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Which Droid Smartphone Should You Choose?

Droid MAXX 2 and Droid Turbo 2
Posted: October 31, 2015 at 3:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

If you are among those people who go to Verizon and buys whatever the salespeople recommends, then you probably won’t be reading review articles like this. Verizon-branded Droid smartphones are always catered to these types of people though. While their quality and price varies, their phones aren’t usually among the high-end ones in terms of hardware and quality.

The Droid MAXX 2 and Droid Turbo 2, the two smartphones left in the Droid line up, may look and feel very similar; however, they are actually very different, especially when it comes to its price ($624 for Turbo and $384 for MAXX 2). So which of these smartphones is right for you? Let’s discuss it step by step in terms of what people usually look for a phone: design, camera, and performance.

Droid MAXX 2 and Droid Turbo 2

Here are our Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2. Image:

  • Design

Front view, the Droid MAXX 2 looks almost identical with the Moto X Pure Edition. It has similar thin bezels, metal frame, front-facing speakers, 5.5-inch display, and rounded back. If you look at its back, however, it has a dimple design with various choices for different backs.

On the other hand, the Turbo 2 loos a little different; it has a 5.4-inch AMOLED display, and it is also feels chunkier. While the difference isn’t that noticeable, the Turbo 2 is made to be a very durable device. It has a Verizon logo on the right side at the front of the device, dividing the speaker grill into two.

  • Camera

The camera on the Droid smartphones hasn’t always been their best feature. Both the Turbo 2 and MAXX 2 have a 21-megapixel rear camera, similar to the Moto X Pure. Although it is not the best on the market today, it still has a great camera that captures impressive photos, showing how far the cameras have come over the years.

  • Performance

The Turbo 2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor; while the MAXX 2 has a Snapdragon 615. The Snapdragon 615 is a mid-range SoC; hence, there is a notable difference from Snapdragon 810, which can be seen in most of the biggest flagship devices today.


More often than not, people decide on what they choose based on the performance. If your lifestyle calls for a rugged device, then you should be going for Turbo 2. However, if that’s not such a grave concern though, choose MAXX 2, which is half the price with a decent screen, and a sleeker design as well.