Motorola launches Droid Turbo 2 with shatterproof display
Today Motorola has launched the Droid Turbo 2, exclusive to the Verizon network in the US. In terms of specification the new model improves on the current flagship model Moto X Style and comes with Qualcomm's top-end chipset Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM and a massive 3760 mAh battery that is, according to Motorola, good for 48 hours of battery life and supports quick as well as wireless charging.
At 5.4-inches the AMOLED display is a little smaller than the Moto X Style's 5.7-inch IPS variant but offers the same Quad-HD resolution. It also comes with Motorola's new ShatterShield protection which means it's guaranteed not to crack or shatter, making it ideal for use in rougher surroundings. Dimensions are very similar to the Moto X Style but the Droid is a touch shorter and wider. The frame is solid metal and the back is covered by a rubberized material but, like previous Motorola models, the Droid Turbo 2 is customizable via the MotoMaker website and can be ordered with wooden or leather backs if you don't fancy the standard version.
With the Sony 1/2.4-inch 21MP IMX230 sensor and an F2.0 aperture, the Droid Turbo 2's camera specification is, at least on paper, identical to the Moto X Style's. The camera is capable of recording 4K video and at the front there is a 5MP module with its own dedicated front flash. Like other recent Motorola models the Droid does not support DNG Raw capture or full manual control over shutter speed.
We've had a chance to play and shoot with with the Droid Turbo 2 just before its official launch - have a look at our sample images and first impressions preview or read the DxOMark Mobile report for a more measurement-based analysis. In addition to the Droid Turbo 2, Motorola has also announced the Droid Maxx 2 which is the Verizon version of the Moto X Play announced earlier this year.
- 21MP 1/2.4-inch SONY IMX230 BSI CMOS sensor
- F2.0 aperture
- 4K video
- Dual-LED flash
- 5MP wide angle front camera with flash
- Android 5.1.1
- 5.4-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display (540 ppi) with ShatterShield protection
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Processor with 2.0 GHz octa-core CPUs
- 3GB RAM
- 32/64GB of storage
- MicroSD support up to 2TB
- 3760 mAh battery with quick and wireless charging technology (Qi and Powermat)
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