Motorola DROID Turbo vs Samsung Galaxy S9

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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

565 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.76 %
84.36 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20.7 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (24 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.89 x 0.44 inches (143.5 x 73.3 x 11.2 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light

Colors

Black, Blue
Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 420
Adreno 630

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
256 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 3, 4, 7, 13
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

3900 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
31.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

 
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Internet use

 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

 
51.00 hours

Video playback

 
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 11, 2014
Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value: IHDT56PK1 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG960U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.10 W/kg
0.35 W/kg

Body

0.10 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.39 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.10 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 820
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