The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 with its “Moto ShatterShield” display is billed as having the world’s first shatterproof display. The phone actually has a manufacturer’s guarantee and warranty against against shattering and cracking for up to 4 years. Other impressive features include the 5.4” POLED Quad HD (1440 x 2560) display, 21 MP camera, and 3760 mAh battery. We’ve gathered the best extreme drop and torture tests on Youtube to see if the Droid Turbo 2 really is shatterproof…
CNNMoney takes it to the streets of New York for some real world dropping simulations, riding over it with a tricycle taxi, and having a horse step on it. The phone gets dented but doesn’t crack or shatter.
EverythingApplePro pits the DT2 against the iPhone 6s in a series of drop tests. The iPhone ends up cracking on head-high drop. A 50-foot drop onto concrete doesn’t shatter the DT2 display but it does break the phone and make it inoperable.
This extreme drop test from UnlockRiver involves dropping the Droid Turbo 2 from a drone 275 meters (900 feet) high. The DT2 takes some damage to the edge of the screen with some peeling, but it doesn’t shatter, plus the phone is still working.
This video from JerryRigEverything doesn’t involve dropping but involves scratching, bending, and burning. The video points out that competing smartphones with Gorilla Glass screens often have a Mohs scale (scratch resistance) rating of 5-6, while the DT2 is about 2.5. So the DT2 makes a significant sacrifice in scratch resistance, but the video also points out that the top layer of the display is basically a removable plastic screen that can be easily replaced. The video also explains the mulit-layer structure of the Moto Shattershield display.
This video from CNET finally does the DT2 in but it’s not a drop that kills it. It survives an ordinary drop test, dropping a 30 pound metal toolbox on it, driving over it with a 1,881 pound mast lift, and pounding it with a bending tool. After puncturing the display and phone with a sharp tool, it doesn’t shatter but the battery starts smoking and burning.
As you can see the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 really is shatterproof. It reaches toughness and durability levels never seen before on a smartphone display, but it can still be scratched and damaged. The Droid Turbo 2 is available exclusively at Verizon for $625.