Google has finally rolled out its two new Nexus Phones: the Nexus 6P and, its smaller sibling, the Nexus 5X — deemed as the successor to 2013's Nexus 5. The 5X, which was built by LG, comes with quite a few impressive aspects which wow many customers.

Meanwhile, the 2015 version of the Moto X Pure Edition, popularly known as the Moto X Style outside of the U.S., was announced on July 2015 at separate events held concurrently in New York City and London and was set to replace the Moto X 2014.

Now, which of these two devices will impress customers? Take a closer look at how each device compares with the other in this head-to-head specs showdown.


Google's phone, Nexus 5X, boasts 5.2-inch display while the Moto X Pure Edition touts 5.7 inches. The Moto X Pure's resolution and pixels per inch are also higher than those of the 5X. Moto X Pure has 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (515 ppi) while the Nexus 5X has 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (424 ppi).

Motorola's phone has also a better screen-to-body ratio, which is about 75 percent as compared with that of the 5X, which features 70 percent.


In this arena, the Moto X Pure Edition seems to be the winner as it sports a 21 MP main shooter which has a dual-LED flash. Meanwhile, the camera of the Nexus 5X features 12 MP. But, of course, the Moto X Pure should need to prove its worth when placed side by side with Google's Nexus 5X, since megapixel count alone doesn't tell a camera's whole story.


The 5X's battery is 2,700 mAh while the Moto X Pure houses a 3,000 mAh battery. Again, Motorola's phone seems to win the crown in this particular aspect.


The Nexus 5X houses 2 GB of RAM while the X Pure incorporates 3 GB of RAM.

In terms of internal storage, the X Pure offers 16 GB plus a microSD support. In the meantime, the 5X does not come with microSD support but it also boasts 16 GB of internal memory.


As part of Google's own line of Nexus devices, Nexus 5X will certainly fare better in terms of long-term support than the X Pure, but Motorola is known for being not far behind the Nexus line in rolling out Android updates as well. 


For those who prefer a lighter smartphone, they should opt the Nexus 5X over the Moto X Pure, as it only weighs 136 g or 0.29 pounds. The Motorola phone has a weight of 179 g or 0.39 pounds.

Charging And Data Transfer Speed

Again, the Nexus 5X wins in this aspect as it sports a USB Type-C port which has support for speedier data transfer as well as faster charging feature. The X Pure, however, uses only a micro-USB standard.


The Nexus 5X is sold at $379 while the Moto X Pure Edition has a tag price of $399.

Which Should You Buy

If you are a type of person who prefers a better display, more RAM, a bigger battery, as well as a nicer shooter, then you may want to pick Moto X Pure Edition.

However, if you are after the quick charging capability, faster data transfer, lighter weight and, probably, better long-term software support, then Google's Nexus 5X is for you.

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