Moto X 2015 vs Nexus 6: 5 Key Differences
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Moto X 2015 vs Nexus 6: 5 Key Differences





Google's Nexus 6 had the best of everything (almost) when it was released, which made it a pretty expensive smartphone. However, the Moto X has nearly everything it offers yet chose a few budget internals to keep the price down, a move that could really pay off for Motorola. Here's the full breakdown.

Moto X (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 with Rubber, Wood, Leather, Metallic Accents & more)

Nexus 6 Specs
  • 5.96-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Display
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM
  • 32 or 64GB of internal storage (no micro-SD slot)
  • 13 Megapixel Rear camera with OIS and 2MP front camera
  • Dual Front Speakers
  • Aluminum Design
  • 3,220 mAh battery
  • Wireless Charging
  • Blue & White color options

As we can see above these phones are somewhat similar, but the new Moto X notches it out in almost every category. The screen will be crisp with the same resolution but smaller screen, the camera and processor are better, it has more storage and a micro-SD slot, and tons of customization. One area the Nexus 6 is better is battery life, but the Moto X should have some impressive new charging technology that lets it fully recharge faster than all other devices available.

Both of these phones are extremely powerful, but the new Moto X should be the better device overall.



  1. Hunter Hubers

    08/04/2015 at 5:11 pm

    The Nexus 6 doesn’t have dual front facing speakers. It just looks like it does.

    • Tom

      08/05/2015 at 12:58 am

      The Nexus 6 does have dual speakers. Not sure where you are getting your info.

      • Hunter Hubers

        08/05/2015 at 5:59 am

        I had stated that I mistook it for the Moto X 2014 (which doesn’t have dual speakers).

  2. TheTruthSquad

    08/04/2015 at 5:38 pm

    You are so full of it. Do you even own a Nexus 6? I do.

  3. Hunter Hubers

    08/04/2015 at 5:54 pm

    My bad was thinking of the Moto X 2014.

  4. Hayden Sanders

    08/04/2015 at 7:40 pm

    You guys have got to do your research. The Nexus 6 has been discounted at the official Google Store for a while now. $499 gets you the 32 GB variant while $549 gets you the 64 GB version.

    • Stevie Moe

      08/05/2015 at 1:01 pm

      Which is a real steal…although maybe not so much when the Moto X becomes available

    • Noah Smith

      09/15/2015 at 12:16 am

      As of Semptember, amazon is selling the nexus 6 for only $350! For 32 GB no less! Keeping in mind there’s no external storage, and memory cards are relatively cheap now, it’s still more storage right out of the gate. I agree, the article should definetly be updated to address this price difference. The prospects are completely different now; the nexus is the “budget” option, and gives you a larger screen, bigger battery, more (internal) storage, and wireless charging (but honestly who’s going to use that with turbocharge onboard). But… The moto X pure has the sweet moto shortcut features (twist to camera, wave over for notifications, “ok Google” without unlocking the screen, etc.), faster turbocharging, customization, much better cameras, and slightly faster chipset. They both have water resistance I believe, but my understanding is that the new moto Xs’ internal and external coatings are more advanced than whatever the nexus has.

  5. wase man

    08/05/2015 at 4:58 pm

    you forgot to mention wireless charging on the Nexus, a BIG plus for many of us

  6. Kelly Cevin Nelson

    08/05/2015 at 5:30 pm

    I’ll take the SD card over wireless charging! and I love wireless charging:)

    • wase man

      08/06/2015 at 6:30 am

      you’d be surprised how easy it is to get over not having a sd card…aside from it being the slowest “cog” in the data transfer stream, they fail often, and if you dont back them up regularly, it can be devastating..Plus, with so much cheap/free cloud storage available, you’ll never miss having a sd card..

  7. Ken

    09/14/2015 at 9:03 pm

    399 now gets you a 64GB Nexus 6 from Amazon. $100 leaa than 64GB Moto X. Is it worth $100more? I just dont know.

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