Motorola Moto G 2015 vs Moto G LTE (2014) vs Moto G LTE (2013): specs comparison

Motorola Moto G 2015 vs Moto G LTE (2014) vs Moto G LTE (2013): specs comparison

The latest generation of Motorola's bestseller, the Moto G (2015) is already official, and as usual, we couldn't wait to compare it with its predecessors, 2014's second-gen Moto G, and the original one that launched all the way back in 2013. 

Despite the evolution of the different generations, one thing remained the same - the Moto G always offered a lot of bang for the buck, providing a well-rounded user experience without hurting your wallet much. 

Whether you're rocking an older Moto G and looking to upgrade or eyeing the Moto G family with pleasure for the first time, you will probably want to compare the three generations of the trooper and see which one suits your needs best.

Here's how they stack up against one another.

Motorola Moto G (2015) vs Motorola Moto G LTE (2014) vs Motorola Moto G LTE

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.0 inches
4.5 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

294 ppi
294 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

67.05 %
68.99 %
65.38 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

13 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus
Autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.4

Flash

Dual LED
LED
LED

Software Features

Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes
Touch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama
Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.264
 

Features

Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling
 
 

Front

5 megapixels
2 megapixels
1.3 megapixels

Video capture

 
1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.48 inches (142 x 72.4 x 12.2 mm)
5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 inches (141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm)
5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches (129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
 
 

Resistance

Water
Splash
 

IP certified

IP x7
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8926
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Processor

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 1200 MHz

GPU

Adreno 306
Adreno 305
Adreno 305

RAM

2 GB LPDDR3
1 GB
1 GB LPDDR2

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDHC, microSD
microSDHC, microSD
microSD, microSDHC

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3)

Battery

Capacity

2470 mAh
2390 mAh
2070 mAh

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 3, 7, 20
Bands 2, 4, 5, 17

UMTS

900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
 
$ 219


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1 Comment

1. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Camera, SOC, RAM improvements looks good.

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