HTC's Desire Eye was arguably the most awaited launch of 2014. After months of waiting, the Desire Eye, which comes with 13MP dual cameras, is finally here.
Now that it's here, we want to find out if the HTC Desire Eye stacks up against the most visible handsets of 2014. So we've pitted it against the Motorola Moto X (2014) - yet another handset in the premium mid-end category.
The new Desire Eye, as we know, is a monster camera phone. It, of course, has an incredible looks while adding power packed features that you otherwise expected in a flagship phone.
While the Motorola Moto X (Gen 2), on the other hand, keeps the stock Android experience and offers a Snapdragon 801 processor, paired with 2GB RAM. In fact, both have the same processor, the same amount of RAM and the same internal storage. Both smartphones have the same connectivity and both come with Android 4.4 KitKat.
So we've decided to compare both devices in respect of specifications and available features. Does the HTC Desire Eye match up? Let's find out.
HTC Desire Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (Gen 2): Design
Although a mid-end handset, the Desire Eye looks like a true flagship in every sense. The device is built out of high quality plastic that makes the phone premium and sturdy build wise. Moreover, you don't have to worry about getting it wet, since the phone is IPX7 rated which stands for water resistance. The Desire Eye weighs in at 154 grams while its dimensions are 151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5mm.
The Motorola Moto X, on the other hand, has a rounded chassis. The build is way better than its predecessor. However, you care about personalization; the Moto X (Gen 2) has an edge. On the downside, the Moto X ( Gen 2) isn't water resistance, like the Desire Eye. The new Moto X phone weighs in at 144 grams, while its dimensions are 140.8×72.4x10mm.
HTC Desire Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (Gen 2): Display
The Desire Eye has the biggest screen here, measuring 5.2inches, which makes it a true phablet. The screen supports the highest resolution - 1,920 x 1080 with 424ppi.
The Motorola Moto X, meanwhile, has a 5.2-inch screen , which supports a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels with 424ppi.
HTC Desire Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (Gen 2): Software
While the Desire Eye is running on Sense 6.0 with Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), on top, the new Moto X runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat. The Sense 6.0 is neat and user-friendly in nature. With the Desire Eye, you get all premium HTC apps and services on offer. Both devices are bound to get Android L update.
HTC Desire Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (Gen 2): Processor, RAM, Storage and Connectivity
The HTC Desire Eye is powered by a quad-core processor based on a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset and using Adreno 330 GPU. The device has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage space and a microSD card support, up to 128GB.
The Motorola Moto X, on the other hand, is powered by a fast quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and using Adreno 330 GPU. The handset has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage, but doesn't support expandable storage.
Both the Desire Eye and Motorola Moto X ( Gen 2) support all major 2G, and 3G frequency bands. Both have 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM Radio. The Desire Eye does support 4G LTE connectivity when it comes to India. The existing Moto X ( Gen 2) doesn't support LTE connectivity, at least, in India.
HTC Desire Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (Gen 2): Camera
The Desire Eye impresses with its 13.MP rear camera, being followed by the Moto X ( Gen 2), which sports a 13 MP back snapper. Both phones have dual-LED flash, instead of single LED Flash.
The Desire Eye, which is a "selfie" centred camera phone houses a 13MP front camera with dual-LED Flash. The secondary camera on the Moto X ( Gen 2) has a resolution of 2MP.
HTC Desire Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (Gen 2): Battery, Price and Verdict
The Desire Eye has a large 2,600mAh battery, while the new Moto X houses a 2,300mAh battery.
Users can buy the new Moto X at Rs. 31,990, while the Desire Eye is not available in India just yet.
Both these phones have more-or-less similar spec sheet. However, the Desire Eye seemed to have an edge over the new Moto X, thanks to 13MP dual-cameras. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!