PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia SP vs Moto G


Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Sony Xperia SP 

PhoneRocket recommends the Sony Xperia SP  based on its performance and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia SP vs Moto G

geekbench Processor and memory performance

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia SP

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Better overall performance 2,105 vs 1,119 Around 90% better geekbench score
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
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 21 Mb/s More than 4.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Thinner 10 mm vs 11.6 mm Around 15% thinner
More battery capacity 2,370 mA·h vs 2,070 mA·h Around 15% more battery capacity
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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
Lighter 143 g vs 155 g Around 10% lighter
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia SP  vs Moto G 

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

Images are super-sharp, detail is great and viewing angles are very good.
Moto G


8.2 Out of 10
9.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia SP  vs
Moto G 
Size 4.6" 4.5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 319 ppi 326 ppi


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
HSPA (21 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Capacity 2,370 mA·h 2,070 mA·h

form factor

Xperia SP  vs
Moto G 
Weight 155 g 143 g
Thickness 10 mm 11.6 mm
Size 67.1 x 130.6 x 10 mm 65.9 x 129.9 x 11.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


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


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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I have both phones and there is no comparison. I have used a Xperia Z a lot too, and baring screen size and the camera, I'd go with the Moto G is just as good as the Z, let alone the SP. The SP is dire since the 4.3 update (even the fixed version, after hte total abomination of Sony's first attempt which left the handset almost unusuably slow/laggy). If it's as slow as it is now with 4.3 then by the time it gets 4.4 (which the G comes with as standard) then I dred to think how bad it will be. The camera on the Moto G is not that great, but then it's just a mobile phone camera, I never get why people go on about phone cameras that much, they are never going to be that amazing.
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