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Moto X 2015 vs LG G4: 5 Key Differences

As we push deeper into 2015 more and more smartphones continue to be announced for potential buyers to choose from, and that includes the newly revealed Moto X for 2015. Now that buyers have multiple options, here’s how the new Moto X Pure Edition “Style” compares to the popular LG G4 for those weighing all their options.

On July 28th after months of rumors Motorola took the stage and unveiled three brand new devices. An upgraded Moto G for 2015, and two variants of the Moto X which are called the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play. In the US the Moto X Style will be sold as the Moto X Pure Edition, and the Play won’t be released stateside.

Read: Moto X 2015 “Pure Edition” Release Date Breakdown

Weird naming and confusion aside Motorola has an excellent new flagship smartphone in the 2015 Moto X, and its big 5.7-inch display and premium yet customizable design has enough to compete with the Galaxy S6, iPhone 6s, and of course the LG G4. Below is a comparison and highlights of a few key differences for those considering one of these two smartphones.

Screen-Shot-2015-07-28-at-7.35.59-AM-720x653At the end of April after months of rumors and speculation the new LG G4 was announced, and it hit all major carriers during the first week of July. LG’s latest phone has tons to offer with a big and bright 5.5-inch Quad-HD display, and customizable genuine leather backs of its own to take on Motorola. Is it enough?

The new LG G4 has a premium design but is still made of all plastic, aside from the new leather options on back, it has arguably one of the best cameras on any smartphone, and unique buttons on the back. Each phone has pros and cons, and both are pretty great. Read on for a little more about the G4 and Moto X Pure Edition.

Read: LG G4 Review

These two smartphones have a few similarities, yet some important differences, and a lot of the choice will come down to user preference, screen size, and of course the price and software on board. That’s because the Moto X has stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with a few additions, and the LG G4 has LG’s own UI that covers and changes the entire Android experience.

That all said, here are five key differences between the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (Style) and the LG G4, for those considering one of these as their next smartphone.

Design

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Design

The new Moto X and LG G4 are somewhat similar in terms of design, if you get the leather variant. That aside, they're pretty different devices. That said, even though the Moto X has a bigger 5.7-inch screen the bezels are so small it'll likely be about the same size as the LG G4.

LG's smartphone is all plastic and glass, with some leather options. You'll have those unique but convenient buttons on the back, and decently sized device. However, the corners can be a bit squared and uncomfortable. The back is removable so users can add a micro-SD card or replace the battery, swap out backs for different colors or even leather backs.

The 2015 Moto X though, is a completely different approach. The back can't be removed but it can be completely customized with over 100 different combinations to look how you'd like, it has a bigger display, and the stereo speakers are front facing, for improved sound.

We can't give one a nod vs the other as I've yet to try the new Moto X, but the LG G4 was impressive enough for an Editors' Choice award, and has an amazing camera.  It will be hard for Motorola to match it, but they claim they can.

Motorola's back is curved to be more comfortable and easy to hold, while the G4 is squared and uncomfortable. You'll want to try both in a store to decide which is right for you. A big factor though, is the size, which brings us to our next slide and topic.

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12 Comments

  1. icp

    07/31/2015 at 3:54 am

    Why would you think moto is the clear winner. It has an inferior camera. And the battery can’t be removed.

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    • Tony Powell

      03/22/2016 at 1:35 pm

      Idiots think more megapixels means better camera :-(

      Reply

  2. Edin

    07/31/2015 at 7:43 am

    I cannot understand your opinions.
    Why moto?
    G4 has more brilliant screen & camera.
    And everyting is better than moto.
    Why?

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    • Michael Thom

      07/31/2015 at 8:06 am

      Is the LG G4 really $200 better? I was on the fence to get the G4, but the Moto X has changed my mind.

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      • Cory Gunther

        07/31/2015 at 12:57 pm

        Yea that’s a hard one.. I’ll need to try the Moto X before I say yes, but $200 more is a big difference.

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    • Cory Gunther

      07/31/2015 at 12:57 pm

      It’s also $200 more.

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  3. Mike

    07/31/2015 at 3:44 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see how white the whites are on the Moto X as they have a definite tint on the G4. But, for me, LG’s crappy rear speaker is a deal breaker.

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  4. Jeffrey C. Layne III

    07/31/2015 at 4:00 pm

    I own the G4 its a curved phone. Please fact check and get your hands on an actual G4 before you even write about it.

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    • Cory Gunther

      07/31/2015 at 9:54 pm

      You talking to the author, or another comment. I never mentioned it isn’t curved. In fact, I have three sitting right here. I know it’s curved.

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  5. John Amos

    08/01/2015 at 3:21 am

    The LG G4 is $479 now on T-Mobile outright, which makes the price difference between the Moto X only $50. Considering the small price difference, I think the G4 is the better value.

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  6. Joel Weeks

    08/04/2015 at 5:47 pm

    Wonder how the sound will compare? G4 supports high def, and sound output is highly rated.

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  7. Brandon

    09/15/2015 at 10:37 am

    The LG G4 H815 32GB unlocked is $479 on B&H with zero tax due and free expedited shipping. A 32GB Moto X Pure Edition 32GB is $498.20 on motorola.com after the storage upgrade and tax. So LG G4 is cheaper option.

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