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Motorola Moto X (2014) vs Moto X (2013) – difference you should know

The first Motorola Moto X was launched in August 2013, while the New Moto X 2014 (also known as Moto X, Gen 2) has announced by Motorola with the other two devices in IFA, Berlin. Here I have compared both the version of Motorola Moto X to conclude which will be the best one.motorola-moto-x-2014

Display and Dimensions:

Motorola Moto X 2013 comes with 4.7-inch AMOLED panel packaged with a screen determination of 720 x 1,280 pixels. Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen has a bigger screen while compared to the previous version of Moto X, and it has 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. Moreover, the pixel densities of Motorola Moto X and Moto X 2nd Gen are 312 and 424 PPI respectively.

Motorola Moto X 2013 weighs 130g with thickness of 0.42 inches, whereas Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen has a thickness of 0.39 inches and weighs 144g.


Moto X 2013 model comes with a smooth body and own a premium look, Motorola Moto X looks durable and dedicated back shell makes it a wonderful gadget. The dedicated back cover gives you a great look while holding the device in your hand.

Similar to its ancestor, Moto X 2014 has a perfect handset body shape, the plastic edge is swapped for a premium-looking aluminum outline. The Motorola brand logo is comparatively larger than the previous version of Moto X and the logo is encompassed with a metallic ring.

Processor and Performance:

Motorola Moto X 2013 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro Krait Processor with dual core processor of clock speed 1.7 GHz, whereas newer Moto X 2nd Gen, is powered by Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Krait 401 Processor with a clock speed of 2.5 GHz. The jump from Dual Core to Quad Core with higher clock speed is a notable change, while comparing both of the devices.


Both of the devices come with 16GB and 32GB of internal on-board storage that allows the users to store up to 12GB of storage data. The Motorola Moto X 2013 and Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen come with 2GB of RAM that allows the users to run several applications simultaneously. Both the handset doesn’t have an extension memory card slot to store data externally.

Operating System:

Motorola Moto X 2013 powered with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which can be upgraded to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. In the meanwhile, Moto X 2nd Gen comes with Android 4.4.4 that can be upgraded to Android L 5.0.


The Moto X is equipped with a 10 MP back confronting camera with LED flash light and a 2 MP front-confronting shooter. The Moto X 2014 emphasizes a great 13 MP essential camera unit with a double LED flashlight and the same 2 MP secondary camera in the front. Unlike other smart devices, Motorola has used several image enhancement techniques that boost up the clarity of the images.


Motorola Moto X 2013 comes with 2,200mAh of Li-Ion battery whereas newer model comes with 2300 mAh Li-Ion battery unit.


Both the device has aGPS with Glonass, Wi-Fi dual band with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac protocols, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0. Other than this, Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen gas additional cellular radio feature.

Conclusion: Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen will be the best choice for those who wish to buy a Quad-Core processor with higher clock speed. Moreover, Moto X 2nd Gen has more advance features than its ancestors.

About John W Arthur

John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

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