Nexus 5X vs Moto X Style

The two new phones in the market Nexus 5X and Moto X Pure Edition are offering reasonably high-end specifications at a price which isn’t too hard to spend off. But you still want to find out which one is the better deal right? Let’s dive into the details and find out.

The Nexus 5X is super light to carry and provides a great one-handed feature. Moto X Style however cannot be operated with one-hand but it has a bigger display and is larger than Nexus. Both use LCD technology but the difference lies in the size of the display. Where Moto X is giving you a huge 5.7 inches of its screen Nexus is providing only 5.2 inches. Another difference settles in the resolution. While Moto X sports a great QHD 2560x1440p, Nexus stays with 1080p definition.


Let’s talk about performance and storage. Nexus is powered by a six-core Snapdragon 808 clocked at 1.8 GHz and gets you 2 GB of RAM. It comes with both a 16 GB and a 32 GB variant and offers no card slots. The Moto X on the other hand settles at 3GB RAM and comes in a variation of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Also, there’s a microSD slot and it is run by the same processor as that of Nexus. Motorola is also decked up with co-processors for contextual computing and natural language. Its job is to reduce the battery consumption and drive the phone’s voice capture systems when it’s in your bag or pocket.

The comparison goes steady as Nexus 5X comes with the fingerprint reader which is not there in Moto X. With these sensors becoming an integral part, Moto X disappoints us by opting for biometric authentication. The fingerprint sensor in the Nexus 5X is exceptionally exact and fast.

Moving to the heart of the device, the battery, Nexus breathes with a non-removable Li-Po 2700 mAh battery and Moto X with a non-removable 3000 mAh battery. So no big difference here. However 5X can use Android 6.0’s Doze which offers much better standby time and it’s yet to be introduced in Moto.

Camera is the feature where Moto beats Nexus. The Nexus offers a 12.3 MP with dual-LED flash on the rear, and a 5 MP on the front. Whereas Moto X brings you its camera with 21 MP which has a dual-LED, and a 5 MP front-facing camera which also has an LED flash. However it’s also important to keep in mind that megapixels aren’t the only thing to be taken into account. It’s the sensors that matters. In both the cameras the low-light performance is not bad at all.

No wonder owing a Nexus phone will give you the advantage of its inbuilt 6.0 Marsmallow where Moto X continues to stay on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

There’s very little difference in price between the two devices: the Nexus 5X is around Rs. 26,499 for the 16 GB variant and Moto X is about Rs. 29,999 for the same.

Both are great devices. Inspite of lacking the fingerprint sensor and being slightly more expensive than Nexus 5X, Moto X Style is quite the deal breaker.

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by techtalks @TechTalks December 18, 2015 10:47 AM UTC


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