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

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

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Ericsson Motorola Motorola
Announced February 2011 November 2013 September 2014
Status Available - March 2011 Available - November 2013 Available - September 2014
Colors Black, White, Stealth Blue (for Play 4G), Orange Black, White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 119 x 62 x 16 mm
(4.69 x 2.44 x 0.63 in )
129.9 x 65.9 x (6.0 -11.6) mm
(5.11 x 2.59 x (0.24 -0.46) in)
140.8 x 72.4 x 9.97 mm
(5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz) 143 g (5.04 oz) 144 g (5.08 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 - CDMA version
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - All Versions
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA version
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - for Europe
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - for T-Mobile
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Processor 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon Quad-core 1.2 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974-AC Snapdragon 801
GPU Adreno 205 Adreno 305 Adreno 330
RAM 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 400 MB 8/16 GB 16/32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included No No

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Edge-to-Edge Display AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.0 inches 4.5 inches 5.2 inches
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (326 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 59.72% - 73.00%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash LED Flash Dual-LED Flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Slow motion video, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection Auto-focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR
Video Yes, 720p Yes, 720p@30fps Yes, 2160p@30fps, HDR
Front Camera Yes [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge Yes Yes Class 12
3G HSDPA, HSUPA HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
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 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Adobe Flash Lite HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 400 MB, 512 MB RAM 8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included No No
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 not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh 2070 mAh 2300 mAh
Stand by Up to 425 h (2G)
Up to 413 h (3G)
- -
Talk Time Up to 8 h 25 min (2G)
Up to 6 h 25 min (3G)
Up to 24 h -