Verizon US is the first carrier to sell Motorola’s new Droid Turbo flagship, a phone with an innovative design that runs on Android. The iPhone 6 is already sold worldwide and it’s one of the top preferences, but it’s a matter of tastes, because if you like Apple’s operating platform, then you’ll consider the iPhone 6 a perfect creation.
Designs, displays and sizes
The Droid Turbo used two materials that haven’t been tried on other smartphones before – metalized glass fiber and ballistic nylon which make the device more durable and extremely elegant. The iPhone 6 has its back built from anodized aluminum, with sleeker curves and a more curved glass front. The Droid Turbo has a thickness of 8.3mm at the top and becomes thicker toward the bottom, where it measures 11.2mm. The iPhone 6 is very thick at 6.9mm and weights 129grams, 40grams less than the Motorola device. But the Droid Turbo has a bigger display of 5.2inches (Super AMOLED) which supports 1440×2560 pixels and 565ppi (e new record), while the iPhone 6 has a 4.7inches LED-backlit IPS LCD display with a lower resolution of 750x1334pixels that gives 326ppi pixel density. The Droid Turbo is water resistant and has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top of its screen, but the iPhone 6 has a fingerprint sensor and shatter proof glass.
Hardware and OS
The Droid Turbo is packed with an amazing quad core 2.7GHz Krait 450 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset and uses an Adreno 420 GPU, while the iPhone 6 is powered by the second gen 64-bit chipset that supports an A8 dual core 1.4 GHz processor. But Apple hasn’t increased the Ram capacity and retained it at 1GB, while the Droid Turbo benefits from 3GB of RAM. Both models have unexpandable internal memories: 32 and 64GB on the Droid Turbo and 16/64/128 GB on the iPhone 6. The Droid runs, for now, on Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), and as soon as the v5.0 (Lollipop) will be released, will be among the first devices to get it. The iPhone 6 was released along with iOS 8, but Apple had to fix some glitches and came up with an update, 8.1.
The iPhone 6 has an improved 8MP iSight camera with phase detection, 1.5µm pixel size and f/2.2 aperture, while the Droid has an amazing 20MP camera with dual-LED flash, autofocus and other popular features. The front camera on this model is 2MP, while Apple is still using a 1.2MP front snapper.
Both devices have built in batteries, but the capacity of Droid’s battery is almost 2000mAh bigger than that of iPhone 6, which means that it’s 3900mAh, compared to 1810mAh. On the Droid Turbo you’ll be able to talk for two days, while the iPhone 6 supports only 14 hours of talktime.
The 64GB variant of the Droid Turbo costs 200 dollars with a two year contract through Verizon and its full price is 600 dollars. The price of the iPhone 6 starts from 199 dollars, also with a two year contract through Verizon, Sprint or AT&T, but contract-free costs 649 dollars.
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