Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 4S vs Motorola Moto X vs Motorola Moto G (Gen 2)

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Motorola Motorola
Announced October 2011 August 2013 September 2014
Status Available - October 2011 Available - August 2013 Available - September 2014
Colors Black, White Black, White White, Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 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)
141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm
(5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 in)
Weight 140 g (4.94 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz) 149 g (5.26 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA version
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - USA version
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 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L
Processor 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Apple A5 chipset Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2 Adreno 320 Adreno 305
RAM 512 MB 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32 GB 8/16 GB
External Memory No No microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors capacitive touchscreen 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches 4.7 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 640 x 960 pixels (330 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 53.92% 72.34% 68.76%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No FM radio
Games Downloadable, incl. motion-bas 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, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging Yes, 1080p@30fps 720p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar] 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 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, 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 b/g/n, 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, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 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 HTML (Safari) HTML5 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 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No 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 not supported NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1432 mAh 2200 mAh 2070 mAh
Stand by Up to 200 h (2G)
Up to 200 h (3G)
Up to 576 h -
Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 8 h (3G)
Up to 13 h -