Motorola Moto G vs Motorola Moto X vs Google Nexus 5: specs comparison

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Motorola Moto G vs Motorola Moto X vs Google Nexus 5: specs comparison
After months worth of anticipation, Motorola's foray into the low-end smartphone market is now a reality, thanks to the just-outed Moto G. The Moto G largely takes its design cues from the Moto X, though it's admittedly a stripped-down, slightly less-chic version of it, communicating its humble price tag. But what a price tag it is! Starting at $179, the Moto G is a true value proposition, pitting it in the increasingly popular super-high value proposition niche, along with the likes of the Nexus line, and even the Moto X. And though it's less expensive than Google's latest and greatest Nexus 5 and the Moto X, it's likely that the general public will still try and draw parallels between the two, in an attempt to estimate whether shelling out the extra bucks isn't going to get them a palpably better, higher-end experience. This is precisely where we and our handy specs comparison tool get in, and you can see the Moto G, the Moto X and the Nexus 5 battle it out side-by-side right below.

Of course, it goes without saying that, ultimately, the Moto G is the underspec'd device in this particular test. However, seeing as it features the Snapdragon 400 chipset, it's fair to say that it should deliver a more than decent user experience. Having said that, let's go ahead and see how the trio compares on paper.

Display
Size
4.7 inches
5.0 inches
4.5 inches
Technology
AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
70.63 %
70.89 %
64.51 %
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Processor
Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait
Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 1200 MHz
GPU
Adreno 320
Adreno 330
Adreno 305
RAM
2GB LPDDR2
2GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR2
Internal storage
16GB
32GB
8GB
OS
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3)
Battery
Capacity
2200 mAh
2300 mAh
2070 mAh
Talk time
13.00 hours
the average is 11 h (660 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 11 h (660 min)
 
Stand-by time
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 29 days (688 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 29 days (688 h)
 
Music playback
 
60.00 hours
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
10 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
 
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
Features
 
OIS, Video light
 
Front
2 MP
1.3 MP
1.3 MP
Video capture
 
1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches (129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm)
5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)
5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches (129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm)
Weight
4.59 oz (130.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
4.59 oz (130.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
Features
 
 
Interchangeable covers
Buyers information
Price
 
$ 399
$ 179
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