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An Overview of Motorola Droid Turbo 2

Last updated: December 4, 2018.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2

Last year Motorola Turbo had impressed many people; it had decent specifications along with a powerful battery. Motorola has upgraded Turbo to Turbo 2; there is the usual routine of specification upgrades. Can it achieve the same amount of love as its predecessor?? Read the full review to know the answer.

DESCRIPTION

The description of Motorola Droid Turbo 2 includes:

  • Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 Chipset system
  • Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 processor
  • Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) operating system
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and an expansion slot for external memory
  • 9mm length; 78mm width and 9.2mm thickness
  • A screen of 4 inch and 1440 x 2560 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 170g
  • 21 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Price of $624

Build

  • Motorola Turbo 2 has a rugged design but its ruggedness is a little less than its predecessor.
  • Turbo 2 is easier to handle as compared to its predecessor.
  • The design of the handset is customizable via Moto Maker, so you can get the colours, engravings, materials and markings of your choice all without added costs.
  • The leather handset has a good grip.
  • The “DROID” logo is embossed on the backplate.
  • The device feels durable in hand and it actually is, it is designed to absorb the shock if you drop it down. So a few drop won’t harm the handsets.
  • The handset is definitely not a fingerprint magnet.
  • The handset has a Nano-coat of water resistance so it can handle a rain shower, and a few spills.
  • The weight of the handset is 170g.
  • The thickness of the handset is 9.2mm.
  • The size of display is 5.4 inch.
  • The screen to body ratio is 69.8%
  • The power and volume buttons are positioned on the right edge.
  • The navigation buttons are on the screen.
  • The hand comes in a variety of Black/Soft-Grip, Black/Pebble Leather, Gray/Ballistic Nylon, and Winter White/Soft-Grip.

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Display

The good stuff:

  • Turbo 2 has a 5.4 inch AMOLED display.
  • The screen has Quad HD display resolution.
  • The pixel density is 540ppi.
  • The new shatter shield technology has been employed; the screen is protected by a couple of layers.
  • Even when you drop the handset from a height of 5 feet directly on concrete, the phone won’t show a scratch where as other handset might have shattered display. This really shows that attention has been paid to make the handset extremely durable.
  • The viewing angles are large.
  • Maximum brightness is at 315nits but it can be increased to 445nits.
  • Minimum brightness is 2nits.
  • The colour temperature of the display is 6849Kelvin.
  • Colour calibration is good; colours just seem a tiny bit yellowish.
  • The display is very sharp.
  • Text is clear.
  • Browsing and media viewing activities are enjoyable.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2

On the whole Turbo 2 has near perfect and durable display.

Performance

The good stuff:

  • Turbo 2 has Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 Chipset system chipset system.
  • The processor is Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57.
  • The handset has 3 GB RAM.
  • Adreno 430 is the graphic unit.
  • The processing of basic tasks is very fast and smooth.
  • Response is quick.
  • Not even a single lag was noticed.
  • Refreshing is not required very often.

The not so good stuff:

  • The graphic unit has a few limitations.
  • Heavy games are also smooth but a little less than HTC One M9.

On the whole we have no real complaint against the processor.

Memory & Battery

The good stuff:

  • The handset comes in two versions of built in storage; the 32 GB version and the 64 GB version.
  • This memory can be increased as there is a slot for microSD card.
  • The handset has a 3760mAh battery.
  • The original Turbo was known for its lasting battery life.
  • The battery will easily get you through a day and a half in real life.
  • The total screen on time for the device is 8 hours and 1 minute
  • The charging time is fast, it requires 81 minutes to charge from 0-100%.
  • The device also supports wireless charging.

Camera

The good stuff:

  • The back holds a 21 megapixel camera.
  • The front houses a 5 megapixel one.
  • The aperture for back camera is f/2.0.
  • The front cam has a wide angle lens accompanied by an LED flash.
  • The back camera has dual Led flash.
  • The images are sharply detailed.
  • The handset can record HD and 4K UHD videos.

The not so good stuff:

  • The camera app is very simple; it has very few modes like HDR and Panorama, other than that there is nothing extraordinary.
  • Colours of the images are dull.
  • The HDR and panorama modes give “okay” shots; panoramic shots are not sharp enough while the HDR images seem dull.
  • Images in lowlight conditions are also passable.
  • Video quality is not very good.

Features

The good stuff:

  • The handset runs Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop) operating system.
  • Moto apps like Moto Assist, Moto display, Moto Voice and Moto Actions are still present. They really come in handy.
  • The interface is neatly design, not too overwhelming.
  • The browsing experience is fantastic.
  • All the browsing related tasks are smooth.
  • The Moto Voce app can open websites even when we speak about them.
  • The features of dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, aGPS and LTE.
  • The call quality is good.
  • The dual speakers are placed at the bottom of the screen.
  • The sound quality is great, the speakers produce sound of 75.5 dB.
  • The gallery app arranges all the things in alphabetical order.
  • The video player accepts all sorts of video formats.

The not so good stuff:

  • There are many preloaded apps.
  • Some of the apps are completely ridiculous.

In the box you will find:

  • Motorola Droid Turbo 2
  • Safety and warranty information.
  • Start guide
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Turbo charger

Verdict

We could not find much fault with Motorola Droid Turbo 2. It is a stunning device filled with specifications. The only problem is that the handset is pricey, but if you are into long battery life and shatterproof technology then you would like to buy this one.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2

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