Motorola Droid Turbo 2 / Motorola Moto X Force
The Droid Turbo 2 is exclusive to the Verizon network in the US and in terms of specification improves on the Moto X Style. It 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.
|Front camera effective pixels||5 megapixels|
|Rear camera effective pixels||21 megapixels|
|Rear camera resolution||5344 x 4008|
|Rear camera aperture||2|
|Camera physical shutter release||No|
|Camera image stabilization||No|
|Video camera recording format||2160p, 30fps|
|Built in memory||3Gb RAM, 32 or 64GB storage|
|Weight||169 g (5.96 oz)|
|Dimensions||150 x 78 x 8 mm (5.9 x 3.07 x 0.3″)|
The Motorola Moto X Force camera captures very good image quality in bright conditions. As light levels go down image detail drops off a little but images still look good at computer screen size down to very low light levels. Motorola has combined the Moto X Force's very capable camera with a water-resistant body, shatterproof display and great battery life, making it an ideal choice for those mobile photographers who like occasionally like to use their device in rougher conditions.
Good for: Mobile photography in harsh conditions
Not so good for: Low light video shooting and manual control
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