Difference between Moto G and Moto X

Key difference: The phones Moto G and Moto X are both Motorola products. They both are Android phones with similar features, however the difference between the two phones is that Moto X is an upgraded version of Moto G.

With a booming choice in mobiles, and a new smartphone being launched every other month, brands are having a hard time surviving the competition. But, Motorola seems to have hit the nail in the spot, by collaborating with Google to launch new smartphones. And, its latest launches Moto G and Moto X have taken the mobile market by a storm.

And, Bang!! Motorola is back with two great smartphones under the same family. Both phones are complete with amazing features in a good price range, but comparisons are to be drawn. Though, both phones are unique with their own features, there are quite a few differences between them. First is the price and the memory, where Moto G is priced at 12, 499 and 13, 999 for 8\16 GB versions respectively, while Moto X is priced at 23, 499 for 16GB version.

Also, Moto X (4.7 inches) comes with a 0.2 inches bigger screen than Moto G (4.5 inches). Though, both come with a same resolution, Moto G has a higher pixel density. Moreover, Moto G is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 graphics, while the Moto X is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Pro Snapdragon.

There is not much difference between their operating systems as both phones run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and are “guaranteed” to be upgraded from an older version to a newer version. Also, there is not much difference in design, though Moto X is slightly slimmer and lighter than Moto G. Another thing great about the two phones is their large internal storage capacity, where Moto G comes in two variants of 8GB and 16GB internal memories, the Moto X comes with16GB. Moreover, they have no expandable memory slots as Google is keen to steer users towards its cloud storage services. 

Now in terms of Camera, Moto G comes with a 5 MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and a front camera of 1.3MP that can record HD video of [email protected], whereas Moto X comes with a 10MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera that can record a HD video of [email protected] So obviously, Moto X fares better than Moto G. To choose between the two is not easy, as it comes down to what a person is looking for. So if a person is looking for heavy-specifications on a low budget, Moto G is the phone to go too, and if he or she wants the ultimate user experience with active display and touchless control Moto X is the phone to spend the cash for. 

Further comparison between Moto G and Moto X, the detailed information is collect from GSMArena and Motorola.com:

 

Moto G

Moto X

Launch Date

November 13, 2013

August 23, 2013

Company

Motorola Mobility, a Google company

Motorola Mobility, a Google company

Size

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm (5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 in)

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

Display

4.5 Inches IPS LCD

4.7 inches AMOLED capacitive touch screen

Screen and size

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)

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

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Corning Gorilla Glass, Active display, RGB support.

Weight

143 g (5.04 oz)

130 g (4.59 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

CDMA 800 / 1900 - CDMA version

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

CDMA 800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

LTE 700 MHz Class 13

LTE 1900

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

LTE 700 MHz Class 13

LTE 1900

GPU

Adreno 305, 450 MHz Single Core

Adreno 320 Quad Core Processor

OS

Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.3 (KitKat)

Android v4.4 (KitKat)

Chipset

1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core

1.7 GHz Krait CPU The Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System is Comprised of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Family Processor, a Natural Language Processor and a Contextual Computing Processor, Dual Core

RAM

1 GB

2 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Nano-SIM

Internal Memory

8/16 GB,

16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature

Connectivity

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

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

Data

 

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA

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 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB Host

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

10 MP, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP

2 MP,1080p

Video

Yes, [email protected], stereo sound rec., HDR

[email protected], stereo sound rec., HDR

Camera Features

Geo-tagging

touch focus

face detection

HDR

panorama

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

Supports MP3

MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player

Video supported formats

Supports H.264, MP4, VC1, DivX, WMV9, HD

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

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery

Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 576 hrs

Up to 576 hrs

Talktime

Up to  hrs

Up to 13 hrs

Available Colors

Black (front panel), 7 color options (back panel)

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

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

Yes

No

GPS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

via Java MIDP emulator

via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • Google Drive (50 GB storage)
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • MP4/H.263/H.264 player
  • Organizer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail
  • YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • 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: androidandme.com, gadgets.ndtv.com

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