Moto X Style vs OnePlus 2 vs iPhone 6 Plus: specs comparison

Moto X Style vs OnePlus 2 vs iPhone 6 Plus: specs comparison
As if today wasn't lively enough, Motorola presented its strongest Android portfolio to date, and the pearl of the crown is the new Motorola Moto X Style. An official successor to the 2014 Moto X, the new Moto flagship is impressive with its design and customization flexibility, all while featuring a near-stock Android Lollipop experience at an attractive price point of $399 unlocked.

The Moto X Style's introduction certainly makes the newly announced OnePlus 2 a tougher sale, and the same goes for the iPhone 6 Plus, literally the most superb iOS phablet there is. Since the new Moto flagship is a hot-shot 5.5-inch screen smartphone just like the other two, it makes sense to compare their specs. The Moto X Style and OnePlus 2, in particular, are fighting for the same sub-$400 price tier, while the iPhone 6 Plus can be had on contract for $299, taking the edge off its harsh price tag. Whereas the Moto X Style and OnePlus 2 are trying to outdo each other in terms of value offered for money, Apple is sticking to its time-tested approach of offering a benchmark mobile experience in nearly every aspect (save for, ahem, battery life).

While the OnePlus 2 arguably beats both from the value perspective, actually getting one may turn out to be a frustrating and confusing experience due to OnePlus' invite system. Factor that in with the cost, or opt out and get something else - the choice is entirely yours!

Motorola Moto X Style vs OnePlus 2 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

520 ppi
401 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

75.03 %
73.27 %
67.91 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

21 megapixels
13 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.3 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Night mode
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Macro mode, Scenes, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 
H.264, MOV

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

 
 
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

6.06 x 3.00 x 0.44 inches (153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm)
5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm)
6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust
 
 

IP certified

IP 52
 
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Interchangeable covers
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Apple A8

Processor

Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 418
Adreno 430
PowerVR GX6450

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
4 GB LPDDR4
1 GB LPDDR3

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 
 

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), OnePlus OxygenOS UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3300 mAh
2915 mAh

Stand-by time

 
 
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
 
12 hours

LTE

 
 
12 hours

Wi-Fi

 
 
12 hours

Music playback

 
 
80.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
14.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 28
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40, 41
 
 

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, HSUPA
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
 
Apple Pay

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
 
$ 949


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66 Comments

1. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

no removable battery = fail no fingerprint scanner = fail

3. Cheezwiz

Posts: 499; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

$399 = win.

15. sgodsell

Posts: 6855; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can get almost 3 Moto X's for the price of one Apple rip off iPhone 6+. Apple should be ashamed for charging too much for their hardware. But then I don't blame Apple as much as I blame the ignorance in people for spending that much on a device. When clearly its not worth it. Motorola you can have my money.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But since we don't keep these phones forever, what happens when you sell the Moto X vs the ripoff iPhone 6 plus? You simply never tell the whole story, when trying to bash Apple do you? The 6 plus resale value beats any phone on the market by a mile. Think McFly think.

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well you can check craigslist in multiple US cities and even ebay for most recent completed listings, most of the legit sales of both the iPhone 6+ and Note 4 are about equal in price (they came out at the same time). The iPhone 6+ has the advantage for about $50 max if anything but that sort of resale value advantage is negligible at best. Even now I am looking at the vancouver craigslist listings of the Note 4 and iPhone 6+ and the price difference barely exists. I don't think you realize that the iPhones no longer hold their value as well as they used to, it is just another one of those things that Apple fans keep bringing up without actually knowing anything about. Even with that, people sell used phones for ridiculous prices when they get them on contract just to make some quick cash. Just last month I got my wife a 64 GB S6 Edge for $650 CAD, which was literally a steal. Likewise, I got found a iPhone 6 128 GB for my dad for $700 CAD in April which is ridiculous seeing as how it retails for $1100(new before taxes from Apple store). Phones no longer hold their value like they used to and Apple is no different from the rest now. As long as you are patient and keep an eye out you can get ridiculous deals as well as sell yours for decent price.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As I said, iPhones hold their value more than any other phone on the market. It's a simple fact. I don't need you to inform me, I have eyes too, and do tons of buying and selling third party. I'm not just running my mouth, it's another source of income for me. He's talking about the Moto X, not the N4. The Moto X is worth crap, after a few months or less. I don't think YOU realize.

34. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I don't know about you, but I typically keep my old phones as backup. Or give them to family members. I'm not always looking at everything with the thought process of "Well, I don't know if this is particularly right for ME, but WHAT IF I WANT TO MAKE A BUCK OFF IT LATER?!"

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can respect that bro, I don't necessarily either, but as I said...we don't keep these devices forever. I'm selling my Edge this wknd, as I get ready to buy the N5, or Edge plus. Cash is king.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Good for you. Have a cookie.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mxy what's your next device bro?

47. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not sure yet. I'm going to wait and see what the Note 5 and the 6S will bring to the table. Hopefully Apple will do some under the hood improvements and bring over multitasking.

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm hoping that too.

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Me to bro. If not I'll be going with the Note 5 and just upgrading to the iPad Air 2.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're ignorant.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep...

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

He's been saying the same garbage over and over. He's a broken record.

50. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Who's a broken record? All you do, all day long is troll Motorola. You "salty" little hypocrite.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Maybe because Motorola continued to drop the ball in the past. You know I'm not the only one who calls out Motorola. You're just being salty.

55. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You're the only one that doesn't like Motorola that trolls them day and night all year long without a day off. Other people who don't like Motorola have lives and don't let their lack of interest for a device consume their entire existence the way you do.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You have a life?

67. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Married, with a kid, have a full time salary position at a company I've worked at for 11 years, play tennis two night a week, spend time with family on game/movie nights. I have a life I'm proud of.

56. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

What complete DISINGENUOUS B.S. on Phonearena's part by comparing the NEW Motorola's and the NEW OnePlus' OFF-CONTRACT price with the iCHUMP6+POS' On-Contract price! Say it for what it truly is: The price for the Motorola or the OnePlus is $399 or less compared with the ICHUMP6+ price of $949... By buying the iCHUMP6+, you pay MORE than TWICE as much for ( at most!) 1/3 the amount of RAM of the other two SUPERIOR phones... iCHUMP forever baby!!!

62. Mxyzptlk unregistered

In three years this Moto X will be forgotten while the so called iChump will still have a userbase. Your a bad troll.

66. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Still having difficulty with your and you're? Damn man it's not hard, they teach it in the 3rd grade....

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

SD card = win.

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

TFT LCD = lose.

51. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Spend all year commenting about a phone you don't like = loser.

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or maybe I'm just playing mind games just to get into your unstable head. Or maybe you're just salty and can't take a dose of your own medicine.

54. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Whatever helps you sleep at night Kanye.

65. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Ok Caitlyn Jenner.

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