The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 won in a 2 to 1 margin against the HTC One Max in yesterday’s Mobile Madness matchup. Today’s winner will eventually go up against the Galaxy Note 3 in the next matchup.

Up today is TechnoBuffalo’s smartphone of the year, the Moto X, vs. the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S5. While the Galaxy S5 is not yet available in stores we do have the hands-on below to give a look at what the device looks like as well a run through of some of the S5’s new features.

The Moto X is a perfect example that specs aren’t always the most important factor in determining what makes a great phone. While the Moto X won’t beat out most phones in a head to benchmark, the phone finds a way to work (and well I might add). While the Galaxy S5 packs in higher spec’d components, the big news about this device is the onboard heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner and water resistant build. So who will win this match up? You decide.

Moto X

Moto X Video Review

Compared to current market standards, the Moto X is a “mid-tier” smartphone, equipped with a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 720p display. When you consider most flagship devices have already moved on to quad-core chips and Full HD screens, it’s easy to see why Moto X is perceived as inferior. But it’s not. At all. Make no mistake, Motorola’s new device is impressively fast and smooth…
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Moto X Specs

  • 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display (312 ppi)
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB / 32GB Storage

Full Specs

Samsung Galaxy S5

Galaxy S5 Hands-On

Galaxy S5 Camera Hands-On

Galaxy S5 Heart Rate Monitor Hands-On

The Galaxy S5 offers a brilliant 5.1-inch display with a 1080p resolution, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, an expandable microSD card slot, a 16-megapixel camera, an IR blaster and more. The device is also IP67 water resistant, which means it can withstand being submerged in water at up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 - product

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs

  • 5.1-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (432 ppi)
  • Android 4.2.2 (at launch)
  • 2.5GHz Quad core processor
  • 2GB
  • 16GB, 32GB

View the full specs here

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Cast Your Vote

Thanks for voting on the Moto X vs. the Galaxy S5, come back tomorrow as we continue on our Mobile Madness tournament.

Voting will close Saturday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. PST.