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Those of you interested in the Motorola Nexus 6 still have to wait until November 12 to get their hands on the new flagship device from Motorola and Google, but pre-orders start today, October 29. Also, starting with tomorrow, you will be able to pick up another device manufactured by Motorola, namely the DROID Turbo. In anticipation of the new releases from Motorola, we are bringing you this comparison in which we will evaluate specs and not only.
The Nexus 6 measures 0.40 inches in thickness and has a total weight of 184 grams. The DROID Turbo on the other hand comes with a slimmer profile as it only measures 0.31 inches in thickness and weighs 169 grams.
The DROID Turbo follows in the footsteps of other DROIDs and offers a Kevlar chassis finish, as it comes with a combination of fiber-glass and metal coating. There is also military grade ballistic nylon features on the device, showing that the DROID Turbo means business.
The Motorola Moto X should give you a pretty good idea of what the Nexus 6 looks like, as the handset features a plastic build with a metal frame that gives it the premium look and feel. As with all Nexus devices, Google has opted for a simple and minimalistic design for its device.
Moving on to the displays, we see a 5.2 inch screen taking up most of the space on the frontal panel, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution and a 565 ppi pixel density. The display functions under the Super AMOLED technology, and qualifies for quad HD status. This puts quite the pressure on the Nexus 6 which features a larger display with 5.96 inches but with a lower pixel density of 493 ppi.
Hardware and Software
The processor handling the heavy lifting, as per GSM Arena, is the same for both handsets, as we are talking about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Krait 450, with a clock speed of 2.7 GHz. For graphics processing, we have the Adreno 420 GPU. The RAM capacity is no different, as it also marks a resemblance between the devices, which both have 3 GB of it. The built-in storage capacity is of 32 GB or 64 GB, and users will have to settle for that as there is no microSD support.
The software part is where similarities begin to fade, as both devices feature the Android operating system from Google, but not the same version. The Motorola DROID Turbo will feature the currently newest version, Android KitKat, but the newer Android Lollipop is on its way and when the Nexus 6 comes out, it’s going to be the first device to have it.
Have you ever thought you’ll see the day when a 13 MP rear camera would be considered inferior? Well, it is in the Nexus 6’s case, if you compare it to the 21 MP camera of the DROID Turbo. The Google flagship comes however with all the other features you would find on the DROID, such as 4k video recording and LED flash. Both handsets have a 2 MP front facing camera.
This is another category where the Nexus 6 falls behind, as its 3220 mAh battery, which normally would be enough for pretty much any competition, just isn’t enough against the 3900 mAh battery featured by the DROID Turbo. Therefore, the device is able to sustain talk time for 48 hours while the Nexus 6 can only do that for 24 hours, which is also great, if you leave the comparison aside.