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Moto X (2014) vs Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: specs and size comparison

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Moto X (2014) vs Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: specs and size comparison
After a customary leaks-based hype build-up, the new Motorola Moto X is finally here, and it would appear that, specs wise, the rumors were right on the money for a very big part. The second Moto X in history packs flagship-worthy hardware, though some will, of course, be quick to point out that it's not on the bleeding edge.

And it's true. The Moto X doesn't pack the latest Snapdragon 805, and it "only" has 2GB of RAM while pretty much all of its competitors have 3GB. But is that a really big deal? Not really, especially since Motorola is very conservative with its additions to the mostly-stock Android software loaded on its devices, including the X. What's more, the current package is, without a doubt, absolutely capable of delivering you top notch, no-compromise user experience. The only part of the equation we're worried about is the 2300 mAh battery -- it honestly is small by today's standards, but we'll have to test it out before we're sure it falls short of what the competition has to offer.

Speaking of the competition, how does the new Moto X compare with the equally new Sony Xperia Z3 and the mighty Samsung Galaxy S5, specs wise? Time to find out!

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)

Sony Xperia Z3
Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5
Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

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)

Sony Xperia Z3
Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5
Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

See the full Motorola Moto X (2014) vs Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 size comparison or compare them to other phones using our Size Comparison tool.


Display
Size
5.1 inches
5.2 inches
5.2 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
AMOLED
Screen-to-body
69.76 %
71.00 %
73.46 %
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Processor
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
GPU
Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330
RAM
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
32GB
16GB
32GB
OS
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Battery
Capacity
2800 mAh
3100 mAh
2300 mAh
Charging
 
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Talk time
21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
Stand-by time
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
37.1 days (890 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
Talk time (3G)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 
Music playback
67.00 hours
130.00 hours
 
Video playback
13.00 hours
10.00 hours
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
13 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.13 μm
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Recording format
MPEG4, H.264
 
 
Features
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling
EIS, Video calling
Front
2.1 MP
2.2 MP
2 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Design
Dimensions
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)
5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches (140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm)
Weight
5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.36 oz (152.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.08 oz (144.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68
Splash
Biometrics
Fingerprint (swipe)
 
 
Features
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
 

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Motorola Moto X (2014) specs
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 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
Sony Xperia Z3 specs
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera) 2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S5 specs
  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI
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