Apple’s iPhone 6 has emerged as a benchmark device with regards to its technical specifications and features. All leading smartphone makers are trying to match the capabilities of the Apple technologies. Recently, Motorola has launched a new version of Moto X with advanced features that can compete with iPhone 6. Moto X was originally launched in 2013, but it failed to lure the high-end customers at that time. Now, with this improved version, Motorola is eyeing the smartphone consumers and is very upbeat about the performance of this new device.


Let us try to find out what new specs have been added in the new Moto X that makes it at par with the iPhone 6.

The Design

Moto X has some exciting designing options for you. It allows you to personalize the design as per your taste. You can choose your own font colors. You will have 25 back panels to choose from. Besides, you can engrave your custom message on the back of your phone. The device has been built using an aluminum structure and iPhone 6 also comes with an aluminum body. While the iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch Retina Display, Moto X features 5.2 inch AMOLED screen display. iPhone 6 looks stunning with its round edges and is remarkable for its improved viewing angles.

The Tech Specs

With a quad core processor, 2GB RAM and a considerable 2.5GHz speed, Moto X could be perfect to carry out different computing tasks using the device. However, it has a memory space of just 32 GB and there is no extra slot to expand the memory. On the other hand, iPhone 6 offers three different versions of 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB internal memory respectively. Its 64bit A8 chip makes it more powerful to process work more speedily.

When it comes to the Operating System, Moto X comes loaded with 4.4 Android KitKat and iPhone 6 features the latest iOS 8. Moto X users can enjoy the powerful features of the Android OS, and they will also receive the upgrades for the new Android L, while users of iPhone 6 can enjoy the user-friendly and simple navigation features of iOS 8.

The Camera

Motorola has tried to lure the smartphone users with its 13 megapixel camera in the rear. On the other hand, Apple continues with an 8-MP rear facing camera, though with some new improvements. The Moto X camera comes with some cool features with simple options of capturing images or shooting videos.

The Battery Life

This is one important aspect of a handheld device that most users often give due importance. Moto X battery can last almost a day and it comes with a turbo charger that can again charge the device for an eight hour battery life in just 15 minutes. With a powerful 1800 mAh battery, iPhone 6 can give you 14 hours of talk time, uninterruptedly.

The Price

How could be the comparison complete without discussing the price? The SIM free version of the new Moto X comes in the price range of $500. And the off contract version of the Apple device commands a price of $650. So, iPhone 6 may prove a bit costly in comparison to Moto X.

The Final Verdict

Although owning a smartphone depends more upon a user’s personal choice, but the price and features form an important criterion to choose a device. If you are a photography enthusiast and don’t want to spend more, Moto X could be an ideal choice for you. But remember, you won’t be able to store so many images and videos on the device, and for a bigger storage, you need to choose an iPhone 6, and of course you will have to spend a bit higher as well.