Moto X vs iPhone 5, Specs Features, Cameras: Which Device Will Prevail?
The Moto X, unveiled on Thursday, allows customers to tweak the colors and materials of its its exterior. CNET reported that Motorola's new Moto X is "everything the iPhone is not."
As previously reported, specifications for the new Motorola Moto X include a 4.5 inch HD display, with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The Moto X is powered by a dual core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and includes a Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
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The Moto X features a 10.5 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera. The phone will also feature 16GB of built-in storage, with a 2,200 mAh battery and NFC.
ABC News reports that the Moto X will be available at the end of August or the beginning of September. Stocked retailers include AT&T, T-Mobile Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, and Best Buy. The 16GB model is rumored to cost $199 and the 32GB model is rumored to cost $249.
Will lesser specifications but greater customizability deem the Moto X more popular than the iPhone 5?
The iPhone 5, introduced in 2012, operates on a Dual-core A6X processor with 1 GB RAM and a 4.0-inch retina display. It's rear facing-camera as 8-megapixels, and its front-facing camera has 1.2-megapixels. As previously reported, the iPhone 5 is 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 (mm), weighing in at 112g.
"While Moto X can be considered the anti-iPhone, it is not is an "iPhone killer," writes CNET columnist, Roger Cheng. "Despite the gratuitous use of that title over the last few years, the iPhone has not been felled by any device, and Motorola's latest won't be that lucky phone."
The Moto X is the antithesis of the iPhone, embodying flexibility, while the iPhone 5 is stable, uniform, and neat. The Moto X's features may intrigue consumers who seek change.