1. WP_290's Avatar
    Hello, I am willing to go into Android, but I dont want to break the bank, my two options are Moto X (2013) and the Nexus 5. Both models will be the 16gb. I am not aware of similar phones (performance/price) in other brands like LG or Sony, so I might accept new suggestions.

    I am looking for:
    -No lag (at least the faster I can go with that budget)
    -Battery life (not expecting miracles, but at least a complete day of moderate use, no games)
    -No gammer here so dont worry
    -Good occasional photos/videos. Not any pro stuff, just something good enough to share with friends, etc.

    What should I buy?

    (I can get the Moto X (2013) cheapper and faster than the nexus, so if both are even I will pick the MX)
    10-23-2014 11:40 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Both are still excellent phones. I have a Nexus 5, and experience no lag. The camera takes great pics. But the battery is mediocre at best. I'm not a heavy user, so I get through a full day on one charge--but be aware that it gives you about 3 hours of total screen-on time at best.

    The people I know who have the 2013 Moto X love it. Its performance is much better than its "midrange" specs suggest, because the software is well-optimized for the hardware. The camera sounds like a potential weak spot, although I've also seen some great pics from this device.
    10-23-2014 12:15 PM
  3. predator519's Avatar
    I have had both the nexus 5 and the moto x. I loved them both but would for sure choose the moto over the nexus. Mainly for the software features like act. display, assist, etc.... The only thing is that, depending on your carrier, its Bootloader can be difficult to unlock. I hope this helped!
    10-23-2014 12:16 PM
  4. WP_290's Avatar
    I was decided for the Moto X, the vendor also suggested the Moto G 2...this unit is newer than the Moto X, but as far as I know the Moto X is better, right?
    10-23-2014 01:54 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Here, you can compare them: Motorola Moto X vs Motorola Moto G (2014) - Phone specs comparison

    The 2013 X still has more RAM than the 2014 G, which means faster and more efficient app opening and switching. The X's camera is also a bit better. Overall, I think the X will feel more premium. But the G does have an SD slot, if that's important to you, and the screen is bigger.
    10-23-2014 03:55 PM
  6. someguy01234's Avatar
    I was decided for the Moto X, the vendor also suggested the Moto G 2...this unit is newer than the Moto X, but as far as I know the Moto X is better, right?
    The Moto X is still better is most ways over the G. The Moto G is a budget device.
    10-27-2014 09:33 AM

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