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Nexus 5 2015 vs. Moto X Pure Edition – The Same Processor, The Same Performance?

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The Nexus 5 2015, which will be called Nexus 5X, is rumored to have the same hardware configuration as the low cost Moto X Pure Edition. The difference is that the new Nexus will be the first device to run on Google’s latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. But, if you want to know the differences between these two phones, check out this comparison.

Designs and Displays

The Moto X Pure Edition is one of the two variants of the new Moto X 2015 and it’s a phablet with a 5.7-inch TFT LCD screen with a QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, which gives a pixel density of 520 ppi. However, the display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, not the latest version, but the good news is that the body has a weak resistance against water. The curved shell with diagonal lines running across the surface can be customized through the Moto Maker website, so you can choose a different color or even a different material, such as wood or leather. The dimensions of the device are 153.9×76.2×6.1 to 11.06mm and it weights 179 grams.

More leaked images of the Nexus 5 2015 have surfaced lately, in which the phone has a white plastic back with a fingerprint scanner located below the rear camera, while the LED Flash sits in front of it. Also, the power button and volume buttons have been placed on the same side, but they are somewhere lower, compared to the original Nexus 5. As for the display, it’s expected to measure 5.2-inch, but it will support a Full HD resolution.

Hardware

All rumors are pointing out that the Nexus 5 2015 will be powered by a Snapdragon hexa core processor, which will be backed by 3GB of RAM. This is the same configuration which was used by LG for the LG G4 device and by Motorola for the Moto X Pure Edition. The Moto X has three variants of internal storage – 16GB/32GB/64GB and it was added a microSD card slot for expansion up to 128GB. The Nexus 5 2015 is expected to have two variants of 16 GB/32GB, but there’s no sign of a slot.

Cameras

The Nexus 5 2015 will sport a 13MP rear camera and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Moto X features a 21MP back camera with Phase Detect Auto-Focus, Closed loop processing, Tap (anywhere) to capture, Quick Launch Instant On and an f/2.0 aperture, but it lacks OIS. Luckily, it supports 4K video recording. The front camera is 5MP and has a wide-angle lens.

Batteries

The Moto X has a 3,000mAh battery which supports Turbo Charging, while the Nexus 5 2015 is rumored to house a 2,700mAh unit.