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Motorola Moto X vs HTC One

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Continuing its mentality of offering a simplistic experience, we’re not inundated with various functions and controls with the Moto X’s camera app. Instead, it’s as basic as it comes and mainly focuses on the function at hand – quickly taking photos! Meanwhile, the HTC One brings some serious features and manual controls with its camera app, which no doubt appeases those who have a flare for serious photography. Although we can quickly jump into the camera app through the HTC One’s lockscreen, we find the Moto X’s Quick Camera Capture feature to be more practical, as we basically need to twist our hand a couple of times to activate the camera app.

Camera interface of the Motorola Moto X - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One
Camera interface of the Motorola Moto X - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One
Camera interface of the Motorola Moto X - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One
Camera interface of the Motorola Moto X - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One

Part of the camera interface of the HTC One - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One
Part of the camera interface of the HTC One - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One
Part of the camera interface of the HTC One - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One

With their fancy termed cameras, the 10-megapixel “Clear Pixel” camera of the Moto X and the 4-megapixel “Ultrapixel” snapper of the HTC One, their qualities are dependent on the conditions. To be exact, the Moto X handles outdoor shots with plenty of lighting better – while the HTC One trumps its rival in low lighting conditions. Comparing the same photos on the computer, we notice that the Moto X captures finer details than the HTC One in sunny conditions, but then the Moto X’s results appear speckled and fainter under low light. It’s a tough call on which one we’d choose, since the results are opposite from one another.


Also a close finish, their 1080p video recording qualities rival one another in almost every category. They’re not 100% perfect, as we witness some artifacting elements in the video when panning quickly, but they both exhibit the same smooth capture speeds and gradual exposures.



Multimedia


Considering they both are preloaded with the Google Play Music app, the experience is nonetheless identical – though, as an alternative, the HTC One boasts its own Sense music player as well. Due to the fact that it’s packing along two front-firing speakers with HTC BoomSound, the HTC One’s audio quality proves to be the stronger and more commanding between the two at the loudest setting. Throw in Beats Audio support, the amplified tones when listening to music through the 3.5mm port of the HTC One is undoubtedly more robust than the Moto X.

The Google Play Music app - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One
The Google Play Music app - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One
The Google Play Music app - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One
The Google Play Music app - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One

Music player of the HTC One - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One
Music player of the HTC One - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One
Music player of the HTC One - Motorola Moto X vs HTC One

Mostly due to that iridescent glow of the Moto X’s AMOLED panel, it makes for the better attraction with watching videos. Sure, the HTC One has the higher resolution screen, but like we mentioned already, it’s not something that’s distinctively prominent when we’re looking at the two from a normal distance.

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