Nexus 5 vs Moto X vs Moto G – Specs and Price Comparison

Today we thought we would compare not two, but three smartphones: Google’s Nexus 5 and Motorola’s Moto X and Moto G. The Nexus 5 has been a competition for the Moto X ever since it was released, October 2013, so the release of the Moto G (which is considered the budget friendly version of Moto X) just asked for another comparison between the three. Let’s see which one would be worth buying on your own criteria.


The largest display among the three is housed by the Google Nexus 5, this device being equipped with a 5 inches display with full HD.

Next in line is the Moto X coming with a 4.7 inches display with full HD.

The Moto G features a 4.5 inches display with HD quality.


The Nexus 5 is powered by a quad core processor working at 2.3GHz which is paired up with a Snapdragon 800 chipset from Qualcomm.

The Moto X houses a quad core processor working at 1.2GHz and a Snapdragon 400 chipset.

The Moto G is powered by a dual core processor clocked at 1.7GHz.

Operating System

Google’s Nexus 5 runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

Motorola’s Moto X is running on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.

Motorola’s Moto G packs the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system.

Internal memory

The Nexus 5 supports two options of internal memory: 16GB and 32GB.

The Moto X also has two variants of internal storage: 16GB and 32GB.

The Moto G can be purchased with two variants of internal memory: 8GB and 16GB.

Primary camera

Regarding the rear-facing camera, we can see that the Nexus 5 comes with an 8MP camera, while the Moto X houses a 10MP one and the Moto G a 5MP camera.


The battery featured on the Google Nexus 5 is a 2300 mAh one.

The Moto X is packed with a battery unit that has a capacity of 2200 mAh.

The Moto G sports a 2070 mAh battery unit.


The most affordable out of the three would be the Moto G, being priced at $179.00. Next in line would be the Google Nexus 5 which is priced at $349.00. The Motorola Moto X can be found at the price of $499.00.

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