Another area these two phones couldn't be any different is the design. The Galaxy Note 5, just like the Galaxy S6, comes with an all aluminum and glass design. They've ditched the plastic from prior years and delivered a premium smartphone. However, that means the battery can't be removed and Samsung got rid of the micro-SD slot letting users expand storage.
The Note 5 has a curved aluminum back that's comfortable and easy to hold, while feeling like one of the best devices released to date. It's Samsung's best smartphone yet, and you'll notice that when you hold it.
The Moto X though, is made of lots of different materials. We'll talk more about customization in a moment, but the standard Moto X Pure Edition comes in Black or White, with a plastic design and aluminum ring around the frame for durability. However, users can choose leather, wood, or rubber backs, tons of different colors, and more. Making it unique, but not necessarily premium.
The Moto X Pure Edition does still have a micro-SD slot for users to expand storage, something the Galaxy Note 5 doesn't offer. That said, the Note 5 has a built-in S-Pen stylus for content creation and more.
The design is all about personal preference. The Galaxy Note 5 is one of the best feeling phones I've ever used, but we'll reserve judgement until we get the Moto X Pure Edition in as well.