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The Motorola Droid series for many are the phones that represent Android as an operating system, and with its latest iteration being the monster that it is, a comparison to the representative phone for iOS, or the iPhone 6. We’ll be comparing the two phones across a variety of categories, including looks and weight, processing power and the capacity for storage, as well as unique features and the camera.
Lets start with the look of the devices, the Motorola Droid Turbo is a great looking phone which looks a fair amount like many other android devices, being a reasonably sleek, 8.3 inch device which weighs in at 169g. The iPhone 6 on the other hand is a much more unique design, for better or worse. It is fairly thin at just 6.9mm thick, and is around 20% lighter at just 129g. This results in the commonly referenced “apple feel” to the device which many talk about.
Next up, the actual screen itself. This is a night and day difference, as the Droid Turbo has a 1440p QHD 5.2 inch display which gives immense pixel density, whether for media consumption of for general use. By comparison the iPhone 6 has a “750p” screen which just about does the job, but in reality creates a much less smooth image with a lower pixel per inch count.
Next is the processor. Looking at the numbers alone shows a surprising void here, as the iPhone 6 is equipped with apples own A8 dual core chip clocked at just 1.4GHz compared the Droid Turbo’s 2.7GHz krait 450 processor. This means in many benchmarks and as far as raw power goes, the Droid Turbo takes a significant lead. However, the unique manufacturing of the Apple processor actually allows it to match the Droid in quite a few tests, and it also leads to lower power consumption. For any heavy use the Droid Turbo of course is the correct choice, but the iPhone 6 shouldn’t be simply dismissed here.
So, what about storage and memory? A difference in priorities shows here, as the Droid Turbo has 3GB of RAM and 32GB and 64GB options, whereas the iPhone 6 has just a single gigabyte of memory, with 16, 32 and 128GB options. As neither phone has micro SD expandability, this means that you’ll be able to open more programs at once with the Droid Turbo, but the iPhone 6 has double the storage space for files, music and video.
This space is useful for storing more camera content, leading us to the next point. The iPhone 6’s main rear facing camera is the tried and true 8MP camera found in many phone from a few years ago, combined with dual-LED flash for clearer photo’s. The Droid Turbo has a 21MP camera, also with dual-LED flash for photo’s with incredible clarity, and the capability for 4k video, as opposed to the iPhone’s 1080p maximum.
So finally, one of the most important but often overlooked parts of any mobile device; its battery life. The iPhone 6 has a slightly below average battery size at 1810MaH, which is utilised to the best of its ability with iOS’s power saving nature and the lower power way the components are designed, but compared to the Droid Turbo’s absolutely monstrous 3900MaH battery it really does suffer.
So, overall if you want the slightly more desirable phone in a “cooler” more slim form factor the iPhone 6 may be slightly more in touch with your needs. However, if for a similar price you want much more power, screen estate and battery time the Motorola Droid Turbo releases soon and offers an excellent value for money proposition, at the very highest end of the market.