The mid-range mobile device manufacturers are doing their best to catch up with the top-notch range of smartphone manufacturers as they continue upping their game with regards to both software and hardware upgrades. Talking of LG G4 and Motorola’s Droid Turbo 2, the divergent nature of the make of these devices clearly shows that their respective manufacturers had differing aims for their consumers. Therefore, settling for either of the two will basically depend on your wants in a smartphone.

The first thing that everyone will notice in these glass, plastic and metal devices is the strategic position of their buttons. The LG G4 comes with its power and volume buttons at the back, just below its camera, which looks pretty cool to some while to others it may sound pretty cumbersome having to stretch your fingers all round that wide mass of glass and metal to reduce the disturbing volume along a quiet hallway. The Droid Turbo 2, on the other hand, has chosen to maintain the simple traditional style familiar to many, with its sleek power and volume buttons on its right side. The bezels of this device are a bit too thick while the buttons are a bit stubborn to press on.

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The thick bezel on the Droid Turbo 2 has nothing to do with its buttons. This is a shatterproof display knack that is meant to ensure your screen remains intact even after dropping the device for a countless number of times. The LG G4 comes with no ShatterShield feature, thus dropping it, therefore, is unlikely to end up with a “Phewks!”

The look and feel of these devices is generally different, with Motorola’s Droid Turbo 2 coming with a wider and thicker look than the LG G4. The Droid Turbo also presents itself with a satisfying 3760mAh battery. The LG G4 comes with a curvier display, while the Droid Turbo 2 comes with wireless charging pads from Powermat and Qi well packaged in its flat body that has resemblance from no device other than Samsung devices at the moment.

The front of these devices also has some striking differences with Motorola’s Droid Turbo 2 coming with IR sensors, front-facing camera and the huge checkmark from Verizon that separates the lower speaker grille. LG G4, on the other hand, comes with a single speaker on its back that is less clear and a bit drab.

The camera on the Droid Turbo 2 leaves one with more to desire with its simple launch and shoot software layout. The LG G4, avails you with an impressive manual mode that allows you to fidget a bit with the settings in order to get that quality shot that you want.

Speaking of availability, the LG G4 won’t give you a hard time looking for it as it is present almost everywhere, unlike Droid Turbo 2, which just as its name suggests, is available only on Verizon Wireless. The LG G4 is also cheaper, having dropped a considerable number of steps from its original price.

From the above features of the two devices, it’s fair to conclude that both are equally potent devices with different capabilities that all boil down to what each buyer prefers.

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Option 3
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