Motorola Droid Turbo 2 drop tests are here: see Moto's shatterproof screen vs. the competition

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 drop tests are here: see Moto's shatterproof screen vs. the competition
Motorola already showed us how tough its Droid Turbo 2 is, but it's obviously not done with showcasing the merits of the new handset. That's understandable, since the Turbo 2 is presented as the world's first smartphone to come with a display that's guaranteed not to crack or shatter for 4 years.

To show us once more how durable the screen of the Droid Turbo 2 is, Motorola today released a video (embedded below) presenting proper drop tests - including not just the new Turbo, but also some competing smartphones: Apple iPhone 6s, HTC One M9, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, and Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

All phones were dropped from 5 feet (1.5 meters), face down, on a surface made out of concrete and sandpaper. All screens shattered, except for the one of the Motorola Droid Turbo 2.

As you can see in the second video embedded below - not made by Motorola - the shatterproof display of the Droid Turbo 2 even survived 50 feet (15 meters) drops. However, the handset itself stopped working (which would probably happen to any smartphone dropped from 50 feet anyway).

Mind you, dropping the Droid Turbo 2 just to see if it breaks is not advisable: the phone's body will most likely be damaged, since Motorola's shatterproof guarantee is related only to the display.

The Droid Turbo 2 is currently available only in the US, exclusively via Verizon Wireless. The handset will be released in other markets, including Europe and Asia, as the Motorola Moto X Force.


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DROID Turbo 2
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3760 mAh

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23 Comments

1. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

please stop supporting carrier exclusives

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

In this case, you are also saying "please stop supporting useful innovation"

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yes, and start "dropping" them to irrelevant articles like this. No?

9. sgodsell

Posts: 6895; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well considering this new screen tech. I think most people are going to want this. This type of display will severely cut down on repairs. So in time I think most phones will use this. They will have to pay Lenovo/Motorola for this tech (patent). But I think it's well worth it.

11. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

So you think they should not cover phones that are ONLY available to 136 millions people?

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Just buy the Moto X Force, same phone same shatterproof glass and available internationally.

2. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Does anyone else find it disturbing that these guys are buying 600 plus dollar masterpieces of engineering just to break them? I know it's for advertising but dang it's cringe worthy

7. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

I can't imagine too many of these things being purchased just to break (

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

They make their money back from people watching...

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right, but lots of youtube comment still complaining about how african kids can eat those screen :-/

19. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

parts of Africa, some kids in Africa are balling... I should know, I'm watching it first hand

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... well, it's all for the sake of demonstrating the unique feature of the phone. They did nothing to those "600 plus dollar masterpieces of engineering" that they didn't do to their own phone. All perished except for the Droid. And suddenly no one cares about sapphire glass any more. lol.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

'N'otorola Droid 3.300

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Suppereb display! Now waiting for shock-proof internals...

12. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Just seeing phones shatter their screen hurts my soul

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I really am torn between the Droid Turbo and the Nexus 6P.... What to do, what to do....

15. Devik

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

i have the droid turbo 1 but feels like he shud have waited for the 2 d only thing m regreting abt is this screen tech and it matters the most...thums up moto

16. AlikMalix unregistered

That is extremely impressive.... Great JOB Moto!!!

18. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

+waterproof (ip68)+MIL-STD-810G = ultimate phone ?

20. TBomb

Posts: 1205; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

i wouldnt expect the internals to work either after that drop... but still.... good job on this one moto

21. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I wonder if a hard reset worked because the screen is still on after the 50ft drop even on the 2nd bounce

22. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Where IsThe S6 Active Since Its Suppose To Be The Durable Samsung Phone.

23. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Damn That iPhone Camera Is Done, I Though It Was Suppose To Be Sapphire?????

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