• Motorola Moto G vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A vs Motorola Moto G (Gen 2)

Phone Comparison - Motorola Moto G vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A vs Motorola Moto G (Gen 2)

general General Info

Manufacturer Motorola Samsung Motorola
Announced November 2013 December 2013 September 2014
Status Available - November 2013 Available - December 2013 Available - September 2014
Colors Black, White Dive Blue, Pink White, Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 129.9 x 65.9 x (6.0 -11.6) mm
(5.11 x 2.59 x (0.24 -0.46) in)
139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm
(5.5 x 2.81 x 0.36 in)
141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm
(5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 in)
Weight 143 g (5.04 oz) 147 g (5.19 oz) 149 g (5.26 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 - CDMA version
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA version
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA version
HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - USA version
4G Network - LTE-A -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 330 Adreno 305
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 8/16 GB 16/32 GB 8/16 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Edge-to-Edge Display TFT capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.5 inches 5.0 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (326 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio - 69.06% 68.76%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED Flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Slow motion video, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Aqua Mode Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 720p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps 720p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps [Similar] 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Class 33 Yes
Edge Yes Class 33 Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE-A, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE v4.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 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 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 64 GB 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 not supported NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2070 mAh 2600 mAh 2070 mAh
Stand by - - -
Talk Time Up to 24 h - -