Will The DROID Turbo Outperform The Galaxy S5?

August 11, 2014

Leaked photo of the Motorola DROID Turbo.

New details of Motorola’s upcoming DROID Turbo suggest  it will boast similar, if not faster, speeds as the Samsung Galaxy S5. With the Galaxy S5 currently holding the title as the market’s fastest and most powerful smartphone, this is big news. So, just how much of a threat does the Motorola DROID Turbo pose to Samsung’s flagship smartphone?

AndroidAuthority.com first broke the story about the DROID Turbo, revealing some if the device’s specs in a leaked screenshot. The screenshot reveals a Motorola device, presumably the DROID Turbo, running on the Verizon Wireless network. Listed specs include a Snapdragon 805 processor (clocked at 2.65GHz processor), 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 1440 x 2560 resolution with a 360 x 640 DPI, 4.49″ display, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, 20-megapixel primary camera.

Assuming the specs accurate, there are a few notable features included in the Motorola DROID Turbo that rival the Galaxy S5. For starters, 3GB of RAM is a nice upgrade from the traditional 2GB found in most smartphones. Extra RAM means more multitasking with less lag, which is something we can all use.

Another notable feature included in the DROID Turbo is its 20-megapixel camera — a substantial boost from the Galaxy S5’s current 16-megapixel camera. Motorola is known for pushing the envelope when it comes to its smartphone cameras, so 20 megapixels is certainly believable. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean it will boast the same quality as the Galaxy S5’s 16-megapixel camera. Samsung did a phenomenal job at implementing a professional-quality camera into the Galaxy S5. Can Motorola do the same?

But there are some disadvantages to choosing the DROID Turbo over the Galaxy S5, such as the smaller display screen. While the screen size has yet to be officially confirmed by Motorola, AndroidAuthority hints that it will be just 4.49″. Granted, that’s still larger than the Apple iPhone 5S, but it fails in comparison to the Galaxy S5’s big and bold display. Consumers today want bigger displays on their smartphones, and while the DROID Turbo has some pretty killer specs, its small display could be a deal-breaker for many users.

Motorola is expected to release the Moto G2 and Moto +1 in September. There’s no word on a release date for the DROID Turbo, but some analysts are predicting it will either happen in September or October.

What do you think about the DROID Turbo? Let us know in the comments section below!

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