PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of GALAXY Nexus vs Moto X

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench, AnTuTu and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

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

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and 1 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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 GALAXY Nexus vs Moto X

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Moto X
1,213

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

GALAXY Nexus
8,634
Moto X
18,753

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GALAXY Nexus
2,123
Moto X
3,109

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung GALAXY Nexus

Reasons to consider the
Samsung GALAXY Nexus

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Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10.4 mm Around 15% thinner
Front view of Motorola Moto X

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Motorola Moto X

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Significantly faster web browser 3,109 vs 2,123 More than 45% better BrowserMark score
Better AnTuTu score 18,753 vs 8,634 Around 2.2x better AnTuTu score
Much better theoretical download speed 84 Mb/s vs 21.1 Mb/s Around 4x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 10 MP vs 5 MP 2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More battery capacity 2,200 mA·h vs 1,750 mA·h More than 25% more battery capacity
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down

Reviews Word on the street

GALAXY Nexus  vs Moto X 

10.0
10.0
It is indeed very colorful, but not as cartoonishly enhanced as some of Samsung's smartphone displays, and blacks are much deeper vs. standard LCDs.
GALAXY Nexus

8.5
8.6
Details are effective enough to make everyday things easy on the eyes, seeing that it employs the favorable RGB arrangement with its pixels – while its saturated color reproduction and wide viewing angles are expected qualities from what we’re normally exposed to with AMOLED tech.
Moto X

8.0
9.0

Overall

8.6 Out of 10
9.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

GALAXY Nexus  vs
Moto X 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 4.7" 4.7"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 312 ppi 312 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 4.3 Android 5.1
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 v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

GALAXY Nexus  vs
Moto X 
Weight 135 g 130 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 10.4 mm
Size 67.9 x 135.5 x 8.9 mm 65.3 x 129.3 x 10.4 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.7 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 10 MP
Resolution 5 MP 10 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
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 (21.1 Mb/s)
HSPA+ (84 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 720 min 780 min
Talk time (3G) 499.8 min 780 min
Standby time 17,424 min 14,400 min
Capacity 1,750 mA·h 2,200 mA·h
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