Features Key features of the Moto G  vs ZenFone 5 

screen size

Moto G

screen resolution

Moto G
1280 x 720
ZenFone 5
1280 x 720


Moto G
1 GB
ZenFone 5
2 GB


Moto G
Quad core
ZenFone 5
Dual core

camera resolution

Moto G
5 MP
ZenFone 5
8 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Sharper screen 326 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
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Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly faster processor 2 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 65% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.5" More than 10% bigger screen
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 21 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Thinner 10.3 mm vs 11.6 mm More than 10% thinner

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Moto G  vs
ZenFone 5 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.5" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 326 ppi 293 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 16 GB 8 GB

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Resolution 5 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown


Generation 3.5G 4G
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
HSPA (21 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Capacity 2,070 mA·h 2,110 mA·h

form factor

Moto G  vs
ZenFone 5 
Weight 143 g 145 g
Thickness 11.6 mm 10.3 mm
Size 65.9 x 129.9 x 11.6 mm 72.8 x 148.2 x 10.3 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 4.4 KitKat Android 5.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support Yes No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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