The Xperia M was perhaps the first Android on the market to offer quite decent performance with a very affordable price and it was a real magnet for all those who wanted moderate consumption and that all the options that Android offers work decently. So, nothing special, just that what is written on paper is “respected” in reality. Some time ago, this phone got an heir. The new Sony Xperia M2 has brought some improvements in terms of hardware and software, but the question has been raised as to whether this phone is still striving to be available and popular as its predecessor. On the other hand, the Moto G has been on the market long enough, a real bestseller from Motorola, which blew all the competitors away when it appeared in November last year. The Xperia M2 has recently arrived in our country, so the question arises as to which phone deserves more attention in the classic middle class. Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G? Who is better for you and your pocket?
Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G design
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Sony is a true master of design. Like the more expensive models, the Xperia M2 has a glass rear surface. Although it is made of plastic, the phone is really beautiful. On the other hand, the Moto G also has a plastic body and is a few grams lighter than the competitor. At the same time, Motorola has a little more mm in the waist and looks kind of rounded and chubby. It may not be as pleasing to the eye as this Xperia, but it is to the hand, as the Moto G is noticeably easier to use. In addition, the Moto G offers a variety of rear covers with which you can break a somewhat conventional look.
Winner: Xperia M2.
Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G screen
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The Xperia M has grown and with the addition of the number 2 in the name now offers a rather generous 4.8-inch screen. This screen, however, has a rather poor resolution of 540 × 960 pixels and an image that has solid colors, but not the necessary sharpness, which the eye in 2014 is very much looking for. On the other hand, the Moto G has a 720p screen (720 × 1280 pixels) and this Xperia simply has nothing to look for. The Moto G does have a slightly smaller screen, but not enough to drop a victory here. The colors are quite good, with strong contrast and this is definitely the best screen you can get at this price. Maybe the M2 has similar colors, but with 229 vs. 326 pixels per inch, there’s nothing to look for.
Winner : Moto G.
Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G camera
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Compared to the previous model, Sony has upgraded the camera from 5 to 8MP with an Exmor RS sensor. This contributed to better photos in a dark environment. A good thing is the presence of HDR mode, which is also good in video mode (1080 p). There are also some new mods downloaded from the Xperia Z1. There is also a front VGA camera.
Motorola stayed here at 5MP. There, perhaps (with a lack of memory), it showed that it still belongs to the group of very affordable phones. Given its price, the photos are decent, but nothing more than that. The Moto G also offers a more powerful, 1.3MP “heavy” camera and 720p video. Still, the photos from this Motorola are not bad at all. They even look unexpectedly clean, so just because of the 8MP sensor we give an advantage to the competitor.
Winner: Xperia M2
Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G performance
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The Xperia M2 runs on Jelly Bean Android, with a lightweight and recognizable Sony user interface. This also means some pre-installed applications, such as Walkman, Track ID, Sony Connect, Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited. The Xperia M2 has more power than its predecessor, so it has a quad-core processor at 1.2GHz, combined with 1GB of RAM. There is a 2,300mAh battery, with power saving mode.
The Moto G also runs on the Jelly Bean version of the Android OS, but has been enabled to upgrade to 4.4.2 KitKat, which is fresher, faster, and easier to use. There are also very useful applications Motorola Assists, as your personal assistant, and Motorola Migrate for transferring data from another phone. The Moto G also uses an almost identical processor, with a 2,070mAh battery, but without the power saving mode it looks a bit more lively than a competitor. The Xperia M2 also consumes less power due to the weaker screen. However, in practice the battery life is there somewhere.
Winner: Moto G has an advantage due to better software, and Xperia M2 due to expandable memory, because Moto G in the version with one SIM card offers 8GB without the possibility of expansion. You decide for yourself what is more important, and based on that, give a verdict for this part of the comparison.
Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G Conclusion
In the phone sector under 200 euros, Moto G is the boss. In contrast, the Xperia M2 has a slightly higher price (which is understandable because it is a newer model), which, in principle, matches this Motorola, which has been sold in large numbers so far. On the side of Sony’s model are better design and camera and LTE (and if you need a 4G phone at all, read HERE ). The Moto G leads when it comes to screen and price. If this is a problem for you, you can wait a bit with the purchase, because it is realistic to expect the Xperia M2 to become cheaper. On the other hand, the price-quality ratio that the Moto G offers is hard to find elsewhere.