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Galaxy S5 Comparison

Whenever a new flagship device from Samsung or HTC or Motorola or any other major manufacturer comes out, we like to compare it to the current competition. So since the Galaxy S5 was unveiled today, and Tim and I got our paws all over it, we decided to put it up against the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 in one video to show some of the differences. After that, we brought in the Moto X and Nexus 5 since we know how many of you have at least one of those two devices.

We’ll have more thoughts on the Galaxy S5 in general, but for now, prepare for video overload as we continue our coverage this evening. 

vs. Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3

vs. Moto X and Nexus 5

  • mcdonsco

    is it just me or does the s5 have more side bezel than the s4? Seems they went backwards there?

  • saeedeh

    Hi.
    Can any body send the video about the GS5 vs galaxy note 3 to me? If you can send it to my email or what’s app or line .tell me so that to give which one to you
    My email is safireh@yahoo.com

  • http://www.techtalkwithjeff.com Jeff

    I was very surprised with the Specs of the S5. I found them to be very underwhelming. I think this could be a very big mistake for Samsung. They are leaving the door wide open for Apple to make a larger screened iPhone and take a huge amount of market away from them. I am very happy that I purchased my Note 3 when I did and think that I would still recommend the Note 3 over the Galaxy S5.

  • Flintchesthair

    The Moto x has a slower processor, smaller screen, lower resolution, thicker profile, inferior camera, and it is hands down the best Android phone ever made. My gs4 just sits on the shelf collecting dust.

  • Andrea

    Moto X is the best! Almost stock android in the perfect size!

  • fixedimage

    Nexus 5.

  • flosserelli

    Too bad there was no LG G2 available for comparison. The G2 has a larger display in a smaller frame. Ouch.

  • tdurden64111

    Pretty cool your let your bloggers report drunk.

  • Ron_Swanson

    G2>Nexus 5>Moto X

  • AbbyZFresh

    Coming from a longtime Moto X owner from day one. While i enjoy its optimization, stock android, and form factor, the Moto X is a joke to compare to Galaxy S4,S5 and Nexus 5. Its technology is already outdated and the camera is a disappointment.

    You guys should’ve put the LG G2 instead for a proper comparison.

  • Bootleg Zani

    Moto X is still my favorite Android phone period.

  • eli

    Ummm…why are the bezels larger than the s4 now?

  • The_Edouble

    Can we get a comparison against the new Sony device as well. Based on those specs it is certainly nothing to sneeze at and deserve some love.

  • joejoe5709

    Why not compare it to the G2? It’s the phone the GS5 is trying to beat for top spot at the moment and LG copied Samsung in a lot of ways so it makes a lot more sense than the Nexus 5 and the mid range Moto X

  • LionStone

    Thanks for the videos… Please record the phone square to the viewer, holding it at an angle makes it hard to watch, thanks.

  • Orlando

    Still in love with my Moto X.

  • ChristianPasquariello

    That S4′s color should be called “toaster white”.

  • Motorola

    Hey Samsung. Guess what.

    • Samsung

      What?

      • Motorola

        You suck

        • PoisonApple31

          All that effort just to crack me up. Appreciated.

  • Trevor

    So that, much what she said.

  • Mark

    They might as well put rhinestones in each of those dimples. What is wrong with Samsung’s design guys? What’s so hard about making a solid soft-touch matte back? No need for leather, shiny anything and dents.

    • fries2go

      Also, lose the chrome trim. Even when it’s real, chrome doesn’t look good.

      • Jared Denman

        And when its fake plastic it flakes off. It is Samsung after all I guess tho.

    • NexusMan

      People LOVED it when Google did it, now all of a sudden that Samsung is doing it, it’s horrible?

      • Davetube24

        The dimples are too spaced out and are larger

  • jim

    Sammy has another hit, will sell millions, id buy it if. I hadnt fell in love with this Note 3, first phone ive ever been 100% happy with

    • Dominick White

      I wonder what the note 4 will bring. I have been playing with the wife’s note 3 and it is truly a great phone. But I still hoping that LG blow us away when they come out with the LG 3.or HTC comes out with a truly great phone. I don’t think the HTC one(2014) will be it.

      • The Narrator

        i7 4770k, 16gb ram, Nvidia GTX TITAN 6gb, 75mp OIS++++

  • jim

    Moto x looks like a toy beside the S5

    • Kevin MacArthur

      The S5 looks like a Note 2.

      • Kevin MacArthur

        and they both look like toys considering they have touchwiz.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      And the S5 looks like a giant band-aid.

  • aamd11

    That bezel…

    • New_Guy

      That’s what I was looking at. Wow, that hurts my eyes.

  • ratnok

    Well, that settles it. Nexus 6 for me.

    • PoisonApple31

      Maybe after 6 tries it’ll finally launch with a decent camera.

      • LionStone

        Don’t forget, the N5 has a good camera.

        • PoisonApple31

          Quality photos in good lighting should be a given on all cameras, not an advertising point for the N5. Mediocre in 2013 is bad.

  • Malia Obama

    Removable battery? SD card? Solid specs?
    Ok battery?

    Check.

    Vanilla Android? Giant battery? 64gb?

    Errrr…

    Still enough to make this the best Droid on the market by a longshot.

    Samsung keeps delivering phones that pack all the features any basic or pro user could need. Who doesn’t put a case on their phone? The Kevlar droid and the Nokia Windows Phones are the only phones that feel like they could handle my pocket, but otherwise a thin otterbox is going on any phone I get.

    Golf claps for Sammy here. If they ever ditch Android for Tizen, Google is going to be fucked because they have their heads shoved so far up their own assess on some of the directions they’ve pushed their phones.

    • Patmw123

      Hmm…funny. I could have sworn that the only “Droid” devices still currently being made were a few Motorola devices exclusive to Verizon. Certainly not the entire Android lineup – that would be stupid, right?

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      This isn’t a Droid.

    • Kevin

      Do you even know what a Droid is?

    • cizzlen

      Google better hope Samsung doesn’t ditch Android. At the same time, Tizen can’t exist without Google.

  • danger2u

    when he turned the Moto x in bamboo the game was over for Samsung S5
    :))

    • hyperbolee

      and then Motorola was sold to Lenovo because it was a failure of an acquisition and the only decent thing was some patents, the Moto X didn’t sell at all and S5 did just fine.

      • MK17

        I could care less how the S5 sales figures compare to the MotoX. I don’t buy phones based on popularity. The only reason I want people to buy the phone I have to to reduce accessory cost and to ensure that the phone I think is best continues to be produced.

        • hyperbolee

          Yet you say it’s “game over” for the S5. That’s what’s humorous is that in reality (not in your Moto X loving head) it’s game over for Google owned Motorola and their special phones that was an abject failure. If the phone actually was successful Motorola Mobility wouldn’t have so easily been sold off.

          • Jim Davis

            That’s a bit of an overstatement. There are good, strategic reasons for Google to avoid competing with their phone manufacturing partners.

          • hyperbolee

            Yet they did compete with their phone manufacturers and told their investors that they would be doing so. In a Q&A session Google said it’s a delicate situation, but they would not be giving their Motorola branch any advantage in newest software or gimping the other manufacturers in any way. Google never had any intentions to not compete directly with other manufacturers when the purchase of Motorola happened. The reason they sold Motorola Mobility is that it was bleeding money like crazy and they are a smart company that knows when to cut their losses. That entire purchase didn’t work out in Google favor, including the patents.

            Granted there are strategic reasons to not compete, but those are not what their decision was based on. Those objections were brought before Google years ago when the acquired Motorola and they quickly answered those questions and had no issue with competition. Moto X and all the other phones prior simply didn’t meet expectations and they couldn’t turn the company around.

          • cizzlen

            It’s plain obvious Google only bought Motorola for patents and to try to compete with other manufacturers. If you seriously thought Motorola was 100% independent of Google’s oversight you are plain old blinded by the Google light.

          • hyperbolee

            Your claim, “It’s plain obvious Google only bought Motorola for patents and to try to compete with other manufacturers” does not hold water. If Google was only after the patent portfolio they would have sold off the Motorola company much quicker and kept the patents that it wanted. Let me ask why would a company willingly bleed money for 2 years if they didn’t think the device side had anything to offer? THEY WOULDN’T, Google took the cable box unit and chopped it off and sold to Arris for $2 billion. They would have done the exact same to the mobility division. Here is what Google intended: Proof http://www.google.com/press/motorola/
            “Google is great at software; Motorola Mobility is great at devices. The combination of the two makes sense and will enable faster innovation.” ““If anything, antitrust regulators may see the deal as a boost to competition. Android is such a crucial competitor to the iPhone in particular, that allowing Google to buy Motorola Mobility will likely produce even more innovation in smartphones and other devices.” ”
            Google and Motorola Mobility together will accelerate innovation and choice in mobile computing. Consumers will get better phones at lower prices.”
            This simply did not turn out in Google favor. Also, I never once said that Motorola was 100% independent of Google’s oversight. I completely agree they were under their oversight.

          • Taglogical

            Google scalping Moto of it’s patents and then kicking the American company to a foreign curb was their plan going into the acquisition.

  • Severo Rivera

    Nexus 5 ftw!

  • Ajmobileguru

    Comparing all these phones with Moto X? Really? It should have been vs LG G2 or Xperia Z2 instead.

    • EC8CH

      Welcome to Droid-Life… You must be new here :-)

      • Ajmobileguru

        Thanks! Actually I am a daily visitor and I know folks over here adore Moto X but still comparing it against these behemoths seems just wrong :(

        • EC8CH

          Specs shmecs.

          Actual useful features… Jank free operation… and some pretty sweet customization options are more important to me than specs. Oh and good pricing and quick updates are pretty sweet too.

    • shooter50

      comparing any top of the line phone to a moto x is a joke. i understand the need to play to your audience, but moto x?? really??? they are practically giving them away and the only buyers are a handful of true believers

      • Marcus

        following your logic that the moto x doesn’t sell the same way that samsung does makes it a better phone,. Well following strictly sales the iphone is a vastly superior phone than ANY android phone but we dont believe that to be true. Moto x is the best phone I ever owned and a lot of people on droid life agree. Life lesson to you, if the general public does something it doesn’t make it “better” after owning a samsung I made an effort to buy phones based on such valuable qualities as keeping a signal and maintaining a charge past lunch time. I dont think the S4 has those issues but that was my experience.

        • crazed_z06

          As a smartphone, The iphone probably is vastly superior to most Androids.

          The idea that Apple is duping everyone into buying it is a ridiculous meme. Just like the idea that Samsung is duping everyone into buying Galaxies.

          Have you guys ever considered, that just maybe, Samsung and Apple make great devices that appeal to a wide range of people? Just a thought.

          • Marcus

            I cant speak for an iphone I’ve never owned one. As far as android yes i think samsung makes good products but there is nothing about a S4 that is superior to a G2, HTC One, or a sony phone. I will leave the Moto x out because I’m biased. Going into verizon with a relative I noticed the sales person pushed my cousin to purchase a samsung with really no rhyme or reason just he thought it was an amazing phone. I work in marketing and find these types of things amazing when you plant in someones subconscious that something is better or they need something you have reached the holy grail, and you can then afford to hire lebron james to use your smartphone in a commercial and the rest is android domination.

          • crazed_z06

            Ok, Ill give you the G2 is probably “better” than the S4, but the G2 just came out recently. Other than the “metal case”, the S4 beats the One in a few areas. SD Card, removable battery, more support for accessories, etc. These might not be issues that matter to you, but a lot of people like being able to add a memory card.

            The sales employee probably pushes the S4 because the device is the easiest sell due to the fact that Samsung has built a brand name that is recognizable. While Moto and HTC were busy building 100 different models of phones, Samsung settled on making one solid device. Maybe it doesnt have a metal case, but the complete package is better than the competition.

            Also, I think Samsung is smart in realzing the whole “Metal case” thing insanely overatted due to the uses of cases. A co-worker just got the HTC One and immediately suffocating it in a plastic case. He’ll probably never experience the life-chaning experience of holding a metal phone.

          • Marcus

            I don’t think customers move to samsung over removable battery or SD cards, if that was the case the iphone wouldn’t sell. I think that is a plus for people who are on this site who I would consider power users or much more knowledgeable. Samsung has plastic backs for one reason profit margin, I don’t think they thing metal backs are overblown I think they won’t change if it continues to work which usually happens when a company gets a large market share. That is why I was so disappointed in the samsung deal with google, they dont want any competition, competition always benefits the consumer.

          • crazed_z06

            Im not even talking about power users. The SDCard is very convenient when migrating from old devices. My gf went from the Droid 2 to a GS4. To get all her pictures on the GS4, the Verizon guy simply popped her SD card in. Of course she could have uploaded them all to dropbox or something, but that would have taken a long time.

            Little things like that help Samsung devices sell over the HTC One. Galaxies are very utilitarian pieces of gear. They’re like the Glock of Smartphones. Everyone cries about them being plastic, but they’re durable and work. In the end, that’s what matters.

      • tomezeus

        shooter50 ,Thats a stupid comment. I had the opportunity to buy any phone I wanted and the Moto X was it. there are so many features that it has and specifically the voice controls. no need to try and bad mouth the moto x because you have a an S4, it’s a nice phone. I’m not a true believer I a phone user and the moto x does things other phones don’t.

    • LiterofCola

      Yup, they barely have any love for Sony devices, even if they were released on all carriers

    • Jason

      Agreed, regardless of the latest processor specs, the Moto X is in a class all it’s own. Very few true innovators in the market, anymore. The Moto X is a phone you can tell some real thought went in to creating. Unfortunately most people aren’t big on thought, so they just see the latest greatest supersized gizmo and have to have it!! Their loss. Idiots.

  • Chris

    Specs look similar to my G2, glad to know I won’t feel like I have a dinosaur sitting in my pocket for the next year or so.

  • jasonlee1

    i cannot believe where tim went with that in the second video. and i think he realized it when he said it lol

  • dannyWHITE

    Would also have liked to see a comparison to the G2.

    • droidify

      And no, the beautiful futuristic looking phone on the left is not the S5

      • Tim242

        What is so beautiful and futuristic about it? It’s a glass front and s solid color on both. The differences are, the S5 has a usable camera, and Samsung doesn’t poison you with lead cables.

        • droidify

          Buwhahaha

        • gonk24

          You keep saying LG has lead in their cables yet when I search for confirmation I only find places where you say it. Is there a story on a reputable site about LG’s lead use? I know the device manual has a warning for the state of California blah blah blah, but it didn’t specify for what and what part it pertains too.

          • Tim242

            It’s the cable. That warning is included on every LG product sold in the US. It states clearly to wash your hands thoroughly after each use. Lead is used to produce cheap cords. It is found on cheap electronics and extension cords. You can call LG to confirm it’s the cord.

          • ratnok

            So in other words, you have no proof.

          • Tim242

            Yes, I got that info from LG. I work in a cell phone store and had to call for a customer that asked about it. Lead is only banned in toys, because kids put their hands in their mouthes so much. There is no other regulation on lead. There’s a reason the warning says to wash hands thoroughly after each use. I don’t understand why they don’t specify that it is lead. It is also bad that so many people don’t know, as it is buried in the little book…

          • gonk24

            The warning doesn’t say lead or cord. That’s why I’m asking you. You keep saying it. Where did you get that info. Did you talk to LG? Even if it is lead it obviously falls within federal regulations or it wouldn’t be allowed.

          • Tim242

            Yes, I got that info from LG. I work in a cell phone store and had to call for a customer that asked about it. Lead is only banned in toys, because kids put their hands in their mouthes so much. There is no other regulation on lead. There’s a reason the warning says to wash hands thoroughly after each use. I don’t understand why they don’t specify that it is lead. It is also bad that so many people don’t know, as it is buried in the little book.

          • gonk24

            I may use a lead test kit on it and see what it comes up with. I’m state certified for lead removal so this interests me.

          • Tim242

            That would be interesting.

        • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

          I just looked at my G2 cable and it only has one sticker on it which talks about Verizon backup assistant. You are so full of BS

          • Tim242

            Do yourself one of two favors. First, get out your safety booklet that came with the phone. That is where the warning is. It even states that you should wash your hands thoroughly after each use. Then, you can call LG to confirm. They have to include that warning on everything sold in the US with a cord, thanks to California.

          • j

            I just googles, and got a random LG phone from verizon, and the manual clearly states that this product contains chemicals known to the state of CA to cause cancer.. wash hands after use.

            I think he may be on to something.

          • tdurden64111

            Is this something really worth arguing about? Does anyone truly care if there is or isn’t lead in an item wrapped in plastic?

        • tdurden64111

          I have to agree. I get so bored sitting around my apartment and I’m like, “What can I play with?” My go-to is taking apart my phone parts and playing with those. So you can imagine how angry I was when I found out they used lead in them!

          • Tim242

            The lead is in the cord, you idiot. You touch it every day. It says to wash hands thoroughly after each use. Pay attention. Do better.

          • tdurden64111

            Oh. I didn’t realize LG didn’t wrap their cords in plastic. Leaving lead exposed in any electronic device seems like a bad idea. Why don’t they wrap their cords in plastic like everyone else?

          • schlanz

            or.. use the built in wireless charger

          • Tim242

            Average consumers don’t use wireless charging. Most people on here don’t either. It is a waste of energy, and takes almost double the time to charge.

          • Davetube24

            Its not lead, it’s the vinyl insulation on the cable Same warning as on electrical tape

          • Tim242

            It is lead. I have verified that with LG..

  • dannyWHITE

    Wow, next to the S5 the Nexus 5 really looks like a sexier device.

  • heldadavid

    meh. still love my G2 and excited to see what the G3 brings

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    just look at the gloss difference in the header. Request for the reviewer: put the anti glare to the test vs the s4 and other non galaxy devices. That was a really interesting spec to me. it may be hard to capture in still or movie but i’d like a little blurb on it.

  • MichaelFranz

    It’s still very tempting. I mean its a new annouced device so there are going to be the phillip fry “shut up and take my money” people and then the haters who dislike anything that samsung does. I personally like the device and am torn on the colors. I love the blue, then again the white and black are ncie and even the gold to an extent. Would of loved to see a red, but im sure thats months away.

    the only few things shying me away from it are the fact that the stock rom is nearly 8GB in size. Sure they say you have a microsd slot, but the phone doesnt come with an actual card to compensate for the lost storage. The other thing is that I can’t help but think the rumor of a “premium” device is floating around. I would be pissed to adopt the S5 then 3-4 months later a better one with a QHD display comes out. I hope this is it and the only newer versions we see are just colors.

    now if HTC can beat it with the new one…..thats the next question.

    • The Narrator

      Being 1080p AMOLED, which is terrible, only a 2800 battery, and 2gb of ram, I don’t see how any power user would want it.

      • MichaelFranz

        2800mah isnt great but it isnt terrible either. Still an improvement from S4′s 2600mah and the screen is relatively the same, plus samsungs new ultra power saving, and a more power efficient processor. it will be better then the S4 and that is the only thing samsung cares about. I would of been much happier with it if it was 3000mah, but oh well

        • Tim242

          The S5 actually has the improved display of the Note 3.

      • staticx57

        AMOLED is great. Samsung’s uncalibrated AMOLED is not. AMOLED has perfect viewing angles, true black, better color reproduction when calibrated and lower power draw when displaying dark colors. LCD is just garbage.

      • Dave

        Wow dude….you got some bad info. Amoled is easier on battery.

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        Agreed, the Note 3 is better in every regard. Besides, the G2 has a larger display with a smaller physical footprint, plus a larger battery.

  • hyperbeatser

    THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!!!!

  • Sanoo

    Sony z2 is the best

    • MichaelFranz

      on paper for specs yea, but its lucky if it sees the US and even luckier if it sees more then 1 US carrier. It wont have a major release like the S5. Unless i missed something. If it is coming to all major US carriers then yes it is a big thing to consider and i retract my comment.

      • The Narrator

        They said global and it has Verizon LTE bands

        • MichaelFranz

          I initially heard no US release scheduled at this time. That doesn’t mean they cant release it later on. If they do i dont think we will see it on verizon, probably T-Mo and maybe ATT. I havent seen a Sony phone on veriozn since the Playstation Phone. Which wasn’t too bad it just lacked LTE at the time and was exclusive to verizon i think.

          • The Narrator

            It’ll def be there. Global usually means around the world. Also there were plenty of rumors pointing at Verizon

          • Tim242

            Ummm no.

          • The Narrator

            Don’t you worry, once Sony, LG, and HTC launch on every carrier, Samsung will feel the heat

          • Tim242

            Sony phones do not go to CDMA carriers. I work in a large cell phone store. Samsung is our biggest seller, by far. The LG rep bribes us to sell their phones. We try, as we get extra commission for selling them since they don’t sell well. HTC? We sold a few Ones when it launched, and haven’t sold any since.

          • The Narrator

            Has Sony ever stated that? Nope.

            Just proves brainless marketing works. Say it’s better than an iPhone and boom the geese will flock.

          • Tim242

            Use your brain, if you are able to. Sony hasn’t had a smartphone on a CDMA carrier.

            So, if LG or HTC ran a successful marketing campaign, would you claim brainless marketing? You are just a butthurt fanboy. Fry, you suck.

          • PoisonApple31

            You mean Sony has barely had any smartphones on a CDMA carrier. How could you forget the POS that was the Sony Xperia Play on Verizon? You know the phone with the Playstation controller slide out?

          • Tim242

            Oh gosh, I had forgotten about that atrosity. Mind blown!

          • Fry

            And you are just an idiot.

          • Tim242

            Is that all you got?

          • The Narrator

            You keep claiming I’m fry? I’ve been around here a while.
            No because unlike Samsung, LG and Sony make better phones. They just don’t have all that money that Samsung won from suing everybody.

            Signed, Durden

          • Tim242

            Yeah, OK PhillipJFry

          • The Narrator

            One does not have 3000+ comments and use other accounts. You should know Tyler Durden by now, and StuckonVerizonForever. Don’t be silly Tim.

          • The Narrator

            Looky look

          • Tim242

            Names on Disqus are easily changed.

          • The Narrator

            You’re right, it’s the same account with different names, but one person, me. Fry is somebody completely different.

          • Tim242

            PhillipJFry, you are special.

          • Fry

            And you are a idiot.

          • Tim242

            Why do you loser trolls insist on using multiple accounts?

          • The Narrator
          • The Narrator

            LOL

            I like how he goes off on some wild tangent that two accounts with plenty of comments are the same person. Hahahahahaha good one Timmy

        • Tim242

          That means nothing. It has to have a Verizon CDMA radio in it as well. You are clueless.

          • EC8CH

            Y so grumpy… S5 day should be your happy place.

          • droidify

            He’s upset because the S5 looks like the Samsung fascinate. Well… Actually I think the fascinate had smaller bezels.

          • Matthew Rebmann

            So instead of calling him clueless, why don’t you just impart some knowledge to a fellow reader like a kind human being? I know you’re right but it doesn’t make you sound any less like a prick.

          • Tim242

            He is someone that uses multiple accounts and trolls. You can’t teach him.

          • Matthew Rebmann

            Trolls exhaust me. You may be right one that one

          • LiterofCola

            On your period today?

    • LiterofCola

      Exactly! Don’t know why it was left out of this comparison.

    • http://dogmapyramid.tumblr.com DogmaPyramid

      I vowed never to buy any Xperia again after I had a Play and a Mini Pro (not one but two, actually) and all of them malfunctioned. The only product that could make me buy from Sony again would be an improved Xperia Play 2, but that’s not coming out anytime soon. I would get a Panasonic if they were sold outside of Japan, though. Panasonic screams quality to me while Sony screams just hype.

  • Radgatt

    Hopefully when you all get back you all can make a comparison video between the S5 and the Z2.

    • The Narrator

      I can’t wait for the Z2, the screen sounds very promising, and so does the Camera. Just need a Nokia camera soon haha

  • Adam Elghor

    Any word on the note 3 getting this version of kitkat touchwiz?…it looks much better than the current kitkat build

    • Ben Edwards

      Lol. It’s literally just been announced, let alone released. Of course there’s no word.

  • Kevin

    It looks like the gap between the Galaxy S and Note line is getting closer every year.

    • PoisonApple31

      Not in RAM.

  • Rammstein

    Still happy with my Moto X

    • Brandon

      I’m still on the fence between the S4 and the X. The S4 has a gorgeous screen and great GPU, but the X has awesome stuff like touchless control and Moto Connect. Also the first phone I’ve had where I’ve kept it on the stock ROM for more than a few days.

      • Orlando

        I use to have the gs4, and I replace it for the moto X, and let me tell you, the best decition ever.
        In functions and cuality.

        • Timothy Sternig

          Is the Spell Checker on the Moto X really bad or something? :P

      • gokusimpson

        Lag vs no lag. Touchwiz vs stock. Happy meal plastic vs nice-feeling plastic. Moto X. No question.

        • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

          Ideas expressed above are 100% fact and are in no way subjective. Next, let’s discuss the bridge I have for sale.

        • Brandon

          My S4 wasn’t stock so no Touchwiz.

        • Timothy Sternig

          I’d take a GPE S4 over a Moto X on any given day if I had the choice like that. Otherwise, you can always root the S4 and put the GPE ROM on it and it makes the S4 a pretty awesome phone to have. Not to mention that there just is a lot more development and choices going on for the S4 as opposed to the Moto X as far as custom ROMs go…

          Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing at all wrong with a Moto X either, but once you have a GPE S4, or rooted S4 with GPE ROM on the phone, it kind of blows away the Moto X in every aspect. Except for maybe the plastic’s feel. However, I really could care less about what kind of plastic the phone is made out of and how it feels lol. Plastic is plastic. Most put cases on the dang phones anyways so…

          • Jason

            Pffftt.. Are you kidding? The GPE S4 still wouldn’t have the useful features the moto X has, and it would still have that stupid out dated physical button.. Lets not forget there’s really nothing innovative about the S4 other than stuffing more pixels on a screen and making it bigger. Which proves to be true, yet again, with this years S5. Finger print scanner? How exciting.. *twirls finger* Real game changer, there.

          • trob6969

            Nothing innovative about the S4? The ability to interact with the display without even touching it is the most innovative feature on a smartphone to happen in a while to me. What ‘innovation’ has any other phone maker come up with in the last several years?

          • trob6969

            Hit the YouTube link I posted above and you’ll see that other than getting updates sooner, there’s no other justification for getting the GPE S4 over the standard version.

        • trob6969

          Watch “Stock Android vs. TouchWiz, Which Is Faster? (Galaxy S4)” on YouTube
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8So3yeTnC0w&feature=youtube_gdata_player

      • Guest

        I have both and I would recommend the X over the S4 to anyone.

      • trob6969

        The S4 also has touchless features

        • Brandon

          Yea I know, I have one, but they’re lame/gimmicky (and don’t always work) compared to the Moto X which has actually useful features. The S4 allows you to answer your phone, call someone or turn on your screen with gestures, it’s touchless in the sense that you’re not touching the phone but you still have to use your hands and the phone has to be screen up and within arm distance. The Moto X only requires your voice, it can be in my pocket and I can say “Ok Google Now, text Jacky ‘I’ll be there in 10 minutes’ ” and it will send it, when she texts me back it will say I received a message and if I say “Listen” it reads it out to me and asks me if I want to respond to it, I can say “Yes” and then say my message and then it will read it back to me asking “is this what you said and do you want me to send it?” if I say “yes” again it sends it. It works this way with maps, phone calls, opening apps, searching for things, etc…

          • trob6969

            The S4′s features are quite useful and can come in handy in certain situations and although the eye-tracking does require a well lit room to work well, the hand motion function works 100% of the time. Most of the time people make the mistake of waving over the display but you’re supposed to wave over the area above the display where the motion detector is located…and yes, the Moto X’s voice control feature is useful BUT it doesn’t allow you to interact with its screen and besides that one feature, the rest of the device is pretty much outdated and can’t compete with the S4/S5.

          • Brandon

            You must have a flawless S4 because about half of them never worked at all for me, and yes I was waving over the motion sensor/camera. “the rest of the device is pretty much outdated and can’t compete with the S4/S5.” You’ve obviously never used an X for an extended period of time because they can handle their own even with a dual core 1.7 GHz processor, the two dedicated cores lessen the processing load on the CPU significantly.

    • Scott

      I’m just hoping they keep it the same size. If they don’t, I have no idea what I’ll do when I replace it.

    • NexusMan

      Me too.

  • droidify

    Hey Tim, so what if they like long and fat?