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Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – A Quick Comparison

In the age of smart and powerful phones that can almost do anything you desire, big companies keep on upgrading their models to suit you best. These gadgets are much loved and often hyped too. Most companies have their own way of making things special and stirring the new product features. All this to achieve higher sales and stay on top of the market. Motorola and Samsung both roll out popular devices that are laced with exclusive features.motorola-droid-turbo-verizon-vs-galaxy-note-4

Verizon Droid Turbo from Motorola and Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung are two extraordinary devices, which have been launched recently. Let us see in depth, how the gadgets look and what’s really inside for you to buy.


Verizon’s Droid Turbo vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4:


Both devices come from a very specific series and continue the tradition of the pack. Droid Turbo is made of metal with a touch of Kevlar and other material called Metalized Glass Fiber (MGF). The phone carries an overall Droid series feel and is lightweight. The metals used in the chassis make it highly durable. Samsung’s Note 4 comes with a stylus and looks more like a phablet. Note 4 comes in a metallic frame and feels better in your hand while you work.


Comparing the sizes there is a big difference. Looking at the size of the display screen Note 4 is 5.7 inch Super AMOLED where as Droid Turbo is just 5.2 inch AMOLED. Not that anyone complains, but there is a lot in the display that matters when it comes to phablets. The pixel density of Droid is higher than Galaxy Note 4 at 565 ppi and 515 ppi respectively. Dimension wise Note 4 is bigger with 6.04×3.09×0.33 inches, but Droid Turbo has only 5.65×2.89×0.44 inches. The interesting fact is that both devices weigh the same at about 6.21 ounces.

Unique Features

Note 4 has the stylus, which is very called S Pen that is exclusive to Note series by Samsung. Motorola Droid has an exclusive front speaker, which Samsung Note 4 lacks. Splash resistant makes Droid 4 favorite as it has a special nano-coating to protect itself. Samsung and water splash will not get along as there is not such protection.


Motorola Droid has a great 20.7MP rear camera, but Galaxy Note 4 has only 16MP camera. Both have LED Flash but Droid has a Dual LED flash to make things better. The mobiles can capture 4K videos and give better results in low-light conditions. Front facing camera are 3.7MP(Note 4) and 2MP(Droid) respectively. You better buy Samsung Note 4 if you love selfies.

OS and Processor

Time to unravel the software and hardware of the gadgets. Both phones have the same and highly powerful chipsets in the world, Snapdragon 805 APQ8084. It is a quad core Krait 450 with high processing capabilities up to 2.7 GHz. 3GB of 64-bit LPDDR3 RAM is also common in both the phones. Both phones have Android 4.4 but the software is different. Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI and Droid’s pure Android feel are the key here. Note 4 is more resource hungry, but you can multitask on any of them. Verizon’s Droid Turbo is more likely to get the in-house upgrade for Android Lollipop from Google.

Internal Storage and Battery Backup

Storage lovers can have their pick as Droid Turbo has both 32GB and 64GB variants, but has not lot to increase. Unlike Galaxy Note 4 that has only 32GB model, yet comes with a slot to increase it up to 128GB.

Battery wise, Note 4 has a 3,220mAh powerbank where as Droid Turbo has a bigger 3,900mAh battery. So the latter clocks more.


Droid Turbo is sold via Verizon starting at $199 while Samsung Galaxy Note 4 starts at $299.99 (both with a 2-year contract).


Out of these two smartphones, I would have, personally, selected the Note 4. But, it’s up to you to choose the right device for you. If you choose to go for Motorola Droid Turbo smartphone, you should opt for a Verizon plan, while Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is available for almost every carrier. If you are interested in a large screen Android powerhouse, it would be better to choose Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but if you are looking for a premium device with a bit of smaller screen, then go for Motorola’s Droid Turbo for Verizon. For your consideration, you should try checking Apple iPhone 6 Plus too.

About Sara Rose

She has spent the past 4 years playing the role of an IT consultant, and has now joined The Next Digit as a full time blogger. Her current profession is a result of her deep experience in computer gadgets, laptops, gaming accessories and other tech updates.

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