Both LG and Motorola have collaborated with Google, creating Nexus devices that have been introduced along with the latest Android version, at that time. This year, Motorola was pushed aside and its place was taken by Huawei, so it focused more on its products and beside the Moto family, the company had released two more devices: the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2. But in this article we’ll compare only the Turbo 2 with LG’s G4 flagship, which came with a totally new design.
Designs and Displays
The Droid Turbo 2 is sold by Verizon and its design is similar to that of the Moto X Pure Edition, featuring a plastic back, curved on the edges and featuring a vertical strip in the top half of the back, which contains the rear camera and the logo. The back is available in a variety of patterns/materials, as it follows: Black/Soft-Grip, Black/Pebble Leather, Gray/Ballistic Nylon and Winter White/Soft-Grip, while the physical dimensions are 149.9 x 78 x 9.2 mm, resulting in a total weight of 170.1 grams. The unique feature of this phone is the shatterproof display, which has a five-layer system that makes the screen difficult to crack. Its diagonal measures 5.4-inch and the screen technology is AMOLED, from Samsung, being capable to offer a QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at 540 ppi.
The LG G4 kept the 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen which supports 1440 x 2560 pixels at 538 ppi, but the exterior suffered major changes. LG ditched the faux metal back and replaced it with genuine leather, which has vertical stitches running down the middle of the back, but there is also another model with a plastic back with a 3D diamond pattern, which looks less luxurious. However, you’ll see that the power and volume keys are still placed on the back, below the rear camera, and you can use your index finger to reach them. As for the dimensions of the phablet, they’re 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm and the weight is only 155 grams.
The Turbo 2 is a more powerful device, featuring the newer Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor (quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57) which is backed by an Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM, and has two variants of internal memories of 32 or 64GB, which can be expanded up to 200GB with a microSD card.
LG opted for the previous Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor (quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57) because it doesn’t overheat that badly. The hardware configuration is completed by an Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM, and the internal memory is also expandable, from 32GB up to 128GB.
Cameras and Batteries
The rear camera of the Droid Turbo 2 has a high resolution of 21MP and an aperture of f/2.0, supporting features such as phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and 4K video capture, while the front camera supports 5MP and has a LED flash for taking great selfies at night. The main camera of the LG G4 has a resolution of 16MP, an aperture of f/1.8 and the list of features includes laser autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size and, of course, 4K video recording. The front camera supports 5MP and has an aperture of f/2.0.
The 3760 mAh battery of the Motorola device should offer 2 days of continuous talk on 3G, being also packed with Qi and Powermat wireless charging pads. The LG G4 has a smaller battery of 3000mAh, but it’s removable and when its life starts decreasing, you can buy a new one.