• Samsung Google Nexus S vs Motorola Moto X vs Motorola Moto X (Gen 2)

Phone Comparison - Samsung Google Nexus S vs Motorola Moto X vs Motorola Moto X (Gen 2)

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Motorola Motorola
Announced December 2010 August 2013 September 2014
Status Available - December 2010 Available - August 2013 Available - September 2014
Colors Black, White Black, White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 123.9 x 63 x 10.9 mm
(4.88 x 2.48 x 0.43 in)
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
(5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
140.8 x 72.4 x 9.97 mm
(5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 in)
Weight 129 g (4.55 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz) 144 g (5.08 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - All Versions
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100 HSDPA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - for Europe
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - for T-Mobile
4G Network - LTE -
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), not upgradable to v4.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Processor 1 GHz Cortex-A8, Hummingbird Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974-AC Snapdragon 801
GPU PowerVR SGX540 Adreno 320 Adreno 330
RAM 512 MB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB storage 16/32 GB 16/32 GB
External Memory No No No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.0 inches 4.7 inches 5.2 inches
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 58.46% 72.34% 73.00%
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 5 MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash Dual-LED Flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus Auto focus, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR Auto-focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR
Video Yes, WVGA@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 2160p@30fps, HDR
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge Yes Yes Class 12
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps 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 HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No No
USB OTG - - Supported

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 supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh 2200 mAh 2300 mAh
Stand by Up to 713 h (2G)
Up to 428 h (3G)
Up to 576 h -
Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 6 h 40 min (3G)
Up to 13 h -