• Sony Xperia ZL vs Motorola Moto X (Gen 2) vs Motorola Moto G (Gen 2)

Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia ZL vs Motorola Moto X (Gen 2) vs Motorola Moto G (Gen 2)

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Motorola Motorola
Announced January 2013 September 2014 September 2014
Status Available - March 2013 Available - September 2014 Available - September 2014
Colors Black, White Black, White White, Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 mm
(5.18 x 2.73 x 0.39 in)
140.8 x 72.4 x 9.97 mm
(5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 in)
141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm
(5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 in)
Weight 151 g (5.33 oz) 144 g (5.08 oz) 149 g (5.26 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - C6502, C6503, C6506 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - All Versions GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA version
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6502, C6506
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - C6503
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - for Europe
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - for T-Mobile
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - USA version
4G Network LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6506
LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6503
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Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974-AC Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400
GPU Adreno 320 Adreno 330 Adreno 305
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16/32 GB 8/16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type 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 5.0 inches 5.2 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 75.43% 73.00% 68.76%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash Dual-LED Flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto-focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer Yes, 2160p@30fps, HDR 720p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 70.4 kbps Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes
Edge Up to 236.8 kbps Class 12 Yes
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 32 GB
USB OTG - Supported 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 not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable, Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2370 mAh 2300 mAh 2070 mAh
Stand by Up to 500 h - -
Talk Time Up to 10 h - -