Moto X vs. iPhone 5: Tech Spec Shootout


Google’s Motorola launched the much-awaited smartphone, Moto X, to take on competition from Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 yesterday. We initially thought it won’t be a high-end device, however the pricing and the features suggest that Motorola wants to take on Apple and Samsung head on.

It comes packed with features such as a 4.7-inch AMOLED display, 10-megapixel ‘Clear Pixel’ camera, a 2200 mAh battery that Motorola claims will offer up to 24 hours of battery life and lots of options for users to customize their device to their liking.

So how does it stack up against the iPhone 5? Here’s a detailed comparison table where we have compared the tech specs of the Moto X and iPhone 5.


We still have to wait for reviews of Moto X, but as you can see from the comparison table, in terms of tech specs, Moto X appears to be superior to the iPhone 5. However, since Motorola will be launching the device only towards the end of August or early September, it will be up against the next generation iPhone very soon (expected to be launched at the end of September), which is expected to come with a faster A7 chip, 12-megapixel camera, fingerprint sensor etc.

It remains to be seen if Moto X will be able to make a dent in new iPhone sales. Let us know what you think in the comments.