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.

Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.4 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

76.62 %
67.91 %
68.03 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 430

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4
3GB

Internal storage

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

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2750 mAh
3760 mAh

Charging

 
 
Fast charging

Stand-by time

 
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

22.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 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

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

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

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)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

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

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.90 x 3.07 x 0.36 inches (149.8 x 78 x 9.2 mm)

Weight

6.03 oz (171.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.77 oz (192.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Aluminum
 

Resistance

 
 
Splash

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light
Interchangeable covers

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 949
$ 720


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 14.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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