Motorola DROID Turbo vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3: specs comparison

Motorola DROID Turbo vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3: specs comparison
The super pixel-dense Quad HD displays are quickly becoming the go-to choice in the highest tier of Android devices. The first among the well-known smartphone manufacturers to employ this new top-of-the-line display technology was LG with its G3. The rest of the gang followed suit and we got treated to a whole bunch of Quad HD-toting handsets, like the S Pen-toting Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the ginormous Google Nexus 6. Well, we have a new kid on the Quad HD block, as the just-unveiled Motorola DROID Turbo is the latest Android monster with an extremely pixel-dense display in store. 

Being one of the most compact devices to employ this display tech, the fresh DROID goodness has an extremely high pixel density, only rivaled by a not-so-popular version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Well, the latter is not widely-available, so we determined that we'll compare the new Motorola with the two most popular Quad HD phones available at the moment, the Galaxy Note 4 and the LG G3 that we spoke of earlier. Undoubtedly, the battle will be nothing short of fierce one, because all three contenders have pretty well-endowed specs sheets.

Check them out right below and you be the  judge on which one's got the winning hand!

Motorola DROID Turbo vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3


Display size

5.2 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches


1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

565 ppi
515 ppi
538 ppi




70.76 %
74.39 %
75.22 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC


Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400


Adreno 420
Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 330



Internal storage

64 GB
32 GB
32 GB


Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)



3900 mAh
3220 mAh
3000 mAh


Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

19.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)

Stand-by time

22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 25 days (590 h)

Music playback

82.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20.7 megapixels
16 megapixels
13 megapixels


Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)


Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264


Video calling
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization


2 megapixels
3.7 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)



5.65 x 2.89 x 0.44 inches (143.5 x 73.3 x 11.2 mm)
6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)


6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)


Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic




Fingerprint (swipe)


Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys



1. Lememurilo

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

No OIS or expendable memory?

3. blingblingthing

Posts: 982; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Then get a Note 4 or LG G3

2. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

DROID turbo > everything else..

4. torr310

Posts: 1708; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The supported bands are not as many as other phones. Wish every phone will be a world phone. Apple did a good job on this.

5. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Who makes up the spec chart above? In the first line both the g3 and note 4 are larger dimensions. But the icon for the dimensions show that the turbo is bigger?

6. ThirdEye

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

LG G3 does have LTE Band 4(1700/2100) compatibility. LG G3 D851 is the model.

7. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Droid Turbo > note4 + xperia z3 + iPhone6

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is the new beast, spec wise, it's hands down the best. Real world usage is needed though. Nice phone Moto.

9. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Welcome back, moto

10. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Droid Turbo looks good, but Note 4 seems to be better. Loving the QHD race nonetheless though.

11. supermario

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

11.2mm thickness is a shame. And no OIS or storage expansion don't help either. Otherwise its a killer, especially with the battery. I think the Note 4 still seems like a better overall package.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"I think the Note 4 still seems like a better overall package." +1. Note 4 is not a carrier-exclusive item, either.

13. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

They can spec it up all they like, Moto have poor QC and don't honour their warranty.

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