Phone Comparison - Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 vs Motorola Moto X vs Sony Xperia C3

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Motorola Sony
Announced March 2013 August 2013 July 2014
Status Available - April 2013 Available - August 2013 Available - August 2014
Colors White Frost, Black Mist Black, White Black, White, Mint
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
(5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
(5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
156.2 x 78.7 x 7.6 mm
(6.15 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz) 149.7 g (5.26.0.25 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE (Dependent on Country) LTE LTE 700 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5410 Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400
GPU PowerVR SGX 544MP3 Adreno 320 Adreno 305
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32 GB 8 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Triluminos Display, Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches 4.7 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 72.15% 72.34% 67.85%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR Auto focus, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec. Yes, 1080p@30fps 1080p, HDR
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar] 5 MP, 720p, LED flash [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Up to 107 kbps
Edge Yes Yes Up to 296 kbps
3G HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps 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 HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host Yes, microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 32 GB
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 Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2600 mAh 2200 mAh 2500 mAh
Stand by Up to 350 h Up to 576 h Up to 1040 h (2G)
Up to 1000 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 17 h Up to 13 h Up to 11 h (2G)
Up to 25 h (3G)