iPhone 5c Vs. Moto X -->
Sometimes the rumor mill is a little off the mark. Motorola's Moto X was originally thought to be a high-powered superphone that would make geeks salivate.
According to Gizmag, when the phone actually arrived, though, it brought tame specs and more focus on the user experience.
Apple's iPhone 5c was rumored to be an aggressive play at the budget smartphone market. What we actually got there, though, was a phone that was only a little cheaper than Apple's most expensive flagship.
Are either of the phones worth taking a look at? Let's compare the specs and features of the iPhone 5c and Moto X.
No huge differences here, though the Moto X is a little bigger (it's 4 percent taller and 10 percent wider). Neither phone is going to win any awards for thinness, as each brings a fair amount of bulk to the table.
Weights are nearly identical, with the smaller iPhone 5c adding just a little extra heft.
Both phones are made of plastic, and both are sold in a variety of colors. The biggest difference is that Motorola lets you visit the Moto Maker website, and design your own from 252 color combinations. The biggest minus there is that AT&T has an exclusive on Moto Maker for the time being. Other carriers should jump into the fray later this year.
The iPhone 5c is sold in five different colors: green, blue, yellow, red and white.
The iPhone 5c has a smaller screen, only giving you 72 percent as much screen area as the Moto X. That's somewhat tempered by the Moto X's always-there onscreen navigation bar though. iOS apps get to use every inch of the iPhone's display.
Pixel densities are in the same ballpark. There are much sharper smartphone screens out there, but both of these handsets are still more than solid in that department.
We haven't confirmed the cores and speed of the iPhone 5c's A6 chip, but the above numbers are pretty safe bets. Our reasoning? Well, the iPhone 5 runs a dual core A6 clocked at 1.3 GHz, and the iPhone 5c is basically an iPhone 5 in a plastic shell.
Another minor liberty, as we haven't confirmed that 1 GB in the 5c, but we'd be shocked if anything was different here. If all is as expected, then the Moto X doubles the iPhone 5c's RAM.
The Moto X's camera may have more pixels, but it doesn't take better shots. The iPhone 5c's camera should be the same as the iPhone 5's, and we think it gives you much better images than the Moto X's somewhat disappointing camera does.
The best thing about the Moto X's camera is the way you activate it. Twist your wrist a couple times, and the camera app will launch. It works whether your phone is sleeping or whether you're in the middle of a really intense
The 5c's battery is one of the few changes from its progenitor, the iPhone 5 (according to an
Motorola advertises up to 24 hours, which may be a stretch, but we were impressed, nonetheless, with its longevity.
iPhone 5c Vs. Moto X
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