Moto X 2015 vs Galaxy Note 4: 5 Key Differences
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Moto X 2015 vs Galaxy Note 4: 5 Key Differences



Galaxy Note 4 vs Moto X 2015 Specs

Galaxy Note 4 vs Moto X 2015 Specs

Another big area that's always of concern for buyers is specs. Most want the latest and greatest, especially if they're paying $600 or signing a new 2-year contract. Motorola beats out the Galaxy Note 4 in a few important areas, like the camera, but loses in a few others. Here's all the info for those curious.

Moto X 2015 Pure Edition Specs

  • 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Display
  • 6-core Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB of RAM
  • 16/32/64 GB of Storage with a Micro-SD slot for expandable storage
  • 21 Megapixel F2.0 Rear and 5 Megapixel Front Camera (front and rear LED flash)
  • 4k Video, HDR Video, Slo-Mo Video and more
  • Pure stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Dual Stereo Sound front speakers
  • Aluminum Design
  • 3,000 mAh battery with the world’s fastest “TurboPower” charging
  • Unlocked with Universal 4G LTE (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.)
  • Water-repellent coating
  • Customization

Note 4 Specs
  • 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Display
  • 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 805 Processor with 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage and micro-SD expansion
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop (TouchWiz)
  • 16 Megapixel OIS Camera and 3.7 front camera for wide angle selfies, panorama mode, and HD video
  • Fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, UV sensor
  • 3,220 mAh Battery
  • Quick Charge
  • Improved S-Pen
  • Aluminum Edges
  • White, Black, Gold, and Pink colors

As you can see both devices have the same size screen, aluminum edges, and powerful specs, but that's about it. The Note 4 has a bigger battery, different storage configurations, and only a quad-core processor.

The Moto X Pure Edition in 2015 has a slightly smaller 3,000 mAh battery, comes in more storage options, and has a micro-SD. Moto claims the 21 megapixel camera is one of the best on the market, the device has a more powerful 6-core processor, and it's heavily customizable.

These two phones are actually somewhat similar, but one costs significantly less while having newer specs and can be customized. That being the new Moto X.




  1. Todd Brown

    08/06/2015 at 4:35 am

    Am I the only person who sees the IR Remote Function as a pretty huge plus? I’m considering moving from a Note 3 to the new Moto X, which I don’t think has IR. It’s not a deal breaker, but I think it’s one of the more underrated features of the galaxy series and the LG G series.

  2. Jose Mojica

    08/06/2015 at 7:53 am

    I also have the Note 3 and i’m also thinking of buying the Moto X. But I don’t really use the IR Remote. It’s a difficult decision, Note 5, Nexus 6 or 5 2515, Moto X, etc…

  3. geominions

    08/06/2015 at 10:39 am

    I have the G3 and had the HTC One M7 before that and, while the IR function was nice and handy, it was never a must-have feature for me. I like the idea of a touchscreen remote, but found it to be rather awkward and frustrating at times. Without the tactile queues, you have to start at your device to know what you’re pressing, and unless there is an audible tone that indicates you’ve pressed the button, you have no idea if it registered your press. Couple that with the fact that the IR sensor is much smaller on these phones than on an actual remote, so the device has to be pointed almost directly at the IR sensor on the TV to consistently work. Having to hold my phone almost parallel with the floor and looking down at it became too much of a bother to be practical or efficient so I always find myself reaching out for the regular remote. Unless it’s missing or the batteries are dead, I don’t use my phone’s IR capabilities for anything other than showing off to my iPhone-having family and friends.

    • geominions

      08/06/2015 at 10:41 am

      Ugh, darn you, SwiftKey…..that should say tactile CUES and stare, not start at your device.

  4. keithrosenfeld

    08/06/2015 at 10:43 am

    Any idea whether the Moto will be USB 3.1 Type C compliant? That’s a deal breaker for me.

    • Jacob

      08/07/2015 at 7:50 pm

      It will not have 3.1 type c as it has turbo charging which type c does not support.

  5. Amey

    11/04/2015 at 7:15 pm

    Note 4 is better than the moto X

  6. James R.

    11/19/2015 at 10:51 am

    I actually have both (I know, I’m a tech nerd). I think the Moto X is easier to hold. It feels better in the hand. The active notifications all also nice. The Note 4 is a better productivity phone (due to the stylus). I love them both.

  7. Merritt B Teddlie

    12/26/2015 at 4:22 am

    Sent my Nexus P6 back mainly since it does not support Miracast. I can’t use chromecast at my farmhouse since I have only wireless streaming and no other internet. Miracast has it’s own embedded wireless signal. Also, the nexus doesn’t have a gallery or a battery percent on the home screen. Unforgivable. Back to my Note 4. The Nexus is a great phone except for the above. Merritt

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