Nexus 6 vs Moto X (2014): A civil war within Motorola

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    Moto X (2014) vs Nexus 6

    Google has finally announced their long-rumored and leaked Nexus 6. As expected, this phone is being manufactured by Motorola, who also fairly recently announced their newest flagship, the Moto X (2014). So, how do the two newest phones from Motorola compare to one another? Read on to find out!

    One of the things to note, is that the Moto X (2014) is a more average sized smartphone with a 5.2″ screen, while the Nexus 6 is definitely a phablet with a massive 5.96″ screen. However, the Nexus 6 has a nicer display with a whopping 493 ppi, while the Moto X has 424 ppi. Both are AMOLED displays, so their the same in that regard, which means the Nexus 6 comes out on top here.

    The battery is a weird tie, with the Nexus 6 getting way more talk time at 24 hours, while the Moto X has 13 hours. However, the Moto X has 576 hours on standby while the Nexus 6 has 300 hours. The Moto X has a 2,300 mAh battery, while the Nexus 6 has a 3,220 mAh.

    The Nexus 6 likely has better performance, with a newer Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3 GB of RAM, and the newest version of Android (though the Moto X should update soon).

    Cameras are the same, except the Nexus 6 will have Optical Image Stabilization. The Nexus 6 will have wireless charging, while Moto X will not.

    It’s also worth noting that the Moto X has a lot of choice with Moto Maker, allowing you to make your device your own. Moto X also has Moto Voice, Moto Display, and other features. The Nexus 6 will have a feature like Moto Voice, but without the ability to customize a hotword.

    To top it all off, the Nexus 6 costs $649 unlocked, while the Moto X costs $499 unlocked.

    After all is said and done, it’s hard to choose a winner here. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the Nexus 6 will only have newer software for a little bit as it’s expected the Moto X will be updated very soon. Honestly, I think it comes down to preference. The Nexus 6 is a much bigger device, so you’d have to be looking for a bigger display to get it.

    We’ll leave it up to you. Vote in the comments below: Which do you think is a better device, Nexus 6 vs Moto X (2014)