PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Moto X vs iPhone 4s

Performance

Processing power and speed

Moto X
6.4
iPhone 4s
5.3
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Moto X
n.d.
iPhone 4s
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Moto X
5.1
iPhone 4s
5.1
Talk time (3G), Talk time and Standby time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Moto X
9.0
iPhone 4s
8.5
Reviews from gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com, fudzilla.com and 1 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Moto X
6.4
iPhone 4s
5.8

Winner
Motorola Moto X 

PhoneRocket recommends the Motorola Moto X  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Moto X vs iPhone 4s

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Moto X
1,213
iPhone 4s
214

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Motorola Moto X

Reasons to consider the
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Better overall performance 1,213 vs 214 Around 5.8x better geekbench score
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 0.8 GHz More than 2x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Noticeably bigger screen 4.7" vs 3.5" Around 35% bigger screen
Much better theoretical download speed 84 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s More than 5.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.5 GB 4x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Higher resolution front camera 10 MP vs 8 MP 25% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Lighter 130 g vs 140 g More than 5% lighter
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 960 x 640 50% higher resolution
Front view of Apple iPhone 4s

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Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Thinner 9.3 mm vs 10.4 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Moto X  vs iPhone 4s 

10.0
10.0
The display is decently bright, though AMOLED displays aren't the best for combating bright sunlight (the HTC One wins that contest) and auto-brightness is ever so slightly dim, though not so much as the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Moto X

8.6
8.5
Certainly, we’re pleased with the results out of its 1080p video recording quality, which sees solid details, minimal artifacting elements when panning, clear audio recording, and good color reproductions.
Moto X

Overall

9.0 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Moto X  vs
iPhone 4s 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.7" 3.5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 960 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 312 ppi 329 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 5.1 iOS 9
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Moto X  vs
iPhone 4s 
Weight 130 g 140 g
Thickness 10.4 mm 9.3 mm
Size 65.3 x 129.3 x 10.4 mm 58.6 x 115.2 x 9.3 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 0.8 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 10 MP 8 MP
Resolution 10 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSPA+ (84 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 780 min 840 min
Talk time (3G) 780 min 480 min
Standby time 14,400 min 11,952 min
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