PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Moto X vs Nexus 4

Performance

Processing power and speed

Moto X
7.6
Nexus 4
6.9
Geekbench, AnTuTu and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Moto X
N/A
Nexus 4
N/A
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Moto X
5.2
Nexus 4
5.2
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Moto X
9.0
Nexus 4
8.7
Reviews from gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com, fudzilla.com and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Moto X vs Nexus 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Moto X
664
Nexus 4
493
AnTuTu is an all-round benchmark and here, the Google Nexus 4 excelled, taking the top spot.
Nexus 4 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2012)

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Moto X
18,753
Nexus 4
18,096
Moto X Nexus 4 @ antutu.com
We don't know if that's just a coincidence or not, but AnTuTu is the only app to get an update after Jelly Bean 4.2 was released.
Nexus 4 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2012)

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Moto X
2,894
Nexus 4
1,794
Internet and Connectivity: Showing us that its Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System is no slouch, the Moto X handles surfing the web through Chrome with all the finesse and speed we’d expect, which also helps that it’s packing 4G LTE connectivity.
Moto X | by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Motorola Moto X

Reasons to consider the
Motorola Moto X

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Significantly faster web browser 2,894 vs 1,794 More than 60% better BrowserMark score
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 10 MP vs 8 MP 25% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Lighter 130 g vs 139 g More than 5% lighter
Back view of Google Nexus 4

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 4

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Longer standby time 23,328 min vs 14,400 min More than 60% longer standby time
Thinner 9.1 mm vs 10.4 mm Around 15% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Moto X  vs Nexus 4 

10.0
8.0
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
9.0
For a device privileged to uphold the Nexus branding, we were expecting more from the quality of its 8-megapixel auto-focus camera.
Nexus 4

Overall

9.0 Out of 10
8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Moto X  vs
Nexus 4 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.7" 4.7"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 768
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 312 ppi 317 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 4.4.4 Android 4.4.4
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Moto X  vs
Nexus 4 
Weight 130 g 139 g
Thickness 10.4 mm 9.1 mm
Size 65.3 x 129.3 x 10.4 mm 68.7 x 133.9 x 9.1 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 10 MP 8 MP
Resolution 10 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
HSPA+ (84 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 780 min 918 min
Standby time 14,400 min 23,328 min
Capacity 2,200 mA·h 2,100 mA·h
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Comments

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i am gonna go with the nexus 4, it is way better
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