Moto X vs. Nexus 6 expected specs in Sept, 2014


It’s a busy time in the smartphone world with phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Sony Xperia Z3 being formally introduced in the last few days. Motorola has also made some new handsets official, and among them is the new Moto X (2014). Today we’re considering the Moto X vs. Nexus 6 expected specs in September 2014.

The original Moto X was massively popular and so we expect heavy demand for the 2014 version of the phone that has now launched. It will release later in the month for various regions and the non-contract price for the US is $499 or for the UK £430. Specs are a welcome upgrade over its predecessor, and although it will release running Android 4.4.4 KitKat, Motorola has pledged that it will receive a timely update to Android L once it releases.

One of its main competitors will be the Google Nexus 6, also dubbed the Nexus X although the name hasn’t been confirmed yet. Many smartphone enthusiasts enjoy Nexus devices because of the pure vanilla Android experience and also because they are the first to get new Android updates. We expect the Nexus 6 to be made official in the coming months, and recent leaks have suggested it will also be made by Motorola, possibly with a larger display size than for the Nexus 5.

The Moto X (2014) specs include a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, Adreno 330 graphics, a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 424 ppi, 2GB of RAM, and 16 or 32GB of internal storage (non-expandable). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, dual LED flash and 2160p video capture, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2300 mAh battery.

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Of course as the Nexus 6 hasn’t yet been made official its specs are not confirmed. However, the plentiful recent leaks surrounding a device currently dubbed the Motorola Shamu suggest a 2.65GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor, Adreno 420 graphics, a display size variously rumored as 5.2-inches or 5.9-inches with Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440, 3 or even 4G of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera (likely with optical image stabilization) and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing unit. It will release running Android L.

While we have to remember that the above Nexus 6 specs are unconfirmed, if the leaks are accurate then specs-wise it will have some clear advantages over the Moto X, although the latter is still very decent. We’re eager to see the Nexus 6 made official, which is forecast for around Halloween, and of course pricing will play a part in how the two phones fare against each other.

Have you already made up your mind that you’ll purchase the new Moto X (2014)? Maybe you’re going to wait to see what the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X brings to the table before making your choice? Drop us a comment in the box below.


5 thoughts on “Moto X vs. Nexus 6 expected specs in Sept, 2014”

  1. John A Martinelli says:

    I wish they kept the original Moto X size It was perfect…Why are these phones getting so huge??? Pretty soon we’ll be resting then on our shoulders like the old “boom-boxes”!!!

    1. Chazz Matthews says:

      because people want to watch HD video and have more room to type with the onscreen keyboard. My gen3 Galaxy Nexus (2011) was 4.65″ 720p. The 2012 Nexus 4 was 4.7″ 720p. I could not wait for 5″ 1080p, and I welcome 5.2″ 1440p!

    1. Chazz Matthews says:

      I hope you are right. But Google has managed to create the illusion that Moto is doing it, whereas Motorola still has not proven they can execute a top tier phone like last year’s LG G2 (which the Nexus 5 is based on).

      Motorola did the 2013 Moto X which was a like 2012 smartphone dropped into 2013. 4.7″ 720p, dual core CPU? The Snapdragon 800 of the LG G2/Nexus 5 ate it alive. Meanwhile the LG G2 (released at the SAME time as the 2013 Moto X) had 5.2″, 1080p, quad-core Snapdragon 800, 13 megapixel camera, etc. Both phones were released at the same time, and were the same price ($600 off contract).

      Only when Moto cut prices down to what it should have been all along, did the mid-tier Moto X start selling.

      And now look — even the 2014 Moto X is basically a copy of the 2013 LG G2! Moto is stuck in the past. 5.2″, 1080p, 13 megapixel camera, quad core Snapdragon (OK, 801 instead of 800, but come on!)

      And they can’t even get that right. The 5.2″ Moto X is a LARGER phone than the 5.2″ LG G2. LG knows how to magically shrink bezels. Moto does not.

      So, YEAH, I hope either Moto isn’t making the Nexus phone this year or either Google’s engineers have commandeered a Motorola building and are really designing it, but just slapping the Moto name on it.

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