The Droid Turbo is still one of the most wanted smartphones, although it will be 1 year old in October. The OnePlus 2 was officially released last month, and compared to the Droid Turbo, it has a better processor, because Qualcomm focused on the 64bit architecture and brought the fastest processor, Snapdragon 810 with eight cores, which is powering the Chinese device. But let’s see what the rest of specs are.
The Droid Turbo looks very masculine, having an industrial look which doesn’t resemble the Moto X line, because Motorola used more advanced materials to make the back. The Kevlar backing is more slippery than the ballistic nylon material, but overall, the construction is very solid and the design is unusual in comparison to other Android devices, which are using simple plastic backs – shiny or matte, or with soft textures. The OnePlus 2 is similar to its predecessor, featuring a unique texture of the Sandstone Black, but there are also other variants of covers, which are built from materials such as bamboo.
The Droid Turbo is splash resistant and its dimensions are 143.5 x 73.3 x 8.3 – 11.2mm (it’s thicker at the bottom), but it lacks a fingerprint scanner. This feature was added to OnePlus One’s successor, and the sensor was integrated into a home button which is situated between the two capacitive buttons. In addition, the OnePlus 2 has a metal frame and it gained 1mm in thickness, measuring now 9.9mm. Also, it’s 151.8mm tall and 74.9mm wide.
The Droid Turbo is fitted with a smaller Super AMOLED screen sized at 5.2-inch, which is able to offer a QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels with 565 ppi. It’s very sharp and the colors are bright and vibrant, so you’ll have no complaints about the image quality of this device. The OnePlus 2 wasn’t upgraded to a higher resolution, being stuck with 1080 x 1920 pixels at 401 ppi, supported by a LTPS LCD screen which measures 5.5-inch.
The Droid Turbo is powered by a 32bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad core processor running at 2.7GHz, which is fast enough with 3GB of RAM. The OnePlus 2 was equipped with the newest 64bit Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 processor, which contains a pair of quad core CPUs, but it has two variants of RAMs: 3GB, which is paired with 16GB of internal storage, and 4GB, which is supported by the variant with 64GB of storage. The Motorola flagship has also two variants of internal memories and their capacities are 32 and 64GB. None of the phones come with a microSD card slot.
If we compare the resolutions, the Droid Turbo wins the fight with its rear camera, which supports 21MP, but it doesn’t come with optical image stabilization, like OnePlus 2’s 13MP main shooter. But, both phones are capable to record 2160p videos @30fps, with dual-LED flash. As for the secondary cameras, the roles are changing, as the OnePlus 2 wins with its 5MP shooter. The Droid Turbo has a poor 2MP front camera, which is recommendable more for video calling.
Both devices have massive batteries, but the Droid Turbo houses a giant unit with a capacity of 3900mAh, which keeps the device alive for 2 days when making calls over 3G. The OnePlus 2 has a slightly bigger battery than its predecessor which was upgraded from 3100mAh to 3300mAh.
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