Compare Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen vs HTC One (M8 Eye)

Feature Comparison

  • Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen's Screen Size is 3.0% more
  • Internal Storage of Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen is the same as HTC One (M8 Eye)
  • RAM of Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen is the same as HTC One (M8 Eye)
Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen
HTC One (M8 Eye)
All Features
Only Differences
Rank Rank #2Rank #1  
Spec Score 
73 / 100
100 / 100
This score is assigned based on the product's specifications without taking price into consideration.
65Value For Money
75Value For Money
Screen Size
5.2 inch 5 inch   
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels   
Screen Type
Pixel Density
424 PPI 441 PPI   
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3   
Bezel Less
No No   
Screen Features
- -   
Qualcomm Qualcomm   
Processor Speed
2.5GHz 2.3GHz   
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801   
Processor Type
Quad-Core Quad-Core   
2GB 2GB   
Adreno 330 Adreno 330   
Rear Camera Resolution
13MP 13MP   
Dual Rear Camera
No No   
Front Camera Resolution
2MP 5MP   
Dual Selfie Camera
No No   
Camera Details
1/3" Sensor Size, 1.13 µm Pixel Size, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR Digital image stabilization, White balance settings, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, ISO settings, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama   
Video Recording Resolution
4K Video Recording (2160p) Full HD Video Recording (1080p)   
Camera Features
Autofocus, LED Flash Autofocus, Dual Rear Camera, Dual LED Flash   
General Specifications     
Operating System
Android Android   
OS Version
Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat   
OS Detail
- Sense 6.0   
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 Stereo Speakers, Front Facing Stereo Speakers, GPS, FM Radio   
Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer, Barometer, Gyroscope Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, IR Blaster   
IP Rating
- -   
Dimensions (mm)
140.8 x 72.4 x 9.97 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35   
144 grams 160 grams   
4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC   
Headphone Jack Type
3.5mm 3.5mm   
Cognac Leather, Royal Blue, White, White Turquoise, White Bamboo, Black Leather Grey, Rose Gold, Silver   
Build Material
Metal, Polycarbonate Metal Unibody, Fiberglass, Plastic   
Device Warranty
1 Year 1 Year   
Warranty Details
- 1 Year on mobile and 6 month on accessories   
Body SAR
- -   
Head SAR
- -   
In The Box
Device, Charger, User Manual Device, Charger & Cable Separate, Earphone, User Manual, Warranty Card   
Audio Features
- -   
Internal Storage
16GB 16GB   
Approx. User Available Storage
- -   
Card Slot
No Yes   
Maximum Card Slot Capacity
- 128GB   
OTG Support
- -   
SIM Card Slots
Single Single   
Network Type
SIM Card Type
Nano SIM Nano SIM   
SIM 1 Details
4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM   
SIM 2 Details
- -   
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM)
No No   
2G Bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz   
3G Bands
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz   
4G Bands
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800) TD-LTE 2600 / 2300 / 2500 / 1900 FD-LTE 2100 / 1800 / 2600) / 700   
Battery Capacity
2300mAh 2600mAh   
Battery Type
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po)   
Removable Battery
No No   
Wireless Charging
No No   
Fast Charging
Yes, Quick Charge 2.0 No   

Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen vs HTC One (M8 Eye) Specs

Motorola Moto X 2nd GenHTC One (M8 Eye)  
Screen Size 5.2 inch5 inch  
Rear Camera Resolution 13MP13MP  
Battery Capacity 2300mAh2600mAh  
Front Camera Resolution 2MP5MP  

Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Unique, useful software features
  • Solid acoustic experience from earpiece to speakerphone
  • Excellent build quality, feels good to hold
  • Very sharp Full HD AMOLED display with great color reproduction
The Bad
  • No MicroSD slot
  • Average battery backup

HTC One (M8 Eye) Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Exceptional build quality and design
  • Loud boomsound speakers
  • Good and accurate touch response
  • Subtle curves allow for a good feel in hand
The Bad
  • The 13MP camera fails to impress
  • The ugly antennae line at the back play bit of a spoilsport
  • Not the best battery backup
  • Chamfered edges tend to pick up dents and scruffs very easily

Editor Notes

The Moto X 2nd Gen is the successor of the popular Moto X, the device has got much better while retaining the features that made it stand out. The HTC One M8 Eye is a variant of the One M8 flagship device. These devices are similarly priced and have a lot of hardware in common, the main difference however is the build quality. The devices are solidly built and while there are a range of options to choose from for the Moto X, the One M8 Eye comes in a unibody aluminium finish.

The Moto X 2nd Gen has a slightly bigger display at 5.2 inches compared to the 5 inch screen on the HTC One M8 Eye. Both the phones have the same resolution and hence the One M8 Eye gets the advantage in terms of pixel density. The devices get Gorilla Glass 3 protection to keep their displays safe from scratches. Performance wise, both the devices have the same Snapdragon 801 Quad Core Chipset with 2GB of RAM. There however is a slight difference, the Moto X is clocked at a slightly higher 2.5GHz compared to the 2.3GHz clock on the HTC One M8 Eye.

The Moto X 2nd Gen comes with 2 storage options (16GB and 32GB) but the storage is non expandable, the One M8 Eye on the other hand comes with 16GB internal memory and a microSD expansion slot. So if you like carrying lots of content with you, the One M8 Eye gives you the flexibility to add more memory for storage. Both the devices have 13 megapixel cameras at the back, with the HTC One M8 Eye having an additional camera to capture more details allowing you to re-focus after capturing an image. In terms of video the Moto X manages 4K video whereas the HTC is limited to 1080p. The One M8 Eye has dual tone LED flash whereas the Moto X has a ring diffused LED setup.

Software wise both the device shipped with Kitkat and both will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. At the time of writing, Motorola has already managed to update the Moto X 2nd gen to Lollipop while the M8 Eye is still waiting for the update. Battery performance is decent with upto one day of battery life on the devices. However, the HTC One M8 Eye has a slightly bigger battery at 2600mAh compared to the 2300mAh unit in the Moto X Gen 2.

The choice between these two devices isn’t very simple, with almost the same specifications the it all boils down to personal preference. The Moto X 2nd Gen offers lots finishes for the back panel including wood and bamboo. Motorola is very quick with software updates and the voice and gesture features are still a strong point for the Moto. If you agree with all these points the Moto X 2nd Gen is the right device for you. But if you want a phone that stands out, has an aluminium unibody construction and those loud BoomSound speakers, then the HTC One M8 Eye is the one to pick.

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