Nexus 6 vs Moto X (2014) – Which One Wins This Comparison?
Both of these devices are made by Motorola, but let us see which one is a better purchase for you. Let’s have a closer look at some of their specs:
Design and Display – Both of these two are pretty similar in terms of general aspect. But there is one minor difference and that is their size. The Moto X device has a 5.2 inch display, it has full HD (1080p at 424ppi) whereas the Nexus 6 has a 5.96 inch AMOLED display and a full 2K resolution (493ppi).
QHD-is a brand new screen display which everyone loves. The display on both of these devices has a good pixel density. The Nexus 6 one has a larger display while the Moto X is great for those of you who don’t have big hands. The Nexus 6 device can also be purchased in the Midnight Blue shade or the Cloud White.
Something that convinced users on the spot to get the Moto x is the Moto Maker. A very neat website, where users can personalize their Moto X in terms of panel hues (mostly the front part of it). One could also pick either leather or colorful plastic covers for the device. Of course the type of material you end you going for, will add more or less to the final price of the device.
All about Hardware, Storage and Connectivity – Both of these devices come with a micro USB and they work on Bluetooth NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi and DLNA, 4G and of course GPS.
As far as the storage units are concerned, the Nexus 6 can have 32GB or 64GB whereas the Moto X only has 16GB up to 32GB and none of them come with microSD.
Processor and Performance Levels – The Moto X device functions on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chipset (2.5GHz) and it comes packed with 2GB of RAM. The Nexus 6 on the other hand comes with a Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor (2.7GHz) and contains 3GB of RAM. That means Nexus 6 takes the lead here. Given the fact that the differences are pretty insignificant, you won’t notice a major difference in performance levels either.
Software – Now let’s talk software: They both function on Android L. The Moto X is working just great on the Android and you have some fun apps to check out as well. Google’s Nexus 6 operates on the 5.0 version of Android L and here is the good part: you get to experience the revamped Material Design UI as well.
Camera Specs – Nexus 6 as well as Moto X have a 13MP sensor and a pixel resolution of 4128×3096 as well as an added dual-LED flash. You get Geo-tagging and touch focus as well as face detection and HDR with both of these gizmos.
With the Nexus 6, users can experience dual-recording elements (this means you get to use the selfie as well as the primary cameras, all in the same time) and let’s not forget about the optical image stabilization feature. You can use both of the gizmos to record videos in 4K (30fps) and the devices are packed with a 2MP front snapper, great for selfies. That optical image stabilization feature integrated in the Nexus 6 is a big plus for the device and will definitely improve your photo skills.
Battery Life – The Moto X has a 2.300mAh battery and the Nexus 6 device has 3.220mAh one. The difference is significant here, but some users have complaining about the fact that even if the latter device has such a big battery, it doesn’t last as it should (only 60%) so we can say it is nothing but average and you won’t be able to use your device for more than a couple of hours. But given the fact there it also contains a lot of pixels and the fact that it has QHD display, this might be the source of its problems.