Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2: hands-on from Verizon’s launch event (Video)

Meeting the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 at the Motorola and Verizon New York City launch event this morning was like finally getting introduced to that friend-of-a-friend you’ve heard about for a while, but your paths never seemed to cross – and wouldn’t you know it, but he brought along his smarter, more capable brother, whom you’re only just learning about now for the first time. Yes, the Droid Maxx 2 is essentially the same Moto X Play we saw debut internationally earlier this year, but it’s not arriving in the US alone, and Motorola ups the ante in nearly every respect with its cousin, the Droid Turbo 2.

With an unusual display construction that forgoes the use of delicate glass to bring us a screen that manages to offer all the modern high-res flourishes while also boasting impressive shatter-resistance, Motorola’s so confident in the Droid Turbo 2’s ShatterShield tech that it’s backing the phone up with an impressive four-year warranty.

But that’s just one selling point of this flagship phone, which extend to insane battery capacity, broad support for wireless charging standards, and in a first for Droid-branded models, customizability through Moto Maker.

And that’s still just the one phone – we’ve also got the Droid Maxx 2 to finally lay our hands on, bringing Verizon Android users a new affordably priced option. Watch on for our initial thoughts and interactions with both models.

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