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In the past few weeks big things happened in the mid-range smartphone industry. The OnePlus 2 came out as well as the 3rd Gen of Moto G devices and last but not least the Xperia M4 Aqua gizmo. It can be a though call choosing between these devices, especially with their newest additions.


To try and shed some light, we have put side by side the 3rd Gen Moto G with the Sony Xperia M5. So, keep on scrolling down to find out which is a better purchase.

Measurements & Design

The measurements for the Sony Xperia M5 device are the following ones: 145x72x7.6mm and it tips the scale at 142.6g, whereas the brand new Moto G’s measurements are: 142.1×72.4mm, plus a fancy curve (6.1 and 11.6mm) and weights 155g. So eventhough the Moto G is not as tall as the Xperia M5 device is, the former device is wider and thicker. And even if it weights more, it’s still pretty lightweight in your hand.

If you’re curious to know about their design, you should know that the M5 one mirrors the Z editions and sports a very flat look. You can spot the power buttons on the side and you can find it in gold, white and black. The third-gen Moto G device sports a curvy back and you can see the major enhancements in terms of design. You can experience a wide array of customization elements since this is available via Moto Maker, so make sure you choose the best shades and back panels for your Moto device.

Another important aspect here is the fact that Xperia M5 is IP65 and IP68 which makes the device waterproof, whereas the Moto G being only IPX7 makes the latter only water resistant (this means a few water drops).

The display & camera

The Xperia M5 has a 5 inch display, which resembles that of the third-gen Moto G device. However, the thing that sets them apart is the fact that the M5 has a Full HD display while the latter device has only 1280×720. All indicates the fact that Xperia M5 sports a salient image.

As for the camera, Xperia M5 delivers a 21.5 MP back one and a 13MP front camera. The third-gen Moto G on the other hand sports 13 MP back camera and a 5 MP front one. With the Xperia M5, users benefit form 4K video( back camera) as well as Hybrid AF. With the Moto G, users can play around with the 4x digital zoom, auto focus and other neat tricks regarding the camera launch.

Storage & Battery

Under the hood, the M5 device houses a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek processor and 3GB of RAM. The Moto G has on the other hand has the 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with the following RAM options: 1GB or 2GB.

You can choose between 8GB or 16GB internal memory concerning the Moto G whereas the Xperia M5 can only be found in the 16GB variant. And eventhough, both of the devices come with the microSD support included, the Xperia M5 can resist up to 200GB while the Moto G reaches its limits at 32GB.

As far as the battery, the Xperia M5 has a 2600mAh battery whilst the Moto G has a measly 2470mAh. However, the life span is pretty decent for both devices. Another thing the devices have in common is the fact that they function on Android Lollipop.


Final Thoughts

The Sony Xperia M5 may just win you over due to its sleek look, top-notch processor, the enhanced storage capacity and of course the stellar camera. The only downside here is the price, which is still a blur. The Moto G on the other hand is priced at
£179 (via Moto Maker) and the tons of hues and shades it comes in, will definitely catch your eye.