Moto X (2014) vs HTC One (M8) vs Apple iPhone 5s: specs and size comparison

Moto X (2014) vs HTC One (M8) vs Apple iPhone 5s: specs and size comparison
Motorola finally unveiled the successor to its Moto X flagship! It doesn't come with the fancy "Moto X+1" name that we initially thought it would be, but that's not stopping the smartphone from being a slight, but more-than-welcome improvements to the older Moto X. It has a 5.2” AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This works out for a pixel density of 423ppi, which puts the just-unveiled Moto X in the higher tier of the smartphone segment.

It has a 5.2” AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This works out for a pixel density of 423ppi. A Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (similar to the one of the Sony Xperia Z3) churns the gears at 2.5GHz and turns the second generation of the Moto X into a powerhouse. The 2GB of RAM on board also add up to the whole picture. Lastly, a not-so-impressive 2,300mAh battery can be found at the back of the device.

But how does the new Moto X stack up against the competition, i.e. the HTC One (M8) and the Apple iPhone 5s, for example? We were eager to find out, so we decided to put this trio on the boxing ring and sound the gong.

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Dimensions

5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches

140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Dimensions

5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches

140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)



Display

Size

4.0 inches
5.0 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
S-LCD 3
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

60.82 %
66.71 %
73.46 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC

Processor

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

PowerVR G6430
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB, not expandable
32GB
32GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)

Battery

Capacity

1570 mAh
2600 mAh
2300 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

10.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Music playback

40.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

10.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
4 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.13 μm

Second camera

 
4 MP (Depth information)
 

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
HDR, Video light, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling

Front

1.2 MP
5 MP
2 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)
5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches (140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

3.95 oz (112.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.08 oz (144.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
Splash; IP X3
Splash

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 
 

Related phones

Moto X (2014)
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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