Moto X vs Nexus 5


The Moto X was launched in India, today and available through online retailer Flipkart. While Moto X is a great device, I think its immediate competitor is the Nexus 5. The Moto Maker was the armour in this competiton and Moto X has that edge in US and in Europe. But in India, given that Moto Maker is not available, Nexus 5 still has it quad core snapdragon 800 processor to defend its position here. Pricing is a crucial factor in the Indian market. Moto X has been priced aggressively at 24k, though it doesn’t have a HD screen, it has a great camera as compared to the Nexus 5 in all fronts. It also has the Low energy bluetooth and an always listening core to interact with Google Now. In papers, Moto X has just a dual core processor, but I really don’t think that will be a big hurdle in the processing power for real world. I have not tested the performance of the Moto X, so that’s just my educated guess and hence am not jumping to conclusions here. Check out the specification comparison below and you will see that Moto X is a good Value for Money device.

Nexus 5 Moto X
SIM Single Micro-SIM Single Nano-SIM
Dimensions 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
Weight 130 gm 130 gm
Type True HD IPS+ capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.95 inches (~445 ppi pixel density) 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~312 ppi pixel density)
Card slot No No
Internal Memory 2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Storage 16/32 GB 16/32 GB
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
NFC Yes Yes
USB microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0, USB Host, USB On-the-go microUSB v2.0, USB Host
Primary Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, optical image stabilization, LED flash, HDR 10 MP, 4320 x 2432 pixels, LED flash, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
Secondary Camera 1.3 MP 2 MP with 1080p video recording
OS Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait
Graphics processor Adreno 330 Adreno 320
Colors Black, White, Red Black, White (front panel), 18 color options (back panel)
Wireless Charging Yes No
Always Listening Voice Commands No Yes
Colors 3 (Black, White, Red) 5 (Black, White, Turquoise, Royal Blue, Red), 2 Bamboo Wood back (Walnut and Teak Finish)
Battery Li-Po 2300 mAh battery Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery
Price in INR 16 GB – 29k / 32 GB – 33k 16 GB – 24k for colors and 28k for wooden variants

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  1. Karthi 6 years ago

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