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Moto X vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs iPhone 5 vs Sony Xperia Z: Smartphone War 2013
Just a few hours ago Moto X was launched and the much hyped handset has already created a mighty buzz around every nook and corner of the tech world. While, many tech experts are not impressed with the specs of the handset, others are boasting about the magical features which are incorporated in the handset along with customizable options.
Talking about the specs, the Google handset comes with a 4.7 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display offering an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 312 ppi pixel density.
Further, Moto X is powered by a Motorola X8 processor which is a customizable variant of Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait CPU and also features Adreno 320 graphics along with 2 GB RAM.
In the days where camera hold more importance in a handset, Moto X has attended to the need and offers 10 MP rear camera with auto focus and LED flash. The smartphone houses a 2 MP front facing camera as well. Talking about the camera feats, there is HDR mode and other regular camera features like panaroma and touch focus and more. It is capable of shooting video at 1080p@30fps. Moreover, since the handset is mostly controlled by voice and gesture, the camera can be simply switched on by twisting the wrist twice.
Connectivity options include 2G, 3G, 4G and comes with a nano SIM slot. Moto X also supports GPRS, SPEED, WLAN, NFC, Bluetooth and microUSB and it comes with the storage capacity of 16 and 32 GB with no option to expand.
Eventually the handset is powered by a Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery which Motorola claims to have 13 hours of 3G talk time and up to 24 hours of mixed usage endurance.
Although the specs seem to be on an average level but if looked from the perspective of the features, it has some premium features. It is customizable and there are about 18 color variants of back panel that can be changed according to the likes of the user.
However, it will cost $200 (approx. Rs. 12,153) for the 16GB version and $250 (approx. Rs. 15,185) for the 32GB units, both with a two-year contract depending on the carriers.
Moreover, after looking at the specs of Moto X, GizBot has decided to compare the handset with the bunch of other popular handsets in the sliders below. Have a look;
Moto X vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs iPhone 5 vs Sony Xperia Z Specifications
iPhone 5 comes with a 4 inch LED backlit IPS TFT capacitive touch screen with pixel density of 326ppi and multi-touch Retina display screen and offers a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels. The handset is powered by Apple A6 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor which is backed by 1GB RAM and runs on Apple's very own OS, iOS 6 which is upgradable to iOS 6.1.3.
The iPhone 5 comes in three variants with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal memory and lacks microSD card slot. Regarding connectivity the iPhone 5 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, 4G LTE, 3G and micro USB 2.0 support. iPhone 5 features 8MP rear camera with iSight technology along with 1.2MP front camera for video calling. It comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery which is claimed by Apple to offer a talk time of 8 hours and standby of 225 hours. As of now the iPhone 5 with 16GB internal storage capacity has been priced at Rs. 44,390.
When compared the Moto X has a lesser screen resolution than iPhone 5 but again beats it in size. Leaving the difference of OS Moto X comes with better camera as well and comes with cool features as well. On top of that the handset is cheaper compared to the iPhone 5 which falls on the top notch price category.
HTC One and Moto X comes with the similar display Size but again the HTC beats the Moto X on the resolution front. Moreover, HTC One comes with a massive Quad core processor and has an expandable storage option as well. Although HTC One has a 4MP camera, the Ultra Camera has a best among the quality, so camera can't be judged as of now.
HTC One sports a 4.7 inch Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. The HTC one also sports a 4MP UltraPixel rear camera with BSI sensor and a 2.1MP front camera for video calling.
The handset houses 2GB RAM and comes with a 32GB internal storage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, high speed HSPA+, micro USB and it is eventually powered by a 2,300 mAh battery. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 43,490.
Further, HTC One comes with multiple features like HTC Blink Feed: Live Home Screen, 360° View: Perfect from Every Angle, NFC Support, Dual Frontal Stereo Speakers with Powerful Amplifiers, Full Metal Body with Zero Gaps, HTC Zoe: Photos with a Beginning; Middle and End and few more.
However, one positive side of Moto X could be it's lower price point which can't be matched by HTC One.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung has always had the upperhand in the display size and the resolution and Moto X doesn't even match the quad core processor of S4.
The handset boasts 5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors display, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 with 2GB RAM. The device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 13-mega pixel rear camera with advanced optics along with 2 megapixel front facing camera in addition to enhanced software additions. In terms of connectivity, you will get A-GPS, WI-Fi, 3G, LTE, DLNA, and Wi-Fi direct. The 16GB is the basic version in India which can expanded up to 64GB via microSD cards and is available at Rs 39,499. Also, Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by a 2600mAh Li Ion battery. The handset is available Online at Rs. 37,990.
Moreover, they both have a gesture control but Moto X has been loudly appreciated for the voice control which starts with "Ok Google Now".
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z with its waterproof and dust resistant build, packs in a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It is fueled by a quad core 1.5GHz processor, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and 2GB of RAM. On the camera front, the handset boasts of a 13-megapixel rear sensor with autofocus, LED flash, HDR, sweep panorama and 1080p video recording and a 2.2-megapixel secondary camera. Powered by a 2,330 mAh battery, the handset offers up to 14 hours of talk time and 530 hours of standby time. It includes 16GB of internal storage with support for 64GB of external memory via a microSD card. The handset is priced at Rs. 34,999.
The device stands on the different category as it comes with durable features of being waterproof and dust resistant. However, Moto X doesn't make up to this handset as it is low in all aspects. But as far as the user wants some gesture and voice control, Moto X might take on Xperia Z. Besides the price also will be on the advantage for Moto X.
Well, $200 (approx. Rs. 12,153) to $250 (approx. Rs. 15,185) are basically the contract prices of the handset but at the same time the unlocked version of the phone is expected to hit the shelves at a price of more than $299 (approx. Rs 20,000). Reportedly it is said to be the Google Play edition of Moto X.
At this price category, if observing by an unbiased look the handset will be offering some decent touchless features, but again; the specifications of Moto X are not up to the mark. It can be said because, apart from the high end rivals in the market, the native tech firms are also offering remarkable specs at this price point.
On the contrary, if you are looking for a swift Android experience, Moto X could suffice the need of the ones with tight budget. Let us know in the comments section below, how did you find the new Moto X.