Motorola Droid Turbo 2 vs BlackBerry Classic: Vote best smartphone – Mobile Madness 2016

by Roy Choi | March 26, 2016

Vote in today’s Mobile Madness poll. Today we have the “shatterproof” Motorola Droid Turbo 2 going up against the physical QWERTY favorite BlackBerry Classic. Who will win this round? Vote down below!

 

Motorola Droid Turbo 2

The most exciting thing about the DROID Turbo 2 is its shatterproof display, which Motorola claims will withstand accidental drops onto pavement and other coarse surfaces. But even without the device’s hidden superpowers, you’re still getting a phone that carefully pieces together great specs, a slick design, and that same familiar Motorola software.

But, by god, did Verizon have to go and completely tarnish the phone with a hideous checkmark on front? Holy moly. It’s bad.

Aside from that, what Motorola hopes will attract people to the Turbo 2 is the fact that the device’s screen won’t shatter if you accidentally drop it. Even the most careful people (me) drop their phone every once and a while. But rather than go through the horrific experience of watching your precious handset shatter, the Turbo 2 will come out unscathed… read more

 

BlackBerry Classic

For the BlackBerry faithful, the Classic is a sight for sore eyes. The approach by the Waterloo company is simple: rather than taking the competition head on, BlackBerry is putting its focus on retaining the customers it still has. That means more devices like the Passport and Classic, which offer that familiar (and terrific) typing experience with excellent enterprise security. If you want to relive the glory days of physical keyboards, the Classic is the perfect device for you… read more.

Motorola - DROID Turbo 2 BlackBerry - Classic
Display Size 5.4-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (544 ppi) 3.5-inch, 720 x 720 pixel display (291 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 720
Resolution Y 2560 720
Display Type POLED Quad N/A
Resolution Specs N/A N/A
Operating System Android 5.1 (at launch) BlackBerry 10 (at launch)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Qualcomm MSM 8960 1.5GHz
RAM 3GB 2 GB RAM
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 16GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 2TB
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
Camera N/A N/A
Audio N/A N/A
Input Output N/A N/A
Main Camera (Back) 21MP 8MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 2MP
Networks
  • CDMA: 850, 1900
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
  • LTE: B2/3/4/5/7/13
  • UMTS/HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100
  • LTE : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17, 20 (2100/1900/1800/AWS/850/2600/700/800 MHz) – Cat 3
  • HSPA+ : 1, 2, 5/6 (2100/1900/850 MHz) – 21Mb DL(Cat 14), 5.76 Mb UL(Cat6)
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • LTE : 4,13 (AWS/700 MHz) – Cat 3
  • CDMA : BC 0, 1 (850/1900 MHz), SVLTE
  • HSPA+ : 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (2100/1900/850/900 MHz) – 21Mb DL (Cat 14), 5.76 Mb UL(Cat6)
Networks N/A N/A
Wi-Fi N/A N/A
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1LE Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) and EDR
Battery 3760mAh 2515 mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • SlimPort
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
Sensors N/A
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • Ambient light
  • Hall sensor
GPS N/A
  • A-GPS
  • GPS
  • S-GPS
Height 149.8 mm (5.90 inches) 131 mm (5.16 inches)
Width 78 mm (3.07 inches) 72.4 mm (2.85 inches)
Depth 9.2 mm (0.36 inches) 10.2 mm (0.40 inches)
Weight 169 g (5.96 oz) 6.28 oz (178 g)
Colors Black, White Black
Supported Audio Formats N/A MP3, MKA, AAC, AMR, F4V, WAV, MP2PS, MP2TS, AWB, OGG, FLAC
Supported Video Formats N/A 3GP, 3GP2, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA
Other Features N/A
  • FM Radio
In The Box N/A N/A

 

This poll closes within 24 hours (2:00 PM PT, the following day).

*Winners from previous rounds are marked bold.

Play-In

March 17 BlackBerry Classic vs OnePlus X
March 18 Nexus 6P vs Sony Xperia Z5
March 19 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs OnePlus 2
March 20 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs HTC One A9
March 21 Nexus 5X vs Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
March 22 iPhone 6S vs Microsoft Lumia 950
March 23 LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7
March 24 iPhone 6S Plus vs Nextbit Robin
March 25 HTC One M9 vs Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Round 1

March 26 Motorola Droid Turbo 2 vs Winner of March 17 (BlackBerry Classic)
March 27 Winner of March 18 (Nexus 6P) vs Winner of March 19 (Galaxy S7 Edge)
March 28 Xiamoi Mi 5 vs Winner of March 20 (Galaxy Note 5)
March 29 Winner of March 21 (Xperia Z5 Premium) vs BlackBerry Priv
March 30 Huawei Mate 8 vs Winner of March 22 (iPhone 6S)
March 31 Winner of March 23 (Galaxy S7) vs LG V10
April 1 Moto X Pure Edition vs Winner of March 24
April 2 Winner of March 25 vs Motorola Droid Maxx 2

Round 2 – Quarterfinals

April 3 Winner of March 26 vs Winner of March 27
April 4 Winner of March 28 vs Winner of March 29
April 5 Winner of March 30 vs Winner of March 31
April 6 Winner of April 1 vs Winner of April 2

Semi-final Round

April 7 Winner of April 3 vs Winner of April 4
April 8 Winner of April 5 vs Winner of April 6
Final Round
April 9 Winner of April 7 vs Winner of April 8


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...