• Microsoft Surface 2 vs Motorola Nexus 6 vs Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)

Phone Comparison - Microsoft Surface 2 vs Motorola Nexus 6 vs Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)

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general General Info

Manufacturer Microsoft Motorola Motorola
Announced September 2013 October 2014 July 2015
Status Available - October 2013 Available - November 2014 Available - July 2015
Price - - Rs. 10,250 ($150.74) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Dark Titanium Midnight Blue, Cloud White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 274.6 x 172.5 x 8.9 mm
(10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 in)
159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm
(6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 in)
142.1 x 72.4 x 6.1~11.6 mm
(5.59 x 2.85 x 0.24~0.46 in)
Weight 675.9 g (23.81.0.32 oz) 184 g (6.49 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz)
2G Network No GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network No HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - XT1100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - XT1103
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 / TD-LTE 2500 - XT1100 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 19, 20, 28, 41)
LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 TD-LTE 2500 - XT1103 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 29, 41)
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800)
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - Dual front-facing speakers, Water resistant - IPX7 Certified - Water Resistant over 3 Feet and 30 Minutes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Microsoft Windows 8.1 RT Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15, Nvidia Tegra 4 T40 Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad-core 1.4 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
GPU ULP GeForce (72 cores) Adreno 420 Adreno 306
RAM 2 GB 3 GB 1/2 GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 32/64 GB 8/16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 10.6 inches 5.96 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (208 ppi) 1440 x 2560 pixels (493 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.28% 74.05% 66.86%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No FM radio
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash Dual-LED Flash Dual-LED (Dual Tone)
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Photo Sphere, HDR, Dual Recording, OIS Auto-focus, IR Filter, f/2.0 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, optical stabilization 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
Front Camera Yes, 3.5 MP, 1080p@30fps videos [Similar] 2 MP, 720p [Similar] Yes, 5 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Yes Yes
Edge No Yes Yes
3G No DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP v4.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Yes, USB v3.0, USB Host support microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort), USB Host, USB On-the-go microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS Yes Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM 8/16 GB, 1/2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG Supported Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Po battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Capacity - 3220 mAh 2470 mAh
Stand by - Up to 330 h -
Talk Time - Up to 24 h -