iPhone 6 vs Motorola Moto X – High Quality Smartphones Compared For The Best

Motorola has managed to release a re-worked version of their older device the Moto X, and just in time for Apple’s release of the new iPhone 6. The Moto X (2014) seems to be up for the challenge, as it is one of the devices frequently mentioned when discussing potential contenders for the iPhone 6, but is it really? Check out this comparison and find out for yourself if Motorola’s revamped device can stand against the overly hyped Apple handset.

Design and Display

The new iPhone 6’s design manages to keep the details that make iPhone devices so recognizable, while still bringing a fresh new appearance to the handset The body is made of a combination of aluminum and glass, just like the previous models, although this one has a much bigger screen. It’s a pretty big jump from last year’s device with 4 inches to this year’s 4.7 inch display. Also, the new model comes with rounded edges that are a very nice touch. The screen comes in a bigger size and with a higher resolution, but keeps the pixel density from the last iPhone, which was 326 ppi. The technology used is IPS LCD, and there is no trace of the heavily rumored sapphire glass.

The body is made of aluminum, which is a soft metal, so you might want to keep that in mind when thinking about endurance, especially if you saw the viral video where the new iPhone is bent by bare hands.

Moving on to the Motorola Moto X, the 2014 edition also comes with a larger screen than its predecessor. The Moto X 2014 has a 5.2 inch screen that displays full HD 1080 images with a pixel density of 424 ppi, making the viewing experience on this device amazing. The technology used is AMOLED. The bezel on the Moto X 2014 is slim to none, and the device’s body is surrounded by a metallic finish. So far it sound like a stylish device, but it gets even better. Motorola puts a feature at its user’s disposal that lets them customize the phone’s appearance quite a bit. The modification you can make include choosing from either black or white for your front facing panel, and a wide variety of textures and designs for the back panel. Customization goes as far as choosing different color accent for the buttons on the sides, as well as engraving a message on the back panel. The welcome text and wallpaper that you see when you turn the phone on can also be pre-customized.

Hardware and Sodtware

Both devices lack support for microSD, so users will just have to settle for the storage capacity variants that the manufacturers offer. In the case of the Moto X, there are 16 and 32 GB version for the handset, while the iPhone 6 comes in a 16, 64 or 128 GB packaging.

The usual connectivity options for a smartphone are present for both these devices, so you can enjoy services like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC or 4G on both handsets. Apple uses the NFC chip to implement the TouchID and Apple Pay features into the new device.

The Moto X 2014 has an advantage when it comes to NFC, as it can us its chip for anything related, including Google Wallet, but for the moment, he only thing supported by the Apple NFC chip is the Apple Pay service.

Getting down to specifications, we have a quad core processing unit branded Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 for the Moto X 2014 which face Apple’s A8 chip, which is a dual core model.

Both devices operate on the latest version of their respective operating systems, with a ticket for the upcoming version.

For the camera, the Moto X uses an interesting unit that comes equipped with dual LED flash and 4k video recording capabilities, as well as a complementary front facing camera with 2 MP.

The iPhone 6 also comes with a great shooter, which features 8 MP and is a re-worked version of the camera used for the iPhone 5S called iSight. You can also take panorama shots at 43 MP and take slow motion videos at 120 fps. The regular face and smile detection, autofocus and the rest are present as well.




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