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Motorola Moto G vs Apple iPhone 5s

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Motorola Moto G Remove phone

Posted: 13 Nov 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, Sprint, Cricket, Boost Mobile
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Apple iPhone 5s Remove phone

Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Alltel

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3)iOS (8.x, 7.x) 
Dimensions5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches (129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm)4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm) 
Weight5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Body material Aluminium 
Display
Physical size4.5 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels640 x 1136 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

329 ppi326 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio64.51 %60.82 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchYes 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coating 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDDual LED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.2 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 29 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/3" 
FeaturesAutofocus, Touch to focus, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps) 
Features Digital image stabilization, Picture-taking during video recording 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.2 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400Apple A7 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 1200 MHzDual core, 1300 MHz, 64-bit 
Graphics processorAdreno 305PowerVR G6430 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB64 GB 
Battery
Talk time (3G) 10.00 hours
the average is 15 h (899 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 23 days (543 h)
 
Capacity2070 mAh1570 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS  
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser Safari 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Twitter 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1) MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.ALTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
nano-SIM Yes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingUSB charging 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation, Video recording 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint ID 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4M4, T4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced13 Nov 201310 Sep 2013 
Shopping information
AccessoriesUSB cable, Quick start guideApple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation 
MSRP price$ 179  

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