Compare Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen vs Motorola Moto Turbo

Feature Comparison

  • Both Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen and Motorola Moto Turbo have same Screen Size
  • The Motorola Moto Turbo's Internal Storage measures in at 64GB. When compared to the other product's Internal Storage, it is 75.0% more
  • Motorola Moto Turbo has 33.0% more RAM
Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen
Motorola Moto Turbo
All Features
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Rank Rank #2Rank #1  
Spec Score 
87 /100
100 /100
This score is assigned based on the product's specifications without taking price into consideration.
81Value For Money Score
84Value For Money Score
Screen Size
5.2 inch 5.2 inch   
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels 2560 x 1440 pixels   
Screen Type
Pixel Density
424 PPI 565 PPI   
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3   
Qualcomm Qualcomm   
Processor Speed
2.5GHz 2.7GHz   
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805   
Processor Type
Quad-Core Quad-Core   
2GB 3GB   
Adreno 330 Adreno 420   
Rear Camera Resolution
13MP 21MP   
Front Camera Resolution
2MP 2MP   
Camera Details
1/3" Sensor Size, 1.13 µm Pixel Size, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR   
Video Recording Resolution
4K Video Recording (2160p) 4K Video Recording (2160p)   
Camera Features
Autofocus, LED Flash Autofocus, LED Flash   
General Specifications     
Operating System
Android Android   
OS Version
Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat   
OS Detail
- -   
OS Upgradable To
Android 6.0 Android 6.0   
Device Type
Touchscreen Touchscreen   
USB Connector Type
Micro USB Micro USB   
Water Resistance, GPS, FM Radio Water Resistance, GPS, FM Radio   
Dimensions (mm)
140.8 x 72.4 x 9.97 143.5 x 73.3 x 8.3   
144 grams 176 grams   
4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC   
Audio Jack
3.5mm 3.5mm   
Cognac Leather, Royal Blue, White, White Turquoise, White Bamboo, Black Leather Black   
Build Material
Metal, Polycarbonate -   
Device Warranty
- -   
Warranty Details
- -   
Internal Storage
16GB 64GB   
Card Slot
No -   
Maximum Card Slot Capacity
- -   
User Available Storage
- -   
SIM Card Slots
Single Single   
Network Type
SIM Card Type
Nano SIM Nano SIM   
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM)
No No   
Battery Capacity
2300mAh 3900mAh   
Battery Type
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po)   
Removable Battery
No No   
Wireless Charging
- Yes   
Fast Charging
- -   

Editor Notes

The Moto Turbo can be described in two ways — one, it’s a Moto X 2nd Generation on steroids. Or you can also refer to it as a practically sized Nexus 6 alternative. Launched at Rs. 41,999 on Flipkart in March 2015, this phone on paper seems to be better to the Moto X 2nd Gen in every way. Both phones have a firm build quality — the Moto X has nicer edges that are made of metal and you can opt for a unique back made of wood or leather. While the Moto X is more funky and colourful, the Turbo sports a blander, more serious look. But the stitched ballistic nylon back adds personality and offers a tad better grip.

Moving over to the displays, both the X and the Turbo have a 5.2-inch sized displays, although the former has a 1920 x 1080 pixel “Full HD” resolution, while the latter has a higher 2560 x 1440 pixel “Quad HD” resolution. That’s a pixel density of 424PPI and 565PPI respectively. Now that we’re done rambling the numbers, we see no practical benefit of Quad HD over Full HD. The Moto X has onscreen buttons while the Turbo has capacitive set under the screen. There is a single speaker on both devices; the Moto X has it below the display, the Turbo has it above. After listening to them back to back, we confirm that their volume is equally loud. Unfortunately, you don’t get the stereo effect in either like you can on the Nexus 6 (or even a Moto G).

Android Lollipop ran swiftly on both devices — it’s hard to tell that the Turbo is running a faster Snapdragon 805 chipset. Basically, the Quad HD display requires more muscle to move pixels around, thereby negating any performance benefits when compared to a Full HD display paired with a Snapdragon 801 chipset. We even doubt there are any benefits of the Turbo’s 3GB of RAM at least today, as we never saw the Moto X’s 2GB RAM getting exhausted, even with many apps open. The Turbo’s 21 megapixel camera naturally captures more detail than the 13 megapixel shooter on the X, and it’s visible when you zoom into pictures. But overall, both take acceptable image and video quality. Neither are class leading performers and it is apparent in low light situations.

Both have two LED bulbs to mitigate shooting in the dark, but the Moto X does it better because of they’re placed inside a ring diffuser. A small pointer, the Turbo has the front-facing camera in the center, which is nice because you don’t have to tilt the phone to keep yourself in the middle. Battery is probably the only place where the Moto Turbo has a clear advantage over the Moto X2. The 3900mAh battery is so huge, that despite the Turbo running an unnecessarily high resolution display, faster processor, graphics and more RAM, it outlasted the relatively tiny 2300mAh capacity of the Moto X in a looping video test.

The Turbo charger that’s bundled with the Moto Turbo charges at about 15 Watts, almost three times the power of the X’s 6 watt charger. It’s worth noting that the Turbo supports wireless charging, which the Moto X doesn’t. Lastly, both phones support the same useful features that Motorola products are known for — things like Moto Display, where you can read notifications without pressing the power button, or wake up the phone from standby using a custom voice command. There are also IR sensors on the front of the phones that let you wave your hand over to perform actions like silencing an alarm or a call. Attentive display will use those IR sensors to keep the phone screen on when you’re looking at it. There’s that signature twist-like-a-door-knob gesture to activate the camera. Motorola keeps adding cool stuff like this — for example a future update will also let you shake the device twice to turn on the flashlight. These features work as advertised on both.

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This page helps you compare Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen with Motorola Moto Turbo. When you see Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen Vs Motorola Moto Turbo comparison on Pricebaba, watch-out for the specifications of these phones and also the VFM score. With Pricebaba’s Value For Money Score, you can know how Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen stands against Motorola Moto Turbo and which one you should buy. The best price of Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen is currently Rs. 16,999. The lowest price for Motorola Moto Turbo is Rs. 24,999. The prices for both these products were updated October 25, 2016.
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