the other hand comes with a design that also inspires superiority and feels just as it looks: premium. The device comes with a ballistic nylon back cover and a metal frame which give it the fighting tools against the iPhone’s aluminum build. The Droid Turbo measures 143.5 x 73.3 x 8.3 mm and weighs no more 169 grams. This makes the device both heavier and thicker than the iPhone 6, but at a cost worth paying, as it is sturdier and gives you an overall higher security against bumps and drops.
The Droid Turbo comes with a Super AMOLED display that measures 5.2 inches. The large screen has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 and a pixel density of 565 ppi, which pretty great. The device’s screen is coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which gives it extra protection.
The iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7 inch display that uses a 750 x 1445 resolution. The device uses the IPS LCD technology and features a pixel density of 326 ppi.
Hardware and Software
As per GSM Arena, the Droid Turbo comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and a quad core processor branded Krait 450, with a clock speed of 2.7 GHz. The graphics processor is the Adreno 420. The device comes with 32 and 64 GB of storage variants and a RAM capacity of 3 GB.
On the other hand. The iPhone 6 comes with a 64-bit architecture processor in the form of the A8 chip. There is also the M8 co-processor which takes a load off the A8’s back. The device’s processor has a clock speed of 1.4 GHz and is a dual core model. The iPhone 6 comes with only 1 GB of RAM and internal storage options for 16, 64 and 128 GB.
The iPhone 6 comes with Apple’s latest iOS8 operating system, while the Droid Turbo comes with the latest edition of Google’s OS, Android KitKat, but with a solid promise that it will be part of the list of devices that will receive the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
The Droid Turbo has a clear advantage against the iPhone 6 when it comes to cameras, as the Motorola handset comes with a 21 MP shooter on the rear, with a maximum resolution shooting capability of 5248 x 3936. The device also has a dual LED flash and other features that solidify its premium status. The front facing camera has 2 MP and shoots 1080p video with no problem.
The Apple handset comes with only 8 MP on its rear camera, the maximum resolution being 3264 x 2448, and a dual LED flash configuration is also available. The front facing camera has 1.2 MP and can shoot 720p video at 30fps.
The iPhone 6 has an 1810 mAh battery that can sustain the phone for 14 hours of talk time. The Droid Turbo on the other hand comes with a huge 3900 mAh battery that will supposedly last for 48 hours.
The iPhone 6 has a starting price of about $800 on Amazon.com.
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