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Motorola Moto G (2nd gen)

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Motorola Moto G (2nd gen)

Motorola Moto G (3rd gen)

Network
Technology GSM / HSPA GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  CDMA 800 / 1900 - XT1548
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - Global model HSDPA 900 / 2100 - XT1541
  HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - USA model HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - XT1540
  HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 - XT1548
4G Network 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 - XT1541
  2, 4, 5, 7, 17 - XT1540
  2, 4, 5, 12, 17, 25, 26, 41 - XT1548
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2014, September. Released 2014, September 2015, July. Released 2015, July
Status Discontinued Discontinued
Body
Dimensions 141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm (5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 in) 142.1 x 72.4 x 11.6 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.46 in)
Weight 149 g (5.26 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Micro-SIM Micro-SIM
  IPX7 water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
Display
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Size 5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~68.9% screen-to-body ratio) 5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~67.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~294 ppi density) 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~294 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Platform
OS Android 4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow) Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 (28 nm) Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 (28 nm)
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 306
Memory
Card slot microSDHC (dedicated slot) microSDHC (dedicated slot)
Internal 8GB 1GB RAM 8GB 1GB RAM, 16GB 2GB RAM
 eMMC 4.5 eMMC 4.5
Main Camera
Modules 8 MP, f/2.0, AF 13 MP, f/2.0, AF
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama
Video 720p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR 1080p@30fps, HDR
Selfie Camera
Modules 2 MP, f/2.2 5 MP, f/2.2
Features Auto-HDR
Video
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE, aptX 4.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Positioning GPS, GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC No No
Infrared port No No
Radio FM radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Features
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, proximity
 Digital TV (DS DTV 16GB model only)
Battery
Type Li-Ion 2070 mAh, non-removable Li-Ion 2470 mAh, non-removable
Stand-by
Talk time
Misc
Colors White, Black Black, White
SAR 1.06 W/kg (head)     1.13 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.68 W/kg (head)     0.60 W/kg (body)    
Models XT1068, XT1063, XT1064, XT1069, XT1077 XT1541, XT1540, XT1548, Moto G3
Price About 160 EUR About 170 EUR
Tests
Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 497
Basemark X: 3142
Basemark X: 1866
Display Contrast ratio: 1009:1 (nominal), 2.026 (sunlight)
Camera Compare PHOTO / Compare VIDEO
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 75dB Voice 75dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 75dB
Audio quality Noise -91.6dB / Crosstalk -91.7dB Noise -91.5dB / Crosstalk -92.6dB
Battery life Endurance rating 50h Endurance rating 76h

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