Motorola DROID Turbo vs Google Nexus 6 vs Apple iPhone 6: specs comparison

Motorola DROID Turbo vs Google Nexus 6 vs Apple iPhone 6: specs comparison
The Verizon-exclusive Motorola DROID Turbo is already here, and it is among the most power-laden devices on paper at the moment. Packing arguably one of the best hardware combinations available at the moment, the natural habitat of the DROID Turbo is somewhere near the very top of Mount Android, thanks to the 5.2-inch Quad HD display, the 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805, the 3GB of RAM, the 21MP rear snapper, and the large, "two-day" 3,900mAh battery inside. A true powerhouse indeed, but still, we have to compare it with the latest crop of devices that debuted over the past two months.

The Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 is one of the latest, hot, and most-anticipated devices that will undoubtedly clash with the new DROID Turbo. Undoubtedly, there will be a bloody battle for the throne in the stock Android segment, as Motorola seemingly outdid what it had accomplished with the Nexus 6 that it made for Google - the Motorola packs the same range of hardware and even more in a more compact offering. Without a shadow of a doubt, late 2014 can't get more exciting for the average devotee of vanilla Android.

Check out our improvised specs showdown between the DROID Turbo and the Nexus 6. Oh, we've also thrown in an Apple iPhone 6 for a good measure.

Motorola DROID Turbo vs Google Nexus 6 vs Apple iPhone 6

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
6.0 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels

Pixel density

565 ppi
493 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

70.76 %
74.03 %
65.71 %

Colors

16 777 216
 
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

20.7 megapixels
13 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama
Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, HDR, Panorama
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (24 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Recording format

 
 
H.264, MOV

Features

Video calling
 
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.89 x 0.44 inches (143.5 x 73.3 x 11.2 mm)
6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 inches (159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.49 oz (184 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

 
 
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash
Splash
 

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Apple A8

Processor

Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 420
Adreno 420
PowerVR GX6450

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3
1 GB LPDDR3

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Battery

Capacity

3900 mAh
3220 mAh
1810 mAh

Talk time

 
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 21 days (503 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (503 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
 
10 hours

LTE

 
 
10 hours

Wi-Fi

 
 
11 hours

Music playback

 
 
50.00 hours

Video playback

 
10.00 hours
11.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 41
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 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, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
 
Apple Pay

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
 
$ 849

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3 Comments

1. blingblingthing

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Nexus 6 then Droid Turbo ttthhheeennn Iphone 6

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

But dat Turbo!

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I like the materials used on the turbo (stupid name) but like the size of the n6.

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