In 2013, we pitted the HTC One (M7) Vs Motorola Moto X, and this year, we've two new brilliant Android-powered premium smartphones. The tie is in-between the HTC One M8 Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (2014). Both the HTC One M8 Eye and Motorola Moto X are incredible flagship handsets.
HTC One M8 Eye is a special variant of the original HTC One (M8). However, the only hardware difference is the UltraPixel camera has been replaced by a 13-megapixel camera, while the depth-of-field sensor and the 5-megapixel front camera remain unchanged. As of now, HTC has no plans to launch the One M8 Eye outside of India and China. The HTC One M8 Eye is now available in India at a price of Rs. 38,900.
The Motorola Moto X (2014) is all about speed, a 13-megapixel camera and much more. Motorola Moto X (2014) is selling for Rs. 31,990.
Here we'll be looking at how the HTC One M8 Eye compares to the Motorola Moto X (2014).
HTC One M8 Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Design and Build
The HTC-made handset features an aluminium construction, the device, however, might not have taken a huge leap over the previous generation model in terms of design language. The HTC One M8 Eye feels a little more premium in the hand than the Motorola Moto X (2014). The One M8 Eye weighs in at 160 grams while its dimensions are 146.3 x 70.6 x 9.35mm.
Motorola chose plastic for the second generation of this flagship device. The handset has rounded edges with excessive use of aluminum. It's a beautiful looking handset nonetheless. The Moto X (2014) weighs in at 144 grams, while its dimensions are 140.8×72.4x10mm.
HTC One M8 Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Display
Both handsets are sporting a 1920 x 1080 display. For starters, there is a bit of size difference, though, with the HTC One coming in at 5 inches and the Moto X (2014) houses a 5.2-inch screen.
HTC One M8 Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Processor, Storage and Connectivity
The HTC One M8 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 (2014), on the other hand, is powered by a 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 (2014) support all major 2G, and 3G frequency bands. Both have 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM Radio. HTC One M8 Eye, in the meanwhile, does support 4G LTE connectivity, whereas the Moto X (2014) doesn't feature an LTE connectivity.
HTC One M8 Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Camera
The HTC One M8 Eye's main rear camera now has a 13 mexapixel sensor, alongside a 2MP depth-sensor. The phone also comes with a 5MP front-facing camera for taking video calls. The handset features a dual-LED two-tone flash, just like the Apple iPhone 5S. Moreover, the HTC One M8 Eye also features "Eye Experience" package, which comes pre-loaded on the device.
The Moto X (2014) also has a 13MP rear facing camera. The company claims the device's camera is much improved compared to its predecessor. The phone also comes with a 2MP front-facing shooter.
HTC One M8 Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Software
HTC Sense 6.0 on the HTC One M8 Eye is fresh, and does look more mature. The unlocking feature called Motion Launch now allow you to double tap your display to unlock to the home-screen, or use swipe gestures to go straight to the camera. The handset runs on Android 4.4.
The Moto X (2014), on the other hand, runs on Android 4.4. The UI is neat and simple with less clumsy interface. Both devices are bound to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update sometime later this year.
HTC One M8 Eye Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Battery, Price and Verdict
In the battery department, the Moto X (2014) enjoys a 2,300mAh pack inside, while the HTC One M8 Eye has 2,600mAh.
As mentioned earlier, the HTC One M8 Eye is now available for Rs. 38,900, whereas the Moto X (2014) is available at a price of Rs. 31,990.
Both phones are quite similar in many aspects. However, we still think that the HTC One M8 Eye is a better buy, if you consider design, large battery and camera. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!