Google Nexus 5X vs. Motorola Moto X – Most Bought Smartphone


One of the best thing about Android powered devices is that custom ROMs can be installed on them. All of this can be done only because the Android community is filled with active developers that whenever Google releases a new update, they try their hardest make older devices eligible for that update. For example, two of the most popular older Android mobile devices that are still being used are Google’s own Nexus 5X and Motorola’s Moto X.

Even though the market is filled with high end devices, the two Motorola and Google smartphones are still a good choice. Customers can opt to use an older device because first of all they are cheaper and secondly because both of them are equipped with reliable hardware pieces.

The Nexus 5X is equipped with a 5.2 inch IPS LCD display while the Moto X sports a smaller 4.7 inch capacitive AMOLE display. The Nexus 5 prevails in the display department because its bigger and also because of the higher resolution it provides users with and not to be forgotten the Gorilla Glass 3 coating.

In the hardware department, the Moto X is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor that’s clocked at 1.7 GHz and the Nexus 5X ships with a more powerful hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor. Motorola paired the Moto X’s processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage space, while on the other hand Google coupled their processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB of storage space.

It’s pretty clear that Google’s Nexus 5X is the winner of this race, but worth noting is that Motorola’s device can hold its own pretty well. One of Nexus 5X’s best traits is that it’s very developer friendly and it makes for the best phone an Android power user can have.

One thought on “Google Nexus 5X vs. Motorola Moto X – Most Bought Smartphone”

  1. I like my 5x, but it was a sideways move, coming from my Galaxy S5, although the S5 was older.
    Sadly, there was no upgrade path from my S5 – like most newer phones, the newer Galaxy S phones are metal jewelry-phones without swappable batteries or memory cards (at least the 5x let me try out Google Fi).
    Accordingly, 2 gig of RAM feels very limiting to me, and there’s not a lot that I do on my phone that requires lots of memory. This phone slows down and chokes occasionally, something that happened ‘never’ on my S5. An extra gig or two of RAM would be highest on my wishlist for this phone.

    That being said, I’m positive the Moto would be worse in this regard – the one real advantage the Nexus has going for it is ‘zero bloat’.

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