Droid Turbo Is Just A Supermanic Version Of Moto X
Motorola has long been confusing its Verizon Wireless customers by launching the Moto X and Droid phone, which are basically the same.
Last year, the company released three different Droid versions, allowing a variety of screen size and battery life to the customers. But this year, Motorola just decided to slim down the options and instead beef up Moto X that had been barely digested by the market by then.
While in black and white, Droid Turbo exceeds expectations and leaves Moto X far, far away. However, now that we have the phone in our hands, Droid Turbo is just a slightly improved version of Moto X. To sum up:
The Verizon-exclusive Droid Turbo is a Moto X with a better battery and a better camera, but in a package that’s hard to describe as an “improvement” on the original. – TechCrunch
Of course, one major difference that Motorola must have spent days and nights on, is the different casing of Moto X and Droid Turbo. But once you get inside the casing, there’s nothing extraordinarily distinguishing among the two phones.
Let’s take you through the specs of the grand wonder of Motorola:
- 48 hours mixed usage time, 675 hours standby
- 5.2-inch 2560×1440, 565 ppi display
- 2.7 GHz quad-core processor
- 3 GB of RAM
- 21 MP rear-camera
- Android 4.4
- 169 g
Amazing, no? Well wait till you see Moto X:
- 13 hours usage time, 576 hours standby
- 4.7 inch, 720 x 1280, 312 ppi display
- 1.7 GHz Dual-core Krait processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 10 MP rear camera
- Android v4.2.2, (upgradable to v4.4.4 and v5.0 Lollipop)
- 130 g
Apart from the camera and battery life, there is no massive improvement in the specs department of Droid, compared to Moto X. And even the battery life is a compromise. Though the Droid phone boasts of pretty unbelievable battery time, it actually is unbelievable and unrealistic.
It says 48 hours of mixed usage, which clearly indicates you will have to put your phone down and let it rest in order to reach the 48 hour milestone. Apart from that, Motorola came up with its Turbo Charger pretty conveniently for the same phone that shows off its tireless battery.
The Turbo Charger is a super charger that will charge the devices at a much faster rate compared to our same old lame chargers. Allowing 8 hours of life within just 15 minutes of charging? Too good to be true. And fortunately, it IS true.
Similarly, HTC did not hesitate to jump onto the life line and release their rapid charger too, along the lines of Turbo’s Superman-ic charger.
Though Droid Turbo has a quad core processor, while Moto X is still stuck with dual core, somehow the performance of both phones appears to be the same. Launching apps and navigating the interface results in the same speed in both phones. The only visible difference is while booting the phones.
Coming to the camera itself, while Moto X’s camera has been receiving a lot of complaints, Droid Turbo’s camera has an inbuilt focusing feature and well, it’s 21 MP! But when you see the results of both… you can not really decide which one’s from which camera.
Think we’re being a little too harsh over here? Check out the gallery for pictures from both cameras HERE.
Featured Image: Computerworld