A lot of outstanding offerings are popping up in the phablet segment recently, and two that are often people’s favorites are the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition.

For those wanting to get a phablet, these two are definitely solid options; you won’t go wrong with either one.

In terms of performance specs these two are really similar. While the Note 5 uses an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, the Moto X Pure goes with a Snapdragon 808.

They both have 64GB internal storage, and while the Moto X Pure has a leg up with 128GB microSD support, the Note 5 benefits with 4GB RAM to 3GB on the Motorola.

The build of the Note 5 is better with a glass body framed by metal accents; the Moto X Pure on the other hand is made of plastic. They are tied at 5.7 inches with about 520ppi screen clarity, but the Note 5 is more premium with Super AMOLED panels while the Moto X Pure uses standard LCDs. Oh, the Note 5 has a stylus as well.

The Note 5 also touts a better camera. Though it is equipped with 16MP to 21MP on the Moto, it boasts optical image stabilization and RAW image capture, two features absent for the other device.

Both devices each have a 3,000mAh battery, but battery life tests put the Note 5 superior to the Moto X; on PhoneArena’s simulated test the Note 5 achieved over 9 hours of endurance to 6 and a half hours on the Motorola. This advantage is amplified by the availability of wireless fast charging for the stylus phablet, giving it a comprehensive win over the Moto X Pure.


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1 Comment

Michael · February 4, 2016 at 12:12 am

Not a surprising result, the note series is a hard act to follow.

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