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Moto G (2015) vs. Moto G (2014) specs shootout

The Moto G is back, and this time it brought Moto Maker along with it.

The Moto G may not be a flagship phone, but there is a clear demand for the budget device as the second generation model became the best selling phone from Motorola ever. Considering how popular the Motorola Razr was back in the day, that’s saying a lot.

Pretty much every aspect of the phone got an upgrade this year aside from the screen size. Motorola added a bigger battery, more RAM options, Moto Maker support and more.

You can check out all the specs below, but it looks like Motorola really went all out for this year’s Moto G, making it an even better bargain.

Moto G (2014) Gallery

Moto G (2015) Gallery

Motorola - Moto G (3rd Generation) Motorola - Moto G (2nd Generation)
Display Size 5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixel display (294 ppi) 5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixel display (294 ppi)
Resolution X 720 720
Resolution Y 1280 1280
Display Type HD IPS
Operating System Android 5.1.1 (at launch) Android 4.4.4 (at launch)
Processor 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
RAM 1GB on 8GB ver./2GB on 16GB ver. 1GB
Storage
  • 8GB
  • 16GB
  • 8GB
  • 16GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 32GB
  • Micro SD up to 32GB
Main Camera (Back) 13MP 8MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 2MP
Networks
  • GSM (XT1540) GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • GSM (XT1540) LTE: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17
  • GSM (XT1540) UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 1700/AWS, 1900, 2100
  • U.S. (XT1548) CDMA: 800, 850, 1900
  • U.S. (XT1548) GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • U.S. (XT1548) LTE: 2, 4, 5, 12, 17, 25, 26
  • U.S. (XT1548) TD-LTE (41 TD2500)
  • U.S. (XT1548) UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 1700, 1900
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 1700 (AWS), 1900
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 LE Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2470mAh 2070mAh
NFC No No
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
GPS
  • AGPS
  • BeiDou
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 142.1 mm (5.59 inches) 141.5 mm (5.57 inches)
Width 72.4 mm (2.85 inches) 70.7 mm (2.78 inches)
Depth 11.6 mm (0.46 inches) 11 mm (0.43 inches)
Weight 5.47 oz (155 g) 149 g (5.26 oz)
Colors Black, White base colors with shells (Black, Navy, Cabernet, Golden Yellow, Lime, Cherry, Blue, Turqouise, Raspberry, Chalk) Black, White
Supported Audio Formats AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, FLAC, MIDI, QCELP, EVRC, OGG/Vorbis AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, FLAC, MIDI, QCELP, EVRC, OGG/Vorbis
Supported Video Formats MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP8 MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP8
In The Box
  • Wall Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
N/A

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...


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