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LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X

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Interface and Functionality


Both companies are making great strides with the software running on their flagship devices, as they improve upon the foundations of Android. It’s tough to say which one is the superior of the two, as they have their specific elements that appeal to different people, so we’ll simply note some of their outstanding main functions – and how the two handsets go about doing them.

Interface of the LG G2 - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
Interface of the LG G2 - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
Interface of the LG G2 - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
Interface of the LG G2 - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X

When it comes to ease, we’ll say that the Moto X’s mostly stock Android Jelly Bean experience does a better job of making the experience simple – it doesn’t try to inundate us with a host of features. In fact, it’s almost amazing to find how easy it is for anyone to pick up the Moto X and start using it. In contrast, the LG G2 with its heavily customized Android Jelly Bean experience has a lot to offer in the visuals and presentation department. From being given a host of LG-specific widgets, to the different scrolling animations with the homescreen, the G2’s experience is undoubtedly expansive over the Moto X. However, the added complexities can disorient first time users.

The Motorola Moto X is running an almost stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean experience - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
The Motorola Moto X is running an almost stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean experience - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
The Motorola Moto X is running an almost stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean experience - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
The Motorola Moto X is running an almost stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean experience - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X

Although the two offer the same multi-tasking functions, which are done with the aid of the quick apps menu, the LG G2 adds a new element with its QSlide and Slide Aside features. Sure, some might not view them as being practical with their executions, but at least we have alternative options with the G2.

When it comes to voice control services, the Moto X’s Touchless Control feature is easily more potent than the LG G2’s Voice Mate feature. Indeed, the two offer all of the intricacies that come with Google Now, but with the Moto X’s Touchless Control, it’s actively listening for our command – even if it’s turned off. In order to launch the Voice Mate feature, we have to turn on the LG G2.

QSlide on the LG G2 - The Touchless Control feature of the Motorola Moto X - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
The Touchless Control feature of the Motorola Moto X - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
The Touchless Control feature of the Motorola Moto X - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
The Touchless Control feature of the Motorola Moto X - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X

QSlide on the LG G2

   

Without a doubt, the Active Display feature of the Moto X continues to be something innovative in the Android space, mainly because it provides us with relevant notifications without turning on the phone. Take it out of our pockets, and bam, it shows us the time and our notifications – something that the LG G2 can’t do.

Between them, there’s no questioning the insane amount of stuff that come along with the LG G2’s features – there’s just no comparison, it simply blows the Moto X out of the water. In fact, it features things like Knock On, Guest Mode, Answer Me, Text Link, Capture Plus, and Quick Remote, which gives us alternative ways of accomplishing basic tasks. Certainly, people will appreciate some of the features more than others, but the Moto X has a totally different approach with its simplistic offering. It boils down to whether you prefer something comprehensive, or something that’s easy to operate and just works.


Processor and Memory


Yet again, it’s the LG G2 that’s going to get the attention with its more cutting-edge hardware under the hood, where it’s packing a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and the Adreno 330 GPU. In comparison, the Moto X’s hardware isn’t anything worth writing home about initially, as its Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System, which employs a modified 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU with 2GB of RAM and the Adreno 320 GPU, seems less intimidating than its rival. However, we can attest that the Moto X isn’t a slouch either with its modest hardware, since it’s able to match the LG G2’s tight performance in almost every way imaginable.

Unfortunately, neither handset boasts expandable storage, which requires us to be more conscious about what we store. With the Moto X, it’s available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, while the LG G2 starts off at the minimum with 32GB of memory.



Internet and Connectivity


Needless to say, the larger and higher resolution display of the LG G2 makes it the more suitable device for web surfing, but when it comes down to it, the two get the job done with their responsive navigational controls and speedy page loads thanks to their 4G LTE connections.

Web browser of the LG G2 - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
Web browser of the LG G2 - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
Web browser of the LG G2 - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X

Surfing the web with the Motorola Moto X - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
Surfing the web with the Motorola Moto X - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
Surfing the web with the Motorola Moto X - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X
Surfing the web with the Motorola Moto X - LG G2 vs Motorola Moto X

Knowing that these are flagship smartphones, they’re stuffed with all the connectivity gear we’d come to expect. Not only are they both available in GSM and CDMA flavors, but they also feature aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and NFC.

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