Review Motorola Droid Turbo 2: an excellent phone with a shatterproof screen

Review Motorola Droid Turbo 2: an excellent phone with a shatterproof screen

Review Motorola Droid Turbo 2: an excellent phone with a shatterproof screen

A few months ago Motorola announced the Moto X Pure Edition (or Moto X Style in other markets) and the Moto X Play with good specs (although not the best in the market). Now, with the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 (or Moto X Force in other markets) Motorola offers increased specifications that make it the most comprehensive mobile enterprise.

Unlike the Moto X Pure Edition (Style) that integrates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 six-core LG as the G4, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has a Snapdragon 810 processor eight-core processor as the Nexus 6P and OnePlus 2 which provides better performance than the other cell, especially at times when you need it most – many open apps or apps that require many resources. In addition, the Droid 2 and Moto X Turbo Force are the first to integrate ShatterShield technology that makes unbreakable screen.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 or Moto Droid X Force is a cell that maintains the same design concept that Motorola has brought several generations, can customize through its website Moto Maker, an excellent performance and a truly indestructible screen. However, if you’re not one of those who frequently break the screen, other cell as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to the 6P Nexus can offer better value and flexibility to choose between different operators.

Price and Availability Motorola Droid Turbo 2

How do you expect the Droid line, this cell Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is available exclusively on Verizon in the US but in other parts of the world is available with the name of Moto X Force.

In the US, you can buy the Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo 2 directly or via the Motorola Moto Maker page. The Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has a starting price of US $ 26 a month for 24 months, for the 32GB version. The 64GB version of the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 will be priced at US $ 30 a month for 24 months, but you can buy it without payment plans for US $ 624 and US $ 720, respectively.

The 64GB version is only available through the company website. In addition, the design of Motorola Droid Turbo 2 can be customized only through the website Moto Maker.

The Moto X Force is available for a similar price in other countries, but varies by market and operator.

We dropped the cell of different heights and on different surfaces and the screen never broke.

Failure to make clear that this is not the purpose of the screen of this cell and its durability is set mainly for general use and people who suffer occasional lapses cell. Motorola said cell is designed to “survive accidental drops”, which typically occur within and half meter (5 feet).

However, exaggerating a bit this to test how strong was the screen and the conclusion was that it is unbreakable.

Review Motorola Droid Turbo 2: an excellent phone with a shatterproof screen

During our tests, the screen remained virtually intact, but the abuse that we submitted what was obvious to find scratches or cracks in the metal frame and rear of the cell.

Motorola and Verizon are so sure of this technology featuring four year warranty against breakage or cracks in the screen, from the moment the device is purchased.

In general, this is the toughest I’ve ever screen and fully recommended for those who often break their cell screen.

These are the five layers that are part of this unbreakable Turbo Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Cell by Motorola.

Motorola says it took three years to develop this technology which is composed of five layers:

Protective outer lens: a protective layer with a hard to protect from scratches and crevices coating.

Inner lens: a transparent layer that serves as a shield so that the screen does not crack or break.

Touch Dual layer: Motorola includes two touch panels so that the second layer is responsible for providing functionality in case the first one is damaged.

AMOLED panel: a flexible AMOLED panel that allows you to absorb shock.

Review Motorola Droid Turbo 2: an excellent phone with a shatterproof screen

Aluminum chassis: an aluminum chassis that provides structural integrity and durability.

Screen Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is not only unbreakable. The screen has a resolution AMOLED QHD (2,560×1,440 pixels) that provides great detail and vibrant colors.

However, Screen Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is a little hard to see in bright sunlight, as it is very reflective. This happens mainly because the screen Motorola Droid Turbo 2 does not have glass Gorilla Glass is generally found in the cell, but the external lens (or first layer on the list) is serving as a protective scratch resistant layer and can be replaced easily $ 30.

The shield is not very noticeable, but could make some people inadvertently removed (removal also removes this protective Verizon logo on the bottom). Also, the screen accumulates more easily mark the fingers and dirt.

It is advisable to always keep the protector on the screen, as this is an important component that protects the screen and the bottom layer directly.

In general, few complaints of the screen – offers excellent quality and experience. Despite the “inconvenience” that has, I think it is worth having an unbreakable screen like this.

At first glance, you find a curved metal frame, button and volume bar on the right edge, microSD port at the bottom, drawer slot SIM card and headset jack on the top edge, as a metal module that integrates the rear camera, flash and double slit with the Motorola logo that lets you place your index finger naturally when you use the phone.

Like the Moto X Pure Edition, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has a front camera with flash, the button has a texture that makes it easy to distinguish and can be customized through the Motorola Moto Maker page.

Through Moto Maker, you can choose the color combination on the front panel, metal edge, color and material of the back and the accent color that changes the color of the handset and the edge of the camera module in Part rear. In addition, Motorola allows users to update the design of his cell once in the first two years of purchase.

The back can choose the plastic, nylon or leather. I had the opportunity to try the three materials and I believe that all three look very good, but the plastic and nylon seem to retain more dirt in his small holes, while the leather does not do much.

Also, the front suggests having two front (or three) speakers, but in reality the two bottom grids are those emitting the sound when listening to music or watching videos and has a single horn.

The metal frame looks and feels more upscale than under the Moto X Pure Edition. In Motorola Droid Turbo 2, the frame also moves a little to the rear of the cell. In addition, the area of ​​the buttons on the right side edge has some cleavage also shows that Motorola wants this more premium cell.

Review Motorola Droid Turbo 2: an excellent phone with a shatterproof screen

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is flatter at the back and on the top edge. Although the cell feels good in the hand thanks to the small curvature that has to its edges on the back, it feels a little better the back of the Moto X Pure Edition, which is more curved.

Depending on the combination you choose or whatever you customize the Moto Maker, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 can become a really smart phone. However, it is clear that the front is the least attractive. Not only find the logo of Verizon in the middle of the two grids of the horn, but in the white model you can easily see the sensors and bezels are larger than those found in the Moto X Pure Edition – although cellular and iPhone also have large bezels. It is also very easy to accumulate dirt in both the front speaker grilles.

Unlike the Nexus and Nexus 5X 6P running the latest version of the Google operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but the cell will receive an update to this new version of Android. While Motorola said the update is among the plans, Verizon Droid cell usually take a long time to receive Android updates.

Fortunately, Android Marshmallow is not as drastic a change Lollipop as this version it was KitKat.

Unlike the Moto X Pure Edition only bringing my preisntalados standard Android, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 brings a number of preinstalled apps (including VZ Navigator and NFL Mobile, among others) do not think are useful for most users and not you can uninstall.

As for features, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 brings many of the features found in the Moto X Pure Edition. This means you can turn the flash as a flashlight by shaking the phone, open the app from the camera to turn your wrist a few times and get a preview of notification and time to move your hand over your sensors or lifting the cell phone.

You also have the possibility to activate voice commands (even when the screen is off) by saying “OK Droid Turbo” but you can customize this sentence.

You also have the Assist function allows you to program the cell to activate or deactivate certain functions of the device depending on the location in which you find yourself, time, or if you are in a meeting.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 will be available in versions with 32GB and 64GB of storage, a microSD card slot up to 2TB.

In addition, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), five noise-canceling microphones and is resistant to splashes.

Review Motorola Droid Turbo 2: an excellent phone with a shatterproof screen

Performance Motorola Droid Turbo 2

With its Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 gave an excellent performance. The browsing interface, settings, menus and apps was fluid.

Also, games like Riptide GP2, FIFA 16 and Modern Kombat 5: Blackout offered a good experience with fluid graphics and good response time to my gestures.

As for performance tests, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 achieved excellent results similar to the results achieved by cell phones as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Note 5 to 6P, while they were higher than those obtained by the BlackBerry Priv.

Using Verizon’s network in San Francisco and surrounding areas, the call quality offered by the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 was good. My interlocutor’s voice sounded natural, with good volume and so my voice she said.

As for the speaker, Motorola Droid Turbo 2 offered well enough volume to hear the other person when I held the device up to my waist. The sound was relatively clear, but sometimes you could hear some distortion by the horn. My interlocutor said he heard me well when using the speaker.

It is worth mentioning that the call quality is affected by several factors, including location, climate, time and signal, as well as other factors that can make the experience varies.

Using the surrounding 4G LTE Verizon Wireless network in San Francisco and the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 achieved download speeds between 2Mbps and 18Mbps, while the rise remained stable between 4Mbps and 12Mbps.

The data rate also depends on your location and time, as well as other factors that may cause the speeds are different.

3,760mAh battery of the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 allowed to last all day with my regular use consisting of surfing the Internet, visit Google+, Facebook, Twitter and other apps, like listening to some music and a short time video game.

Motorola says the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 can offer a battery life of 48 hours, but the reality is that they fail to comply.

During our test of continuous video playback, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 managed to last 13 hours and 32 minutes. This is longer than 8 hours and 46 minutes that won the Moto X Pure Edition and 10 hours and 38 minutes achieved the LG G4 and 11 hours and 15 minutes of Nexus 6P. However, it was lower than the 15 hours that won the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on the same test.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 brings the quick charged and TurboPower charger allows you to charge 25 percent in just 15 minutes. Furthermore, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 can be charged wirelessly.

Camera Motorola Droid Turbo 2

The app includes automatic camera HDR Mode and panoramas. In addition, the camera can record 4K video, you can scan QR codes without additional app and you can activate the camera by turning your wrist a few times – until the screen is turned off and locked cell.

It is necessary to rely on the autofocus Motorola Droid Turbo 2 because touching the screen takes the picture. You can set it for manual focus, but it is necessary to select and move the pointer to the point where you want focus to work – if you touch outside the indicator the camera takes the photo. You have in some way an important autofocus camera dependency.

Review Motorola Droid Turbo 2: an excellent phone with a shatterproof screen

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 camera managed to take good pictures, in great detail and good color reproduction, especially outdoors or with the right lighting.

In low light, the visual noise became stronger, and the details and colors are a bit lost. In addition, the lack of optical image stabilization does not help when the hand is not completely still or at night when a small movement is to take the picture – this results in blurry photos.

I believe that the pictures you take the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 are good and the main problems in low light cameras are common in cell phones. However, the results sometimes were more inconsistent than other high-end cameras and I think that reaches not yet reach the level of camera phones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +, Galaxy Note 5 to the iPhone 6S Plus.

Moreover, the front camera of 5 megapixel camera with flash captures great pictures to be shared via email or social networks; their quality is good enough to provide good details in a video call.

Conclusion Motorola Droid Turbo 2

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is an excellent Android phone. Its performance is excellent, the level of customization it apart from the competition, their unbreakable screen is suggested for those who frequently break the screen of his cell and battery life is good.

However, cell phones like the Nexus 6P can also provide an excellent experience for a lower price (US $ 499) and the Moto X Pure Edition (Moto X Style) provides you the opportunity to have a good experience for a low price (US $ 399) and compatibility with all major US operators, Verizon not only as the Motorola Droid Turbo 2.

Also, if you want to invest a little more and get a better cellular recommend the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 which offers better battery life, a lot of multitasking features and a better camera.

Thus, if you are one of those who frequently breaks the screens of cell phones, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is right for you. Otherwise, there are other options (as mentioned above) that you may offer more value.

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