Motorola DROID Turbo 2 goes through a live drop test on Good Morning America

Motorola DROID Turbo 2 goes through a live drop test on Good Morning America
While most PhoneArena readers in the U.S. are familiar with the concept of performing a drop test on a new phone to check its durability, for most Americans the idea of purposely dropping an expensive smartphone on a hard surface seems crazy. But with the Motorola DROID Turbo 2, the manufacturer's claim that the 5.4-inch screen is "shatterproof" almost demands that a drop test be done before a national television audience.

This morning, ABC-TV's Good Morning America had a segment on protecting your cellphone's screen. According to the show, Americans have spent $24 billion repairing a broken screen on their handsets since 2007. The two most common reasons for requiring a screen repair on a smartphone are water damage, and a drop.

As part of the show, two Apple iPhone units were each dressed up in a waterproof case and dropped in a tank of water. The cases did their job and prevented the two phones from getting damaged. The highlight of the show was a live drop test done outside the GMA studio in Times Square. With a Motorola official looking on, a DROID Turbo 2 was dropped five-feet, the highest drop from which the manufacturer promises that its ShatterShield technology will protect the display. A second DROID Turbo 2 was dropped from ten feet, a good five feet higher than the distance that Motorola says the screen is protected for.

Did the DROID Turbo become a star on national television, or did it have its dreams, ahem, shattered? See for yourself by clicking on the video below.

source: ABC

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DROID Turbo 2
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3760 mAh



1. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I've seen this phone dropped 3 times from 50 feet. The display just won't break.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but it may damage internal component since it isnt shockproof (well its not rugged smartphone, so no complain here) wish on 2016 it will be standard for all android flagship

2. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I can't view the video. Not in the US.

6. markoss

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 04, 2015

IF YOU DO NOT may break. WHY from a distance show for just one second, WHERE can not see anything. . CHEAP ADVERTISING

15. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

In case you where wondering what happened ,I will repeat my other comment: They left the phone falling 5 feet and then 10 feet and it didn't scratch. Then a woman from Motorola started to say that there is 5 technologies and the screen is actually flexible.

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

worked in maryland anyways thats the 19foot lift they should have taken it all the way up to help puch the sales, or better yet release it on all networks .

25. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Verizon tend to always get the better device when it comes to the Droid branding. Last year the Droid Turbo happen to be better than the Moto X which was release about 3 months before the Turbo, same goes for this year regarding the display.

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

wonderful, Motorala! this is one heck of a screen!

4. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

I bet the ABC hosts wished it was the iPhone instead being dropped live with an intact screen like this. lol.

5. justReLaxx

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 03, 2015

That's awesome! Too bad it's only for Verizon...

8. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm currently on Verizon, and actually went into their store to look at the Droid Turbo 2... I was actually going to buy it but the people on their sales team were... for lack of a better word "d*cks". I have been on the fence between this and two other phones, one of them being the Nexus 6P. I think I'm going to go the Nexus route, do the Project Fi thing that I keep talking about and say a very long over due "goodbye" to Verizon. They've been my carrier for about 12 to 13 years now, but they've been a disappointment the last 4 years of service, bloatware galore, delayed updates, inexcusably high bills.

9. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

It could be water proof, fall proof. Even bullet proof. Verizon = no buy.

10. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

That Motorola lady seemed like an idiot.

19. engineer-1701d unregistered

right all she had to say is its fold tech, flexible organic light emitting diodes screen.

24. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

She is an idiot good call

11. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yea Motorola can SUCK it... Went to Moto Maker and ordered a DT2 for my pops. Right after a confirmation email I got a "Your device is on HOLD" email? Called to verify some info, apparently they got mental when the shipping address was different from the billing! More emails, calls and finally Motorola CANCELLED the order. I gave them the chance to expedite my order but they wanted ME to jump through more hoops and reorder the phone! Needless to say they lost a customer, oh well.

12. AlikMalix unregistered

Can't play video... What happened? Did it hold up?

14. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Yes it did well. They left the phone falling 5 feet and then 10 feet and it didn't scratch. Then a woman from Motorola started to say that there is 5 technologies and the screen is actually flexible.

16. AlikMalix unregistered

I've seen videos of this screen. Great innovation. Hopefully it doesn't have trade offs like scratchability because it's flexible or something. If it's as scratch proof and as durable - all screens should move in that direction. Really impressed.

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It's actually more prone to scratching but I've read that Motorola will be selling replacement screens as the customer can actually peal off the layers of the display themselves, including the layer with the Verizon logo on it.

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this phone is a TANK, and i've seen a guy hitting it with a hammer in other video and it didn't shatter,there was just marks on the glass but didn't break.

17. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

"it's, it's, it's... A flezible display." It's just plastic on top and plastic doesn't shatter.

23. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

of all the reps that Motorola could have picked...they chose her?!

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