Motorola finally took the wraps off of its Moto X flagship smartphone yesterday, receiving both accolades and criticism from fans and analysts. Now that we have the official spec sheet for the device, we take a look at how Motorola’s Moto X stacks up against the Verizon exclusive Droid family.
So how does the Moto X hold up against the Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini? Let’s find out.
As you can see from the spec comparison chart above, there’s not a whole lot that separates the Moto X from its Droid brethren. All devices sport Motorola’s new X8 architecture, which run a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.7GHz. Both the Droid family and the Moto X run on Android 4.2.2 and have 2GB of RAM and 2MP front facing cameras as well as 10MP rear-facing cameras.
Where the Moto X differs from the new Droids is clearly in the design department, with the Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini rocking Kevlar backs and a flat back. The Moto X however has a curved back and comes in a variety of different colors (available only on AT&T at the moment.) The Moto X’s 4.7 inch screen is just a tad bit smaller than the 5 inchers that the Droid Ultra and Maxx have, and slightly bigger than the Droid Mini’s 4.3 inch screen.
As far as pricing goes, the Moto X shares the same price as the Droid Ultra, both costing $199.99. The slightly larger, 32GB Droid Maxx comes in at $299.99, with the Droid Mini taking up the lower priced tier at $99.99.
With specs of these devices being very similar, the big differences between the four is design, size and carrier availability. The Moto X will be available on AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon and T-mobile, and the Droids are exclusive to Verizon.
Would you take the Moto X over the Droid Ultra, Maxx or Mini?