iPhone 6 vs. New Moto X: What’s the Best Phone?

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The iPhone 6 and the new Moto X are both fabulous phones, but only one can come out on top. We compare these two phones so you can decide which is best for you. Want to see all our iPhone 6 coverage in one place? Go here to read more iPhone 6 news.

1. iPhone 6 vs. New Moto X: Variants

The Bloomberg video above questions whether bigger is better with regards to the new iPhones. The iPhone 6 comes in two main variants, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Both are available in silver, gold, or space gray. Both will be available from September 19, with preorders open now. The new Moto X has a 5.2-inch display. It also has a variant: the Moto X “Pure Edition.” According to the Verge, the Pure Edition will be the unbranded, unlocked version of the Moto X. The Pure Edition is expected out later this month. The Moto X has a total of 25 back finishes.

2. iPhone 6 vs. New Moto X: Camera

Learn about the camera capabilities of the new Moto X in the video above. The iPhone 6 has a 8MP camera with true-tone flash, 1.5 micron pixels, and a f/2.2 aperture. The phase-detection auto-focus used in both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus means you can take photos fast, and with the same technology found in professional DSLR camera. In contrast, the more luxe rear camera of the Moto X is a 13MP F2.25. The front camera is a 2MP, but at least it takes 1080p video.

3. iPhone 6 vs. New Moto X: Specs & Battery Life

See a comparison of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 in the video above. Apple claims that the iPhone 6 will have 10 hours of battery life, or 16 hours if you opt for the 6 Plus. The Moto X’s battery is supposed to last all day, but the Wall Street Journal speculates that the device may not live up to those claims. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come with pixel specs of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080, respectively. Apple gleefully announced that in the case of the iPhone 6 Plus, you’ll get 185% more pixels than on the 5s. The 6 is 6.8mm thin, while the the 6 Plus is 7.1mm thin. Graphics should load 50 percent faster on the iPhone 6 than on the generation of phones. The Moto X has a 1080p OLED display. It runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The Moto X weighs 144g. The Moto X comes in a 16GB version, as well as a 32GB Motomaker variant.

4. iPhone 6 vs. New Moto X: Special Features

Can’t decide whether you want to order the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Check out the video above to see how these phones compare. The Moto X has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display, while the iPhone 6 is also rocking a glass display, despite rumors that the iPhone 6 would have a sapphire glass display. The iPhone 6 will pair nicely with the Apple Watch when it debuts early next year. Moto fans have more choice when it comes to smartwatches, but the Moto 360 smartwatch is a great option for Moto X fans. You can see tons of pictures of the Moto 360 and other Moto products in this gallery.

5. iPhone 6 vs. New Moto X: Final Thoughts & Conclusion

Learn more about the new Moto X in the video above. Say you’re using an Android phone now, and you’re thinking about getting an iPhone 6 or a new Moto X. The Moto X might appeal to you because it lacks the “bloatware” found on other Android phones. However, the iPhone 6 might appeal to you more because of its superior security. The iPhone 6 starts at $199, and the larger 6 Plus starts at $299. According to Phandroid, the Moto X will cost $99 on-contract, or $199 off-contract. If you’re looking for a cheaper phone that runs Android, has tons of back finishes, offers a gorgeous camera, and has lots of customization features, the Moto X is perfect for you. However, if you plan on buying an Apple Watch, already own lots of iOS devices, want the cache that comes with owning the hottest new smartphone, or simply need a phone with up to 128GB of storage, then the iPhone 6 is probably going to be a better fit for you.

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