Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto G – Specs and Price Comparison

If you are considering buying the Motorola Moto G or the Nexus 5, you can further read for a comparison between the two devices to help you figure out which smartphone is the better choice for you.

Display and Design

Motorola equipped its device with an IPS LCD display measuring 4.5 inches that renders a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The smartphone weighs 143 g and it presents itself with the following dimensions: 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm.

The Nexus 5 has a larger 4.95 inches True HD IPS+ display that can render a superior 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 also the lightest between the two (weight: 130 g).

Hardware and Operating System

The Moto G has 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). The operating system for this handset is the Android Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android KitKat).

The processor that powers the Nexus 5 is a Krait 400 which is also a quad core but clocked at 2.3 GHz. The chipset for this device is a Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 model from Qualcomm. This handset has 2GB of RAM and 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 Google device runs on Android KitKat.


The Motorola Moto G features a 5MP rear camera (LED flash + autofocus), while the Nexus 5 features an 8MP camera (LED flash + autofocus + optical image stablization).

The front camera for both devices is a 1.3MP camera.


The winner in this category is obvious, so if you’re looking for a smartphone that has a long lasting battery life, you should opt for the Motorola Moto G. This device has a Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery which is estimated to last around 24 hours of talking time.

The Nexus 5 has a Li-Po 2300 mAh battery unit that will last around 17 hours of talking time (3G).


You will find the Motorola Moto G (16 GB) at the price of $199.99, while the Nexus 5 (16 GB) will probably be priced around $379.03.


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