Difference between Moto X and Samsung Galaxy S4

Key difference: 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. Samsung Galaxy S4 is the flagship phone of the Samsung Corporation.

 

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.

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the flagship phone of the Samsung Corporation. It was the much awaited successor to the very popular Samsung Galaxy S3. The phone new features into a slightly smaller and sleeker design. The phone’s screen has been increased to a stunning almost 5 inches with only slight decrease in size of the phone. The screen is a full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that provides a greater resolution of 1080 pixels, almost 441ppi density.

 

The phone is available with either the 1.6 GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or the 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Fusion Pro quad-core processor, depending on the market. It is available with 16/32/64 GB internal capacity options and if that is not enough it can be upgraded by another 64 GB using the SD slot. The S4 comes with 2 GB RAM, which has become a norm for smartphones these days.

 

The phone was launched with some new features such as Air Wave, Smart Scroll and Smart Pause, as well as Group Play and Dual camera mode.

           

Comparison between Moto X and Samsung Galaxy S4:

 

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

 

 

Moto X

Samsung Galaxy S4

Launch Date

August 23, 2013

Q2 of 2013

Company

Motorola Mobility, a Google company

Samsung Corporation

Size

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

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm

Display

4.7 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

4.99 inches Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Screen

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

1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Weight

130 g (4.59 oz)

130 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

CDMA 800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

LTE 700 MHz Class 13

LTE 1900

LTE availability depends on the market.

GUI

Android Jelly Bean UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait

1.6 GHz Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Fusion Pro quad-Core processor depending on the market.

GPU

Adreno 320

PowerVR SGX 544MP3

OS

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android 4.2.2  (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon

Exynos 5 Octa 5410

RAM

2 GB

2 GB

SIM Size

Nano-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

No

Expandable up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

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

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC, Infrared port.

Speed

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

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE

USB

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Primary Camera

10 MP, autofocus, LED flash

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

2 MP,1080p

2 MP, zero shutter lag, BIS

Video

1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR

1080p@30fps HD video

Camera Features

  • 1.4 µm pixel size
  • geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face detection
  • panorama
  • HDR
  • Dual camera
  • sound & shot
  • drama shot
  • group play
  • story album
  • simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face and smile detection
  • image stabilization
  • HDR
  • Cinema Photo
  • Eraser mode

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player

Video supported formats

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

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

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery

Removable Li-on 2,600 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 576 h

Up to 370 h on 3G

Talktime

Up to 13 h

Up to 17 h on 3G

Available Colors

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

Black Mist and White Frost

Messaging

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

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS, MS Exchange

Browser

HTML5

HTML5, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

TBA

GPS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

via Java MIDP emulator

Yes

Additional Features

  • 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
  • Air Wave
  • Tilt
  • Smart Scroll
  • Smart Pause
  • Integrated Optical Reader
  • S Health
  • S Translator
  • S Voice assistant
  • S Memo note apps
  • Galaxy S Voice Drive
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

 

 

Image Courtesy: motorola.com

Image Courtesy: samsung.com

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