Features Key features of the Galaxy S III mini  vs Moto G 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S III mini
800 x 480
Moto G
1280 x 720



Galaxy S III mini
Dual core
Moto G
Quad core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III mini

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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
Lighter 120 g vs 143 g More than 15% lighter
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 11.6 mm Around 15% thinner
Front view of Motorola Moto G

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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
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 233 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 4" Around 15% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,070 mA·h vs 1,500 mA·h Around 40% more battery capacity
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 800 x 480 Around 2.5x higher resolution
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly better theoretical download speed 21 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s More than 45% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S III mini  vs Moto G 

Outdoor visibility isn't very good, just like on most other AMOLED screens.
Galaxy S III mini

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S III mini  vs
Moto G 
Size 4" 4.5"
Resolution 800 x 480 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 326 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.1.2 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


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

form factor

Galaxy S III mini  vs
Moto G 
Weight 120 g 143 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 11.6 mm
Size 63 x 121.5 x 9.9 mm 65.9 x 129.9 x 11.6 mm


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

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps


Generation 3.5G 3.5G
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 (14.4 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Capacity 1,500 mA·h 2,070 mA·h
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