Motorola DROID Turbo 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: specs comparison


We have a duo of brand new Motorola devices on the block and both of them have more than enough compelling new features to keep our attention. Well, the beefier new device is the DROID Turbo 2 and this can't be argued. Equipped with beefier internals than the DROID Maxx 2, the Turbo 2 has a 5.4-inch AMOLED Quad HD display that is allegedly shatterproof, a Snapdragon 810 chip, 3 gigs of LPDDR4 RAM, a 21MP rear camera, and a large 3,760mAh battery.

A rather well-endowed specs sheet, isn't it? Well, we can't say that it's top-notch, but regardless, it is not too shabby as well! As it's landing on a very saturated market, it will certainly have to clash against a couple of other noteworthy devices residing in the same price class. 

Two of these are the Galaxy Note5 and the iPhone 6s Plus, which can be viewed as the exemplar high-end representatives of Android and iOS, respectively.

Here's how the three stack up against one another.

Motorola DROID Turbo 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Display

Size

5.4 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

68.03 %
76.62 %
67.91 %

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

ShatterShield, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Apple A9 APL1022

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 430
Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

3GB
4GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

3760 mAh
3000 mAh
2750 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
 
 

Stand-by time

 
 
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
22.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Internet use

 
 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours

Music playback

 
64.00 hours
80.00 hours

Video playback

 
15.00 hours
14.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

21 MP (PDAF)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

HDR, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.90 x 3.07 x 0.36 inches (149.8 x 78 x 9.2 mm)
6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
6.03 oz (171 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash
 
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Interchangeable covers
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 720
 
$ 949


Related phones

DROID Turbo 2
  • Display 5.4 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3760 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2750 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
Galaxy Note5
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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