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Galaxy S5 vs Motorola Droid Turbo – power vs popularity

There has been a recent leak revealing Motorola’s new Droid Turbo flagship, which will certainly go up against the Samsung Galaxy S5 which was released earlier this year. The Droid Turbo will presumably come with an affordable price tag and specs that may actually outdo the Samsung Galaxy S5. There isn’t an exact release date for the Motorola Droid Turbo, but it will probably be launched sometime in October.

There’s always folks who are looking to upgrade from a mid-range phone to a high-end one, and whilst browsing the internet for feasible options, the Galaxy S5 is the most likely device to wink at these customers, and for good reason. The Galaxy S5 from Samsung is a pretty high-end device with a $700 price tag off-contract and it offers great specs for the considerable cash.

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The Galaxy S5 has been one of the most popular phones of 2014 and many have already got their hands on it, but if you’re among those who haven’t upgraded their device portfolio yet, you might be wondering what’s all the hype and why the Motorola Droid Turbo might be your other option. The Galaxy S5 was launched in February 2014 and has been the top selling phone on many e-commerce sites ever since. Besides the iPhone 5S, naturally.

The Galaxy S5 has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1080*1920 resolution and 432 ppi pixel density encased in a polycarbonate build with a perforated back, which has been criticized by many users as feeling cheap and hurting the appearance and overall impression of the Galaxy S5. Many have said that if Samsung had gone with a metal frame instead of a hollow plastic one, the Galaxy S5 could have been the flagship of the year. Alas, it has been surpassed by the smaller HTC One M8 with its beautiful metal build. Nonetheless, Samsung has since launched the Galaxy Alpha smartphone, which incorporates many of the Galaxy S5 specs into an aluminium chassis that looks infinitely better.

In any case, the Galaxy S5 design may not be the appropriate feature to compare to the Motorola Droid Turbo, because we have no idea what the Droid Turbo will be made of. Considering Motorola’s history, though, it will probably use an aluminium frame. The Motorola Droid Turbo will have a 4.6 inch QHD screen with a 2560*1440 resolution and a whopping 640 ppi pixel density, Snapdragon 805 CPU clocked at 2.65 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 20 MP rear camera and Android 4.4.4 KitKat on board. All of this will probably be powered by a battery between 3300 mAH and 3500 mAH at the very least, which coupled with a turbo charger, will be able to last for at least 8 hours on a 15 minute charge.

The Galaxy S5 runs on a Snapdragon 801 CPU clocked at 2.5 GHz with Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM and either 16 or 32 GB internal storage expandable via microSD card,  a 16 MP rear camera with tons of features built in, including a pretty cool auto-focus capability, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top. A fingerprint sensor and IP67 certification are also features present on the Galaxy S5, which make it a tad superior to the Motorola Droid Turbo.

We don’t know a whole lot more about the Motorola Droid Turbo, but it does offer excellent specs and it will probably be priced under $500, according to speculations and rumors. The Droid Turbo seems more powerful than the Galaxy S5 at the moment, but keep in mind that these specs have not yet been confirmed by Lenovo or Motorola, so take them with a grain of salt. Nonetheless, you might be better off putting smartphone shopping off for another few weeks until the Motorola Droid Turbo gets officially announced, because it might turn out to be a more inspired choice than the Galaxy S5.

On the other hand, if you are in need of a smartphone and have the budget for the Galaxy S5, you should definitely go for it if you’re not bothered by its design. The Galaxy S5 is an excellent phone with tons of features built-in, supported by high-end specs which will surely keep you satisfied for at least another year. If not, you should check out the Galaxy Note 4 which is up for pre-order in certain shops, because that’s the true star of the Samsung show at the moment.

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About Egon Kilin

My life-long dream has been to test out every gadget on the market! Considering the fact that I've rapidly destroyed almost every gadget I've had so far, I'm not inclined to owning something, so my ideal outcome would be to have a different gadget each month. I'm really into smartphones, wearables and tablets and I love Playstation and Xbox, I'm sure I'll beat you at your own game (after a month of training... or two)

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