Moto G against the world: size comparison

Moto G against the world: size comparison
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.

What you can see below is exactly how the Moto G stacks up against a bunch of popular smartphones in terms of size. Spoiler alert: The Moto G is just a tad bigger than the Moto X, but it's still impressively compact. Thank you, Motorola!

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Motorola Moto X

Motorola Moto X

Dimensions

5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches

129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

Dimensions

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches

137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Motorola Moto X

Motorola Moto X

Dimensions

5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches

129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

Dimensions

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches

137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

LG G2

LG G2

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches

138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

LG G2

LG G2

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches

138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Related phones

Moto G
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2070 mAh

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10 Comments

1. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

3. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

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

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

5. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

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?

6. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

7. TomTheNerd

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 11, 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.

8. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 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

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

10. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 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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