Last night Verizon and Motorola held an event to launch new Droid phones. The Droid Turbo 2 was more of interest to me with its extensive specifications, but more importantly a useful new feature – a shatterproof screen.
Before we talk about the screen, these are the key specs –
– Operating system – Android 5.1 Lollipop
-Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Adreno 430 GPU, Natural Language Processor, Contextual Computing Processor
– Rear camera 21MP, f/2.0 aperture, phase-detect autofocus, duel LED flash, 4K video @ 30fps
– Front camera 5MP, f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle lens, 1.4um pixel
– Display 5.4-inch POLED Quad HD (1440×2560) 540 ppi
– Battery 3760 mAh, with Qi and PowerMat wireless charging
– Networks CDMA (850/1900); GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900); UMTS/HSPA+(850/900/1900/2100); LTE (B2/3/4/5/7/13)
– SIM Nano-SIM
– Wifi 802.11ac with MIMO
– Bluetooth 4.1 LE
– Other NFC, Infrared sensors
– Storage 32GB/64GB with microSD
– RAM 3GB
– Dimensions 149.8 x 78 x 7.6-9.2 mm
– Weight 169 grams
So the Motorola X Style has been beefed up with a bigger battery, extra sensors and Qi/Powermat Wireless charging. And then there is the shatter proof display. Quite a big claim from Motorola, but in tests carried out on YouTube, the screen does not shatter when dropped. Now all phones need this tech but I doubt manufacturers would want to add this as nobody would need to buy a new phone if they broke their old one when the screen cracked!
However, the Verizon logo printed on the front of the phone is awful.