Finally, Motorola can confront Samsung without being considered, from the start, a loser. After being acquired by Google, the company came into the possession of Lenovo, and soon, the changes started showing up.
The new Moto X retained some design elements of design from the previous model, but the developers changed the texture of the backing plate and added a metal strip on the vertical. Samsung reinvented itself as well, ditching the ugly polycarbonate design in favor of glass and metal.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a larger S6 with a double-edged display, so its design is identical. There is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on both sides of the phone, but the back is available in four variants of colors: Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan or White Pearl which have a reflective effect. The flagship has a curved metal frame and a thickness of only 6.9mm and on the front side, there’s a home button that houses the fingerprint scanner.
The Moto X Style is the flagship version of the Moto X 2015. The weaker variant is named Moto X Play, and it’s also smaller. The “Style” is a phablet with a curved body, it features a textured plastic back cover which can be customized via the Moto Maker website, from where you can order a back with a different texture or color etc. In the middle, where is placed the vertical metal strip, the phone has a thickness of 11mm, while at the edge, it measures 6.1mm.
The Moto X Style was equipped with a TFT LCD screen sized at 5.7-inch, which is capable of supporting a 2K/QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 520 ppi.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ uses a Super AMOLED screen with the same size and resolution, but it lacks 2 pixels per inch, although you won’t notice this small difference. The colors are very vibrant, but Samsung didn’t hit 100percent of the sRGB color gamut on the two sides of the screen. The advantage of this screen is that there you’ll find a drawer of applications and if you set a different color for five of your favorite contacts, when they’ll call you, the screen will glow that color, so you’ll know who’s bothering you, without picking up the phone.
Likewise the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with an octa core Exynos processor, which is backed by 4GB of RAM. The Moto X Style is a bit weaker with the hexa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, which is paired with 3GB of RAM. Moreover, the Qualcomm processor has some overheating issues, and you’ll notice that when using the phone for a longer time.
Both phones have non-removable batteries with a capacity of 3000mAh, which support Quick Charging. When charging the Moto X Style for 15 minutes, its life will be extended by 10 hours, while the Edge+ will be fully charged within two hours.
The Samsung phablet has two variants of unexpandable memories with capacities of 32 and 64GB. Not the best decision taken by Samsung, so you’ll need to save your videos to your computer or laptop, to free up some space. The Moto X Style has three variants of 16, 32 and 64GB, which support expansion up to 128GB.
Motorola wins for the higher number of megapixels: 21. The main camera has f/2.0 lens, a 1/2.3in sensor and can record 4K videos at 30fps. It uses double-LED flash and a phase detection autofocus for less blurred images. As for the front camera, its resolution is 5MP.
The S6 Edge+ has a 16MP camera likewise on the Galaxy S6, with a 1/2.6in sensor, optical image stabilization and LED flash, while the front camera has the same resolution as the Moto X. In some tests, the photos taken with the Moto X looked surprisingly awesome.