New Moto G vs Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S5 specs and size comparison
With the new Moto G
, Motorola puts it in direct competition against the affordable Nexus 5
, which used to be the price-to-value king at launch. Both now sport 5" displays, stock Android with guaranteed upgrades, 8 MP cameras, and low price tags for what they offer. We are also throwing in a veritable flagship with a screen about that size, for kicks and giggles, despite that the S5
costs twice or thrice as much as the Moto G or Nexus 5 without subsidies.
The only gripe we have with the Moto G against the Nexus 5 is the fact that it is quite a bit taller, whereas Google's handset is pretty compact for its screen size, with a nice soft touch rubbery grip all around it. It is also thinner and lighter than the Moto G, but Motorola's phone enlargement has been thoroughly warranted by the addition of two front stereo speakers, HTC and Sony style. This is not something we see on entry level smartphones, and a very welcome upgrade.
The Moto G makes do with a lower HD screen resolution, against the 1080p panel of the Nexus 5, but its pixel
density is enough for most every task you would do on a smartphone, so unless you are a screen purists, you will be hard-pressed to wish more from Moto's screen for the price. Granted, the Nexus 5 also sports a much more powerful Snapdragon 800 processor and more RAM than the Moto G, plus it records 1080p video, but if you won't be doing much 3D gaming on your handset, and don't consider HD video footage an insult, Motorola's phone will win your heart with the fact that it now sports expandable storage, whereas with the Nexus 5 you are stuck with your version's amount of internal memory. Last, but not least, the Nexus 5 goes for $349.99 for the basic 16-gigs version, whereas a 16 GB Moto G will run you just $199.99 - a very small price to pay for such a handset indeed.