Verizon announced the brand new DROID Turbo on Tuesday. It’s definitely one of the more powerful Android smartphones to launch recently, packing a high-end camera, 3GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 805 processor and more. It’s certainly going to cut through some of the competition out there when it launches on Oct. 30. How does it compare to other smartphones on the market that command that same kind of respect, however?
We wanted to see, just for kicks, the DROID Turbo specs compared to the iPhone 6 Plus, the most powerful iPhone on the market. No, these aren’t necessarily Apples-to-Apples, one runs Android while the other runs iOS. But how do the screens stack up? How do the two devices measure against one another, literally? That’s the kind of information we wanted to dig up, and to provide, for our readers. Yes, Android devices and iOS devices have different hardware requirements, so you may notice more RAM in the DROID Turbo than in the iPhone 6 Plus, and that’s not necessarily saying much either way.
Still, there’s value in comparing the two phones for folks who are deciding based on size, functions and other features.
iPhone 6 Plus Gallery
DROID Turbo Gallery
|Motorola - DROID Turbo||Apple - iPhone 6 Plus|
|Display Size||5.2-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (565 ppi)||5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)|
|Display Type||AMOLED||Retina HD|
|Operating System||Android 4.4.4 (at launch)||iOS 8 (at launch)|
|Processor||2.7GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805||A8 chip with 64-bit architecture|
|Main Camera (Back)||21MP||8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||2MP||1.2MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Height||73.3 mm (2.89 inches)||6.22 inches (15.80 cm)|
|Width||143.5 mm (5.65 inches)||3.06 inches (77.7 mm)|
|Depth||11.2 mm (0.44 inches)||0.28 inches (7.1 mm)|
|Weight||176 g (6.21 oz)||6.07 oz (172 g)|
|Colors||Black||Gold, Gray, Silver|
|Supported Audio Formats||AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis||AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV|
|Supported Video Formats||H.263, H.264 AVC, H.265, MPEG-4 SP, VP8||H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|