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

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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.

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 (996 min)
Stand-by time
 
 
28.9 days (693 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
Talk time (3G)
 
 
13.60 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Stand-by time (3G)
 
 
26.4 days (633 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 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 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.27 oz (121.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Features
Interchangeable covers
 
 
Buyers information
Price
$ 179
 
 
See the full Motorola Moto G vs LG G2 mini vs Sony Xperia M2 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.

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