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Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Mobile review: Challenging for the top

By Paul Carroll - Tuesday October 27 2015

Mobile Review
Overview | Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Photo Sub Scores: Excellent in good light | Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Video Sub Scores: Excellent scene adaption | Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Ranking: Into the top 3 | Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Conclusion
DxOMark Mobile
84

Overview

With the ink barely dry on the press release for the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 smartphone launched on the October 26, 2015, we’re delighted to bring you our full analysis of its photographic capabilities.

Yes, our technicians have been busy behind the scenes ahead of today’s launch putting the Droid Turbo 2 through the rigors of a DxOMark test, and the full results are now available.

So let’s see how the 21Mp rear camera, similar to the unit housed in the Motorola X Style device, shapes up.

Photo

DxOMark Mobile Photo
84
Exposure and contrast
89
Color
84
Autofocus
92
Texture
79
Noise
78
Artifacts
82
Flash
80

Pros

- Very strong detail preservation in good lighting conditions

- Noise is barely visible in good lighting conditions

- Pictures are well-exposed

- Accurate white balance and generally pleasant color

Cons

- Fine details are lost in low-light conditions

- Ghosting and other artifacts sometimes visible

- When flash is used, strong luminance shading and chromatic noise visible in the corners

Video

DxOMark Mobile Video
84
Exposure and contrast
91
Color
86
Autofocus
76
Texture
88
Noise
76
Artifacts
91
Stabilization
78

Pros

- Details are well-preserved

- Good stabilization

- Fast white balance and exposure adaptation when changing scenes

- Pleasant color rendering 

Cons

- In low light, strong luminance noise and chromatic noise visible in the corners

- Autofocus instabilities are visible and object tracking is inconsistent

- In low light, the autofocus is sometimes slow to trigger after the scene changes