2014 has been a brilliant year so far, as far as new handset releases are concerned. We are just at the end of the year, and still we are being treated to a host of smartphones that are being released by a host of makers.
Like every year before it, we have had our annual tech meets all across the planet, witnessing new handsets. We have already seen the likes of IFA and MWC that have introduced us to some new age technology. And we are only talking in terms of handsets here.
Both Motorola and Samsung has had a fine year in terms of releases. Samsung has already hit the ground running with the new launches like the new Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge handset, apart from the massively talked about Samsung Galaxy S5.
Motorola, on the other hand, has seen the launch and release of handsets such as the new Moto G and Moto X (both 2nd generation), and looking increasingly likely to enjoy similar kinds of popularity as the previous ones.
But what interests us is a comparison between the new Moto X and the Samsung Galaxy S5. So let's take a closer look at who stands where.
As far as design and build qualities are concerned, The Moto X stands tall over the Samsung handset. The Moto handset offers a far more premium metal frame body, alongside real wood, leather and premium polycarbonate backs at your disposal.
Apart from that, it has the biggest screen Motorola has ever applied on a smartphone. It comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED display with a pixel density of 424 ppi.
The Samsung Galaxy S5, to be very honest, does feels a bit less premium than its overall cost. However, if screen-to-body ratio is considered, you will see that both the handsets are near about the same. They even weigh almost the same. The S5 has a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 432 ppi, and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
Motorola was never really known for offering good cameras with its phones. In fact, the camera offerings on a previous Motorola phone has just been average. However, that is changing with the Moto X as it has been equipped it with the popular 13MP Sony Exmor RS sensor that's used in many other flagships.
And if you didn't know this already, the new generation Moto X is also the first Motorola smartphone to offer 4K video recording. However, the front of the phone only harbors a 2MP camera.
The Galaxy S5 from Samsung, on the other hand, features a 1/2.6" Samsung ISOCELL sensor with a 16MP resolution. In fact, it has become the first device to be made available Samsung's new ISOCELL technology as it claims to be a treat during low-light photography.
Apart from supporting 4K video recording, you will note that the S5's camera is actually one of the better offerings that you will find in the market. However, at the front, it offers the same 2MP snapper.
Both are new age handsets. And hence it's absolutely necessary to fit the handsets with a capable enough battery that will handle everything without going dry in a hurry. The new Motorola Moto X comes offering a 2300mAh battery unit.
The Samsung Galaxy S5, on the other hand, is also a device that's capable of a multiple of things. Samsung knows that and has accordingly offered a better 2800mAh battery unit to keep you juiced up.
The new Motorola Moto X is one of those devices that offer powerful hardware inside, capable enough to run the device effectively. The handset comes with a quad core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor that's coupled by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You can also increase the phone's memory up to another 32GB via SD card support.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is also a powerful handset in terms of its processing power. The handset, exactly similar to the new Moto X, offers a quad core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor that's coupled by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You can also increase the phone's memory up to another 32GB via SD card support.
Both the handsets have their own ground in the industry. And users opting for either of the handsets will have their own reason to do that. But if we are to judge an overall winner out of the two, we have to say that the Moto X is indeed the one that will shine in the long run. With its bigger screen, better feel and a lesser price cost, the new Moto X is a choice of handset for us.