Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy S III I535 vs Motorola Moto X vs LG Nexus 5

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Motorola LG
Announced June 2012 August 2013 October 2013
Status Available - July 2012 Available - August 2013 Available - November 2013
Colors Pebble blue, Marble white Black, White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 137.2 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm
(5.4 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
(5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm
(5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)
Weight 133.2 g (4.69.0.07 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
2G Network CDMA 800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 - CDMA version
3G Network CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 2100
HSDPA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 900 - CDMA version
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 13 LTE LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - CDMA version
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
GPU Adreno 225 Adreno 320 Adreno 330
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB storage 16/32 GB 16/32 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 4.7 inches 4.95 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (445 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.09% 72.34% 70.86%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Photo Sphere, Optical Image Stabilization
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge No Yes Class 12
3G HSPA+, Rev. A, up to 3.1 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 DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No 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 Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 2200 mAh 2300 mAh
Stand by Up to 200 h Up to 576 h Up to 300 h
Talk Time Up to 15 h Up to 13 h Up to 17 h