Last year, Motorola released the first Droid Turbo. It was a beast. It was one of the first (and only) phones to be released with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor (one of the last good Snapdragon processors). It had a QHD AMOLED display. It had a 20 MP camera. It was a Moto X on steroids. Any non-Verizon user was jealous.
Today, not so much. Motorola announced the Droid Turbo 2 today and to be honest, it’s a little disappointing.
Of course, I find all phones with a Snapdragon 808 or a Snapdragon 810 to be disappointing, but that’s not why. While the display is still QHD, it is no longer AMOLED. It’s P-OLED.
Almost everyone I speak to fears burn-in on an OLED display. I tell them that they’re overreacting. After all, if you use your phone an average amount for the span of your two year contract, you’re not going to experience the problem. Well, assuming that your phone has an AMOLED display.
P-OLED displays require more power to light up those pixels, so they degrade much faster. Anyway, on to the rest of the phone.
The camera will be awesome. It’s a 21 MP sensor with PDAF. PDAF is a must in phones these days, as Samsung and Apple use it to generate perfectly focused images. There’s also a 5 MP front camera, which is pretty much the standard.
The rest is all pretty standard. It uses a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and comes in 32 and 64 GB variants.
One exciting thing is that the Droid Turbo 2 comes with Motorola’s ShatterShield technology, claiming the device is virtually unbreakable.
The Droid Turbo 2 will be available from Verizon (as always) on October 29.