Moto X vs. Nexus 4

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Motorola’s Moto X was recently unveiled. This is Motorola’s first flagship phone since being purchased by Google. So, naturally, people are excited to discover what this smartphone is all about.


The LG Nexus 4 is a solid smartphone, which was released to India in May. It has since reduced in price to a reasonable Rs. 23,000, while the Moto X will likely start off selling at Rs. 35,000.

Given this information, which device is right for you?

Moto X Specifications

One great thing about the Moto X is that the body of the device is heavily customizable. Users can choose from a bunch colors and accents, with around 2,000 possible combinations. There’s even a wooden model, with a back cover that is actually made out of wood.

The device has a 4.7-inch screen, with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 316 ppi. The Moto X also has a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, clocked at 1.7GHz, and 2GB of RAM. Users will be able to select from 16GB or 32GB for internal storage. There is no microSD slot, so this storage cannot be expanded.


The Moto X has a 10-megapixel rear camera, with an RGB sensor. It also has additional white pixels, which can be used to draw in more light.

Nexus 4 Specifications

The Nexus 4 has a sleek design and a back cover that has a glittery effect. However, clearly, the Nexus 4 can’t touch the Moto X’s heavy customization.

This device has a 4.7-inch screen, as well, with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 318 ppi. So, the display is very similar to the display of the Moto X. The Nexus 4 has a Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.5GHz, along with 2GB of RAM. Users have a choice of 8GB or 16GB for internal storage. There also isn’t a microSD card slot in this device.

Nexus 4

The Nexus 4 has an 8-megapixel rear camera that doesn’t have a extra features that the Moto X has.  The Nexus 4 is a better value considering that both mobiles feature the same internal hardware with a few variations.

If you want a flashy phone, the Moto X is just that. You can customize the device to your heart’s content. The device also boasts a slightly more powerful camera and potentially more internal storage than the Nexus 4. However, the device does cost a lot more than the Nexus 4.

The Nexus 4 is a good, solid phone. The processor in the Nexus 4 is certainly more powerful than the processor in the Moto X. Furthermore, both phones have similar displays. So, the Nexus 4 is clearly a better value. You might want to consider just getting a Nexus 4 with a flashy phone case.

The Nexus 4 is a great phone, but there are even more powerful phones on the market. If you want a strong camera, you might want to check out the Lumia 1020, which has a 41-megapixel camera.

Many other phones on the market have 13-megapixel cameras. If you want a more powerful processor, you might want to check out the LG G2. Overall though, if you only have around Rs. 23,000 to spend on a phone, you aren’t going to be disappointed with the Nexus 4.


Vishal Gaikar

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