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The smartphones market is extremely competitive today and manufacturers try to increase their market share through various unique selling point. Motorola has always focused on a low price range whilst not compromising on quality either, yet their devices have still got a long way to go until being recognized as high-end products. On the other hand, Samsung has always been at the top with innovative, quality smartphones that are also affordable.

Here is a comparison between two of their flagship devices. We are looking at Motorola Moto G which was released at the end of 2013 and Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini which was released towards the end of 2012. The two devices are within the same price range and even share some common specs too, but which one would you be better off purchasing?

Display & Design

Motorola Moto G comes with a wider 4.5-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display that renders a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, as opposed to the Galaxy S3 Mini which disappoints with a small 4 inch display that renders a 480×800 pixels resolution.

As for weight and dimensions, Moto G is both bulkier and heavier as it weighs 143 grams and 0.46 inches in thickness. Galaxy S3 Mini is easier to just slip in a pocket as it only measures 0.39 inches in thickness and weighs 120 grams.


Motorola Moto G features a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHZ, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset and 1GB of RAM. You can find it in both 8GB and 16GB ROM variants but bear in mind it does not sport a microSD slot so internal memory cannot be expanded. As for operating system, Moto G runs on Android Jelly Bean (upgradeable to the KitKat version).

Galaxy S3 Mini is powered by a dual-core processor that is clocked at 1GHz and it features a STE U8420 chipset and 1GB of RAM. Just like Moto G, it is available for purchase in both 8GB and 16GB ROM options but it also sports a microSD slot so internal memory can be expanded by up to 32GB.


The two devices are identical in terms of primary cameras as they both sport 5MP shooters with LED flash and autofocus. However, the secondary cameras at the front make the whole difference as Mioto G sports a 1.3MP shooter whilst Galaxy S3 Mini only comes with a 0.3MP VGA camera.


Moto G comes equipped with a decent non-removable Li-ion 2070 mAh battery that allows for up to 24 hours of talk-time. Galaxy S3 Mini loses the battle again as it sports a 1500 mAh battery unit that allows for 14 hours of talk-time.