The DROID Turbo is official. It was announced on Tuesday by Verizon Wireless and will hit retail stores and online starting Thursday, Oct. 30, just two days from now. Looking to pick one up? It might be worth considering how the phone stacks up against another Android flagship, the Galaxy Note 4.
Both phones pack some super high-end specs like a Snapdragon 805 processor, the ability to juice them up super quick thanks to Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, amazing Quad HD AMOLED displays, 3GB of RAM and more. The DROID Turbo has a beefier camera on paper, though the Galaxy Note 4 is no slouch, at least in our tests. The two phones differ in one major area, however: the Galaxy Note 4 offers an S Pen for jotting notes and creating sketches, while the DROID Turbo does not, but makes up for that in other ways like its nanocoating for resistance against light spills and its promise for up to 48 hours of battery life.
How do the two devices compare spec for spec? We’re glad you asked, and for that question we have the following answer.
DROID Turbo Gallery
Galaxy Note 4 Gallery
|Motorola - DROID Turbo||Samsung - Galaxy Note 4|
|Display Size||5.2-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (565 ppi)||5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)|
|Display Type||AMOLED||Quad HD Super AMOLED|
|Operating System||Android 4.4.4 (at launch)||Android 4.4 (at launch)|
|Processor||2.7GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805||2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor or 1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor (varies by country/carrier)|
|Main Camera (Back)||21MP||16MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||2MP||3.7MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.1|
|Height||73.3 mm (2.89 inches)||153.5 mm (6.04 inches)|
|Width||143.5 mm (5.65 inches)||78.6 mm (3.09 inches)|
|Depth||11.2 mm (0.44 inches)||8.5 mm (0.33 inches)|
|Weight||176 g (6.21 oz)||176 g (6.21 oz)|
|Colors||Black||Black, Gold, Pink, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis||MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC|
|Supported Video Formats||H.263, H.264 AVC, H.265, MPEG-4 SP, VP8||H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|