• Sony Xperia S vs Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) vs Motorola Moto G 4G (Gen 2)

Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia S vs Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) vs Motorola Moto G 4G (Gen 2)

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Motorola Motorola
Announced January 2012 September 2014 January 2015
Status Available - Q1 2012 Available - September 2014 Available - January 2015
Price - - Rs. 9,999 ($147.04) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Silver, Black White, Black Black, Black/Lemon
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm
(5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 in)
141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm
(5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 in)
141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm
(5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 in)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz) 149 g (5.26 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA version
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT26i
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - LT26a
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - USA version
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - - LTE 2600 (Band 7)
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400
GPU Adreno 220 Adreno 305 Adreno 305
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB 8/16 GB 16 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.3 inches 5.0 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (342 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 62.05% 68.76% 68.76%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS FM radio FM radio
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer 720p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR 720p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] 2 MP [Similar] 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 86 kbps Yes Yes
Edge Up to 237 kbps Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR v4.0, A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS, USB On-the-go support microUSB v2.0, USB Host microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

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

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1750 mAh 2070 mAh 2390 mAh
Stand by Up to 450 h (2G)
Up to 420 h (3G)
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Talk Time Up to 7 h 30 min (2G)
Up to 8 h 30 min (3G)
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