Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X
In our experience, we rarely find ourselves having to concentrate intently with phone calls, but as a whole, we wouldn’t say they’re anything impressive in this particular front – so there’s not really one that we prefer over the other. With its rather weak earpiece, muted voices out of it, and the crackling of its speakerphone, there are undoubtedly some challenges with the Nexus 5. Meanwhile, the Moto X is without its own faults, as it delivers voices that have a robotic tone through its earpiece.
Sure, they’re able to get us by through an 8-hour work shift, even with heavy usage throughout it, but in the end, it’s the Moto X that’s able to inch out a bit longer with its battery life. At the most, we’re able to get up to 12 hours of juice out of the Nexus 5’s 2300 mAh battery. Conversely, the Moto X’s 2200 mAh battery manages to go further at 14 hours.
Before the Moto X’s official announcement, it was rumored that the US assembled smartphone would bear a price point similar to last year’s Google Nexus 4, but that certainly wasn’t the case. Instead, the Moto X was priced exactly like any other high-end smartphone out there – $200 with a 2-year contract. As we’ve come to realize, it might not have an impressive specs sheet that thunders boldly over its rival, but it’s all about its customizable design that helps it to become so unique in the space. On top of that, even though it’s not the latest version of Android it’s running, the customized one on the Moto X captures our attention for its choice of focusing on key features that we actual use on an everyday basis – not to mention it’s a simple experience too.
As we know, the Google Nexus 5 bucks the trend by being sold unlocked, and without the requirement of being put into a contract of some kind. Rather, it’s sold outright for the hard-to-beat price of $349 outright – a price point that easily demolishes the full $530 cost attached to the Moto X. Better yet, not only is it cheaper from an outright basis, but it’s also packing hardware that’s newer and more befitting of a smartphone that’s twice its price point. And of course, since it’s a Nexus smartphone, it gets the added benefit of having the latest version of the platform – Android 4.4 KitKat.
So let’s cut to the chase people. The Moto X is great if you want to have a phone that can stand out in public, seeing that the vast color combinations available with it help to make it stand out more than the conventional design of the Nexus 5. However, at the end of the day, we can’t forget what the Google Nexus 5 brings to the table. Not only is it’s price point super impressive, but its most up-to-date Android experience helps to justify why it’s the more prized device between the two. It just seems as though that the Moto X is overpriced in comparison to the Nexus 5 – from a specs and cost point of view, of course.
Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X - Call Quality, Battery and Conclusion