So you read the title, especially the last bit. I was also skeptic about Moto X’s display quality, but I have heard, and read, that the device’s display beats all other competitors. It includes Apple as well. The iPhone 5S has been released recently, with scores of tech product reviewers appreciating its glistening powerful features.
Also, iPhone has always been a welcomed addition to the retina display device family. Now that Moto X is here, I am thinking that things are about to change for Apple and all other smartphone companies for that matter. According to the Vice President of Engineering: Jim Mielke at ABI Research Group, “After Google acquired Motorola; we now have the first Google influenced phone with some very innovative engineering.”
Jim is right because there are a couple of big heads talking about the recently released gadget in the same tone. Here’s an excerpt that you’d be interested in going through:
The display found in the Moto X…has the best performance observed in a mobile display to date…[the] AMOLED display draws just 92mA [milliamps] during bright conditions and 68mA while dim. This level of performance is so significantly improved that other factors are more likely to govern battery life now. Automatic dimming and short idle periods before turning off the display will be less crucial and may even be features that fade away from all handsets soon.
Technical Comparison of Moto X with iPhone 5S:
Okay, since the iPhone 5S is pretty much the cell phone that many companies use as benchmark, I will be comparing Moto X to it. By the way, no offense to people who are loyal to HTC, Huawei or MegaGate or maybe Samsung; it’s just that I prefer setting iPhone 5S here as a standard device for comparison.
The iPhone 5S is drawing 80mA and 220mA of power to support its display and rest of the functions while the phone is in idle state or minimal use state. Compare these figures to Moto X’s power consumption and you will see that the iPhone is using 2.5% more power at the cost of 20% fewer pixels against Motorola.
On top of it, Moto X features voice commands, which is also another cool perk. It is new, but companies will always keep on adding such attributes to their soon-to-be launched product line; it’s how they stay one step ahead of the competition. Jim Mielke said in addition to Moto X’s display quality, “Features like always-on voice commands typically would draw too much current to be practical, but the Moto X accomplishes the task with 4.5mA allowing the phone to maintain over 200hrs of standby time.”
With respect to the device’s engineering and build state, he said, “The transition in innovation and solid engineering between the two phones is very clear. The A7 processor drew 1100mA during fixed point operations and 520mA during floating point operations. The iPhone 5 drew 485mA and 320mA for the same test.”