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 Note 5 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Display

Display size

5.4 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

540 ppi
518 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

68.03 %
76.62 %
67.91 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

21 megapixels
16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

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

Flash

Dual LED
LED
Dual LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Night mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Macro mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging

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

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

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 oz (172 g)
6.03 oz (171 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash
 
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Interchangeable covers
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 

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

3 GB
4 GB LPDDR4
2 GB LPDDR4

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 
 

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 (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

3760 mAh
3000 mAh
2750 mAh

Stand-by time

 
 
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
22.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 40
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay
Apple Pay

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 720
 
$ 949


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7 Comments

1. Shocky unregistered

Yay, another SN810 device to avoid. Just what we all needed.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I am curious as to how this deviceis being compared to the iPhone 6 Plus and Note 5? Why always the Note 5? Why not the S6 Edge+?

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Probably because the Edge feature is geared toward people that really want those Edges. It's a unique feature that would probably steer you toward that phone for that feature alone if youre into it.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

*cough* gimmick *cough*

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1412; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Until Apple does it... It's a gimmick. O.ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7xPLcz7vis

5. FluffyBled unregistered

*Looks at the CPU* ... *flies away*

7. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I'm pretty sure the Note 5 has Fast Charging, which apparently is different than Quick Charge according to PA.

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