On October 15th Google announced the Nexus 6 and with its Large 6 inch screen it looks like a blown up Moto X 2nd Gen. After comparing the Nexus 6 with Nexus 5, now it’s time for the Moto X Second Gen and Google Nexus 6 comparison so in this post I will be comparing the Nexus 6 and Moto X Second Gen, I would compare both of them completely, though I might not include the very minute details but the Comparison would surely guide the buyer to buy the best for him. So let’s begin with the : Nexus 6 vs Moto X 2nd Gen Comparison.
Nexus 6 vs Moto X Second Gen : Display
The Nexus 6 has a large 5.96 inches 2560 x 1440 Quad HD AMOLED Display with a 493 ppi density, and is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer. On the other hand the Moto X Second Gen has a 5.2 inch FULL HD AMOLED 1920 x 1080 Display with 423 ppi density and is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer.
Winner : Google Nexus 6 because, it has a High-resolution display with a high ppi too. But some people who prefer a Moderate Size won’t agree with Google Nexus 6 as the winner because of the large screen it has.
Nexus 6 vs Moto X Second Gen : Design
Although the Nexus 6 and the Moto X are manufactured by the same company Motorola Mobility. The Nexus 6 borrows almost all its design features from the new Moto X Second Gen, But there exist some difference in the design of Nexus 6 and Moto X Second Gen.
Nexus 6 basically, a device manufactured for Google,and thus we have not seen any official color and styling information other than the two Midnight Blue, Cloud White color options. It has these dimensions : 159.3mm ( 6.27 inches), Width: 83.0 mm ( 3.15 inches), Curve: 3.8-10.1mm (0.15-0.39 inches)
The Moto X on the other hand has these dimensions : Height: 140.8mm ( 5.54 inches), Width: 72.4mm ( 2.85 inches), Curve: 3.8-9.9mm ( 0.15- 0.39 inches) and with the Motomaker, a Moto X buyer is provided a huge selection of back panels, cases, front panel colors, trim colors, engraving, even the color of the charger (black/white) is decided by the buyer and many of the choices are at no extra cost.
Winner : No Doubt, the winner is Moto X Second Gen
Nexus 6 vs Moto X Second Gen : Price and availability
The Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order in late October, 2014 there will be two variants of 32 and 64 GB with prices starting from $649 (off contract). The Nexus 6 Smartphone will be sold by Google as well as Motorola. Google has announced that carriers such as Verizon, Sprint will soon offer the Nexus 6 with a two-year contract. Whereas the Moto X 2nd Gen already has the two-year contract options and thus costs $99(with contract) or off contract $499.99 (16 GB) or $549.99 (32GB)[alert-announce]if you belong to US or UK and want to customize your Moto X 2nd Gen Before buying then learn : Customization of Moto X 2nd Gen using Motomaker but remember it would increase the cost of the Phone.[/alert-announce]
Winner : For now, Moto X is the clear winner here.
Nexus 6 vs Moto X: Operating System
Nexus 6 is one of the first devices to ship out with Android 5.0 Lollipop, like the previous nexus devices it will sport the most pure version of the Android 5.0 Lollipop Operating System (Stock Android Lollipop)
The Moto X isn’t too far behind, It already runs on the latest version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat along with the basic Android Features it also packs with the voice-activated personal assistant, Moto Voice now which can perform sorcery such as launching selected apps, toggling sleep mode by saying “Good morning”, and the ability to change the spoken phrase used to open the assistant. The Moto x’s infrared sensors that are located on the front panel can be used for motion-activated gestures, such as invoking Moto Display for checking notifications when the phone is sleeping, and for dismissing alarms and incoming calls. The camera too has some tricks up it’s sleeve with voice activated shutter, best shot etc.
Winner : For a user who wants all the functions direct on Hand : Moto X Second Gen is the winner and for the one’s who prefer using Stock OS and don’t want much functionality on hands can take the Google Nexus 6 as the winner.
Nexus 6 vs Motorola X : Battery and Charging
The Moto X has a 2300 mAh battery that is supposed to provide you 24 hours of use. Like Google Nexus 6 it also can be Quickly charged with a Turbo Charger.
Winner : Google Nexus 6 as it has a better Battery and may provide a backup as it has the Stock Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Nexus 6 vs Moto X : Camera
Nexus 6 has a 13 megapixel f 2.0 rear camera with optical image stabilization surrounded by Dual ring flash LEDs,with HDR+ and supports UHD Video recording up to 2160p (4K), on the front it has a 2MP camera, this setup should be enough for taking great photos and videos. The Moto X has almost the same setup with 13 megapixel f 2.25 rear camera with dual ring flash LEDs, with Auto HDR and supports UHD Video recording upto 2160p (4K), on the front it has a 2MP camera.
The Nexus 6 is an upgrade to the Moto X camera as it adds an Optical image stabilizer to smoothen out any jerks jumps while recording videos,and will enhance HDR and lowlight performance.
Winner : Nexus 6, as it has Optical Image Stabilizer in addition to Moto X Second Gen
Nexus 6 vs Moto X: Performance, Sensors and connectivity
The Nexus 6 has a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with quad-core CPU and an Adreno 420 GPU and comes stacked with 3 GB of RAM. For sensors it has NFC,Bluetooth 4.1 LE (Low Energy),Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO-Multi Input Multi Output), A-GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor and Barometer.
While the Moto X has a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-core CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU, and is stacked with 2GB of RAM. For sensors it has NFC,Bluetooth 4.0 LE, WiFi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac, GPS, USB OTG, and Infrared motion sensors.
Winner : Nexus 6, as it has an edge with the better processing power but with the Infrared motion sensors that bring the motion gestures of the Moto X to life,we call it a tie.
With the Nexus 6 soon to be launched with carriers with 2 year contracts, the only thing that could steer a buyer away is it’s size. The Nexus 6 dominates the Moto X in every way possible manner. I would only go for the Moto X Second Gen, incase I don’t like Large screens? Who doesn’t likes large screens? It is people who don’t like carrying Large screen in their pockets but love watching stuff on Large screen so Nexus 6 FTW.
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