Apple iPhone 5S and Moto X: What’s with the Design

October 10, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If someone asks you to name the top two recent entries into the mobile market, then your answer will definitely include the latest Moto X and Apple’s iPhone 5S. Right?

It is not easy to compare these two devices, as they sport entirely different platforms and design aspects. Still, it could be fun to put both handsets side by side .

Every other review is normally based on each of the device’s specifications, and it is quite normal that many give little attention to build quality and design.


So, here let us evaluate more about the design features of the iPhone 5S and the Moto X.

The Google-Motorola Moto X comes with a simple yet nice design, and it has a plastic body like almost all Android phones.

It is made of PET, a polyester-based synthetic fibrous material. Though light and sturdy, it can hardly compete with the elegant feeling the iPhone 5S gives you.

Still, you got a little advantage with the Moto X Android smartphone. You can customize your Moto X handset, as it lets you to create your own colors and accents using the Moto X Maker custom designer.

Right now, this feature is only offered by AT&T, but it will be soon expanded to other carriers.

On the other hand, Apple’s iPhone 5S follows the legacy of Apple’s design features such as a metal frame that is combined with strong anodized aluminum.

In the iPhone 5S, Apple has also made some modifications, by adding a metallic ring around the Home button. The manufacturer is also offering the iPhone 5S in a few new shades including silver, space grey and gold.

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