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Motorola Moto X vs Google Nexus 5: Features and specifications compared

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  • Updated: March 18, 2014 11:07 PM IST
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motorola-moto-x-vs-google-nexus-5Earlier today, Flipkart confirmed that it would be launching the Motorola Moto X in India tomorrow with prices starting at Rs 23,999. Like the Moto G, the Moto X has been priced very aggressively and offers a lot of value for money. But unlike the Moto G, which didn’t have any tier-one companies to compete with in its segment, the Moto X will be up against quite a few. Chief among which is the Nexus 5, which more often than not tends to be the first choice in this price range. So how does the Moto X stack up against the Nexus 5? Let’s find out. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship

  1. Design – While the Nexus 5 is not likely to stand out in a crowd, the Moto X with the multitude of color options that also includes two wood-back finishes will surely turn a few heads. As far as dimensions are concerned, both are similar though the Moto X is slightly thicker than the Nexus 5.
  2. Display – The Nexus 5 trumps the Moto X hands down with its nearly 5-inch 1080p display in comparison to the 4.7-inch 720p display. There is also quite a bit of difference in the pixel densities with the former boasting 445ppi in comparison to 312ppi on the latter. That is not to say the Moto X doesn’t have a good display and when using it you are not likely to notice a lot of difference in daily use.
  3. Power – The Nexus 5 being a newer device unsurprisingly has more power with a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core SoC functioning inside. The Moto X, on the other hand, is powered by a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core SoC.But what the Moto X has is a Motorola X8 mobile co-processor which essentially does the menial tasks while the phone is asleep. This not only translates into better battery efficiency, but also good performance as the heavy and lighter tasks are shared between the two processors, rather than one huge processor handling everything. As far as the RAM is concerned, both have 2GB.
  4. Storage – As is the case with Google’s smartphones, the Nexus 5 doesn’t have a memory slot to expand the internal storage. This means users are stuck with either 16GB or 32GB of storage. The Moto X, with its Google connection, too treads on the same path with only 16GB of storage on offer.
  5. Software – When talking of the software, the Nexus 5 offer pure Android experience with zilch bloatware. The Moto X too has almost pure Android experience with minor changes. Both the devices run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
  6. Cameras – The Moto X for a change, edges ahead of the Nexus 5 in the photography department with a combination of 10-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras. The Nexus 5 has to make do with an 8-megapixel and 1.3-megapixel cameras.
  7. Battery – Both the devices are powered by nearly similar batteries. But where the Nexus 5 battery struggles to survive the day, the Moto X with the help of the co-processor can last for far more time than that and the co-processors have a role to play there.
  8. Extras – This is another department where the Moto X simply trumps the Nexus 5 with the features and add-ons it offers. For one, the nano-coating on the Moto X protects the device against that accidental drop in water. Additionally, there are features like Touchless Control which essentially always listens to what you say and the moment you say, “Ok Google Now”, it will wake up the phone and follow your commands. Then there is the Active Display, which shows the time and any notification icons in a pulsing animation every few minutes when the screen is locked.

In conclusion, the Nexus 5 and the Moto X are literally poles apart. Where the Nexus 5 gives you the best specs in that price range along with a pure Android OS experience; the Moto X focuses more on the user experience. It may not be able to compete with the Nexus 5 on the specs sheet, but if numbers don’t matter to you, then a combination of value added features and a Rs 5,000 price difference make the Moto X a good prospect. Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more

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MOTOROLA MOTO X

GOOGLE NEXUS 5

DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT

129.3×65.3×10.4mm/130 grams 137.9×69.2×8.6mm/130 grams

DISPLAY

4.7-inch 720p (312ppi) 4.95-inch 1080p (445ppi)

PROCESSOR

1.7GHz Snapdragon S4  dual-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core

CO-PROCESSOR

Motorola X8 Mobile processor

RAM

2GB 2GB

STORAGE

16GB 16GB/32GB

CAMERAS (REAR/FRONT)

10-megapixel/2-megapixel 8-megapixel/1.3-megapixel

BATTERY

2,220mAh 2,300mAh

ANDROID OS

4.4.2 KitKat 4.4.2 KitKat

PRICE

Rs 23,999 Rs 28,999
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  • Published Date: March 18, 2014 7:03 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 18, 2014 11:07 PM IST


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