The new Moto X+1 launching is nearing and the forthcoming flagship smartphone of Moto X is expected to provide greater things that may exceed your expectations in terms of its build, design, and internal performance. It is rumored that the Moto X+1 may have the same expensive price tag of its predecessor Moto X. If not, it may have a lower price tag for the lowest capacity 16GB model.
However, a new rivalry may arise once Moto X+1 is released. It may compete well with the Nexus 5 smartphone of Google. The sleek and high-performing smartphone may compete head-to-head with Moto’s new flagship phone.
If you are interested in knowing which of the two will win, provided that Moto X+1 rumors are true, then move on with the evaluation of the two smartphones below.
The Release Date of Moto X+1
The launching date of Moto X+1 has already been set on fourth of September at Chicago-based Motorola. This will follow suit the unveiling of the rumored Note 4 by Samsung on September 3 during the IFA event of this year. The very same day, Sony is also unveiling its new gadgets to offer in the market.
Rumors indicated that Moto X+1 will be packaged with a Bluetooth kit for the ear, which contains a wide array of features to promote communication without using the hands. In other words, what you can envision is an easier talking anywhere you may be.
Along with the unveiling of Moto X+1 is the presentation of the smartwatch from Motorola—Moto 360. There are already lots of tidbits about the Moto smartwatch, such as the fact that it will run the platform of Google for Android wearable gadgets. Moto 360 is set to compete with Samsung Gear Live and G Watch from LG.
The reports indicated that Moto X+1 may have its various leather options, new color ranges, and customizable wood chassis. It will be a unique smartphone indeed, especially now that it may likely spearhead the industry of customizable smartphones. On the other hand, other claims that the new smartphone’s backside may be made out of premium leather. The camera lens of the smartphone is leaked to have a metal surround, which provides the smartphone’s rear a visual finesse.
Moto X+1 may also be among the smartphones to ever sport a denim-inspired material. The reports hinted that Moto may test the denim finish for its new flagship phone. There is no confirmation regarding this, especially now that further evaluation is necessary for the denim outer layer material choice.
If the rumors are true about Moto X+1’s design, then it will compete with Nexus 5’s not too dull yet striking design. Some even defined it basic, clean, and tidy. The finish and overall structure of the product are similar to that of 2013 edition of Nexus 7’s. You can also find the smartphone having a backing case covered with soft-touch matte. The material for the flipside cover of the smartphone is best for protecting Nexus 5 from getting broken when dropped. If it is in terms of dimensions, Google has been praised over the proportioned sizes of Nexus 5. It has super thin edges and lightweight framework.
Consumers are also expecting a high-end display for the upcoming Moto X+1. It is indicated that it may have a larger screen of 5.2-inch size. The improved screen size will be partnered with Full HD resolution for sharper and more precise graphics. The leaks also stated that the new Motorola handset will have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Moto X+1’s display technology is layered with a touchscreen having a minimum five finger gestures assistance.
Nexus 5 display is stunning as described by the consumers. It has excellent screen technology having a 1080p resolution. The handset screen has a 445 ppi pixel density and 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, which are all packed in its 4.95-inch True HD + IPS panel. In truth, Nexus 5 pixel density had outperformed iPhone 5s’s 326 ppi. Due to its high quality display, many considered Nexus 5 a perfect match for one-handed usage, gaming, and video watching. Even when viewing the Nexus 5 in different angles, you will find the screen of Nexus 5 impressive. Just take note to use the True HD + IPS panel wisely for the display technology eats much of the stamina of the smartphone, especially when gaming.
There is a huge rumor indicated that Moto X+1 may run a quad-core Snapdragon processor with a backup of 2GB RAM. The leaked benchmarks showed that the new Moto flagship phone will debut with Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
On the other hand, another report from GFX Bench implied that it will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.47 GHz and will pack the trusted and reliable Adreno 330 GPU. The post also included the assumption that the smartphone will have a built-in storage of as much as 16 GB. Its connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC. Conjectures also claimed that the handset will have proximity, gyroscope, and light sensors.
But still, there is no sufficient evidence that can support the claims about Moto X+1’s specs. One thing is just clear and that Moto is planning to present a Moto X successor this year partnered with launching a DROID Ultra lineup for Verizon Wireless smartphone.
Moto X+1 may still find it manageable to contend with Nexus 5, especially now that the fast and high-performing smartphone runs a Snapdragon 800 processor, which is the rumored processor for the new Moto flagship phone. The handset is clocked at 2.26 GHz and powered by Adreno 330 GPU. Additional capabilities of the smartphone are its built-in wireless charging feature, Bluetooth 4.0 LE connection, and NFC among others. However, Nexus 5 eliminated the microSD card slot, which is a change exhibited by previous Nexus phones as well.
In terms of software, it is rumored that Moto X+1 will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, whereas the software profile of Nexus sports the same. If both smartphones will run the latest edition of Android OS, there is no doubt that the two will likely perform at the same rate. Since Google is expected to provide OS releases, the UI of the smartphones may still be enhanced and cleaned over time. Nonetheless, Nexus 5 takes the advantage of being a Google phone. There is no bloatware found in it, especially now that it is used by engineers of the firm themselves. Compatibility issues or limitations will not be troubles with Nexus 5.
Leaks stated that Moto X+1 may have its 12-megapixel camera, which is an upgrade from Moto 2013’s 10-megapixel sensor. Its front camera, on the other hand, will have a 2-megapixel sensor. The considerable camera feature of Moto X+1 has been tested and reports from Manhattan, T-Rex, and other assessments indicated that Moto X+1 has an onscreen test result of 27.9 fps or 1,562 frames and off-screen test result of 26.7 fps or 1,494 frames. The results are competitive to that of Samsung Galaxy S5’s. S5 recorded an onscreen test result of 27.8 fps or 1,559 frames and off-screen result of 27.2 fps or 1,523 frames. Other than that, it has been rumored that Moto X+1 will have its enhanced zooming feature, which will likely follow suit Samsung’s implementation of optical zoom system in Galaxy K Zoom.
Nexus 5, on the other hand, makes use of just 8-megapixel sensor. Nonetheless, Google made it possible to use LED flash, stabilization feature for optical images, and auto focus capabilities. Moto X+1 may have its outperformance in terms of camera if Nexus 5 is concerned, especially now that the latter was not able to notably provide image prowess other 8-megapixel handsets can offer like iPhone 5s.
The reports indicated that the auto-focus feature of Nexus 5 is not impressive and does not work at all in some instances. Nexus 5-taken images also appear to be lifeless due to fuddled contrast and dreary colors. In other words, some consumers are really frustrated with the camera feature of Nexus 5. In order to counteract the issue, you might as well consider minimal movement while taking a shot and good lighting. Google claims that the camera feature problem of Nexus 5 is in terms of software, and now fixes are rolled out in Nexus 5 handsets worldwide. The fixes accentuate the software patches, stability, and bug repairs. The purpose of the update is to repair HDR+, auto focus, white balance, and other camera-related problems.
More Exciting Moto X+1 Features
3D display may be sported by the new Moto X+1, which has been implemented by LG and HTC for the past years. The rumored 3D screen of the new Motorola flagship phone may mimic Nokia N9’s curved screen. Besides such, hearsays indicated that the handset may have its “Touchless Control” feature that will provide an enhanced capability for the handset using voice commands.
There is no exact assumption regarding the market value of the new Moto X+1. But one thing is for sure–Moto X+1 will not come out as a budget handset for everyone. Its predecessor, Moto X was retailed at £350 in United Kingdom, but Motorola previously made it probable to deliver budget gadgets to consumers.
Leaks online hinted that on AT&T, Moto X+1 will cost $400. With such value, it can be declared to be cheaper compared to Moto X. Nonetheless, take note that UK release prices will not always match US’ preliminary retail prices.
Motorola has yet to provide its statement regarding the definite price of its forthcoming Moto X+1.
Nexus 5 price, on the other hand, is very difficult to discern. Most people find it confusing whether to consider the device way too expensive or far from cheap. In other retail stores, you may purchase the handset at £299 for its 16GB version or at £339 for its 32GB version. With the smartphone’s seamless performance, the price can still be considered low or standard.
There is still no clear winner between the two devices, especially now that Moto X+1 is yet to be released. Only a hint in an invitation claims Moto X+1 is set for launch on September 4 alongside Moto G2 and Moto 360, the smartwatch of Motorola.