PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of GALAXY Nexus vs Moto G

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Moto G
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of GALAXY Nexus vs Moto G

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Moto G
1,119

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung GALAXY Nexus

Reasons to consider the
Samsung GALAXY Nexus

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 11.6 mm Around 25% thinner
Slightly lighter 135 g vs 143 g More than 5% lighter
Slightly bigger screen 4.7" vs 4.5" Around 5% bigger screen
Front view of Motorola Moto G

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Better overall performance 1,119 vs 623 Around 80% better geekbench score
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
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
More battery capacity 2,070 mA·h vs 1,750 mA·h Around 20% more battery capacity

Reviews Word on the street

GALAXY Nexus  vs Moto G 

8.5
8.8
More than audible to the ear, its quality is pleasantly complemented by its high-toned and crisp audio output.
Moto G

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

GALAXY Nexus  vs
Moto G 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.7" 4.5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 312 ppi 326 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.4 KitKat
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No Yes
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

GALAXY Nexus  vs
Moto G 
Weight 135 g 143 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 11.6 mm
Size 67.9 x 135.5 x 8.9 mm 65.9 x 129.9 x 11.6 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB

photo & video

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

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
HSPA (21 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 1,750 mA·h 2,070 mA·h
Samsung GALAXY Nexus
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