The 32GB Motoroal Droid Turbo 2 starts at $624, while a 32GB Moto X Pure Edition starts at $449. For the extra $175, you get ShatterShield, approximately double the battery life, a slightly more powerful processor, and a ton of Verizon bloatware.
For Verizon customers, this is a tough choice. The Moto X is really strong, but we give a slight edge to the Droid Turbo 2. ShatterShield is absolutely legit, and the best thing to come to smartphones since LTE. On top of that, the battery performance is top notch. Why can’t every smartphone battery be this good?
Motorola needs to do a bit more work to boost the display’s brightness and color reproduction, but that’s a minor tradeoff for the peace of mind the “world’s first shatterproof display” offers. The Verizon bloatware is also an issue, and Android Marshmallow can’t come soon enough.
- ShatterShield is awesome!
- Great battery life, fast charging
- Good performance
- MicroSD card slot
- Decent speakers
- Display quality a bit drab
- Camera good, but others are much better
- Too much Verizon bloatware