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    Mini review video: Our verdict on the Droid Turbo 2 in about a minute

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    On paper, Motorola's Droid Turbo 2 looks like an upgraded version of the Moto X Pure Edition, which was already one of our favorite Android phones. In particular, the Turbo 2 brings more powerful components, a big battery and a shatterproof screen. In reality, though, the Turbo 2 suffers from a slightly dim screen, mediocre camera and loads of Verizon bloatware. The battery life, while pretty decent, is not quite as long as advertised. Also, at $624, it's expensive for what it is, and it's not likely to receive software updates as quickly as the Moto X. Don't get us wrong, it's a decent phone, but given the choice, you'd still be better off with the bog-standard Pure Edition. That's the gist, as you'll see in our mini review video, and if you have time for a longer read, check out our full review here.

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    Motorola
    Droid Turbo 2
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    Pros
    • Durable screen
    • Fast performance
    • Solid, if overstated, battery life
    • Useful software additions
    Cons
    • Camera is hit or miss
    • Expensive for what it is
    • Slightly dim, oversaturated display
    • Loads of Verizon bloatware

    Summary

    It's not hard to look at the Droid Turbo 2 as an upgraded version of the Moto X Pure, with its more powerful components, big battery and shatterproof screen. This all sounds great, and it is... until you discover that the battery life isn't always as epic as Motorola claims and that camera performance is a mixed bag. What's more, it's unclear when the phone will receive a software update, and it's saddled with Verizon bloatware. It's still a decent choice, but we ultimately like the regular Moto X even better.

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