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Motorola Moto G vs Sony Xperia M2

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Motorola Moto G Remove phone

Posted: 13 Nov 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Boost Mobile
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Sony Xperia M2 Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3)Android (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3) 
Dimensions5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches (129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm)5.50 x 2.80 x 0.34 inches (139.6 x 71.1 x 8.6 mm) 
Weight5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.5 inches4.8 inches 
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels540 x 960 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 ppi229 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 LCDTFT 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Features Video sharing 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixelsYes 
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 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 
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 MHzQuad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7 
Graphics processorAdreno 305Adreno 305 
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 GB8 GB 
Maximum User Storage 5 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time 14.20 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
 
Stand-by time 28.9 days (693 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 13.60 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 26.4 days (633 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
 
Capacity2070 mAh2300 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser Google Chrome 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
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, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.AHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS 
HD Voice 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 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, SyncML 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4M3, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced13 Nov 201324 Feb 2014 
Shopping information
AccessoriesUSB cable, Quick start guide  
MSRP price$ 179  

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