Moto G Vs Nexus 5: How The New Google Offerings Stack Up Against Each Other?


Today, Google-owned Motorola will be launching its Moto G handset in several countries across the globe including India. A week ago, Google launched the Nexus 5 handset in collaboration with LG. The first Android Kitkat handset is also expected to hit the Indian shelves very soon, in fact it is selling already up on pre-order and available for purchase in the grey market at a price of around Rs 30,000.


Moto G and Google Nexus 5, both the handsets looks suave and spunky. But how are they different? Read on to understand just that in the specs comparison below.


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 Moto G Vs Nexus 5: Google's New Offerings Compared

Display And Form

The Nexus 5 comes with a 5-inch screen 1080p display, while the Moto G packs a 4.5-inch 720p display. Even though the Moto G does not offer a screen as rich as the Nexus 5, it still promises to offer a much richer viewing experience than most mid-range handsets in the market.

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The upcoming handset uses a powerful quad-core Snapdragon chip with a 1.2GHz processor, which should offer enough and more firepower to get most things done with most apps and games. Even though the specs don't seem very powerful, they have what it takes to deliver wonders on a daily basis.

Moving to the Nexus 5, it uses a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 that houses a Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor and an Adreno 30 GPU. This is coupled with 2GB of RAM, leaving you with one power house of a phone.

But it is worth noting that since the Nexus 5 houses such powerful hardware, it will also offer lesser battery life when compared to the Moto G, which uses much more economical hardware.



The Nexus 5 is the first phone to feature Android 4.4 KitKat. But the Moto G will only come pre-loaded with the latest Jelly Bean OS. Even though it will be eligible for an upgrade pretty soon, it will not come loaded out of the box with the latest OS.

Storage Capacity

THe Moto G will offer 8GB of inbuilt storage. There is no word on whether it will offer expandable storage. The Nexus 5 comes in 16GB and 32 GB variants with no options for storage expansion on the phone.


The Nexus 5 offers LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600. Apart from that, there's Wi-Fi, A-GPS support and GLONASS. There isn't too much information on connectivity options for the Moto G as yet.


While the Moto G is being looked upon as a budget device in markets like the US and UK, in India, its pricing will be that of a mid-range phone. Expect it to retail at about Rs.16,000. However, fans in the US will be ore fortunate, as GBM says that "Google is envisioning to distribute the device free of charge to consumers, initially for those based in the United States".

The Nexus 5 will retail in India at a price of about Rs.28,000, according to the Google Play Store.

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