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)

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Motorola Moto G (2014) vs Motorola Moto G vs Motorola Moto X

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
4.5 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

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

Pixel density

294 ppi
329 ppi
316 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

68.99 %
64.51 %
70.63 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
5 megapixels
10 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus
Autofocus

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 
 

Front

2 megapixels
1.3 megapixels
2 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches (129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm)

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Resistance

Splash
 
 

Features

 
Interchangeable covers
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 305
Adreno 305
Adreno 320

RAM

1 GB
1 GB LPDDR2
2 GB LPDDR2

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2070 mAh
2070 mAh
2200 mAh

Talk time

 
 
13.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 180
$ 179
 

Related phones

Moto G (2014)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2070 mAh
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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6 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Nice,but not worth the upgrade . But if someone looking for a great low priced device running android with guaranteed future update then it is great device to buy.

3. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Right ,, Moto g is complete Flopshow

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So its the same price as we all see now, but the size is a little bit bigger. The 2 cameras are now better (rear 8mp vs 5mp, front 2mp vs 1.3mp). All the Moto G's now come with a micro SD card slot for expansion storage. This is a modest improvement. If anyone is looking for an inexpensive phone with really great specs, then I would highly recommend this phone any day of the week.

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Nice,but not worth the upgrade . But if someone looking for a great low priced device running android with guaranteed future update then it is great device to buy.

4. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It'd be nice to see LTE support as well.

5. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

What a lame upgrade. Seriously Moto...

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