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


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?

Motorola Moto X Style vs LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

520 ppi
538 ppi
577 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

75.03 %
72.46 %
70.48 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

21 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Optical image stabilization, 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: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.264

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 52
 
 

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 418
Adreno 418
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR4

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh
2550 mAh

Charging

Yes
Yes
Yes

Talk time

 
18.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
 
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Internet use

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

Music playback

 
 
57.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
13.00 hours



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17 Comments

1. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

S6 has better hardware specs

4. yetdoi

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

and twice th e price lol

6. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

32gb moto x would be $450 + tax, S6 32gb is $600 + tax, you can even get one gor $500 (no tax) on ebay.

14. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I got my S6 for $599 with $200 Bestbuy gift card but then again I'm on Edge. Some people are getting these phones with $300 to $400 Best Buy gift cards if you play your cards right. But with a $400 moto x I will be able to continue to get my $25 Verizon line discount. That's why I'm trying to talk my wife into the Moto X vs a $750 iPhone plus.

9. Andrew5190

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

16. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

NO FINGERPRINT SCANNER - FAIL NO REMOVABLE BATTERY = FAIL

2. redmd

Posts: 1938; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I wish moto just increased the RAM to 4GB.

8. Andrew5190

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

4GB is kinda pointless right now. Many are doing it right now just to do it. I'd rather have 3GB of DDR4 than 4GB of DDR3.

11. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes but with 808 you can't have DDR4, only DDR3,

15. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

4GB is just a number on a spec sheet. By the time we really see a difference I will have upgraded 2 times already. I'd rather have the pure nature of this phone vs 4gig of ram.

3. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

This article claims the Moto has a removable battery. Is this true?

10. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Are you asking so you can decide weather or not to comment NO REMOVABLE BATTERY = FAIL, right?

12. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Where?

5. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Dman, it's bigger and heavier than my note 4.lol

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Approx same in size (a little smaller to be more precise in two dimensions) but much thicker.

13. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

And cheaper than you Note 4 still and here the Moto X Play is a winner for me.

17. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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