For those of you in the market for a high-end Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z3 and the new Motorola Moto X are some of the best options around.

Today, we compare the specs of both smartphones to understand which one offers more bang for the buck.

Motorola Moto X

Moto X (2014) Review
Moto X (2014) IBTimes UK


  • Stock Android KitKat OS allows for an extremely smooth and clean software experience.
  • Combination of peppy hardware and excellent software make for one of the smoothest smartphone experiences to date.
  • Extremely solid build quality thanks to aluminium frame
  • Curved-back design makes it easier to hold and use
  • Option to completely customise the phone via MotoMaker
  • Much cheaper than the competition when bought unlocked


  • Lacklustre battery life owing to a tiny 2300 mAh battery unit
  • Mediocre camera that's very inconsistent
  • No Expandable Storage
  • Display is sometimes hard to view in direct sunlight

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3
Sony Xperia Z3 Sony


  • Water and dust proof body
  • Gorgeous looking smartphone that looks premium thanks to Sony's renowned Omni Balance design
  • Amazing and best-in-class battery life that can go up to two days on a single charge
  • Solid imaging and video recording capabilities thanks to a 20 megapixel camera
  • Extremely bright display that can be easily viewed in direct sunlight
  • Can be used as a PS4 controller
  • Extremely peppy performance and solid benchmarks
  • More RAM at 3GB


  • Spammy Xperia Lounge notifications
  • Costs more than the Moto X (2014)

Bottom Line

If you don't mind the mediocre battery life on the Moto X and are keen on a swift and clean Stock Android experience, then the Moto X is worth considering. However, the smartphone also has a lacklustre camera that is beaten by many other competing flagship smartphones.

The phone is bound to have fans for its Moto Maker option, which allows users to customise the phone as per their taste.

All said and done, the Moto X has one of the smoothest and richest Android experiences out there. Plus, it has a strong advantage against the competition with its affordable price tag.

The Sony Xperia Z3 is easily one of the best all-rounder Android smartphones out there. It looks good, packs amazing features like water and dust proofing, has snappy internals and flaunts solid imaging abilities.

One of its major advantages is that it offers an amazing battery life that isn't second to any other high-end smartphone out there. However, it isn't as affordable as the Moto X.

Frankly speaking, users would be hard pressed to find anything wrong with this smartphone with the exception of its lack of stock Android.