Moto X Style vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G4: Specs comparison

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Well, folks, Motorola has announced its flagship for 2015 – the sleek-looking Moto X Style. The new handset made a huge jump in display size – from the 5.2” of the Moto X (2014) to 5.7” this year. To keep the resolution crisp, Motorola opted to go the QHD route, giving the phone a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The phone's hardware is, of course, also bumped up to stay on track with current tech trends – a 64-bit processor and 3 GB of RAM can be found under the hood.

Motorola made it a point to compare its new flagship to the Samsung Galaxy S6 throughout the presentation. So, we figured, why not continue the trend and put up a quick specs comparison between the two. And, since we are doing this, we decided to throw in the LG G4 as well – another popular flagship that totes the Snapdragon 808 SoC.

Looking at this comparison, it looks like the Moto X Style would be quite the bang-for-buck if our estimates are correct. Motorola announced that it'd be $200 - $300 cheaper than flagship devices from “companies like Apple and Samsung”. So, we assume that the Moto X Style should cost somewhere around $400. See how it compares – what do you think?

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.5 inches
5.7 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.48 %
72.46 %
75.03 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 418
Adreno 418

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
32GB
64GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), LG UX UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
18.50 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
 
 

Music playback

57.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus)
21 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.1 μm

Video recording

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

Features

OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
OIS, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling

Front

5 MP
8 MP
5 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.86 x 3.00 x 0.39 inches (148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm)
6.06 x 3.00 x 0.44 inches (153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.31 oz (179.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
 
Splash, Dust; IP52

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light, Interchangeable covers
 




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