Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X – Specs Review


Finally after a series of false information and rumors, Google has finally launched the Nexus 5 in a very silent launch event.

The Nexus 5 is already out of stock on the Google PlayStore but it is available with Best Buy, Sprint and T-Mobile. The phone is priced at $349 for 16GB model and $399 for 32GB model at the Play Store and slightly costlier with other carriers.

Soon after the launch the phone has been compared to the likes of the Galaxy S4, HTC One and none other than the Motorola Moto X. Here we will try to compare the Nexus 5 with the Moto X.

The Nexus 5 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3 GHz, whereas the Moto X is powered by Motorola’s own X8 computer system clocked at 1.6 GHz.

The Nexus 5 uses an Adreno 330 GPU, while the Moto X has an Adreno 320 GPU. Both the smartphones have the same amount of RAM, i.e., 2GB.

The Nexus 5 has a 4.95 inch True HD IPS Plus display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 445 ppi. On the other hand, the Moto X has a 4.7 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and 312 ppi.

The Nexus 5 has an 8 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), whereas the Moto X has a 10 megapixel camera but no OIS. Both the phones come in two storage variants – 16GB & 32 GB. Both the phones have 2300 mAh batteries for power backup.

The advantage with Moto X is the customization ability it provides to its users. The Nexus users can choose only from a Black or White color, while the Moto X overs over 2000 color combinations. The Moto X users can also get a customized message on the back and the start screen as well.

So we can draw the conclusion that undoubtedly the Nexus 5 outshines the Moto X in hardware but if you are a person who likes a smartphone’s looks and appeal more rather than the hardware specification, then the Moto X is definitely for you.