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Moto X (2nd Generation) vs. Moto X Spec Shootout

by Sean P. Aune | September 5, 2014September 5, 2014 12:00 pm PST

The Moto X was our TechnoBuffalo’s favorite phone of 2013, so we have a lot of hopes hinging on the 2014 version. How does it stack up against its predecessor?

It appears that Motorola turned just about everything in the device up by at least one notch this year other than storage. A larger screen with a higher ppi, improved processor and a slightly larger screen. It sounds as if you liked last year’s model that it will be a safe bet that you will enjoy this year’s as well.

We’ll have deeper thoughts on the device soon, but until then take a look through the galleries and specs below to see which one you think is the winner.

Moto X Gallery

Moto X (2nd Generation)

Motorola - Moto X (2nd Generation) Motorola - Moto X
Display Size 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi) 4.7-inch, 720 x 1280 pixel display (312 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 720
Resolution Y 1920 1280
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Operating System Android 4.4.4 (at launch) Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Processor 2.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 1.7GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
RAM 2GB 2GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 13MP 10MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2MP 2MP
Networks
  • GSM/GSPRS/EDGE UMTS/HSPA+ up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA/EVDO Rev. A
  • 4G LTE
  • GSM/GSPRS/EDGE UMTS/HSPA+ up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA/EVDO Rev. A
  • 4G LTE
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2300mAh 2200mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
Height 140.8 mm (5.54 inches) 129.3 mm (5.09 inches)
Width 72.4 mm (2.85 inches) 65.3 mm (2.57 inches)
Depth 9.9 mm (0.39 inches) 5.6 mm (0.22 inches)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
Colors Black, White (Numerous customizable back panels and accents) Black, White (Numerous customizable back panels and accents)
Supported Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis AAC,, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, AMB WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA (v2, v9, v10), FLAC, QCELP, EVRC, OGG/Vorbis
Supported Video Formats H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8 H.263, H.264, MPEG, VC-1, VP8
In The Box N/A N/A

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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