Quad HD displays are the cool thing to have in 2014, so naturally the Droid Turbo has one. Even though Motorola didn't choose to put this panel in its flagship Moto X, it tossed it in the Droid Turbo — likely because of the larger battery and more powerful processor to handle that resolution.
Putting 2560x1440 of SuperAMOLED a 5.2-inch panel, gives the Turbo a pixel density of 564 ppi — that's notably higher than the Galaxy Note 4, LG G3 and just about anything else on the market today. But displays aren't just about resolution, particularly when we start getting this dense with pixels, there other characteristics that are just as important.
The display on the Droid Turbo is insanely crisp, of course, but it also has solid color reproduction and viewing angles that put it right up there with other phones released this year. I will say that compared to its competitors the Turbo has a "warm" tint to it — making whites appear yellowish — and viewing angles aren't quite as good as the best out there. Basically, it's similar to the Moto X's display, just at a higher resolution.
The only reason to mark down the Turbo's display is that Samsung has managed to pack an even better display into the Note 4. It has an AMOLED display of the same QHD resolution, but has higher brightness, better colors, more accurate whites and slightly better viewing angles than the Turbo. At the same time, the LCD panels in the LG G3 and HTC One M8 best the Turbo in all aspects but pixel density.
The display offers insane pixel density, but with Moto X-style quirks.
Motorola kind of has to go with an AMOLED display in the Droid Turbo on account of its power saving abilities when running Moto Display, but unfortunately the panels Motorola is sourcing aren't as good as others. These are AMOLED complaints of last year that frankly should be resolved by now.
On the other hand, you really can't complain too much about the Droid Turbo's display unless you hold it up side-by-side with one of the aforementioned devices, which most people just won't do. It has an insane resolution that helps photos and text look wonderful, while also offering decent colors, brightness and viewing angles. And as we'll get to below, the phone's performance doesn't take a hit from the resolution.
Above the display on the Droid Turbo is the single speaker for the device, which acts as both a earpiece for phone calls as well as the loudspeaker and media output. It's over twice the size of the one on the Moto X, and is quite loud considering its size. It doesn't rival the sound put out by stereo-equipped rivals, but of course this is just one speaker.
I will say that the direction of the speaker is almost as important as the loudness or quality of the sound itself. Short YouTube videos sound just fine, as does casual podcast listening when walking around the house, and that's all I'm ever going to expect a phone's speaker to do for me. The Droid Turbo does that, and does it well.