• Sony Xperia S vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Motorola Moto G (Gen 2)

Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia S vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Motorola Moto G (Gen 2)

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Samsung Motorola
Announced January 2012 May 2012 September 2014
Status Available - Q1 2012 Available - May 2012 Available - September 2014
Colors Silver, Black Blue, White White, Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm
(5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 in)
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm
(5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 in)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz) 133 g (4.69 oz) 149 g (5.26 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA version
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT26i
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - LT26a
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - USA version
4G Network - LTE (regional) -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, 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, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400
GPU Adreno 220 Mali-400MP Adreno 305
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB 16/32/64 GB storage 8/16 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.3 inches 4.8 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (342 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 62.05% 65.84% 68.76%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 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, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer Yes, 1080p@30fps 720p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 86 kbps Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes
Edge Up to 237 kbps Class 12 Yes
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR 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, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS, USB On-the-go support Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go 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 HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 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 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-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1750 mAh 2100 mAh 2070 mAh
Stand by Up to 450 h (2G)
Up to 420 h (3G)
Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) -
Talk Time Up to 7 h 30 min (2G)
Up to 8 h 30 min (3G)
Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) -