Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Motorola Moto X Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | May 13, 2014 1:14 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Motorola Moto X, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

Display and Design

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The Motorola Moto X comes with a 4.7 inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen, rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm dimensions and weighs 145 grams. The Motorola Moto X comes with 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm dimensions and weighs 130 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with a 2.5 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 128 GB using a Micro SD card.

The Motorola Moto X is equipped with a 1.7 GHz dual core krait processor and Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants and no micro SD slot for additional memory.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on the Android KitKat operating system and has 2 GB of RAM. The Motorola Moto X runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system, which can be upgraded to the KitKat version. The device has 2 GB of RAM.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a 16 MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2 MP. The Motorola Moto X sports a 10 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2 MP.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 21 hours. The Motorola Moto X comes with a Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 13 hours.

Price in Australia

The Samsung Galaxy S5 16 GB 4G LTE variant is priced at around AU $769.95 and the Motorola Moto X 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $479.95 in Australia.

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