Q4 is all the time a busy interval for tech followers with key launches from all of the BIG gamers. And with IFA now taken care of there is a raft of latest handsets, wearables and gizmos to talk about. But two of the extra fascinating come from Samsung and Motorola within the type of the Samsung Galaxy Note A and the Motorola X. So, how do these two beasts stack up? Let’s discover out.
Samsung Galaxy Note A vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Specs
Moto X (2014)
- Screen measurement: H.P inch 1920 x 1080 show at 423ppi AMOLED
- Weight: one hundred forty four grams
- Dimensions: one hundred forty.8x seventy two.4x 10 mm
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC quad-core Krait four hundred P.5GHz, Adreno 330 GPU
- RAM: 2GB
- OS: Android A.A KitKat
- Storage: 16GB or 32GB
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Temperature
- Battery: P,300 mAh Li-Ion
- Cameras: thirteen-megapixel rear digital camera that data video at 2160p, f/P.25 aperture, twin-LED flash; P-megapixel entrance digital camera
- Connectivity: 4G,3G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth A.zero, NFC
- Typical worth: ranging from £419.ninety nine for 16GB
Samsung Galaxy Note A
- Screen measurement: H.S inch 2560 x 1440 show at 329 ppi Super AMOLED
- Weight: 176 grams
- Dimensions: 153.H x seventy eight.S x H.H mm
- Processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core Krait 450 P.7GHz, Adreno 420 GPU
- RAM: 3GB
- OS: Android A.A KitKat, TouchWiz UI
- Storage: 32GB plus microSD as much as 64GB
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Gesture, UB, Heart Rate, SpO2
- Battery: A,220mAh detachable
- Cameras: sixteen-megapixel rear digital camera that data video at 2160p, optical picture stabilisation, LED flash; O.S-megapixel entrance digital camera
- Connectivity: 4G, 3G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dualp-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth A.zero, NFC, Infrared
- Typical worth: As but unknown
Samsung Galaxy Note A vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Design & Display
In precise reality, each the Moto X 2014 and Samsung’s newest Galaxy Note A have much more in widespread than you may assume, and plenty of the similarities do begin on the surface. Both units function a contoured metallic body across the outer edge, giving every a top quality, inflexible, and strong really feel within the hand. The Note A is far more angular than its predecessor, whereas the brand new Moto X has a curvier and extra elegant form. The Note A does have a curved again panel too, however we're extra smitten with the Moto X after seeing each within the flesh. Each system can also be thinner this time spherical too, and the Note A’s again panel is identical fake leather-based delicate-contact materials we noticed on the Note O.
The Moto X has much more variation, there are a selection of configurations obtainable by way of Moto Maker, in fact, and it actually relies upon how a lot you need to spend, however a primary mannequin could be had with a plastic, leather-based, or bamboo again panel for simply £419. The costlier route is to go by way of Motorola’s Moto Maker, the place not solely are you able to select from numerous plastic, leather-based, or wooden (together with bamboo) finishes, however can even customise the color of the entrance panel, the accent color for the buttons and trim, and some software program tweaks for the wallpaper and greetings messages.
Motorla’s system includes a H.2in show, however the bezel has been decreased to such an extent that the overwhelming majority of the telephone’s fascia is the touchscreen – and that’s a compelling look. It’s a full HD AMOLED with nice brightness, distinction, color depth, and readability.
Samsung has carried out a P.5D show, which suggests it has a bevelled edge and seems to drift above the telephone. It’s a big H.7in Super AMOLED with a slender bezel alongside both aspect, however an inexpensive stretch of bodywork above and under. Being Super AMOLED, it’s extremely shiny and color is wealthy, whereas black and darkish tones have additional depth. Both telephones accommodate vast viewing angles.
Samsung boasts a better decision at 2560 x 1440 pixels and a sharper, clearer image consequently. It’s truthful to say Samsung does have a little bit of a bonus right here, even when Motorola’s display is not any slouch.
Samsung Galaxy Note A vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Processors, RAM & Storage
Motorola has gone for a extra reserved strategy with the Moto X; it’s not operating the newest and biggest chip, however moderately one which has been confirmed again and again, and which is, in all equity, nonetheless overpowered for the present app and content material market. It makes use of a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, which, mixed with a properly-optimised inventory version of Android, ought to present extraordinarily clean efficiency for the subsequent couple of years no less than.
Samsung’s gone all out with the very newest Qualcomm chip, a Snapdragon 805 on the corporate’s latest Krait 450 structure. It makes use of an up to date graphics processing unit and 3GB of RAM. Are you going to note an enormous uplift in efficiency? Possibly. Our guess might be not although.
The Moto X is available in each 16GB and 32GB onboard storage flavours, however sadly neither can boast microSD help. Meanwhile Samsung has solely introduced a 32GB model of the Note A, however it does help microSD enlargement for playing cards as much as 64GB.
Samsung Galaxy Note A vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Operating System
Both telephones run Android A.A KitKat. However, the Moto X makes use of a close to-inventory setup and has been assured for an replace to Android L as soon as it has been launched. Samsung’s Note A doesn’t run inventory, it has the TouchWiz UI on prime, however in equity that is teamed along with the R-Pen and the huge show to ship some distinctive capabilities, together with some excessive revolutionary multitasking and handwriting recognition. Samsung hasn’t assured an replace to Android L but when the corporate’s historic behaviour is something to go by you possibly can guess your backside greenback it should get it.
Samsung Galaxy Note A vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Battery, Sensors & Connectivity
Of course the Galaxy Note A has a a lot bigger battery cell, but in addition has the perk that it’s detachable. An straightforward win for Samsung.
On the connectivity and sensor aspect of issues, each units are pretty absolutely stacked like all good flagship – 4G, Wi-Fi, NFC. All the great things.
Samsung Galaxy Note A vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Cameras
Motorola has boosted the Moto X’s digital camera over its predecessor with a 13MP sensor able to 4K video recording. However, the Samsung Galaxy Note A’s imaging spec sounds much more compelling with a 16MP ISOCELL sensor, 4K video seize and optical picture stabilisation. The entrance digital camera can also be fairly beefy at O.7MP.