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Motorola Droid Turbo vs Samsung Galaxy S5 – Don’t Look Only At Their Designs!


Motorola is extremely proud of its new achievement, the Droid Turbo flagship with an interesting design and high-end components, but another phone that might interest you, even if it has been released a while ago. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 made a good impression and outperformed many devices of its generation, but can it defeat the Droid Turbo?

Samsung Galaxy S5

This device is unique in its own way, but we’re referring to the dotted design that made it famous, although some voices will say that it’s ugly and makes it look cheap. It’s a matter of tastes, but what’s more important is how the phone performs. Its exterior and internal components are protected against dust and water, and if we’re referring to its dimensions, let’s say that it’s 38 percent slimmer and 17 percent lighter than the Droid Turbo. It measures 142×72.5×8.1mm and its weight is 145grams, making it easily grippale and fittable in any pocket.

Its display is Super AMOLED and measures 5.1inches, offering a high resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and a pixel density of 432ppi, and the screen benefits from Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Below the screen you’ll find the fingerprint scanner and the heart rate monitor sits on the back, below the camera.

The processor is Krait 400 with four cores, clocked at 2.5GHz, supported by an improved Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset that gives all the support to the Adreno 330 GPU. The phone runs on Android v4.4.2 (KitKat), has 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of storage, with the possibility to add a microSD card and obtain 128GB.

The camera on its back is 16GB and the other one is 2MP. The battery has a capacity of 2800mAh and lasts approximately 21 hours when talking on the phone.

Motorola Droid Turbo

For the first time, Motorola used ballistic nylon material for Droid Turbo’s chassis, which makes it look amazing, very stylish and why not, futuristic! The physical dimensions of the model are 143.5×73.3mm, being 8.3mm at the top and 11.2mm at the bottom, and weights 169grams. The phone has a weak protection against water, more likely a splash resistance, but its screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top of it.

Its processor has a processor with 8% higher speed than the Galaxy S5, being a Krait 450 with four cores clocked at 2.7GHz. The chipset is Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and the graphics are the latest from Adreno 420, making an ideal team with 3GB of RAM. The drawback of the device is the unexpandable internal memory, which comes in variants of 32 and 64GB.

The rear camera will surely amaze you, having a resolution of 21MP and many features that will help you shoot accurate photos. The front camera is good enough at 2MP. The battery is gigantic at 3900mAh and Motorola claims that it can provide 2 days of talktime on 3G. This phone came loaded with Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), and it’s waiting anxiously to be upgraded to v5.0 (Lollipop).