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Moto G against the world: size comparison

0. phoneArena 13 Nov 2013, 09:39 posted on

When the Moto X came out, it surprised us with how compact its body was, considering its large, 4.7" display. Even with such a sizable screen, it was almost as small as the iPhone 5s, and that means something. This is definitely a design characteristic we'd love to see with as many other smartphones as possible. Well, now that the Moto G has just been announced, we're eager to see if it has kept this valuable trait...

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posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:45 1

1. Genersis (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I was expecting a mm less in width, but it's still great for a 4.5 inch display.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 10:07 1

2. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1938; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Repost: The Moto G has a smaller screen & battery, but is bigger in all three dimensions & weighs more than the Moto X? o_O

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 11:02 1

3. NexusPhan (Posts: 320; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Yes. At one third of the cost. Why are you remotely surprised by this?

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 11:07 1

4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1938; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


It doesn't surprise you that the phone with the smaller screen is taller, wider, & thicker even though Moto says the G has an edge-to-edge display? They're both made by Motorola. It's not like we're comparing a slim-bezeled Samsung or LG phone to a Sony here.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 11:42 2

5. quyenqchau0813 (Posts: 78; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


who's going to pay for the one who design the internal inside the phone that makes it smaller? Certainly by paying 179$ for each, we won't be the one to pay them right?

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 11:51

6. boosook (Posts: 775; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Some people want everything for the lowest possible price, and would never be satisifed even if the price were $1.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 12:17 1

7. TomTheNerd (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


no, i'm not surprised that the phone features smaller components but bigger dimensions than the moto x. it's a mid-range device, it's not going to be a 0.5mm bezel, 7mm thin, iphone 4s-sized device.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 09:22

8. livyatan (Posts: 560; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Not impressed with space management.

Example - the ancient HTC HD 2 is smaller than iPhone 5s and has a screen of 4.3'' diagonal

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 10:33

9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1938; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not true. The HD2 is both wider & thicker than the 5s. Look up the dimensions. The 5s is a little taller, but overall the dimensions of the HD2 are definitely bigger.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 12:30

10. livyatan (Posts: 560; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Thanks for the clarification.
My point should've been that HD2 is shorter than the iPhone.. and is a whole centimeter shorter than this Motorola.
The Sony Xperia ZL and LG G2 are the real examples of how efficient size management should look like.

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