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Moto X (2014) vs. Galaxy Note 4 – Best smartphone reader’s choice – March Mobile Madness 2015

by Roy Choi | March 14, 2015March 14, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

This poll has closed, check out the latest Mobile Madness battle.

Welcome to another battle for TechnoBuffalo’s March Mobile Madness Reader’s Choice for best smartphone in this tournament style poll.  So far we’ve seen three rounds of this year’s tournament including yesterday’s winner Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge which went up against the Nokia Lumia 930/Icon. While the Galaxy S6 Edge is not yet available for purchase, it was compelling enough to beat the Lumia 930/Icon, which by the way is an excellent Windows Phone. Personally I think Windows Phone doesn’t get a fair shake, but I really can’t say anything too bad about any of our phones on the list.  I’d be happy to use of the 17 devices we had chosen for March Mobile Madness.

Today we have the Moto X (2014) go up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Both devices were announced within the same time frame, if memory serves me correctly both within a few days of each other in the fall. I personally love both devices for different reasons. I’m sure our readers have their own opinions on each device.  So have at it.  Vote below, after the specs comparison.  Thanks for voting and let’s see who wins!

Moto X (2014)

The first Moto X, which debuted last year to muted consumer enthusiasm, didn’t get caught up in the smartphone hustle. And that’s what made it so great. While other Android competitors ran rampant with features and specs, Motorola used its brain to create a new breed of smartphone; it made a phone for everyone, something intelligent and thoughtful. It was the phone companies last year tried so hard to make, and although some companies got close, the Moto X was our pick for best phone of 2013Read more

 

Galaxy Note 4

We don’t usually give away our thoughts on a phone so early in the text, but we’ll make an exception for the Galaxy Note 4. It’s arguably one of the best smartphones Samsung has ever built. While it does have some issues, a lot of them are worth overlooking for the incredible hardware served up in a gorgeous form factor… Read more

Motorola - Moto X (2nd Generation) Samsung - Galaxy Note 4
Display Size 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi) 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1440
Resolution Y 1920 2560
Display Type AMOLED Quad HD Super AMOLED
Operating System Android 4.4.4 (at launch) Android 4.4 (at launch)
Processor 2.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor or 1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor (varies by country/carrier)
RAM 2GB 3GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 13MP 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2MP 3.7MP
Networks
  • GSM/GSPRS/EDGE UMTS/HSPA+ up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA/EVDO Rev. A
  • 4G LTE
  • GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSPA+ 42Mbps: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 2300mAh 3220 mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Geo-magnetic
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • UV
GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 140.8 mm (5.54 inches) 153.5 mm (6.04 inches)
Width 72.4 mm (2.85 inches) 78.6 mm (3.09 inches)
Depth 9.9 mm (0.39 inches) 8.5 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz) 176 g (6.21 oz)
Colors Black, White (Numerous customizable back panels and accents) Black, Gold, Pink, White
Supported Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC
Supported Video Formats H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8 H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8
In The Box N/A N/A

 

TechnoBuffalo - Mobile Madness 2015 - Round 3 -- SATURDAY


First Round:

March 11(play-in round) HTC One M9 Vs LG G3
March 12 Winner of the play-in round (HTC One M9) Vs iPhone 6 Plus
March 13 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs Lumia 930-Series
March 14 Moto X (2014) Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
March 15 Motorola Droid Turbo Vs BlackBerry Passport
March 16 LG G Flex 2 Vs Sony Xperia Z3
March 17 Nexus 6 Vs BlackBerry Classic
March 18 iPhone 6 Vs OnePlus One
March 19 Galaxy S6 Vs Galaxy Note Edge

Second Round:

March 20 Winner of March 12 (HTC One M9) Vs Winner of March 13
March 21 Winner of March 14 Vs Winner of March 15
March 22 Winner of March 16 Vs Winner of March 17
March 23 Winner of March 18 Vs Winner of March 19

Final Four:

March 24-26 Winner of March 14 Vs Winner of March 15
March 26-28 Winner of March 16 Vs Winner of March 17

 

Final:

March 29-31 Winner of March 18-19 Vs Winner of March 20-21
Winner Announced April 1  

Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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