Forget intuitive software, buckets of storage, and advanced connectivity options; when it comes to selling smartphones, retailers love nothing more than a feature that demos well. Maybe no recent phone does that better than Motorola’s Droid Turbo 2 for Verizon, armed with its ShatterShield display. Those two companies have been anything but shy about showing off just what ShatterShield offers, dropping the Droid Turbo 2 time and time again onto hard surfaces, while showing just how resilient and crack-proof the phone’s screen can be. And while we can’t deny that the demos we’ve seen have been pretty effective, it’s one thing for a phone to survive a drop of a few feet, and another to survive falling off a skyscraper. That’s just the sort of trial by fire one group of testers has been putting the Droid Turbo 2 through.
Taken up into the air over 900 feet by a drone, the Droid Turbo 2 you see above plunged down to earth while taking only minimal (all things considered) cosmetic damag . The sheer force of the impact dinged up that one corner pretty good, and appears to have peeled loose the screen’s outer protective layer, but the display panel itself looks fine, and even after falling from that great height, the smartphone emerged fully functional.
We don’t expect you to put your Droid Turbo 2 through anywhere near this kind of abuse, but it’s still a little reassuring to see that the phone’s up to the task, all the same.