Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Motorola Mobility just took its most powerful phone of 2015, and put it on steroids. Ladies and gentlemen, the Droid Turbo 2 is now official, and yes it's a Moto X Style (Pure Edition) on steroids. It is also the world's first flagship phone to be equipped with a shatterproof display. Top that up with a whopping two days battery life (mixed usage) and things starts to get very interesting.

The Droid Turbo 2 is the successor to last year's Droid Turbo and is a Verizon-exclusive in the US. The phone has been priced at $624 for the base 32GB variant, while the 64GB variant of the phone will cost buyers $720. It will be available starting October 29.

Moreover, the Droid Turbo 2 is also the first Droid smartphone that is eligible for customisation through Motorola's Moto Maker tool.

Coming to the main USP of the device, Motorola's Droid Turbo 2 comes with a shatterproof screen that will not crack or break with ease, according to the company. Motorola calls it the ShatterShield. To break it up for you, the screen is made of five different layers: an exterior protective lens, an interior lens, dual touch layer, a flexible AMOLED display (P-OLED panel) and an aluminum chassis.

The set up has been designed to absorb shock. Although the Droid Turbo 2 is practically indestructible, according to Motorola, the company has you covered in case things get dirty. The Droid Turbo 2 comes with a four year warranty should you shatter or crack it.

The phone is also resistant to accidental spillage or rain thanks to a protective nano-coating. It is however not water-proof like the Moto G Gen 3.

The Droid Turbo 2 comes with a 5.4-inch Quad HD display with a 2560x1440 pixels resolution and 544 pixels per inch. It is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone supports up to 2TB of expandable memory via microSD card.

It sports a 21-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The 4G LTE capable handset runs almost stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and will be upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The Droid Turbo 2 uses a 3,760mAh battery and ships with a TurboCharger that can provide up to 13 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging, according to the company.

The company also announced the Droid Maxx 2 which is simply a rebranded Moto X Play on Verizon network (again an exclusive to the US).

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