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Motorola Droid Turbo vs. BlackBerry Passport – Best smartphone reader’s choice – March Mobile Madness 2015

by Roy Choi | March 15, 2015March 15, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

This poll has closed, check out the latest Mobile Madness battle.

After today we will have seen at least half the phones of this year’s Mobile Madness face off.  Yesterday was the Moto X vs. the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with the Note 4 winning the battle. Though it looks like plenty of Moto X fans were vocal in their support for the Moto X it looks like there were just more Note 4 fans that voted. But that is the way Mobile Madness seems to work. At any rate, both phones are great. Now on to the next round.

Today’s winner will face off against the Galaxy Note 4 in the battle of 8.  So who will it be? The funky-backed, 48-hour battery life Motorola Droid Turbo or the oddly shaped but oh-so useful BlackBerry Passport?

Let’s vote and find out!

Motorola Droid Turbo

In addition to having the 2K display, a cutting edge processor and high megapixel camera, the Turbo comes equipped with a monstrous 3900mAh battery. It’s essentially this year’s Moto X on steroids, and although it doesn’t have a fancy design—not to mention it’s a Verizon exclusive in the U.S.—the Turbo just might be the best Motorola device we’ve seen all year. That’s saying a lot, especially considering how strong the company’s lineup is.

You want the latest specs and a titanic battery? You got it. The DROID Turbo is the perfect combination of both… Read more

 

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry returned to its more premium roots. The BlackBerry Passport has a bizarre design, though it’s one that I am fascinated with, and offers a three-row QWERTY keyboard, a super sharp display and a metal frame. It feels solid and looks admittedly corporate, which is fine for a device targeted at the enterprise, but how does it function? I’ve been using the BlackBerry Passport for the past couple of weeks and am ready to share my opinions… read more.

Motorola - DROID Turbo BlackBerry - Passport
Display Size 5.2-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (565 ppi) 4.5-inch, 1440 x 1440 pixel display (453 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2560 1440
Display Type AMOLED N/A
Operating System Android 4.4.4 (at launch) BlackBerry OS 10.3
Processor 2.7GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 2.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM 3GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 21MP 13MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2MP 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
  • FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20
  • HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8
  • Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 3900mAh 3450mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • Miracast
  • Wi-Fi Direct
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Effect
  • Infrared
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Time of Flight (ToF)
GPS
  • A-GPS
  • eCompass
  • A-GPS
  • GPS
  • S-GPS
Height 73.3 mm (2.89 inches) 198 mm (7.80 inches)
Width 143.5 mm (5.65 inches) 90.3 mm (3.56 inches)
Depth 11.2 mm (0.44 inches) 0.36 mm (0.01 inches)
Weight 176 g (6.21 oz) 196 g (6.91 oz)
Colors Black Black
Supported Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis MP3, MKA, AAC, AMR, F4V, WAV, MP2PS, MP2TS, AWB, OGG, FLAC
Supported Video Formats H.263, H.264 AVC, H.265, MPEG-4 SP, VP8 3GP, 3GP2, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA
In The Box N/A N/A

 

 


First Round:

March 11(play-in round) HTC One M9 Vs LG G3
March 12 Winner of the play-in round (HTC One M9) Vs iPhone 6 Plus
March 13 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs Lumia 930-Series
March 14 Moto X (2014) Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
March 15 Motorola Droid Turbo Vs BlackBerry Passport
March 16 LG G Flex 2 Vs Sony Xperia Z3
March 17 Nexus 6 Vs BlackBerry Classic
March 18 iPhone 6 Vs OnePlus One
March 19 Galaxy S6 Vs Galaxy Note Edge

Second Round:

March 20 Winner of March 12 (HTC One M9) Vs Winner of March 13
March 21 Winner of March 14 Vs Winner of March 15
March 22 Winner of March 16 Vs Winner of March 17
March 23 Winner of March 18 Vs Winner of March 19

Final Four:

March 24-26 Winner of March 20 Vs Winner of March 21
March 26-28 Winner of March 22 Vs Winner of March 23

 

Final:

March 29-31 Winner of March 24-26 Vs Winner of March 26-28
Winner Announced April 1  

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Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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