PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S III 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, mobiletechreview.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S III vs Moto G

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Moto G
1,119

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S III

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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
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Quite a bit thinner 8.6 mm vs 11.6 mm More than 25% thinner
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Bigger screen 4.8" vs 4.5" More than 5% bigger screen
Lighter 133 g vs 143 g More than 5% lighter
Front view of Motorola Moto G

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Better overall performance 1,119 vs 455 Around 2.5x 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

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S III  vs Moto G 

9.3
8.8
With its giant high-resolution AMOLED screen, enjoying whatever multimedia on the phone is an awesome experience.
Galaxy S III

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S III  vs
Moto G 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.8" 4.5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 305 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 v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Galaxy S III  vs
Moto G 
Weight 133 g 143 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 11.6 mm
Size 70.6 x 136.6 x 8.6 mm 65.9 x 129.9 x 11.6 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
HSPA (21 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 2,100 mA·h 2,070 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S III
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