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Droid Turbo Vs Nexus 6: The Two Hot Moto Phones Compared


The comparison between the Motorola’s Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 is certainly one of the most fascinating ones. On one side, we have Google’s Flagship device; Nexus 6 and on the other hand, we have Motorola’s Droid Turbo, which has shifted hands from Google to Lenovo. Motorola is on the journey of its lifetime as Moto G and Moto X did exceptional market and were probably ranked amongst the top position for  user satisfaction. On the other hand, Nexus 5 was released early last year, which also made quite a mark for itself. To be really true, many people believe that it will be really difficult for Moto Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 to match up to the standard left by their predecessors.motorola-droid-turbo-google-nexus-6

Motorola has always had a good track record while making smartphones and Moto Droid Turbo will be expected to be the same. On the other hand, There will be a lot of expectations from Google’s Nexus 6. One of the major differences with Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 will be its availability. The success that Motorola has, had in the recent past will certainly compel the customers for Droid Turbo but as the device is only available with Verizon, you might just find its acquisition a bit difficult. On the contrary, Nexus 6 will be available with all the four major carriers, which will mean that there will be a more diverse range of choices. In spite of this, let us compare a few basic features of Droid Turbo and Nexus 6.

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Droid Turbo and Nexus 6: Specs Compared

Design

Both Motorola Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 hold on to a design which can be stated as taken from the previous models. As for Nexus 6, it is quite evident that the basic structure comes from Google’s Nexus 5 by LG. On the other hand, Moto Droid Turbo seems to have taken quite a few things from Motorola’s cult hit smartphone; Moto X. Interestingly, there is an uncanny similarity between Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 which is evident with one look at both the devices.

Display

The comparison between Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 in this section is a bit difficult to be concluded. Nexus 6 has a 5.96 inch display compared to 5.2 inch screen of Droid Turbo. Both the devices have an AMOLED display of the same resolution. The difference which sets Droid Turbo apart for me is the sharp images. Nexus 6 comes with a 493ppi compared to Droid Turbo’s 565ppi. The sharper images and truer color certainly add to the viewing experience.

Processor

This is something when we call it neck to neck battle. In the previous sections, either of the one has slipped past the other on a thin margin. But when it comes to the processors, both Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 comes with a 2.7 GHz Adreno 420 Snapdragon 805 processor. Both the devices come with a 3GB RAM, adding to the user experience.

Operation System

I practically do not find a justified reason to compare Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 with the Operating system that they house. Droid Turbo runs on Android KitKat 4.4.4 OS and Nexus will be having Android L. It is expected that Droid Turbo will have an Android L roll out soon after Android L is officially launched with Nexus 6.

Memory & Battery

To be very true, both Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 are very much on the same shores. Both the devices will only have 32 GB and 64 GB variants. Nexus 6 will house a 3220 mAh battery while Droid Turbo will boast of a 3900 mAh battery.

Camera

So if you are a part time mobile photographer, you will love to have Droid Turbo by your side. Droid Turbo comes with a primary camera of 21 MP with LED Flash and a 2MP front camera for selfies. As I have praised Droid Turbo already, it does not mean, Nexus 6 fails to put along a good camera. It does so, but is certainly behind Droid Turbo by a long way. Nexus 6 comes with a 13 MP primary camera with dual LED flash and a 2 MP front camera selfies and video calls. Droid Turbo certainly beats Nexus 6 by a long margin here.

Price

Well, now price is a very important factor as well. Verizon holds the exclusive rights for Droid Turbo and the device will be available at a price of $199.99 in case the customer agrees to sign a two year deal with Verizon. The price will climb up to $599.99 once you decide to buy Droid Turbo without the two year deal. On the other hand, Nexus 6 will be available with all the four major service providers. None of them have released the price as of now. Of what we know, Nexus 6 will cost the customers $649 without any deal.

Verdict

To be frank, Nexus is a brand which you can trust. In addition, Google will be certainly looking forward to match up with Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus with its Nexus 6. A lot will be expected out of Nexus 6 as well as Android Lollipop. On the other hand, Motorola is one of the most consistent smartphone makers. Moto X has been a cult hit and the company will be looking forward to maintain the reputation that Moto X has built. So, if you are looking for my views, it will be Droid Turbo. The primary reason being its equality with Nexus 6 with the majority of the fields. To add to it, Droid Turbo comes better camera and battery. I will rate both the devices on near about equal terms, but would prefer to give Droid Turbo a chance.


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Writer and specialized in Mobile Phones (iOS, Android, BB etc), who was with the TND team since it's inception. Other than Blogging, he is also pursuing his graduation on Business Management at CA, California University. All posts by Wayne

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