Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia SP vs Motorola Moto X vs Sony Xperia M2

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Motorola Sony
Announced Available - April 2013 August 2013 February 2014
Status Available - April 2013 Available - August 2013 Available - May 2014
Colors Black, White, Red Black, White Black, White, Purple
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm
(5.14 x 2.64 x 0.39 in)
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
(5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
139.6 x 71.1 x 8.6 mm
(5.5 x 2.8 x 0.34 in)
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz) 148 g (5.22 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA
4G Network LTE LTE -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - Scratch-Resistant Glass

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual-core 1.7 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 (D2303, D2306)/ MSM8226 (D2305)
GPU Adreno 320 Adreno 320 Adreno 305
RAM N/A 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 8 GB (5.8 GB user available) 16/32 GB 8 GB ROM
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB No microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.6 inches 4.7 inches 4.8 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (319 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 540 x 960 pixels (229 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 66.67% 72.34% 64.25%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Sweep Panorama 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, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar] Yes [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Up to 86 kbps
Edge Yes Yes Up to 237 kbps
3G HSPA+, LTE 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, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL) Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 8 GB (5.8 GB user available) 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 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 2370 mAh 2200 mAh 2300 mAh
Stand by Up to 635 h (2G)
Up to 734 h (3G)
Up to 576 h Up to 588 h (2G)
Up to 633 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 10 h 25 min (2G)
Up to 19 h (3G)
Up to 13 h Up to 13 h 25 min (2G)
Up to 14 h 36 min (3G)