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Moto X vs iPhone 6

This fall is full of anticipation with the kick off arrivals of the iPhone 6 and the Motorola Moto X. Being in competition to be this year’s number one selling phone, people are having a tough time deciding which one would be a better purchase.

Apple released two different versions of their new phone, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. They are hoping to increase revenue as well, with the release of iOS 8.

iOS 8 has lots of new features that iOS 7 did not have, including 4000 new APIs, new technologies for game development, custom actions buttons and Swift, the brand-new programming language.

Motorola is Apple’s main rival with their “pure-Android” Moto X and expect it to be a bigger hit than the iPhone 6.


They are using the new Android 4.4.4 KitKat software that is claimed to be the greatest OS version so far. Some of the features include custom wake-up commands to turn on the phone and other apps, using hand gestures to activate certain phone capabilities and a right mode so the Moto X can read texts aloud.

This right mode feature also can block calls and keep notifications showing in the background until manually expanded.

The iPhone 6 has an even bigger screen at 4.7 inches while the Plus will be almost tablet sized at 5.5 inches. Both of the new iPhones are showing off their new flatter design, faster A8 processors and a bigger storage capacity up to 128GB.

The Moto X has the same look and feel as the previous X that came out before but the new one is bigger. It features a 5.2-inch screen with curved corners to fit better in palms. The sound quality is definitely improved with front stereo speakers but the storage has to stay at 16GB and 32GB due to the lack of an SD card slot. Another perk is that it is water resistant.

The camera on the IPhone 6 and Plus are slighty improved. They both feature a new iSight Camera at 8-megapixel with a sapphire crystal lens cover and the video shot will be in 1080p HD. The FaceTime Camera features 1.2-megapixel photos and 720p HD video recording.


On the Moto X, there is quite a step up from its previous 10-megapixel shooter. The new camera features a 13-megapixel cameras which means sharper shots and there is also a way to tweak the software to snap multiple pictures at once.

The iPhone 6 and Plus runs from $199 to $649 and the Moto X is $500. Both are pretty steep in price, especially without knowing all the features on either phone and if they are actually worth paying for.

Resolution and size wise, the iPhone 6 and Plus and the Moto X are about the same except the iPhone takes the cake overall.

The only difference is that photography fans might notice is that the Moto Xiaomi mi7 has less storage but the camera quality is significantly greater than the iPhone 6.

For an Android, the Moto X’s price is right between Apple’s and doesn’t offer any better of a deal. The iPhone 6 is offering a better deal for a bigger storage along with more little features that customers can stay interested in and be satisfied with for the price they paid.

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