Motorola Droid Turbo 2: The World’s First Shatterproof Screen

The Droid Turbo 2 isn’t a bird, or even a plane, but it can confidently be coined the “man of steel” of smartphones. Motorola has made the world’s first shatterproof screen.

True, the Droid Turbo 2 won’t be winning any Miss America pageants, but what it lacks in fancy superficial aesthetics it makes up for with its tough exterior and dependability.

Here at SquareTrade we dropped it (a lot) and also ran it over with a car. The verdict? Droid Turbo 2 is tough. Where the iPhone 6s and Samsung failed –  the drop test – Droid Turbo 2 passed with flying colors.

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Apple’s iPhone 6s and Samsung’s Note 5 both met their demise when faced with this unforgiving test – a six foot drop face down onto concrete. The Droid? After the third drop, a visible layer of the screen began to peel off from the top right corner. Still, the screen remained unshattered. Even after 10 drops the phone was still operational with only a couple of noticeable dents. There was some random pixelation along the side of the phone, as well as some expected damage around the edge but the Droid was still very much alive.

In a true act of defiance, SquareTrade ran the phone over with a Mini Cooper and a Range Rover. Sure, parts of the screen turned black, but like a cat with what seemed like more than nine lives, the screen flickered back to life and remained somewhat functional.

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So is the Droid Turbo 2 unbreakable? Not quite. It seemed only fair that we also put the phone through our now famous bend test. Shockingly, the Droid was only able to withstand 70 pounds of pressure before it began to bend. Compared to the 180 and 170 pounds of pressure the new iPhones were able to support, it’s clear that Apple’s aluminum casing proved to be the stronger option.

While the phone does bend, it’s virtually shatterproof but is also a little heavier than your average smartphone. Battery life is almost 48 hours, it has a good camera and processing speeds are pretty quick. The Droid Turbo 2 is a solid phone and while you’re probably not planning on purposely driving over it with your car, it’s never bad to be prepared so make sure to check out our smartphone plans here.

By: Angelique Picanco