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DROID Turbo vs. iPhone 6 Plus Spec Shootout!

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)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2560 1920
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
RAM 3GB 1GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 21MP 8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels
Secondary Camera (Front) 2MP 1.2MP
Networks
  • CDMA/EVDO Rev A: 850, 1900
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 800, 900, 1800, 1900
  • LTE Cat 4: Bands 2, 3, 4, 7, 13
  • UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 900, 1900, 2100
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (CDMA models only)
  • DC-HSDPA
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 3900mAh N/A
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Effect
  • Infrared
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
GPS
  • A-GPS
  • eCompass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
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

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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