Motorola DROID Turbo vs Apple iPhone 6: first look

Motorola DROID Turbo vs Apple iPhone 6: first look
In way, we have to applaud Apple for having a totally different approach when it comes to manufacturing smartphones. Rather than focusing on specs, which many of its competitors do, they’ve delivered a quality product in the iPhone 6 – yet, its specs sheet doesn’t scream anything revolutionary. On the flip side, that feeling seems more pronounced with the just announced Motorola DROID Turbo, a specs beast of a smartphone that doesn’t seem to have any equal at a moment.

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.



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DROID Turbo
  • 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
iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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44 Comments

1. Suspiro

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

Why even compare the Turbo to a toddler's toy?

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I bet Moto hopes it sells like that "toddler's toy".

31. sgodsell

Posts: 6855; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hope they bring this or another phone like the turbo to other countries.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's a sweet device.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol +1 for putting him in his place darkk

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gotta do it Mx. +1

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If iffity if if if.

32. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It's faster bigger battery life than the #benzoate ip6. There's no comparison

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just stop commenting

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why do you even bother posting?

2. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Ha ha 2 times bigger battery, 4 times detail screen, 3 times more ram.. what else

17. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

2,5 times the megapixels lol.

21. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

And SLIGHTLY taller only

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Only if it was unlocked but that's more costumers for verizon.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Beast vs Basic...

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Function vs Pretense.

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Any phone near iPhone 6 is nothing. How ugly is this Moto!!!!!

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Nice reverse trolling there bro :D

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

USA only... what a waste.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Verizon only... even more of a waste. The absolute most evil, most expensive telecom in the USA.

13. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Just wait...The Moto Xplay is coming....

15. THE_SITH_LORD

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Yes...YES... LET THE HATE FLOW THROUGH YOU!!!

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"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/2014/10/28/7086791/verizon-is-scared-of-the-truth

24. THE_SITH_LORD

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

YES...YYYEEESSS!!!! Soon the Sith will rise up and distroy all that is light! LET THE HATE FLOW THROUGH YOU! COME TO THE DARK SIDE!

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, are you friggin' serious? You sound 12.

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol........I can see you waited almost 2 weeks after creating your account so that you can use this line somewhere which sounds apt with your profile :D

38. daflash34

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

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.

18. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Keep your s**tty phat phone, totally fits your way of life

29. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Some things are best kept as limited editions.

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