Sony Xperia M2 vs LG G2 mini vs Motorola Moto G: specs comparison

Sony Xperia M2 vs LG G2 mini vs Motorola Moto G: specs comparison
When Motorola introduced the Moto G in November last year, we all had no choice but to admit that the Android mid-range had been redefined for good. The value for money ratio has been on a growth path for a long time now, but the Moto G came as of if nowhere, and it wasn't just an awesome value proposition -- it was a great device overall.

But it didn't take a strategic genius, even back then, to speculate that it's only a matter of time until Motorola's much larger rivals answer the challenge. And they have, though they're not quite there yet price wise. Sony's just outed all new Xperia M2, for example, seems to have enough to offer as to entice customers away from the more obscure Moto G. LG, now more dangerous than in years, has also come up with its own answer -- the G2 mini. Both Sony's new M2, and LG's Tegra 4i-powered variant of the G2 mini are likely to cost more than the Moto G, and both sport lower resolution, qHD screens. What they lack in affordability and pixel density, however, they make up with the availability of 4G LTE, and larger, more potent batteries. So which one should you pick? That's a hard and subjective question that will require some digging, but you can check out the facts about three devices in our handy specs comparison table right below.

Motorola Moto G vs LG G2 mini vs Sony Xperia M2

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Display

Size

4.5 inches
4.7 inches
4.8 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body

64.51 %
71.18 %
63.93 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8226
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926

Processor

Quad-core, 1200 MHz
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7

GPU

Adreno 305
Adreno 305
Adreno 305

RAM

1GB LPDDR2
1GB LPDDR2
1GB

Internal storage

8GB
8GB
8GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2070 mAh
2440 mAh
2300 mAh

Talk time

 
 
14.20 hours
the average is 17 h (1016 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
28.9 days (693 hours)
the average is 22 days (539 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
13.60 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
26.4 days (633 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)

Music playback

 
 
58.50 hours

Video playback

 
 
8.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4
 

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, 3GPP

Features

 
 
Video sharing

Front

1.3 MP
1.3 MP
Yes

Video capture

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
 
 

Design

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches (129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm)
5.10 x 2.60 x 0.39 inches (129.6 x 66 x 9.8 mm)
5.50 x 2.80 x 0.34 inches (139.6 x 71.1 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
4.27 oz (121.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Features

Interchangeable covers
 
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 179
 
 

Related phones

G2 mini
  • Display 4.7 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSD
  • Battery 2440 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 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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