Motorola Moto G vs iPhone 5 – Specs and Price Comparison

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If you have been eyeing both the Motorola Moto G and Apple’s iPhone 5, here’s a comparison between the two smartphones to help you make a calculated decision on which to buy.

Display and Design

Motorola equipped its device with a 4.5 inches IPS LCD touch screen which can render a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The dimensions we see on this device are: 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm, while the weight is of 143 g.

Apple equipped its device with a 4 inch IPS LCD LED-backlit touch screen that has a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels. This smartphone is a lot ligher, weighing 112 g and featuring the following dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm.

Hardware and Operating System

The Motorola Moto G has a 1.2 GHz processor (the cortex A7) which is a quad core. The chipset on this handset is the Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 model from Qualcomm. It supports 1GB of RAM as well as two variants of internal storage: 8GB and 16GB. The smartphone runs on Android Jelly Bean (upgradable to KitKat).

The iPhone 5 is powered by a 1,3 GHz swift processor which is a dual core. The chipset featured on this device is the Apple A6. The smartphone comes with 1GB of RAM and multiple options of internal storage: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. This handset runs on iOS 6 (upgradable to iOS 7).


The Moto G features a rear-facing camera of 5MP (LED flash + autofocus) and a front-facing camera of 1.3MP.

The iPhone 5 has a rear-facing camera of 8MP (LED flash + autofocus) and a front-facing camera of 1.2MP.


While Motorola’s smartphone has a Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery unit, the battery we see on Apple’s iPhone 5 is a Li-Po 1440 model. Both these batteries are non-removable.


Motorola Moto G (8 GB): $179.99

iPhone 5 (16GB): $499.00


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