Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X – Top Specs and Price Comparison

In the battle against the Nexus 5, the Moto X must accept its defeat, although it has a better camera than its opponent. But a good camera isn’t the only thing you expect from a smartphone, right? That’s why the Nexus 5 outpaces the Moto X, because it offers a higher screen resolution and a longer lasting battery. But let’s see other specs as well.

Displays and Sizes

The Moto X pales in front of the Nexus 5 in terms of screen resolution. It has a 4.7inches AMOLED display which renders a resolution of 720x1280pixels, which is relatively high, but not high enough compared to Nexus 5’s 1080x1920pixels, which is rendered by a 4.95inches True HD IPS+ display.

As for the dimensions, the Moto X is measuring 129.3×65.3×10.4mm and it weights 130grams – having the same weight as the Nexus 5, which is slightly bigger – 137.9×69.2×8.6mm.

Hardware and OS

The Moto X is powered by a 1.7GHz dual core krait processor which teams up with the Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon chipset. There are two variants of unexpandable internal memories that you can choose from: 16 and 32GB.

The Nexus 5 is powered by a 2.3GHz quad core krait 400 processor and has a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset. Like the Moto X, it comes in two variants of internal memories – 16 and 32GB, also unexpandable.

Both of the devices run on the Android platform, but on different versions: the Moto X runs on the Jelly Bean OS (upgradeable to the KitKat version) with 2GB of RAM, while the Nexus 5 comes loaded with the KitKat version and likewise the Moto X, it has 2GB of RAM.


The Moto X has a better primary camera – 10MP (autofocus and LED flash) and the secondary camera is also more advanced – 2MP. The Nexus 5 has an 8MP rear facing camera (autofocus, LED flash and optical image stabilization) and a 1.3MP front camera.


The Moto X has a Li-Ion battery with the capacity of 2200mAh, which allows you to talk 13hours. The Nexus 5 has a non-removable Li-Po battery with the capacity of 2300mAh, which allows you to talk 4 more hours on 3G.


The Moto X 16GB variant costs 313 dollars on The Nexus 5 costs 385 dollars on the same website.

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