Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X
It’s a close race outdoors, but taking the two indoors where lighting becomes less, we have a clear winner in the Nexus 5. Indeed, details in general become softer in tone with the two, which is a natural occurrence with this particular setting, but the Nexus 5 is better able to maintain the sharper visuals. Between them, the Moto X’s camera produces an over-exposed look with its low lighting shots, which does nice to brighten things up, but it’s too heavily overpowered by the amount of noise it exhibits. Therefore, at the end of the day, the Nexus 5 proves to be a more charming device to capture photos.It’s also the Nexus 5 that impresses us more with its 1080p video recording quality. In general, it’s just the more capable of delivering us with the crisp visuals that make us so entranced to its quality – so it composes videos that have more detail, offer better exposure, and boasts those eye grabbing punchy colors. However, we do notice that its focus is more jittery than the Moto X’s. Well, it’s still not bad with the Moto X, but the profound evidence of artifacting and its jumpy exposure don’t make it look as good as its rival.
Sample videos of the Google Nexus 5 and Motorola Moto X
1. Google Nexus 5
2. Motorola Moto X
Naturally, with the Google Play Music app in tow with the two, they offer us the same presentation and functionality. Since it’s placed towards the bottom edge of the phone, the Nexus 5’s speaker is more adept at dispersing its audio – whereas with the Moto X’s speaker, which is positioned in the rear, it loses some of its presence. For the most part, though, they deliver nearly the same volume levels. Still, we do realize that there’s more crackling heard with the Nexus 5.
1. valapsp (Posts: 490; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
Well I ordered my N5 but Google should have opted for a higher capacity battery and stereo speakers. agree?
2. aco96 (Posts: 218; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
I'd go with Motorola Moto X, my favourite Android phone. :3
3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5665; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Judging from the report of "Robotic Tones" in the Call Quality department on the Moto X i don't think you guys updated your Moto X...
i'm getting a Moto X Thursday probably.
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
John didn't update his Moto X for the iPhone 5S comparison, so who knows.
5. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Robotic tones has been something I've heard enough from reviewers and other people over the course of Motorola's history that I believe it. The update fixed choppy audio, not robotic tones.
The robotic tones are a sacrifice Motorola makes in order to make for better clarity and reception, just like the fact that their radios skirt safe limits imposed by the FCC. I personally have never noticed enough to be bothered by robotic tones or increased radiation output. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go feed my tumor.
6. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 924; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
The Nexus 5 is a beast of a phone. so far I have no issues with the sound, and the speed blows my SG3 away. The antenna is stronger, the speaker is also louder than my SG3. I am now waiting for a Note 4!
7. scsa852k (Posts: 321; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
Moto X PALES in comparison to Nexus 5 in every possible way.
Even without considering pricing, Moto X doesn't stand a chance against Nexus 5.
10. iampayne (Posts: 306; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Clearly you havent seen the difference in pictures these to take. And good luck getting Google Now to react to you without picking up the phone.
8. taikucing (unregistered)
Motorola should lower the price of Moto X.
9. DimitriTech (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)
I just wish the N5 had goggle now capabilities when the screen is off just like the moto x. seems like it should since it is a Google Nexus device.. oh well.
11. md227a (Posts: 133; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
After owning both phones the moto x is the better phone in my personal opinion
12. Thullraven (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)
They are both solid, but I'd take the Moto X any day over the Nexus 5. The Moto X has a better battery and a stronger antenna. The slightly better "performance" difference that the Nexus 5 has over the Moto X wouldn't be important to most users. Like someone else here said already, Nexus devices would really be amazing if Google gave them bigger batteries.
13. theo14461 (Posts: 199; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I've also owned both phones. I like the Moto X much better.
14. NIghtbaron (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)
In my area
moto x is cheaper than nexus 5
so should I go for moto x or nexus 5?