Display Motorola Droid Turbo vs Moto X 2014
There is a clear winner when it comes to the display comparison between the Motorola Droid Turbo and Moto X 2014, and it’s the former. Although both phones have great AMOLED displays and the Moto X 2014 is in no way inferior to most of the flagships you can find right now, the Droid Turbo’s display truly pops because it has higher resolution and double the pixel density than the Moto X. That being said, you would expect a trade-off within the Motorola Droid Turbo when it comes to battery life, but you’ll find out later that Motorola is great at engineering phones for performance, durability, power and beauty at the same time.
Since the Droid Turbo has already been declared the winner, let’s see why the Moto X 2014 didn’t get the display trophy. It’s not because it doesn’t have an awesome screen, but because it has a lower resolution and most would choose a higher res display as the winner of a competition in any case. But that’s not the only difference. While the Moto X sports an AMOLED panel, the Droid Turbo gets a Super AMOLED panel, which is even better, because it is more recent tech with better power management and even better contrast, saturation and color reproduction. That means that if you want things to pop, the Droid Turbo is your best bet. Aside from the Nexus 6, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S6. But hey, those are really expensive. Now the Moto X gets a 5.2 inch display, with a 1080*1920 resolution that adds up to 424 ppi pixel density, which is definitely enough for a smartphone and consumes less power than a QHD display. Regardless, the display on this gadget is just as good as any other display, because the AMOLED panel is of high quality and provides for great viewing angles, outdoor visibility and color reproduction. Nobody should feel disappointed just because it’s not a QHD display like on the Droid Turbo.
The Moto X 2014 display is also pretty big, at 5.2 inches and makes for great screen to body ratio, better than on the Droid Turbo. While the Moto X gets a 73.1 % screen to body ration, the Droid Turbo stays at 70.9 %, which is not a big difference, but it does stands as evidence of thinner bezels and a slimmer form factor. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is on top of the touchscreen, so scratching is not that big of a threat, unless you get careless with it. Still, my recommendation would be to always use a screen protector to increase shelf life and resale value for any phone! Why trash a phone you no longer use if you can sell it to someone who will? That’s why keeping your gadgets in good condition is of utmost importance.
When talking about the Droid Turbo display, the first thing that pops to mind is QHD. The phone gets the same size display as the Moto X, 5.2 inches, but a significantly better resolution and ppi pixel density: 1440*2560, 565 ppi pixel density. Even though the human eye is pretty much comfortable with displays above 350 ppi, manufacturers seem to be going higher and higher for some reason. 4K would be that reason, I guess, although there’s little support from app developers for that right now. The market is developing though, and the Droid Turbo is definitely one of the forerunners. As I’ve said before, the screen to body ratio could be better, but it’s not a bother in any way, in my opinion. The display is absolutely stunning, although you do get washed out colors on occasion.
As a conclusion to the display dilemma, both the Moto X 2014 and Motorola Droid Turbo are excellent. Regardless of QHD or FHD, both these displays are high quality and will offer their eventual user a spotless experience. Those with the Moto X will most likely get a bit more battery life out of their device, which might be a plus. The Droid Turbo compensates with a massive battery, but those pixels still eat up a lot of power. If you’re a QHD fan and view a lot of high-def content, the Droid Turbo is the better fit. It’s a great display with great color reproduction, only with the occasional fail.