PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia M vs Moto G

Performance

Processing power and speed

Xperia M
5.7
Moto G
6.3
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

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

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Xperia M
6.5
Moto G
6.7
Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Xperia M
7.0
Moto G
9.0
Reviews from gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com and phonearena.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia M vs Moto G

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xperia M
601
Moto G
1,119

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia M

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia M

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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 115 g vs 143 g Around 20% lighter
Thinner 9.3 mm vs 11.6 mm Around 20% thinner
Front view of Motorola Moto G

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Motorola Moto G

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Better overall performance 1,119 vs 601 More than 85% better geekbench score
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 244 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 4" Around 15% bigger screen
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 854 x 480 Around 2.2x higher resolution
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Store more stuff 16 GB vs 4 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More battery capacity 2,070 mA·h vs 1,750 mA·h Around 20% more battery capacity

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia M  vs Moto G 

7.3
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

Xperia M  vs
Moto G 
Size 4" 4.5"
Resolution 854 x 480 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 244 ppi 326 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 4 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

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)
HSPA (unspecified)
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

form factor

Xperia M  vs
Moto G 
Weight 115 g 143 g
Thickness 9.3 mm 11.6 mm
Size 62 x 124 x 9.3 mm 65.9 x 129.9 x 11.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes 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
Sony Xperia M
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