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Moto G 2015 vs Moto X 2014: 5 Key Differences



Moto G vs Moto X Specs

Moto G vs Moto X Specs

This years Moto G is a lot different in terms of looks, and the specs and hardware under the hood. While it may look similar to last years, it's quite different. It might not be enough to take on the Moto X, but certainly give it a run for its money, considering the Moto G is only $179. Here's some details about both for potential buyers.

Moto G 3rd Gen Specs

  • 5-inch 720p HD Display
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 410 (64-bit) Processor
  • 8GB of Storage and 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of Storage and 2GB of RAM
  • 4G LTE and Micro-SD support for storage expansion
  • 13 Megapixel camera (LED flash), 5 megapixel front selfie camera
  • Moto Maker customization
  • Dual front stereo speakers
  • IPX7 Water-resistance
  • 2,470 mAh Battery
  • more

Moto X 2014 Specs
  • 5.2-inch 1080p Display
  • 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 Quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB and 32GB storage options
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • 13MP rear facing camera w/ 4k video, 2MP front camera
  • Dual LED Ring Flash
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Over 25 customizable back options


As you can see the new Moto G has a bigger battery than last years Moto X, and slightly smaller screen with a lower resolution. This means it should get much better battery life, and easily last all day long.

It also has the same 13 megapixel camera as last year, and even the 5 megapixel front camera on the Moto G is better than the Moto X. Pretty surprisingly considering the Moto X was $499 when it came out last year and was a top-tier device aimed at taking on the iPhone, and now it's barely competing with Motorola's own budget smartphone.

It is worth mentioning the Moto X from last year has a much more powerful Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. The Moto G has a quad-core with 2GB of RAM as well, but it's a much lower version for budget devices, so it won't be as fast, play games as smooth, or offer the same level of performance.

That all being said, the Moto G seems more than capable for all daily tasks, Android apps, games, browsing the web and more.



  1. D Wilson

    08/04/2015 at 9:50 am

    You are listing superficial things as the main differences, and completely ignoring critical technical differences that ou will notice day to day, such as 802.11ac vs n wifi, or amoled screen & impact on notifications, or only having touchless (moto voice) on one. This is a dangerously misleading article IMO

    • Mdubs

      01/06/2016 at 9:12 am

      Dangerous is a powerful word brother when it comes to describing a phone comparison article ;)

  2. Johnny Royale

    08/28/2015 at 11:24 am

    Also didn’t mention turbo charging

  3. phill

    01/08/2016 at 5:50 am

    article is wrong.
    Moto G 3rd Gen does NOT have “Dual front stereo speakers”

  4. Astore

    01/19/2016 at 7:05 am

    Moto G 3rd gen does not have metal frame..this is another wrong statement!

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