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The Droid Turbo 2 device can be acquired solely via Verizion, this year was the year of the phablet as a bunch of them were launched, worth mentioning is the iPhone 6S Plus, the LG G4 one and we cannot leave out the Galaxy Note 5. We’re going to stack up the Note 5 against the Droid Turbo 2 device and see which has the best features and the killer specs, so don’t go anywhere if we’ve piqued your interest.

Design and Display

The Motorola Droid Turbo tips the scale at 169 grams and it sports a neat metallic chassis which is also water-resistant, if you want to personalize your device’s frame you can do so with the Moto Maker, the Samsung Galaxy Note weighs 171 and it is covered in glass and metal.

The Droid Turbo 2 has a 5.4-inch display whilst the Galaxy Note 5 has a 5.7-inch display. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protects the Note 5’s screen while a resistant screen has been implemented by Motorola in the Droid Turbo 2 device, thus making it unbreakable.

Processor, Storage Options & RAM

A Snapdragon 810 processor with 64-bit octa-core CPU clocked 2 GHz is under Droid Turbo 2’s hood. The latter also has 3GB of RAM while for the storage choices users have 32 GB/64GB. But because there is a microSD card slot, users can expand the memory of their device up to 2TB.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on the other hand has an Exynos 7420 processor with a 64-bit octa-core processor running at 2.1GHz. The chipset is coupled with 4GB of RAM. And as far as storage choices, the latter device mirrors the Droid Turbo 2, the only minus is that there is no microSD card slot.


Both devices run on the latest Android Lollipop, however as far as camera units, the Droid Turbo 2 packs a 21MP back end one, no OIS though, the front snapper is a 5MP shooter. The camera unit added on the back end side of the Galaxy Note 5 device is a 16 MP one and it does have OIS while the front one is also a 5MP shooter.

You should know that the Note 5 has the S-Pen as part of the package plus the fingerprint sensor element while the Droid Turbo 2 doesn’t.

Battery Capacity and Price Sticker

Droid Turbo 2 packs a 3,760mAh battery and it’s functional for 48 straight hours, the Note 5 on the other hand has a 3,000mAh battery and users have both the fast charging as well as the wireless one at their disposal.

Now, the costs, the Samsung smartphone (contract free) retails for $700 (this if for the 32GB model) while the 64GB version is somewhere between $779-$839.

The Motorola device can be yours contract free for $624 if you buy the 32GB version and if you want the bigger 64GB model, you’ll need to pay $720.