10 Factors That Make the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 a High-End Handset

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2015-10-28
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    10 Factors That Make the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 a High-End Handset

    The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 boasts a number of features that shout "high end," including a "shatterproof" display, long battery life and customization options.
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    The Design Is All About Protection
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    The Design Is All About Protection

    The Droid Turbo 2 comes with a design that's all about protection. The device has a sturdy back case designed to handle spills and falls from a desk. In addition, Motorola has reinforced its screen and used hardened material to protect the device's spine. Motorola claims the Droid Turbo 2 will deliver a solid design and protection against falls, and it certainly appears that way.
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    There's More Customization Options
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    There's More Customization Options

    As with other Motorola devices, the Droid Turbo 2 is designed for customization addicts. Users will be able to use the Moto Maker platform to choose the type of housing, as well as colors and other key features. Motorola has dedicated much of its time and energy to its Moto Maker customization, so it's perhaps no surprise that one of its top products features the option.
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    'ShatterShield' Display Enables Handset to Survive Drops
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    'ShatterShield' Display Enables Handset to Survive Drops

    One of the more interesting additions to the Turbo 2 is its "ShatterShield" display. According to Motorola, the 5.4-inch Quad HD screen built into the Droid Turbo 2 is completely "shatterproof." The company claims that a special coating and protective features all but eliminate the chances the screen will fracture when dropped.
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    That Is Some Serious Battery Life
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    That Is Some Serious Battery Life

    Enterprise customers seeking a higher-end smartphone that can last all day will find a winner in the Droid Turbo 2. Motorola says that the smartphone is capable of lasting for 48 hours on a single charge. While there are some other products that boast of long battery life, few and far between can say that they can actually stay on for two days.
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    Motorola Says It's Also  Water Repellent
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    Motorola Says It's Also Water Repellent

    Motorola and Verizon are also touting the Turbo 2's water resistance. In fact, Motorola calls the Droid Turbo 2 "water-repellent." The device achieves that designation by offering an "advanced nano-coating technology" that seals surface pores and keeps water out.
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    Motorola Goes With the High-End Snapdragon CPU
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    Motorola Goes With the High-End Snapdragon CPU

    If Motorola wants to take on the likes of Apple and Samsung, it needs to deliver a high-end experience. And the only way to do that is with a nice processor. The Droid Turbo 2 delivers on that by offering the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. The chip has a 2GHz clock speed and runs eight cores. Alongside that is the Adreno 430 GPU. In other words, under the hood, the Droid Turbo 2 can hang with the best of them.
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    A Top-Notch Camera for a Top-Notch Device
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    A Top-Notch Camera for a Top-Notch Device

    To its credit, Motorola didn't skimp on its camera technology. The Droid Turbo 2's rear-facing camera has 21 megapixels and support for 4K video recording. On the front side, users will find a 5-megapixel camera with night mode and a wide-angle lens. All in all, the cameras sound quite nice.
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    The 'Turbocharging' Features Add Battery Life
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    The 'Turbocharging' Features Add Battery Life

    No device named the Turbo 2 is complete without the ability to be turbocharged. The smartphone comes with a Turbocharging feature that will add 13 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. And for those who don't like to be tethered, the Droid Turbo 2 supports PMA and Qi wireless chargers, though such accessories don't come in the box.
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    Data Storage Options Are Outstanding
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    Data Storage Options Are Outstanding

    While it's always nice to have ample onboard storage, the Droid Turbo 2 still gets the job done. The device comes in 32GB and 64GB variants, which puts it in line with many midrange and some high-end smartphones. That said, the smartphone also includes support for microSD cards with up to 2TB of storage. Many devices currently on store shelves have only a fraction of that through microSD, making the Turbo 2 a standout in terms of storage.
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    The Price Runs Toward the Higher End
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    The Price Runs Toward the Higher End

    The Motorola Droid Turbo 2's price is about what customers would expect from a high-end Android smartphone trying to get attention in a crowded market. The device starts at $624 off contract, but comes with lifetime tech support and free returns. For that price, customers will need to accept one caveat: It's available only at Verizon.
 

At long last, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to get their hands on Motorola's latest Droid model smartphone starting on Oct. 29. The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 will launch on Verizon's network that date, providing a high-end experience to customers who are looking for an alternative handset model that is comparable to an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Note. In fact, the Droid Turbo 2 is trying to break out from the shadows of those competitors to become something that no other Motorola smartphone has been in the last several years—a mobile market standout in features and design. To achieve that goal, Motorola has bundled a number of high-end features into its smartphone, which it calls "shatterproof." As with previous models, Motorola has also added customization to the features lineup to make the device more appealing. It's unclear whether all of the bundled options will bring it sales success, but Verizon and Motorola are betting that it will be a popular addition to its smartphone lineup. Read on to learn more about what makes the Turbo 2 one of the best examples of the Droid smartphone line.

 
 
 
 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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