Moto X vs. the world’s flagship phones; specs comparison
The Motorola Moto X is one of the tech industry’s worst kept secrets, and the hype has been everywhere since the day Google bought Motorola. Now that it’s finally official, let’s have a look on how it stacks up against the competition, especially since Motorola is calling the Moto X its future.
Motorola Moto X vs. Android competition
When compared to its Android counterparts, you’ll find that except for the light weight of the device, the Moto X can’t boast that much when it comes to specs; it has the smallest display among the bunch together with the HTC One & it’s the only device not running on a 1080p display & a quad-core CPU.
It runs 2GB RAM and an Adreno 320 GPU together with the competition, and while it may be running on just a dual-core CPU, the Moto X does feature two more cores for language and contextual computing.
The Galaxy Note 3, Optimus G2 and other phones like the Xperia Z Ultra are already on their way, and those things will pack a lot more power than the ones listed above. Is the Moto X even trying to compete?
Motorola Moto X vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 1020 vs BlackBerry Z10
Unlike its comparison to the Android superphones, the Moto X stands a better chance in a spec shootout with other platformers. While it might have the lowest pixel density, the phone packs the largest screen at 4.7-inches this time, and it has the most updated chipset and the largest battery.
Also, in a megapixel fight, the 10MP shooter easily overtakes the ones on the iPhone 5 and the Z10 (but then again, megapixels aren’t everything).
It’s also the thickest along with the Lumia 1020 at 10.4mm, but other than that, the Moto X doesn’t seem to fail when put side-to-side with its iOS / BlackBerry OS / Windows Phone rivals.
When put beside the big names in Android, the Moto X looks small, weak & underpowered on paper. However, if you put it beside other platformers, it finds itself above them in theory overall. What does this mean for the Motorola Moto X?
Well, great spec sheets don’t immediately translate to great sales and great experiences. The seemingly underpowered iPhone 5 takes a significantly huge share of the market when compared to most phones in this comparison, making them quite irrelevant. We guess the whole reason and story behind the Moto X isn’t the specs; it’s definitely more than that.
Besides, a 720p display on a 4.7-inch display isn’t that bad, is it? Not everyone needs a 5-inch 1080p display, but some might want that simple feeling of contentment for choosing their phone color combination.
Anyways, it seems like Motorola is trying to make a huge leap here, and they’re focusing on the North American market for the meantime; bringing the said phone here to the Philippines can be a problem, especially with all the customization options.
But even if the phone seems irrelevant to the Philippine market, at least we know what Google’s game is – it’s more about the experience now from here on out.
You can read all about the Motorola Moto X here.