Now that the Motorola Moto X has been officially unveiled we thought we’d see how it stands up to the competition in an infographic comparison with the popular and well renowned Samsung Galaxy S4 which is already available to buy (see phoneslimited for the latest deals here).
Motorola’s new Moto X
The Motorola Moto X phone is the first handset to be developed from start to finish under the watchful eye of Google since it took Motorola over last year.
Considering that Samsung have continued to enjoy high sales levels and increasing profits thanks in part to their latest flagship android smart phone the Samsung Galaxy S4 and other such devices in their Galaxy S range, Motorola has quite a fight on their hands in order to get in on the action.
In a bid to do just that though it appears that Motorola have taken on an altogether different approach, opting to offer consumers something a little bit different. Their ‘All American’ Moto X is a customisable device with an extensive range of colours for the back , front and accents from which to choose, as well as personalised engraving. Although buyers can still opt for a standard variant in either Woven Black or Woven White if they wish, the option to customise and personalise is certainly a unique selling point with thousands of customisable variations possible.
Motorola Moto X and Samsung Galaxy S4 Comparison
Ergonomically speaking, the Moto X phone has been designed to fit more comfortable in the hand with its tapered design and curved ‘Gorilla Glass’ display, although weight wise, they are neck and neck both tipping the scales at 130g.
Whilst both devices run on Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), the Samsung Galaxy S4 does offer better performance overall given the fact that it is powered by a 1.9GHz Quad-Core processor in comparison to the Moto X’s 1.7GHz Dual-Core processor and has a bigger 2,600 mAh battery, allowing for up to 62 hrs audio playback.
When talking display screens the Samsung Galaxy S4 boasts a larger 5.0″ full HD display (well 4.99″ to be exact) whereas the Motorola X sports a more modest but still very respectable 4.7″ 720p HD display.
In terms of camera’s, on the surface it appears that Samsung has got that one in the bag too with a 13 mega pixel full HD camera on the back and 2MP front facing camera that supports full HD video capture, but the Moto X’s 10 mega pixel camera with clear pixel technology, which lets in up to 75% light, is rather impressive too.
When it comes to storage capacity however, there’s not much by way of a comparison with a standard 16GB version or 32GB variant of the Motorola phone but no MicroSD expansion, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is available in either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB variants and expansion up to 64GB, albeit you do get 50GB of storage on Google Drive free for 2 yrs.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs Motorola Moto X
Key features of the Samsung Galaxy include ‘Smart Pause’, ‘Smart Scroll’ and ‘Air View’. Plus you can track your workouts with ‘S Health’, remotely access your home entertainment system with ‘WatchON’ and connect multiple S4 handsets using ‘Google Play’.
Not wanting to be outdone, the Motorola Moto X has some nifty features of its own it has to be said. One such feature is the ‘Quick Gesture’ camera access, with a couple of flicks of the wrist you are ready to point and shoot. It’s most notable feature has to be the advanced listening function, awakened by simply saying the words ‘OK, Google Now’, users can access a range of features using the Moto’s ‘Touchless Control’ system from setting your alarm to getting directions and it learns to recognise your voice.
Whilst Motorola may be keen to expand their product portfolio in Europe, for the foreseeable future at least it seems that it will be a while as yet before anyone outside of the US can get their hands on the new Motorola Moto X.