If someone were to come up to you with a Motorola Moto E and challenged you in a no holds barred contest between the Moto E and whatever smartphone you’re carrying in your pocket, what would your response be? I suppose if you happen to carry a Samsung Galaxy S5 in your pocket, you would most probably smirk and agree to this particular idea right from the get go. Well, the end result might just surprise you as evident from the video above.

It does seem that the barebones Motorola Moto E is capable of outperforming the TouchWiz-enabled Samsung Galaxy S5 in terms of speed. The thing is, there are plenty of unknown variables in this particular test, as we do not know just how many processes and applications (if any) are running in the background that consumes precious resources and clock cycles, and neither do we know whether the Galaxy S5 has been reset prior to testing.

The Moto E animations do seem to be a fraction of a second faster, including its stock apps, such as entering the camera mode. Considering how an unsubsidized Samsung Galaxy S5 can purchase approximately half a dozen Moto E handsets, it might just change the way you see the little handset that could.

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Key SpecsMoto E (2015)Galaxy S5
Announced On2015/02/012014/02/10
Display Diagonal4.5" (11.43 cm)5.1" (12.95 cm)
Processor/Soc NameSnapdragon 200 - 3G model Snapdragon 410 - LTE model (4G LTE) Snapdragon 410,Snapdragon 801
Street Price (Approx)~ $70
Search low Moto E (2015) price (Amazon)
~ $380 (SM-G900H) ~ $380,
Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)
Max. Total Storage Capacity40 GB160 GB
Megapixels5 Megapixel16 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)2390 mAh2800 mAh
Complete product dataMotorola Moto E (2015) Full specs and detailsSamsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details
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