Samsung Galaxy S4 Compared to Moto X

Sara Cunningham August 7, 2013 1
Samsung Galaxy S4 Compared to Moto X

Motorola has released its much rumored Moto X smartphone that can be decently compatible on the market with Apple and Samsung. The Galaxy S4 is selling on the market for quite some time now and we are going to compare them to see which one will come on top. Both devices are amazing and you will not be wrong choosing any of them. Here’s the matchup:


The previously announced Moto X is smaller than the Galaxy S4 and it has rounded back that gives you a comfortable feeling while holding it in your hand. The rounding is noticeable when you leave it on a flat surface. Motorola put a soft-touch finish that keeps the casual patterned finish that most of the phones have. This keeps the phone from slipping out of your hands. You will notice the navigation controls placed underneath the display. All in all, we can agree that the Moto X feels more stylish and has a more premium look than the Galaxy S4. This smartphone comes in both black and white color options.



On one hand, Motorola’s new device equips a 4.7-inch display with AMOLED tech that offers a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution. On the other hand, Galaxy S4 has a 5-inch screen and higher 1080p resolution. If we compare the pixel density counters, Moto X has a 312 ppi and the Galaxy S4 comes equipped with 441 ppi. As you can see, the difference is noticeable but this doesn’t mean that the Moto X won’t give you a sharp and clear look. There is no question that the Galaxy S4 has an amazing display but the Moto X is right next to it.


Motorola Moto X smartphone equips lower mpix count but you must keep on mind that megapixels are not always important for giving high quality pictures. This device has a 10-mpix camera that uses the Clear Pixel tech which enables 75% more accurate nighttime and sunlit photos. You can enter in the camera just by shaking up the phone.

The 13-mpix camera that Samsung included in its Galaxy S4 device comes with lots of features. That’s considered to be an advantage over Moto X’s camera. We still haven’t placed our hands on this device and when we test its limits, we will be able to say which camera is better. If we look at the past, Motorola had some troubles delivering a camera which offers crystal clear images. We hope that this time Moto X will deliver colorful, crisp and clear images to be compatible with Galaxy S4’s camera.


Processor, Storage and Battery Life

The Moto X comes equipped with an X8 processor chip. This chip is a customized mixture of two digital processors and Qualcomm’s 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor chip. According to the company, this processor doesn’t drain the battery as much as it looks like. Unlike this device, Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor in the U.S. In all other markets out of the U.S, you will find this smartphone powered by an 8-core processor (Samsung Exynos) clocked at 1.6GHz.

Moto X doesn’t include a MicroSD slot for upgrading its memory and this is where it loses this battle, because the Samsung Galaxy S4 supports it and you can upgrade the memory up to 64GB.

According to Motorola, you will be able to work on the smartphone for full calendar day (24 hours). The Moto X is equipped with 2,200 mAh battery. On the other hand, the Galaxy S4 has a 2,600 mAh removable battery that won’t last 24 hours but it will give you proper 8-12 hours awake time. However, your phone’s battery life depends on how much time you are spending on it.


The Conclusion

We saw that Motorola came out full with confidence with this Moto X smartphone and positioned itself like the biggest Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 competitor. There is no reason, for now, to think otherwise. The screen can satisfy many customers, the processor will give you a fast performance, quality battery life are just few reasons why this smartphone will survive the pressure coming from the competition. It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and you will get a much closer experience to stock Android OS version with this device. Moto X is a great way to get away from the modified Android with TouchWiz interface. It will be available through five carriers in the U.S. and you can buy the 16GB model for $199 with a 2-year contract (except T-Mobile).

There you have it, for now. We will make another story when we get our hands-on this device and test its limits.

What do you thing about this new Moto X smartphone, can it be competitive enough to beat the Galaxy S4? – Share your answers in the comments section bellow.

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  1. Graham  August 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    I want to get the Moto X or the new Maxx, I really do. But despite all the cool features they pack, the lack of a MicroSD card slot is really a dealbreaker for me. I don’t want to have to choose between my music or my apps. That’s not why I buy a top-of-the-line smartphone. So I’m probably gonna have to go with the S4 instead. Good thing it looks freaking amazing!

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