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

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Old Moto G vs new 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)
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
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)
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
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)
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
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)
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
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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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 17 h (996 min)
 
 
Stand-by time
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 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 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.26 oz (149.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Resistance
 
 
Splash
Features
 
Interchangeable covers
 
Buyers information
Price
 
$ 179
$ 180

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Motorola Moto G (2014) specs
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 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
Motorola Moto G specs
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 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
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