Motorola Moto X Play vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Motorola Moto X Play vs Samsung Galaxy S5. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
No price,
no Ki
7.2 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 4.6 Design & Materials 6.5 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 4.2 Performance & Hardware 4.1 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 6.9 Camera 5.7 Camera
Connectivity score 4.8 Connectivity 6.6 Connectivity
Battery score 5.6 Battery 4.0 Battery

User reviews

User score
7.6
57 opinions
8.0
248 opinions

Summary

Inches 5.5" 5.1"
Resolution FHD FHD
Usable surface 75% useful 69% useful
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Dimensions 75.0 mm
148.0 mm
10.9 mm
72.5 mm
142.0 mm
8.0 mm
Weight 169 g 145 g
Micro SnapD. 615
Octa-Core
SnapD. 801
Quad-Core
RAM 2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Storage 16 GB 16 GB
AnTuTu 37.289
v?
42.670
v?
Battery 3630 mAh 2800 mAh
Main Camera 1
21 Mpx · ƒ/2.0
IMX230 Exmor RS
1
16 Mpx · ƒ/2.2
S5K2P2XX
Selfie Camera SELF 5 Mpx · ƒ/-- SELF 2 Mpx · ƒ/--
Bands
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Brand

Brand Motorola Samsung
Aliases XT1562, XT1563 SM-G900S, SM-G900F, SM-G900I, SM-G900K, SM-G900L, SM-G900M, SM-G900A, AM-G900T, SM-G900V, SM-G900R4, SM-G900P

Release Date

Release date July 2015,
5 years ago
February 2014,
6 years ago
State Not available On Sale
Market -- Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Motorola Moto X Play
Samsung Galaxy S5
Motorola Moto X Play
Samsung Galaxy S5
Size
75.0 mm
148.0 mm
10.9 mm
Print 3D Model
72.5 mm
142.0 mm
8.0 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 169 g 145 g
Usable surface 75 % 69 %
Materials Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Resistance - IP67
Colors
Black

White
Black

White

Blue

Gold

Screen

Diagonal 5.5" 5.1"
Type LCD IPS Super Amoled
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution FHD
1080 x 1920 px
FHD
1080 x 1920 px
Density 401 Pixels per inch 432 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Without Notch
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
6.9
7.8
Do you think it's a nice phone?
7.9
7.9
Is it comfortable?
7.7
8.2
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
7.9
7.6
Number of reviews
57 opinions
248 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
CPU 4x Cortex-A53 1.7 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 1.0 GHz 4x Krait 400 2.5 GHz
Type Octa-Core Quad-Core
Manufacturing 28 nm 28 nm
Frequency 1.7 GHz 2.5 GHz
64 Bits Yes No

Graphics

GPU Qualcomm Adreno 405 Qualcomm Adreno 330

RAM

RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Type -- --

Storage

Capacity 16 GB 16 GB
Type -- --
SD Slot Yes ,
Independent SD slot
Yes ,
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint No Yes, on the front

Sensors

Sensors
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Hall
  • Heart Rate

Others

Notifications LED -- LED Notifications
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
7.9
7.4
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
7.4
7.8
What's your experience been with demanding games?
6.5
7.3
Number of reviews
57 opinions
248 opinions

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Rear camera Rear camera
1
Tipo de cámara

Standard

Standard
Resolution 21 Mpx 16 Mpx
Sensor Sony IMX230 Exmor RS Samsung S5K2P2XX
Type CMOS BSI ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ 2.0 ƒ/ 2.2
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.12 µm 1.12 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size 1/2.4 1/2.6

Features

Flash Dual LED LED
Optical Stabilisation Yes No
Slow Motion Video Yes,
120 fps
No,
30 fps
Others
  • Digital zoom
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Digital zoom
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings

Selfie

SELF
Tipo de cámara

Dedicada

Dedicada
Resolution 5 Mpx 2 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Unknown
Type -- --
Aperture ƒ/ -- ƒ/ --
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- --
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- --
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score --
70
Mobile
68
Photo
75
Video

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
8.8
8.6
Quality of nighttime photos
6.3
6.6
Quality of selfies
7.3
6.5
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.1
7.8
Number of reviews
57 opinions
248 opinions

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- --
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B28 (700)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Single Sim Single Sim
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • Micro SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 4.0 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 4.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • HOGP

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Charging
  • Host
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.494 W/Kg on head
-- W/Kg on body
0.562 W/Kg on head
0.406 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

0.800 W/Kg on head
1.230 W/Kg on body
1.200 W/Kg on head
1.580 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Infrared
  • Tethering.
  • DLNA
  • ANT+
  • Mirrorlink

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
8.6
8.5
Quality of the GPS
8.5
8.4
And the WiFi?
8.6
8.7
Number of reviews
57 opinions
248 opinions

Battery

Battery

Capacity
3630 mAh
2800 mAh
Type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Fast charge No No
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Wireless charging
  • Removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 2%
    Less than half day
  • 11%
    Less than a day
  • 37%
    One day
  • 40%
    More than one day
  • 11%
    Two days or more
  • 8%
    Less than half day
  • 29%
    Less than a day
  • 39%
    One day
  • 21%
    More than one day
  • 3%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
57 opinions
248 opinions

Software

Software

Operating System
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
    Android 7.0 Nougat, 4 years ago
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
    Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5 years ago
Google Services (official) Yes Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 46%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 46%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 9%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 3%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 54%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 43%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 13%
    Never
  • 31%
    Once a year
  • 43%
    Every six months
  • 13%
    Every two months or less
  • 17%
    Never
  • 28%
    Once a year
  • 45%
    Every six months
  • 10%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
57 opinions
248 opinions

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