The Droid Turbo 2 is a high end Android smartphonemade by Motorola, available exclusively in the United States for the Verizon Droidbrand. Outside of the United States, it is branded as theMoto X Force. It was released on October 27, 2015.[1] The phone is marketed as having "the world's first shatterproof screen."[2]

Hardware Edit

It features a 2 gigahertz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 gigabytes of RAM, 32 or 64 gigabytes of internal storage which can be expanded up to 2 terabytes with a MicroSD card. It has a 5.4-inch AMOLED display, a 3,760mAh battery as well as support for Motorola's TurboPower and QualcommQuick Charge 2.0 both PMA and Qi wireless charging standards, and a 21-megapixel main camera flanked by a 5MP front camera with a flash.[3][4]

This was the first Droid phone to be customizable through Motorola's Motomaker service, which allows customers to select various materials, frame colors, and accent colors. The service also allows users to add a custom greeting which shows up during the Droid Turbo 2's initial startup screen, and customers who choose the pebbled leather back can also get a custom engraving. The 64 GB version comes with a free "Design Refresh" which allows owners to trade in their phone for a newly designed one within a year of the original purchase date.[5]

The Droid Turbo 2 features a mono speaker in the bottom right corner and a microphone to the left of it. Because both look exactly the same, many assumed that the Turbo 2 featured stereo sound. This included some reviewers. This has caused some confusion among users because they expect the microphone to play audio when it doesn't.

Shatterproof screen Edit

It features Motorola's "ShatterShield" technology, which consists of two touchscreen elements, reinforced by an internal aluminum frame to make it resistant to bending and cracking, although this does not protect against scratches or other superficial screen damage. The top layer of the display is designed to be user-replaceable. The screen and case also have a water repellent coating.[4][6] The screen comes with a full four year guarantee from Motorola.