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DROID Turbo vs. Note 4 Spec Shootout!

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)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2560 2560
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)
RAM 3GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 21MP 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2MP 3.7MP
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
  • GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSPA+ 42Mbps: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 3900mAh 3220 mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Effect
  • Infrared
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Geo-magnetic
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • UV
GPS
  • A-GPS
  • eCompass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
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

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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