Moto X Pure Edition vs Note 5: Price
Last but absolutely not least, is the price. This is another area where Motorola absolutely outshines everyone, and will without a doubt smash the Galaxy Note 5. That said, the Note 5 has a lot more to offer, customization aside. Here's the Note 5 pricing, then we'll get to Motorola next.
Note 5 Price Off Contract (Outright)
As you can see the Galaxy Note 5 with only 32GB of storage is $670 at the cheapest, and over $700 from most. Then 64GB costs $839 on AT&T, and less from a few other carriers. Yes payment plans can get potential buyers the phone for $27-$30 a month for 24 months, but that adds a big difference to your monthly bill.
The 2015 Moto X Pure Edition with the same size screen, more customization, slightly lower specs, a great camera and more, is only $399. That's a massive difference.
That said, $399 only gets you the 16GB model, but then owners can get a 128GB micro-SD card for less than $100 and have more storage than any Note 5. Wood or leather backs are $25, which still puts the Moto X a few hundred dollars less than the Galaxy Note 5.
The Moto X will be an excellent stock Android smartphone full of customization, great performance, a huge screen, and won't break the bank.
However, Motorola isn't selling the Moto X through any carriers in the United States. They ditched them all, and are selling it outright on Motorola.com by themselves. Motorola also partnered with Best Buy and Amazon. That means you can't get it on contract for less, or make monthly payments like most US carriers offer, which is one way users will be able to get a Note 5 without breaking the bank.
The jury is still out on both of these devices, and it's clear the Galaxy Note 5 is the better device, but is it worth hundreds of dollars more? That, is up to you.