Which smartphone is best suited for consumers to purchase? We pit the Motorola Moto G against the Nexus 5 to see which is better.
In terms of design and display, the Motorola Moto G has an IPS LCD display measuring 4.5 inches that renders a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It weighs 143 grams and has the following dimensions: 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm.
Meanwhile, the Nexus 5 has a larger 4.95 inches True HD IPS+ display that has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This device is larger but still thinner (dimensions: 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm) and is weighs 130 grams.
For the hardware and OS, the Motorola Moto G is equipped with a Cortex A7 processor which is a quad core working at 1.2 GHz and a Snapdragon 400 chipset from Qualcomm. It supports 1GB of RAM and has two options of internal memory: 8GB and 16GB (there is no microSD slot, so the memory is not expandable). It runs on the Android Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android KitKat).
The Nexus 5 is equipped with a Krait 400 which is also a quad core but clocked at 2.3 GHz. Its chipset is a Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 model from Qualcomm and has a 2GB of RAM along with two variants of internal storage: 16GB and 32GB (the Nexus 5 does not present itself with a microSD slot, meaning that the memory is not expandable). The Nexus 5 runs on the Android KitKat.
Interms of battery usage and camera specs, the Motorola Moto G has the advantage over battery life span as the smartphone has a Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery which is estimated to last around 24 hours of talking time.The Nexus 5 on the other hand has a Li-Po 2300 mAh battery unit that will last around 17 hours of talking time (3G).
The Motorola Moto G features a 5MP rear camera (LED flash + autofocus), while the Nexus 5 has an 8MP camera (LED flash + autofocus + optical image stablization).The front cameras of both smartphones are a 1.3MP camera.
The Motorola Moto G (16 GB) cost around $199.99, while the Nexus 5 (16 GB) cost $379.03.
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