Moto G Motorola

  • clock speed
    1.2
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4.5
    inches
  • resolution
    326
    ppi

Nexus 4 LG

  • clock speed
    1.5
    GHz
  • RAM
    2
    GB
  • size
    4.7
    inches
  • resolution
    317
    ppi

Galaxy Nexus Samsung

  • 32 GB
    • 32 GB
    • Unlocked
    • Verizon
  • clock speed
    1.2
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4.7
    inches
  • resolution
    315
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Motorola Moto G vs LG Nexus 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Display

PPI, brightness and contrast ratio
8.9
9.0
8.2

Processing power

linpack and sunspider
6.4
6.0
5.6

Battery life

3g talk time, web vrowsing and video playback
7.9
7.1
6.6

Music

voice volume and music volume
10.0
9.4
9.0

Geekaphone Score

8.3
7.9
7.4

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
4.5"
4.7"
4.7"
Resolution
1280 x 720 (326 ppi)
1280 x 768 (317 ppi)
1280 x 720 (315 ppi)
Panel
IPS LCD (RGB)
IPS LCD (RGB)
Super AMOLED
Brightness
550 cd/m²
608 cd/m²
247 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
2.477
1.926
--
Surface
Gorilla Glass 3
Gorilla Glass 2
--
Video out
720p
1080p (SlimPort HDMI)
Micro USB

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (8926)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
Texas Instruments OMAP 4 (OMAP4460)
CPU
1.2 GHz, ARM Cortex A7
1.5 GHz, ARM Krait
1.2 GHz, ARM Cortex A9
Architecture
Quad core
Quad core
Dual core
Linpack
259
213.5
77.1
Quadrant
8,508
4,567
--
GPU
400 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 305
400 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 320
384 MHz, PowerVR SGX540
Architecture
Single core
Quad core
GL benchmark 2.5
16
26
--
Epic citadel
34
--
--
Basemark x
--
7.89
--
RAM
1 GB
2 GB
1 GB

camera

Lens
--
f/2.4, 4.6 mm (45 mm equiv.)
--
Resolution
5 MP (2584 x 1936)
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
5 MP (2592 x 1944)
Sensor
1/4" (3.68 mm × 2.76 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
--
--
Flash
LED
LED
Flash Type
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
None
Digital
Image stabilization
Panorama
Yes
Yes
Yes
Continuous shooting
Yes
None
Yes
Aperture
--
f/2.4
--
Secondary camera
1.31 MP
1.3 MP
1.3 MP

video

Video resolution
1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
--
Maximum bitrate
14 Mbps
20 Mbps
--
Video light
Yes
Yes
--

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion Polymer (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Capacity
2,070 mA·h
2,100 mA·h
1,750 mA·h
Talk time
--
900 min
506 min
Standby time
--
23,400 min
17,400 min
Tested
3G talk time
821 min
857 min
503 min
Web browsing
544 min
274 min
181 min
Video playback
397 min
295 min
362 min

music

Speaker
Mono (Back)
Mono (Back)
Mono (Bottom)
Frequency response
+0.08, -0.85
+0.11, -0.10
+0.11, -0.69
Noise level
-92.1 dB
-82.3 dB
-90.6 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.10, -1.03
+0.06, -0.36
+0.41, -0.61
Noise level
-92 dB
-81 dB
-89.5 dB
FM radio
Receive
No
No

form factor

Size
65.9 x 129.9 x 11.6 mm
68.7 x 133.9 x 9.1 mm
67.8 x 135.4 x 9.5 mm
Weight
143 g
139 g
149 g
Body
Plastic (Waterproof)
Slate
Plastic
Keyboard
None
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask

software

Operating system
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.0
Upgradable to
Android 4.4 KitKat
Android 4.4 KitKat
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Custom UI
--
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
Standard (predictive)
Standard (predictive)
--
Sunspider
1,308 ms
1,971 ms
1,863 ms

connectivity

Network
3G, HSDPA (21 Mb/s)
3.5G, HSPA+ (84 Mb/s)
4G, LTE (20 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11b/g/n (Hotspot)
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot, WiFi Direct)
802.11b/n/g/a (Hotspot)
NFC
No
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
4.0
4.0
3.0+HS
USB On-the-Go
Yes
No
Yes

features

Internal storage
8 GB, 16 GB
16 GB, 8 GB
16 GB
Supported card formats
None
None
None
Included accessories
None
Charger
--
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM
Full Size
Speaker volume (Voice)
81.6 dB
71 dB
66.2 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
75.7 dB
66.6 dB
60.5 dB
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS, GLONASS
A-GPS, GLONASS
A-GPS
Gyroscope
No
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Compass
Yes
Yes
Yes
Thermometer
No
No
--
Barometer
No
Yes
--
Hygrometer
No
No
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