Phone Comparison - Motorola Moto X vs LG Nexus 5 vs HTC Desire 820

general General Info

Manufacturer Motorola LG HTC
Announced August 2013 October 2013 September 2014
Status Available - August 2013 Available - November 2013 Coming Soon - September 2014
Colors Black, White Black, White Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tang
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
(5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm
(5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)
157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7 mm
(6.21 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 - CDMA version
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 900 - CDMA version
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA version
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - Asia version
4G Network LTE LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - CDMA version
LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - EMEA version
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
GPU Adreno 320 Adreno 330 Adreno 405
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB 16/32 GB storage 16 GB
External Memory No No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 4.95 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (445 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 72.34% 70.86% 67.20%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Photo Sphere, Optical Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] 8 MP, 1080p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes
Edge Yes Class 12 Yes
3G HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL / EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0 microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No microSD, up to 128 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2200 mAh 2300 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 576 h Up to 300 h Up to 424 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 13 h Up to 17 h Up to 22 h 24 min (3G)