TheMoto X is coming to the UK and the Moto G is already available so you might be trying to decide which to buy. Well that's where we come in because we've compared the two Androidsmartphones in various categories to highlight how they differ.
Motorola smashed it in terms of value for money with the Moto G, offering users a mid-range smartphone for a budget price. There's little to argue about with a price of just £130 to buy it outright.
Things are a little different when it comes to the Moto X. It's Motorola's current flagship smartphone so it's bound to cost more than the Moto G but we're a little surprised at the £380 price tag considering it was launched in the US at $199.
This means you can buy nearly three Moto Gs for the price of one Moto X. So it is worth the extra money? Read on to find out. See also: The 17 best smartphones of 2014.
Moto G vs Moto X: Screen
Screen size is a great way to choose between two smartphones – you'll want to pick a size that's comfortable for you personally. There's only a small difference between the Moto G and Moto X here. The former is rocking a 4.5in display while the latter give you a little extra at 4.7in.
They both use a 720p resolution so it's in fact the Moto G which has a better pixel density but there's not much in it so it's better to go on the size.
Moto G vs Moto X: Processor
Despite its bargain basement price, the Moto G has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the Moto X has a dual-core Snapdragon Pro chip clocked a bit higher at 1.7GHz. It's got 2GB of RAM. This might seem a little confusing but the bottom line is that both offer decent performance so you needn't worry.
Moto G vs Moto X: Storage
With no expandable storage available on the Moto G or Moto X, storage is another area to consider closely. The Moto G is available in 8- or 16GB models while the Moto X has double these capacities. However, you might find getting hold of the 32GB Moto X a little difficult.
Moto G vs Moto X: Cameras
The Moto G has a mid-range 5Mp main camera which takes surprisingly good photos. It's even got an HDR shooting mode. Although the 10Mp camera on the Moto X isn't quite as good as we'd hoped, it still offers more details and video in 1080p compare to 720p. It's front camera is also better at 2Mp against 1.3Mp.
Moto G vs Moto X: Software
If you can't find a Moto G or Moto X which ships with Android 4.4 KitKat, you'll be able to upgrade to the latest software once you're up and running – an advantage of being a Google-owned company.
Although both phones run pretty vanilla versions of Android, there are differences which you should be aware of. On top of things like Moto Assist, the Moto X has unique features like Active display and Quick capture.
Moto G vs Moto X: Battery life
It's worth noting that neither the Moto X nor Moto G has a removable battery. Each phone offers typical smartphone battery performance of one day with an average usage. Only light users will get more than a day.
Buying Advice The Moto G punches so far above its price tag that the large difference in price between it and the Moto X and the small difference in hardware and software mean the Moto X isn't worth the extra money.