Difference between iPhone 5S and Moto X

Key difference: iPhone 5S is the latest smartphone by Apple. It features Apple OS 7 and is available in 3 colors: white, black and gold. In May 2013, Motorola - a Google Company announced the launch of its flagship phone, the Moto X. The phone was officially available on August 23, 2013.

On September 10, Apple launched two new phones, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. In light of the new release, iPhone 5 has been discontinued, however iPhone 4S will still be available in the market.

iPhone 5S has been launched in three variants: 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB; each of which are available in three colors: silver, space grey and gold.

The whole itself hasn’t changed much, the device itself retain the 4-inch retina screen and its thin and light body. However, additional features of the phone include a fingerprint identity sensor; a better and faster camera; an operating system built specifically for 64-bit; Sapphire crystal in the home button and protecting the iSight camera.

The Personal Communication Sector (PCS), essentially Motorola's cellular phone division, was acquired by Google on August 15, 2011. It was previously called Motorola Mobility LLC, however it is now known as Motorola - a Google Company.

In May 2013, Motorola - a Google Company announced the launch of its flagship phone, the Moto X. The phone was officially available on August 23, 2013. Motorola marketed the phone as the first Motorola smartphone to be created and assembled in the United States. Additionally, the phone is highly modifiable. While, the front panel of the phone is available in black or white, the back panel is customization in up to 18 colors. However, this option is only available in the United States and exclusively to AT&T customers. The option may be expanded to other customers after November 2013, but that remains to be seen. Currently, other customers only have the option of woven black and woven white.

In terms of hardware, the phone features a 4.7 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Moto X is powered by the Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System which consists of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro System-on-chip, a single-core Natural Language Processor and a single-core Contextual Awareness Processor. The Snapdragon SoC itself consists of a dual-core Krait 300 CPU at 1.7Ghz and a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU at 400 MHz.

Moreover, the device has been touted as having Contextual awareness, which includes features such as saying "OK Google Now" to activate Google Now hands-free; activating the camera with flicks of one's wrist, known as 'quick capture'; the clock is displayed automatically when the phone is picked up or taken out of the pocket; the screen regularly turns on for few seconds and shows the time and recent notifications; notifications appear when a finger is placed on the screen and removing the finger returns the phone to the lock screen.

Comparison between iPhone 5S and Moto X:

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Apple website, the Motorola website, and GSMArena.com.

 

iPhone 5S

Moto X

Launch Date

September 10, 2013

August 23, 2013

Company

Apple Inc.

Motorola Mobility, a Google company

Size

4.87 inches (123.8 mm) x 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) x 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)

129.3 mm (5.09 in) x 65.3 mm (2.57 in) x 10.4 mm (0.41 in)

Display

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen

4.7 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Screen

640 x 1136 pixels, 16M colors (~326 ppi pixel density)

720 x 1280 pixels, 16M colors (~312 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass

Weight

3.95 ounces (112 grams)

130 g (4.59 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

A1453: CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1533 (CDMA)

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

CDMA 800 / 1900

3G Network

A1533 (GSM) and A1453: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

A1453: CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1533 (CDMA)

A1457 and A1530: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

LTE 700 MHz Class 13

LTE 1900

GUI

iUI

Android Jelly Bean UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.7 GHz

Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait

GPU

Apple A7

Adreno 320

OS

iOS 7

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Apple A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor

Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon

RAM

No official data available

2 GB

SIM Size

Nano-SIM

Nano-SIM

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB storage

16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. USB v2.0

GPRS, EDGE,, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

Speed

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL / EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

USB v2.0

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (True Tone) flash

10 MP, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

Yes, 1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

2 MP,1080p

Video

  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 30 fps
  • True Tone flash
  • Slo-mo video
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Take still photo while recording video
  • Face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging

[email protected], stereo sound rec., HDR

Camera Features

  • 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • True Tone flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • Burst mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • 1.4 µm pixel size
  • geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face detection
  • panorama
  • HDR

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player

Video supported formats

H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery (5.45 Wh)

Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 250 hours

Up to 576 h

Talktime

Up to 10 hours on 3G

Up to 13 h

Available Colors

Silver, Space Grey and Gold

Black, White (front panel), 18 color options (back panel – AT&T exclusive) – Woven Black, Woven White (other markets)

Messaging

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML (Safari)

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
  • AirDrop file sharing
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input
  • Google Drive (50 GB storage)
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail
  • YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Organizer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: nydailynews.com, motorola.com

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