Galaxy S5 gets owned by the lowly Moto E in this real-life speed test (video)

You can buy six Moto E phones with stock Android for the price of one Galaxy S5 with TouchWiz, but how much better is Samsung's flagship performance, compared to the barebones budget phone from Motorola? Well, judging from the video below, the stripped-down Android experience trumps TouchWiz any day of the week, even when it's driven by the most potent Snapdragon chipset currently on the market...
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86 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Samsung loves to throw in lots of unnecessary stuffs in their phones. That's why I hate touchwiz.

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

They are trying to be a catch all company. It's good and bad the same time.

62. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

true ....that

84. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Moto G looks premium side by side with the S5, I'm dead serious! One of my favorite brand MOTOROLA!

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Why do you hate Touchwiz. All the features are upon yourself to use the features or to turn it off

53. Topcat488

Posts: 1412; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I bet that the tester is "RIGHT HANDED"... And switching the phones around would have been a more accurate test. Just saying... But then again going into the Gallery, the Moto E was way faster than the S5. O.o

93. Adithya7184 unregistered

because moto e's gallery is empty.

61. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

then Why Buy it.

82. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

you mean love/hate

86. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

hope a GS5 google play edition will be released to make it faster

2. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

70. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

thinking is weanies

3. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Just shows that Touchwiz is slower than vanilla.

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It's packed with so many features that the Cpu can't kep upto it. What you can do is Root it use a app called SetCpu and change the Cpu from ondeman to performance mode and there you will see no lags on Touchwiz

18. kdealltheway

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

And say goodbye to battery life...

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Pathetic Samsung should use 3500mah battery, if they wanted to eliminate lag totally

92. g2a5b0e unregistered

Absolutely, because everyone knows how direct the correlation between battery size & fluidity of the device is.

71. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

i know 30 minutes all phones die stick to IPHONE 22 hours of love

20. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Or use custom roms...

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Posting after a long time

31. troutsy

Posts: 381; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

You should post less often, but more meaningful content.

72. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

been posting since this morning cramping the fingers

33. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Thats why I dont like Samsung, they sell you bloats that will slow down your device..

4. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

All this shows is that Moto is doing really good things for the low end market. Maybe with them and Nokia providing actual good phones....others will focus on better low end experiences. Might also show Samsung....really....really....needs to get a handle on Touchwiz.

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1451; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

So this is the lag trolls and haters are talking about Samsung? which no one will notice in real life and everyday use? Also touchwiz is always set up to contain animated transitions which is the reason why its slightly slower to opening apps , go to settings --> developer options --> turn off window animation, transition animation and animator duration scale all to 'OFF'. This dude also didn't show if he turned off all the background and recent apps on the S5. I say this is a bait video and watch the samsung haters flock the comment section.

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

But if animations is on for both phones.....then the problem points to Touch Wiz. The same things about background and recent apps can also be said about the Moto E. Its not about the GS 5 looking bad....I wonder who noticed the title change...lol....but how well Moto is doing in the low end.

14. Jason2k13

Posts: 1451; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

But it does look suspicious how he didn't include these important parts in a video don't you think?

29. Retro-touch unregistered

It's not meant to be an in depth look on the differences between the two its meant to highlight how fast stock Android really is, the Google Play Edtion S4 is blazing fast compared to the touchwiz S4 is a perfect example

34. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea...I knew fans of Samsung, the GS5 were gonna take offense.. But I think the focus should be more on the Moto E and its performance vs something that has better specs.

56. hurrycanger

Posts: 1758; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I totally agree with you. And I wonder how the Moto E will perform after the user installs some apps and games. But at the same time, I'm impressed by the Moto E.

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