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A comparison between the Google Nexus 5 and the Moto X

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Today I want to make a short comparison between the Google Nexus 5 and the Motorola Moto X. this is basically the battle of the low cost pure android smartphones, I say this because both of these devices cost 350 $.

The design

To begin with, both of these are really nice devices to hold in the hand, the size is really nice but the Moto X has a better feeling in the hand and better ergonomics.

The Moto X is also a bit more compact as the bezels are so small that if you are moving from something as an Iphone the Moto X feels only a bit bigger than the Iphone.

You must also keep in mind the customization factor that puts the Moto X ahead because you can go through motomaker and you will be able to get a totally customized Moto X for 350$ so as we already know the Nexus 5 comes only in two colours, that is black and white.

The great thing is that with the Moto X you can go ahead with a whole range of different colours, especially different back colours, different front covers, customized accessories and even an engraving on the back and the best part of this is that if you order a moto X and a nexus 5 during the holyday season you have a better chance to get a customized version of the Moto X.

Hardware

The nexus 5 has advantages when it comes to hardware so you are going to get much better numbers on paper with the Nexus 5 because you get a quad core snapdragon 800 processor which is way more powerful than what the Moto X has to offer.

You also get a much bigger and brighter five inch 1080p display which is much brighter and comes in with a better resolution than the Moto X, but you should also consider that the Moto X has a much bigger AMOLED display.
You are going to get higher end hardware specs if you choose to go with the Nexus 5. One of the biggest problems that these devices both share is the battery, the fact is that you get substantial more battery life on the Moto X, this is because of the AMOLED display.

Multimedia

One thing that I do not like on both of these devices is the weaker camera but the Moto X performes slightly better that the Google Nexus 5. Because the Moto X updated the camera software recently, the main difference is between the speed and the quality of the camera.

The speed is way better on the Moto X camera, you can take faster shots, the delay in time between when you tap to take a picture and actually take the picture is way smaller and you get a faster shutter speed but when it comes to quality, the Nexus 5 can take a lot better pictures and video.

Author Bio:

Chris has a passion for technology and loves anything to do with software, hardware, security and gadgets. His focus is on emerging and disrupting technologies that solves customer-centric problems. Chris’s experience brings a complete view from modern mobile and gadgets technology and design to rich user experience. He is also well known for his articles on technology and gadgets on various websites. His current contribution can be found here.

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