Apple iPhone 5s vs Motorola Moto X
Around back, they’re naturally armed with some impressive camera gear. Specifically, it’s an 8-megapixel iSight camera on the iPhone 5s that features a backside illuminated sensor, f2.2 aperture lens, 1.5 micron sized pixels, dual-LED flash, and 1080p video recording. Meanwhile, the Moto X is flaunting a 10-megapixel “Clear Pixel” camera. Say what you will about its fancy termed attachment, but it’s alleged to offer good performance with fast moving objects thanks to the combination of its 1.4 micron sized pixels and its f2.4 aperture lens.
Interestingly, neither handset boasts an eclectic mix of shooting modes. In fact, they’re very slim in what they have in tow, since they primarily place their attention on providing us with the focus of quickly and easily taking photos. Moreover, there are no manual controls whatsoever with either.
Snapping the same photos with the two, there’s one clear victor with this comparison. There’s no questioning it folks, but it’s the iPhone 5s that’s proving to be the better at snapping images with its camera. In fact, it beats out the Moto X in all shooting scenarios – especially under low lighting conditions! Checking out the samples taken by each, it’s quite noticeable that the iPhone 5s’ camera delivers the goods in this comparison, like its sharper fine details, natural color reproduction, and better handling of dynamic range.
Heck, the iPhone 5s outclasses the Moto X with low lighting conditions too – mainly because there’s more noise evident with the Moto X’s shots. Furthermore, its details are significantly softer than the iPhone 5s. At the end of the day, it’s the iPhone 5s reigning supreme here.
Also, there’s no comparison with their 1080p video recording quality as well. The race isn’t close with them, but rather, it’s a dominating finish for the iPhone 5s. Well, the Moto X takes some okay looking videos outdoors when there’s enough lighting around, but under low lighting, it fails to even give the iPhone 5s a good challenge. Rather, there’s an abundance of noise that softens its looks immensely – while its slow 18 FPS capture rate doesn’t help either.
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1. Apple iPhone 5s Sample Video
2. Motorola Moto X Sample Video
3. Apple iPhone 5s Nighttime Sample Video
4. Motorola Moto X Nighttime Sample Video
We’re not particularly fond of one music more than the other, mainly because their presentations and functions remain mostly identical. Placing their volumes to their maximum settings, we’re pleased by the punchy and robust tones put out by each – with no clear winner in this category.
Considering that it’s packing the larger display and has support for a wide array of video codecs out of the box, the video watching experience is more ideal with the Moto X. It’s still pretty good too with the iPhone 5s, but it requires us to convert videos so they’re able to be played properly.
Apple iPhone 5s vs Motorola Moto X - Camera and Multimedia