Phone Comparison - LG Optimus G E973 vs LG Optimus G E970 vs Motorola Moto X

general General Info

Manufacturer LG LG Motorola
Announced August 2012 September 2012 August 2013
Status Available - September 2012 Available - November 2012 Available - August 2013
Colors Black Black Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm
(5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 in)
130.8 x 71.6 x 8.4 mm
(5.15 x 2.82 x 0.33 in)
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
(5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
Weight 145 g (5.11 oz) 147.1 g (5.19.0.04 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network LTE LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.1 Android OS, v4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.1 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064 Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
GPU Adreno 320 Adreno 320 Adreno 320
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory N/A 16 GB 16/32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB, 16 GB included No

display Display

Type True HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 4.7 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels (321 ppi) 768 x 1280 pixels (318 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 70.55% 66.97% 72.34%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio TBD - No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, autofocus 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL / EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0, USB Host support Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS, S-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB, 16 GB included No
USB OTG - Supported -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Po Li-Ion battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 2100 mAh 2200 mAh
Stand by Up to 335 h Up to 324 h Up to 576 h
Talk Time Up to 15 h Up to 10 h Up to 13 h