New items can only be bought in shops or on popular forums. The appropriate model might not be available, the guarantee was only in the store and could be limited to a few months, and some details (in the case of any problems) had to wait for weeks. This did not deter the most ardent fans of the Moto, and rare, but you could see the exotic device in their hands. In the next month, Motorola officially returns to our retail. For fans of this very important event, because now the favorite brand for them to be closer, will normal service and other small pleasures. We could not get on this side, and took the review Motorola Droid Turbo 2, which is sold in Europe (and will be sold by us) called Moto X Force.
Packaging and first impressions: review Motorola Droid Turbo 2
On review, we got exactly review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 – US Exclusive from Verizon Wireless. Contrary to popular belief, the smart phone is not locked to a specific net and running in our networks, but sometimes recalls that SIM-card is not in it from Verizon. It comes device in a fairly large black box. Inside, in addition, to the smartphone is documentation, clip to extract the SIM-card tray and charging station with support for Turbo Charge technology. Cable to charge non-removable, single cable for connecting to a computer is not supplied, but it is unlikely for some it becomes a problem because the cord c microUSB is practically at all.
Design and usability: review Motorola Droid Turbo 2
Outside the device will not please everyone. It is big enough and tough unit. Distinguish review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 from X Force can be an inscription «Droid» on the back of the device and Verizon logo below the display. If the “mark” is, then you have in the hands of the American sample. Branded services Moto Maker will not be in our region, and for those who want the custom, body have to bother with the purchase. Not sure that the efforts and the additional expenditure of money and time will be justified.
In the hands of a smartphone review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 came to us with a black plastic rear lid and a red accent around the camera and earpiece. In Moto Maker’s can change the color of the frame and the front panel; the back can be plastic, leather or ballistic nylon. Due to the abundance of sensors on the front panel, it is better to choose a black, despite the fact that it is more easily soiled. Frame contour smartphone metal, its color varies depending on the choice of the front panel color.
The display is not covered by the glass, and plastic. But it is worth it (plastic) underestimated, if not to emphasize that the display does not protect the glass that no one will notice. This screen protector is the hallmark review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 – Floor displays shockproof (Shatterproof). The assurances of the company, no matter how you dropped your smartphone (within reason, of course), the display is easily survived. While minor scratches on it may still appear. Opportunities to test the durability of the screen we have, unfortunately, no. Oleophobic coating on the plastic is present. The tactile top layer is not much different from the glass.
The enclosure itself is large enough – 149.8 x 78x 7.6 mm and weighs 169 grams. Due to slightly beveled edges of the smartphone review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 holds good in the hand, but to fully operate the device with one hand will be problematic and not feasible for everyone. The power button is rough, and the volume rocker smooth. They are located on the right side that quickly remembered. On top of the device, a headphone jack, a number SIM-card tray and microSD memory card. The bottom connector has microUSB. On the back window of the main camera, dual flash and two additional microphones.
The front panel beside the standard set of sensors, speakers and camera (with flash) are four infrared sensors that activate the Moto Display function. Enough to wave your hand over the screen and the screen displays the time and notice. Two slots are located under the display: one microphone, the second – in speaker.
All this is quite well-collected and some global observations do not call. It so happened that the smartphone will bring up all the dust out of his pocket (it can be clearly seen on the majority of the photos), it will be hammered into the slot and speaker design on the back, which is very important for the plastic and the cover of ballistic nylon. But you can live with it. As for the rest, if you like the look, then any major drawbacks you will not find.
Display: review Motorola Droid Turbo 2
The pictures review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 will please not for everyone. But let’s start with the good. The display is 5.4 inches, and resolution 2560 by 1440 pixels (540 ppi). Of course, consider the single pixel without any additional devices will not work. The screen is protected with several layers of impact-resistant plastic, which allows keeping it whole in case of a fall. The display backlight will be enough for a sunny day, and its minimum value does not dazzle at night. Auto Adjust the brightness sometimes works with a small but noticeable delay. But it adjusts the backlight is very precise and comfortable for the user.
Unfortunately, some problems in the display are still there. The viewing angles are maximal but typical for AMOLED-matrices “blue filter” appears in the picture with a minimum turning the device. The colors traditionally oversaturated compared to IPS. For those who are accustomed to such screens, it’s no problem, but the followers of IPS-matrix will be difficult. Outlines off the display visible under the plastic front panel due to multiple layers of protection. Reminiscent of a small air space, although not particularly striking.
In general, the display can forgive minor flaws is his strength. Competitive smartphones that can not boast of, but the image quality they will be higher.
Sound: review Motorola Droid Turbo 2
By a strange coincidence, the flagship review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has not received the front stereo speakers. The reasons for this decision are unknown. In any case, the main speaker mediocre smartphone. No, it sounds good, but in comparison with competitors, he loses a little. It is true this is just about the music playback, gaming and video sound enough. Signal quality headphone Droid Turbo 2 does not disappoint. Sound familiar to me Monster Jamz and Ultimate Ears are very pleased.
Cameras: review Motorola Droid Turbo 2
The weak point reviews Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has always been the camera. The specifications say 21 megapixels, dual flash, fast auto focus, f / 2.0, video recording with a resolution of 4K and slow motion video in 720p. All this is true. But in practice, the camera is not so good. In daylight, of course, turn out great pictures with vibrant colors and detail, but in muted tones or at night to get a good picture is more complicated.
When artificial light photos may be blurred, so I have to hold the camera without moving the extra second. Continuous shooting cannot help for dynamic scenes. Well, in a bad light to make a good shot at once will not work. Approaching the picture you will see a lot of noise and blurred parts. Flash will certainly help, but it will very much depend on the situation and environment.
The standard camera app starts gesture optional – you need to quickly turn the brush twice. It is convenient and quickly gets used to this. Among the very simple setup: the quality of pictures and videos, including flash, HDR mode, a timer can be set manually select the focus point and exposure, as well as the inclusion of geo and choosing a place to store photos. In short, it is not frills. Manual ISO settings, shutter speed and other things do not.
The front camera of the review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has a resolution of 5 MP and flash. She has the same problems as in the main camera. So that are passionate Instagram and constantly makes self, this smartphone is hardly satisfied.
But if the best camera is not one of the main requirements when selecting a new gadget, such opportunities in the review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 should be sufficient. In comparison with the current flagship competition, it still loses.
Hardware platform and software: review Motorola Droid Turbo 2
The performance flagship of Motorola does not hold. This is one of the best smartphones of last year. So, inside eight-processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994), video Adreno 430, 3 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB storage with expandable memory cards. Naturally, this iron is enough for any task. Like all devices with Snapdragon 810, the excess heat will be displayed during the games and watching videos. Hands do not burn, but the slight discomfort of this will be. Test results expectedly high. A complete set of all kinds of sensors and receivers (including wireless charging) is present.
The device management is powered by Android 5.1.1. Subjectively, you should use something like Apex for more rational use of available space on such a large screen (launcher allows you to control the desktop grid, whereby the screen can fit more icons and adjust their size).
The smartphone review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is to get an upgrade to Android Marshmallow, but as practice shows, the first Droid Turbo, this can happen after a long delay.
Autonomy: review Motorola Droid Turbo 2
The review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has a battery capacity of 3760 mAh. In my use of the time, I managed to get an average of 4-5 hours of the screen. This is a normal result, at the end of the day, the smartphone remained stable around 15-25%. Unfortunately, marketers receive the promised 48 hours of work will not work on a single charge. It would be very interesting to see how many would be able to survive such a device with a display resolution of Full HD, instead Quad HD.
With much help out, so it is a complete charger. With its help charge the battery from 0 to 100% is possible in just 1 hour and 20 minutes, and if the battery was not completely discharged, the recovery will take about an hour. It looks like the discharged charging device: 10 minutes – 17%, 30 minutes – 54%, 60 minutes – 92%, 80 minutes – 100%. In other words, if you have two of these units (the first house on the second), you cannot worry about the battery consumption.
Pros of the review Motorola Droid Turbo 2:
Shock-resistant display, powerful filling, the presence of slots for memory cards, pure Android, fast charging of large batteries, gestures to launch the camera and flashlight function Moto Display
Cons of the review Motorola Droid Turbo 2:
The blue “filter” on the screen with minimal turn, the inability to customize the display of images, there is a fingerprint reader, a relatively simple design
Conclusion of the review Motorola Droid Turbo 2
The review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has turned out a good device, but not without problems. The review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 price in the US for the base model will have to pay $ 624 (excluding tax). Still, for the money, it is not suited to everyone. Especially that among today’s flagship Droid Turbo 2 looks better than offerings from A-brands. But the smartphone has one distinct advantage – it is impact-resistant display, although he loses the quality of the image. This review Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is really like because it is people who often drops his smartphone and smash the display. The enclosure can still be hurt, but the screen will be saved even after a serious fall, which will save a decent amount in the service center. To all, the device will appreciate the performance and pure Android. Of course, fans of the brand will be very happy with this gadget.