Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 4S vs Apple iPhone 4 vs Motorola Moto X

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Apple Motorola
Announced October 2011 June 2010 August 2013
Status Available - October 2011 Available - June 2010 Available - August 2013
Colors Black, White Black, White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
(4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 in)
115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
(4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 in)
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
(5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
Weight 140 g (4.94 oz) 137 g (4.83 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network - - LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 5 iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 5 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat
Processor 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Apple A5 chipset 1 GHz Cortex-A8, Apple A4 Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2 PowerVR SGX535 Adreno 320
RAM 512 MB 512 MB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 8/16/32 GB storage 16/32 GB
External Memory No No No

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Colors capacitive touchscreen 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches 3.5 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 640 x 960 pixels (330 ppi) 640 x 960 pixels (330 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 53.92% 53.92% 72.34%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Downloadable, incl. motion-bas Yes + downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, HDR Auto focus, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging Yes, 720p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, videocalling over Wi-Fi only [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes
Edge Yes Class 10, 236.8 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps HSDPA, 7.2 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
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML (Safari) HTML5

memory User Memory

Call Records 100 received, dialed and missed calls Practically unlimited Practically unlimited
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 8/16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No No

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 not supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Standard battery, Li-Po Li-Ion battery
Capacity 1432 mAh 1420 mAh 2200 mAh
Stand by Up to 200 h (2G)
Up to 200 h (3G)
Up to 300 h (2G)
Up to 300 h (3G)
Up to 576 h
Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 8 h (3G)
Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 7 h (3G)
Up to 13 h