HTC One Versus the New Moto X

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HTC One is a fantastic phone, frankly it’s puzzling why so many opted for the Galaxy S4 over the incredible specs of the HTC One. While branding is everything- HTC is delivering a 32GB level of storage for the same price as Samsung’s Galaxy S4 16GB (which feels like 8GB). Axing Galaxy S4 from this analysis was completed to show a true competitor. The new Moto X arrived on the scene, dressed to impress. The two titans are checking one another out, especially since rumors suggests HTC may be delivering another power punch release.


The specs of the HTC One include a 4.7-inch display, full HD 1080p and 468 PPI. It runs on the Qualcom Snapdragon 600, quad-core 1.7GHz CPU. It comes in memory storage sizes of 32GB ($199) and 64GB ($299). The HTC One touts the HTC BlinkFeed, which allows users to see their favorite content right from the home screen. The HTC Zoe camera is a pure marvel- its ability to capture a series of pictures and translate into a three-second video is remarkable. Tired of photo-bombs? There is the Object Removal which makes that a thing of the past. The camera also allows you to Sequence Shot your pictures. Capture a move and merge all into one shot to share. HTC works with transferring your data from your old HTC phone or even your iPhone.

The Showdown

The HTC One comes in with a talent of defining what a camera can do. If you enjoy your camera on your phone, you will really enjoy the features available on the HTC One. This in no way lessens the impact of the Moto X. Google acquired Motorola in a landmark purchase and the tech giant is showing Silicon Valley and beyond just how amazing their impact truly is, within the smartphone industry.

Moto X

Dressed to impress, was the name of the game (enough rhymes?) for Google and the newly, streamlined Motorola. The Moto X comes with specs that are pretty amazing. A 4.7-inch AMOLED screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7 GHz processor. Not including the ever amazing Motorola X8 System.  16GB of storage which is not as flimsy as the S4. The Moto X feels like a strong 11GB of usable storage. 10-megapixel camera with a very strong 1280×720 display.

The phone comes with dozens of color backings, which allow consumers the choice of color, instead of being pushed into the black, white, silver and maybe daring red. The features of the Moto X are pushing HTC back into a corner. The ‘always on voice control’ allows you to freely have a friend with the Moto X. The voice stays silent until you explicitly ask it something. There is a training sessions between you and the Moto X, as the phone learns your voice and responds solely to you.

Motorola has discussed the response level of the Moto X. Place it in your pocket and the sensor alerts will reduced to the lower powered processor. Pick it up, Moto X lights up happily. This sort of response allows battery reserve- a brag-worthy 24 hours strength.  Touch-less features include a twist of your wrist to turn on the screen, camera and apps. Touch for pictures on the stunning camera. Sorry HTC One, Moto X’s camera is purely a stun-fest.

Final Word

One the greatest advantages Moto X will tout over Samsung, iPhone and HTC? It was assembled in the United States.  The no contract Moto X price may be a wince-worthy $600 but honestly that matches the pricing of Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5. The Moto X edges the HTC One out in this match, but it makes for a fabulous second. Please, Samsung is great, we get that- but consider the other possibilities in the smartphone world.

Angelina Bouc

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9 Responses to "HTC One Versus the New Moto X"

  1. bike   August 4, 2013 at 7:53 am

    It is called a replaceable battery.

  2. Jeffrey Brearley   August 4, 2013 at 7:32 am

    HTC One does not have the picture quality of S4. Sorry

    • Angelina Bouc   August 4, 2013 at 7:35 am

      The memory between the S4 was the biggest concept here- especially in realm of price. The Moto X has a pretty snazzy camera, but then tossing in the Lumia 1020 is another whole story. There are multitude of phones with stunning cameras in the market today- too hard to choose anymore.

  3. markj   August 4, 2013 at 7:18 am

    How stupid do you think we are? The S4 specs are better than both those phones except in the ONE area you mentioned. It’s like saying that it is better to be a centipede because they have more of legs.

    Granted, made in USA is appealing and the Maxx has some nice features but stop insulting our intelligence and just report the facts.

    • Angelina Bouc   August 4, 2013 at 7:21 am

      Hi Mark, you’re certainly entitled to your opinion on smartphones – the like factor is never definitive for any one model. I don’t presume any reader is ever “stupid.” I listed the spec facts as listed. The article highlights two interesting contenders. These two phones are becoming more spotlighted due to the size, memory and features. We have seen a multiple amount of S4 articles, it was time to bring HTC One to the surface. Thank you for your input.


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