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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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)



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
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
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 (1036 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1036 min)
 

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 h)
37.1 days (890 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 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 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.36 oz (152.0 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: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68
Splash

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
 

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
Xperia Z3
  • 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
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Galaxy S5
  • 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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