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.

Sony Xperia M2 vs LG G2 mini vs Motorola Moto G

Display

Display size

4.8 inches
4.7 inches
4.5 inches

Resolution

540 x 960 pixels
540 x 960 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

229 ppi
234 ppi
329 ppi

Technology

TFT
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

63.93 %
71.18 %
64.51 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4
 

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, 3GPP
 
 

Features

Video sharing
 
 

Front

Yes
1.3 megapixels
1.3 megapixels

Video capture

 
 
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.27 oz (121 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features

 
 
Interchangeable covers

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8226
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 305
Adreno 305
Adreno 305

RAM

1 GB
1 GB LPDDR2
1 GB LPDDR2

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
2440 mAh
2070 mAh

Talk time

14.20 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

28.9 days (693 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

13.60 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

26.4 days (633 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 
 

Music playback

58.50 hours
 
 

Video playback

8.00 hours
 
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
 
$ 179

Related phones

G2 mini
  • Display 4.7" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2440 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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8 Comments

1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Moto G trumps them all IMO due to the price point...

2. Zhephyr

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I think the M is better with its 4 inch size.

3. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

SONY M2 POOREST BATTERY LIFE! 2,330mAh for 4.8" Display.... LG L90 IS BY FAR BETTER........... 2,540 mAh for 4.7"

5. DRO_ID

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

You haven't taken into account that the displays are pushing less pixels than the Moto G which also means less for for the same processors which also impacts battery life.

8. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

But 4g is a battery killer.

4. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

hmm this is much better comparison than comparing the G2 mini with HTC one

6. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

i wish the g2 mini had a 720p screen... so the moto g is still better

7. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

The only downside to the moto g is the lack of 4g. Once it gets 4g and a larger battery, nothing can compete. I got mine at Best Buy for $99 for the boost mobile version. Can they really beat this price?

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