2014 has just started with a couple of months gone by, but the year already remains witness to few of the most advanced pieces of devices released in the smartphone category this year. And this list, which already has a number of devices in it, is expected to add a few more before the year is finally done and dusted.
But currently sticking to the start of the year, there have been some big names like the Lenovo Vibe Z or the Moto G that have made an appearance in the Indian market with intentions of going viral with the all those looking to invest in a brand new device.
And two such appearances have been made by the Google-branded Nexus 5 and the new Motorola-made with their impressive features and specifications that have easily easily leveraged both of the devices to the top of any wishlist that consists of new smartphones that you may look to go for this year.
Similar to the previously released Moto G, the new Moto X has been priced pretty aggressively while offering the best value for money. However, unlike the Moto G, which hardly has any high-end company to compete with in the given price segment, the Moto X will indeed be up against quite a few.
And as it seems from the current trend in the number of released new-age smartphones, one of the primary rivals among those few is surely the Nexus 5 with its own set of dedicated features and specifications.
But keeping aside all other similar devices for the time being, how does the new Motorola-made Moto X stack up against the impressive Nexus 5 offering? Let's take a close and compared look at both the techs on offer.
Both the devices stand on equal grounds as far as the operating system of both the devices are concerned. Both the Nexus 5 and Moto X have already been marketed in India running the highly desired Android v4.4 KitKat out of the box. So there's not much to choose from in this segment.
Display and Dimensions
The Motorola Moto X sports a 4.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm, with the Moto X also weighing in at 130 grams.
The Nexus 5, comparatively, comes with a slightly more 4.95-inch True HD IPS capacitive touch screen which renders 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, with dimensions measuring up to 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm. The device, similar to the Moto X, weighs 130 grams.
The Nexus 5, in terms of camera, makes its presence felt by sporting an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, with a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera at the front.
The Moto X, on the other hand, sports a greater 10-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4320 x 2432 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
As far as the power that's generated in-device is concerned, both the devices, more or less, offer impressive hardware specifications that are fit for any new age smartphone that are made for the current times.
While the Motorola Moto X is equipped with a 1.7 GHz dual core Krait processor and Qualcomm MSM8960Pro chipset, its Nexus 5 counterpart gets powered up via a much better 2.3 GHz quad core processor, assisted via a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset.
Storage and RAM
The Motorola-made Moto X offers 2GB of RAM while offering the device in a 16 GB internal memory variant. However, there's no option to expand the device's memory as an external microSD slot for additional memory is missing.
The Nexus 5, in this respect, also offers 2GB of RAM, arriving in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants. And similar to the Moto X, there's no option to expand the device's memory.
The Motorola-made Moto X receives its regular juice via a 2200 mAh battery which promises stand-by up to 576 hours and talk time up to 13 hours. The Nexus 5, on the other hand, powers the device via a slightly larger 2300 mAh battery.
While the Motorola-made Moto X is currently available in India at Rs. 23,999, the Nexus 5 is priced at Rs. 29,990 and Rs. 33,690 for the 16 GB and 32 GB variants of the device, respectively.
It's pretty hard to find a winner between both the devices since both of them offer specifications that are more improved than what's on offer in the market. It is expected that the Nexus 5 will likely be a step ahead as far as receiving Android updates from Google is concerned. Also, the device's overall specifications make it future proof which adds more to the deal.
However, whatever it may be, we are guessing that most customers will be somewhat inclined toward the new Moto X since, apart from offering the latest Android KitKat, it also fits the bill for most customers. Juts riding on the price factor, the Moto X can be quite a threat - not only for the Nexus 5, but for all others in the same category.