Both the Motorola altogether Verizon Wireless have just unveiled the DROID Turbo 2 alongside DROID Maxx 2 flagships for the carrier network. The newest member of the family will be the Turbo 2, a follow up version of last year’s Droid Turbo. Both the Maxx 2 and Droid Turbo making their way into the US carrier starting October 29th, Thursday.
The lower-end version of the Turbo 2 is so-called the Droid Maxx 2. Announced it as Verizon’s Moto X Play variant. While the DROID Turbo 2 mimics like Moto X Style, though, packs a slightly smaller 5.4-inch Quad HD AMOLED 540 ppi display.
Motorola has for the first time used the world’s foremost shatterproof display, called Moto ShatterShield, which suggests the display is guaranteed not to crack or shatter for up to 4 years. The new device is packed with the latest and greatest specifications, where the Turbo 2 screen is made up of five different layers that are specifically designed to absorb shock. There’s an exterior protective lens, and initerior lens, dual touch layers, a flexible AMOLED display and a rigid aluminium cahssis to say some.
In fact, Motorola is so confident in the technology that they are offering a four year warranty from the date of purchase to protect against shattering or cracking. The Droid Turbo 2 features a 5.4-inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 resolution) display, which works out to about 544 pixels per inch. Under the hood of it, you have a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM.
The Turbo 2 will be available in both 32GB and 64GB variations, although the 64GB model will only be available through Motorola’s Moto Maker website. A new addition this year is the inclusion of a microSD card slot, which supports up to 2TB of added storage. It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and is upgradable to 6.0 Marshmallow. It has a 3760mAh battery and what’s next?
The larger capacity model, however, includes access to a free program, known as “Design Refresh,” that gives owners the ability to change the design of the phone once in a two year period. First time around, the new DROID Turbo 2 can be customized through Moto Maker, which indeed gives you the option to choose the colour and backplate. It comes in Black Soft Grip, White Soft Grip, Grey Ballistic Nylon and Black Pebbled Leather colors.
Motorola DROID Turbo 2 Specifications:
- 5.4-inch (1440×2560 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED 540 ppi display with Moto Shattershield
- 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430 GPU
- 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32/64GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- 21MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera, 87-degree wide-angle lens, LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture , 1.4um pixel
- Dimensions: 149.8 x 78 x 7.6-9.2 mm (curve); Weight: 169g
- 4G LTE / 3G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC
- 3760mAh battery with Turbo charging, PMA and Qi wireless charging
The new Motorola’s Droid Turbo 2 will cost $26 per month for the 32GB model, and $30 for the 64GB model, which also includes the option to send the Turbo 2 back in exchange for a new one with a different design. Off contract price is initiated as $624 from Verizon.
About Motorola DROID Maxx 2 – Detailed:
If you happen to be a Verizon customer and have been waiting or an upgrade to a newer Android device, then its time finally came. Motorola has just officially unveiled its newest Verizon-exclusive device, the Droid Maxx 2.
Covering the gadget with a big Full HD display, a 21-megapixel rear and a massive 3630mAh battery, the Droid Maxx 2 is turning out to be one heck of a smartphone. Features a design that’s quite similar to the newly-announced Droid Turbo 2 and the Moto X Play. It comes with a big 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, we’d say that will be A-OK for some users, as the lower screen resolution will definitely help out in the battery department.
Even though the Droid Maxx 2 doesn’t incorporate the shatterproof technology, the grippy plastic back plate will be able to swap out with five different colours. The panel is covered in Gorilla Glass 3, which should help protect it from small drops and bumps. Motorola says that the power unit on Maxx 2 is non-removable but give users up to 48-hours of use on a single charge. It also comes with Motorola’s TurboPower charging technology that can give the phone 8 hours of use in just 15 minutes on the charger.
The Droid Maxx 2 is powered a 1.7GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 405 GPU. The device also comes with a 21MP rear-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The camera can be activated by performing a simple wrist twist gesture. Additional specs include 16GB of on-board storage (no 32GB option here), and microSD expansion up to 128GB.
It also runs a near-vanilla version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with a few unique Motorola customizations thrown on top. Droid Maxx 2 to see the Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade in the near future.
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 ( 4 x 1.1 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- 21MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 148 x 75 x 8.9-10.9mm; Weight: 169 grams
- 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11a/g/b/n (dual band), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
- 3630mAh battery
The Motorola DROID Maxx 2 comes in Black with Deep Sea Blue Back and White with Winter White Back colors. It will be available in all Verizon retail locations and online at verizonwireless.com this Thursday, October 29th for $16 per month.
If you’d like to purchase Droid Maxx 2 device without a contract, the Droid Maxx 2 will cost you $384. Verizon will also let you trade in your current smartphone for up to $300 off the price of one of these new Droids and also accepting phones with cracked screens for this limited-time promotion.