Motorola DROID Turbo vs Apple iPhone 6: first look
posted by John V. / Oct 29, 2014, 12:17 AM
One of the great things about the designs of both phones, is that neither one is obnoxiously big to handle with one have – albeit, the iPhone 6 technically has the more compact body between the two. Not only that, but it also exudes the more premium and luxurious finish thanks to its unibody aluminum casing. To be fair, though, the design of the DROID Turbo isn’t a bad either, due to the balance it exhibits with its sturdy metalized glass fiber body. Indeed, it’s not as prized as an all metal constructed thing, but we certainly agree that it would handle falls far better.
Checking out their respective displays, there’s no arguing that the DROID Turbo has the impressive screen – a 5.2-inch 1440 x 2560 quad-HD AMOLED display. The numbers alone make our eyes jump out from our sockets, especially when compared to the 4.7-inch 750 x 1334 Retina Display of the iPhone 6. From a normal distance, however, it’s still tough to gauge the detail superiority of the DROID Turbo, but upon closer inspection in the web browser, it’s evident that the DROID Turbo delivers more detail.
Enlightening us even further, the DROID Turbo has other qualities that make it favorable on paper – like its quad-core 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM, and its beefier 21-megapixel camera. In contrast, the iPhone 6 packs a dual-core 1.4GHz Apple A8 chip based on 64-bit architecture, and a smaller 8-megapixel camera.
Needless to say, the specs attached to the iPhone 6 don’t seem flattering against the DROID Turbo, but as we’ve seen countless times in our own comparisons, specs have no bearing on performance. And we’ll leave it at that folks! Yes, the Motorola DROID Turbo is an impressive thing to behold, but it’s going to need more than super-duper specs to outclass the iPhone 6 long term.
- Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 3900 mAh
Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 24, 2014
Why even compare the Turbo to a toddler's toy?
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 12:29 AM 16
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I bet Moto hopes it sells like that "toddler's toy".
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 7:14 AM 2
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If apple had 40 other devices selling iOS, the iphone wouldnt have nearly the sales it does. As always, its an apples to oranges comparison. One that Apple has lost multiple times to Samsung even though Samsung has much much greater competition for sales.
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 1:08 PM 0
It's faster bigger battery life than the #benzoate ip6. There's no comparison
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 8:26 AM 1
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Ha ha 2 times bigger battery, 4 times detail screen, 3 times more ram.. what else
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 12:30 AM 14
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Any phone near iPhone 6 is nothing. How ugly is this Moto!!!!!
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 1:34 AM 2
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USA only... what a waste.
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 1:36 AM 3
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Verizon only... even more of a waste. The absolute most evil, most expensive telecom in the USA.
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 1:51 AM 5
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"Yes...YES... LET THE HATE FLOW THROUGH YOU!!!" Just facts about Verizon, like this one: "Its new publication, Sugarstring, bans mention of surveillance and net neutrality" http://www.theverge.com/2014/1
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 3:24 AM 0
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Why do people say Verizon is so expensive? Honestly I had that same notion until I switched and my bill is the same amount as it was when I was on Sprint. I may not have unlimited but I get 15gb. That's more than enough for me for the same price.
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 10:00 AM 0
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