Our first camera samples from the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 & DROID MAXX 2

Our first camera samples from the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 & DROID MAXX 2
If you haven’t noticed, Motorola and Verizon unloaded some big news this morning, announcing its latest DROID smartphones. While the Moto X Pure Edition continues to earn adulation for its incredible worth, the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 and DROID MAXX 2, on the other side, focus their attention on battery life above everything else. Longevity in that department is crucial for many people, but we’re sure that people are equally curious about their cameras.

You know what? It looks as though that these two new DROIDs share the same camera gear with one another, a beefy sized 21-megapixel camera on the back paired with f/2.0 aperture lens and dual-LED flashes. Unfortunately, there’s no optical image stabilization in either of them. Around the front, meanwhile, they’re sporting 5-megapixel cameras for all your selfie needs. Although, it should be noted that the DROID Turbo 2 benefits from having a real LED flash for its front snapper. In addition, it also gets treated to 4K video capture with its rear camera – whereas the DROID MAXX 2 tops out at 1080p.

If the Moto X Pure Edition is any indication, we can expect similar results with these two new DROIDs. Actually, we want more out of them, which means that it’ll need to excel under low light to really compete against the best-of-the-best. Still, check out the samples below and tell us what you think so far. Expect our full analysis in our review!

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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
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3630 mAh



1. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Does it look a little too soft? The noise reduction seems a little over powering, leaving the asphalt with no definition. I think the Maxx is consistently better.

5. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

The Maxx is softer but more natural looking. The Turbo is over sharpening. Overall, I found the images VERY good actually, esp the Maxx's ones. I think the Pure edition camera is what we are seeing here and I wish more sites would compare the Pure with the other flagships in shoot outs. I'm confident it will outdo some of the best like the 6s/S6, IMO.

2. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Motorola's camera app sucks. they really need to work on it.i think motorola's simplicity in the camera app is to underwhelming. drag to focus and the animation when the when a picture is clicked need to change. Feels like motorola's UI is too overrated by the guys reviewing it.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Their EIS is great But yea the rest of the camera app needs major work

4. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Waiting low light shots. But they did a big improve in those new models. They forgot OIS.

6. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Moto cams are always not good.

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