Camera Motorola Droid Turbo vs Moto X 2014
Needless to say, Motorola did a great job with both the Moto X 2014 and the Droid Turbo on the camera front. Although many were not impressed by the previous Moto X (first generation) camera, Motorola mended the issue with the second generation. Although the Moto X camera is no small feat, the Droid Turbo stands out from the crowd once again, with one of the most powerful cameras on the market. Although Motorola packed a lot of pixels into the sensor, it’s not tremendously improved over the Moto X camera, so it’s nothing to write home about. The camera is good and can capture 4K video, but not as well as the Moto X 2014 can. It’s rather weird.
Now the Motorola Droid Turbo gets a whopping 21 MP camera, which is outfitted with a dual-LED flash and autofocus, but no optical image stabilization or extra features. The camera overall is pretty powerful, and digital stabilization is pretty neat in the software, so you’re definitely getting a premium camera experience with the phone. Still, it’s not as good as the Galaxy Note 4 camera, to be honest, but it is a bit better than the Moto X 2014 camera, especially in low-light conditions. The front camera is a measly 2 MP shooter, which could have been bumped up to 5 MP without adding too much to the cost of the phone, honestly.
The Moto X 2014, on the other hand, is pretty impressive on the camera front. It gets the same 2 MP camera on the front actually (hah), but it gets a 13 MP sensor on the rear outfitted with autofocus and a dual-LED flash, which doesn’t seem like a massive setup. But it’s pretty impressive and the software is great this time. You get great response times, the camera is fast and snappy and the snapshots always turn out wonderful. It can’t compete with the Galaxy Note 4, but it’s not that far from it, to be true. To be honest, I haven’t had too much time to test the cameras on the Droid Turbo and Moto X, so these can be considered first impressions, so take them with a grain of salt and let me know if you disagree with anything I’ve said.