Features Comparison: Apple iPhone 5S vs. Motorola Moto X


Both iPhone 5S and Moto X are best mobiles of 2013. But let us compare them, to make the best decision to buy one of them.


iPhone 5S
Motorolla Moto X
Price
Starts at $199.99 with two-year contract; also has $299 and $399 price points with progressively increased storage. Without contract, priced at $649, $749, $849.
$199.99 with two-year contract. Without contract, priced at $599.
Carrier (US)
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular
OS
Apple iOS 7
Google Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean"
Dimensions
4.87 inches (123.8 mm) tall; 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) wide; 0.30 inches (7.6 mm) thick
5.09 inches (129.3 mm) tall; 2.57 inches (65.3 mm) wide; 0.41 inches (10.4 mm) thick
Weight
112 grams, or 3.95 ounces
130 grams, or 4.59 ounces
Display
4-inch (diagonal), touch-enabled display capable of 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
4.7-inch (diagonal), touch-enabled display capable of 1280-by-720-pixel resolution at 316 ppi
Battery Life
10 hours (browsing, Wi-Fi), 10 hours (talking, 3G), 10.4 days (standby)
8 to 9 hours (browsing, Wi-Fi), 13 to 14 hours (talking, 3G), 13.8 days (standby). "Up to 24 hours," Motorola claims.
Camera
(Primary/Back)
8 megapixels, f/2.2 aperture. LED flash. Digital image stabilization, backside illumination sensor, five-element lens, 3X zoom.
10 megapixels, f/2.4 aperture. LED flash. Digital image stabilization. 4X zoom.
Camera
(Secondary/Front)
1.2 megapixels at 1280-by-960-pixel resolution. Backside illumination sensor.
2 megapixels at 1600-by-1200-pixel resolution.
Colors
Gold, gray, silver
Black ("woven" texture), white ("woven" texture). Sixteen additional flat colors available via "Moto Maker" customization process.
Audio
Uses iTunes Store for downloadable music; no terrestrial radio support. Supports AAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV file formats for playback.
Uses Google Play Store for downloadable music; no terrestrial radio support. Supports AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG and MIDI file formats.
Video
Records at up to 1080p (Full HD, 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution) at 60 frames per second. 3X video zoom. Supports H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, as well as FaceTime video calling with similarly enabled devices; AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV, video mirroring with adapter. Includes slow-motion video capability, video stabilization, face detection, geotagging and ability to take still photo while recording.
Records at up to 1080p (Full HD, 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution) at 60 frames per second. 4X digital zoom. Supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264. Includes slow-motion video capability, face detection, geotagging.
Memory
1 GB RAM DDR3.
2 GB RAM.
Storage
16, 32 or 64 gigabytes local; 5 gigabytes free in the cloud.
16 or 32 gigabytes local; 15 gigabytes free in the cloud (plus an additional 50 gigabytes, free for two years).
Processor
Apple A7 (dual-core, 1.7 GHz).
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (dual-core, 1.7 GHz).
Connectivity
Nano SIM (storage); Lightning (charging); 3.5 mm audio. USB, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.
Nano SIM (storage); micro USB (charging); 3.5 mm audio. USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 EDR, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi.
Special Features
Fingerprint sensor, slow-motion video capture, OpenGL ES version 3.0 support for higher-res gaming, free iWork apps.
Touch-less/voice-activated control; wrist-flick camera activation; Motorola Assist intelligent shortcut tool; Motorola Connect in-browser communication tool for Chrome. Oh, and all those colors.


Now you decide which one is the best.