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.

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  • MJB

    The problem with ALL Android devices is the fragmentation of the OS. This is the fault of the carriers as they are dictating to the manufacturers when and sometimes even “if” a device will be granted the latest OS…

    I used an iPhone for 3 years and recently went back to BlackBerry when the Z10 came out… I am frustrated beyond measure because BlackBerry (who used to be like Apple, making their OS updates available direct from BlackBerry) does not provide the latest OS direct, it is held up by the carrier. And in my case Verizon, who is the slowest at deploying the updates! This makes it so the latest apps are not available to all users…

    The Carriers need to let the manufacturers push the updates and quit interfering with the user experience.

    • srs913

      Never ever use a stock android os. Always root so you can flash a custom rom.

      • Que

        This is true. I’m on Jelly Bean Rom Build 20 at the moment. Love it to death. Works fast and perfect and extremely customizable.

    • Gautam

      Carriers still haven’t got over the fact that they have lost control of our device with the introduction of the iPhone. I doubt they will ever get over it.

      Google seems to have got frustrated and seems to have come up with the smart option of offering Google Edition devices, so at least people who want to buy an Android device don’t have to deal with all the crapware.

      BlackBerry seems to have just gone backward, but they have no choice, as they are at the mercy of carriers now.

  • Pacomacman

    This is a mid spec phone with pretty average reviews. Anyone wanting an Android device should stick with the HTC One and S4.

  • Youngone305

    Stop compare a old hardware with a new hardware

  • HiGhGuY

    Even way back in the days before smartphones, I never liked Motorola phones and I still don’t. Before smartphones, Samsung always had the best phones. I remember I got a Samsung flip open phone, that was one of the, if not THE, 1st phone (at least in US) to have full color LCD display.
    Ever since the first iPhone, The best phones are iPhone or HTC flagship model.
    BTW… I just registered on the iphonehacks forums… I gotta say, its completey retarded that I can’t sign in to comment with that account, I have to use one of several other accounts from different websites.

    • Gautam

      I agree it’s not as seamless as we would have liked. Unfortunately, the forum platform we’re using doesn’t offer those capabilities yet. However, you should be able to login with your Disqus account.

  • Pacomacman

    The Moto X apparently won’t be released in the UK!

  • JC

    I love my iPhone 5, however the Moto X is an outstanding device, and I’m sure I gonna buy it.

    Why not stick with the HTC One? The lack of support and regular updates for the latest phones from HTC.

    Go Motorola! You are doing a great job!

  • Ronaldom

    no doubt that the moto X is best