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New Moto G vs old Moto G comparison: spot the specs and size differences

New Moto G vs old Moto G comparison: spot the specs and size differences
The new Moto G 2014 edition upgrades from its predecessor exactly where it counts most, namely a larger display diagonal and higher camera resolution. Thus, potential users will be immediately notified that this is a bigger and, perhaps, better phone, the second they pick it up in the store. 

Apart from the enlarged screen diagonal, Motorola placed another very distinguished feature in the new Moto G that is a rarity on smartphones still, especially in this price point - a dual stereo speaker set at the front. Moreover, the camera resolution grows from 5 MP to 8 MP, but it sill only records HD video, which is a bummer in this day and age where even midrangers do 1080p footage. We are willing to overlook this omission for that sweet, sweet microSD card slot, which is dearly missed on its predecessor.

Other than those, the specs sheet stays largely the same, down to the quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, the 1 GB of RAM, and 2070 mAh battery. Just as last year, the internal storage versions are 8 GB/16 GB, starting at $179.99 and $199.99, respectively, but the memory slot expansions makes those much more palatable. All in all, just like its predecessor, the new Moto G edition is probably one of the best value-for-money propositions you can currently get in the Android world, and, yes, that includes Chinese phones, too.


Motorola Moto G (2014)

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 inches

141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 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 (2014)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Dimensions

5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches

140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

Sharp AQUOS Crystal

Sharp AQUOS Crystal

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches

131 x 67 x 10 mm

Weight

4.97 oz (141 g)

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 inches

141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 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 (2014)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Dimensions

5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches

140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

Sharp AQUOS Crystal

Sharp AQUOS Crystal

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches

131 x 67 x 10 mm

Weight

4.97 oz (141 g)




Display

Size

4.7 inches
4.5 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.63 %
64.51 %
68.99 %

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 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Processor

Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait
Quad-core, 1200 MHz
Quad-core, 1200 MHz

GPU

Adreno 320
Adreno 305
Adreno 305

RAM

2GB LPDDR2
1GB LPDDR2
1GB

Internal storage

16GB
8GB
8GB

OS

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)

Battery

Capacity

2200 mAh
2070 mAh
2070 mAh

Talk time

13.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

10 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
 
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.264

Front

2 MP
1.3 MP
2 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches (129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm)
5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches (129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm)
5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 inches (141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm)

Weight

4.59 oz (130.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.26 oz (149.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Resistance

 
 
Splash

Features

 
Interchangeable covers
 

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 179
$ 180

Related phones

Moto G (2014)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2070 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Moto G
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 2070 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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