PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S5 mini vs Moto G

Performance

Processing power and speed

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Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery capacity

Reviews

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PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Motorola Moto G 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S5 mini vs Moto G

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Moto G
1,119

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

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Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 21 Mb/s Around 7.2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
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
Lighter 120 g vs 143 g More than 15% lighter
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Thinner 9.1 mm vs 11.6 mm More than 20% thinner
Faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S5 mini  vs
Moto G 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.5" 4.5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 326 ppi 326 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 1.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
HSPA (21 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
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

form factor

Galaxy S5 mini  vs
Moto G 
Weight 120 g 143 g
Thickness 9.1 mm 11.6 mm
Size 64.8 x 131.1 x 9.1 mm 65.9 x 129.9 x 11.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Android 6.0 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
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
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