Moto G vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini vs Google Nexus 5: Which should you choose?

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The Motorola Moto G, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the Google Nexus 5 are all vying for your choice as the best mid-range smartphone out there. These phones give you just the right specs to handle everything you need and at the same time look good at all angles. For people who can?t seem to justify putting down more than $300 for a smartphone, these three are the best choices.

But which one is the best for you? Depending on your preferences and usage, you may be able to choose one if you look at the following specs:

  • Display

Among the three phones, the Nexus 5 comes out on top with a 4.95 inch display that has 445ppi and full HD resolution. But you shouldn?t discount the value that the Moto G gives; it also has an HD display (albeit smaller at 4.5 inches) with 329ppi. Don?t bother boasting about the S4 Mini?s screen as the screen resolution is almost poor.

  • Processing power

Again, the Google Nexus 5 is the winner, but that?s mostly because you pay much more for it than the two other phones, so Google can pack it with 2.26GHz quadcore power. But the Moto G delivers great value for a phone that?s almost $200 cheaper than the Nexus with 1.2GHz quadcore processing power.

  • Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini beats them in battery life since the device can last all day with most of the bells and whistles activated. The Nexus 5 struggles to get through the lunch hour despite the relatively large 2600mAH battery. The Moto G, on the other hand, is safe to use for a whole day with conservative use of apps and services.

  • Camera

Selfie-lovers and OOTD addicts should know that the Galaxy S4 Mini barely makes it past the Nexus 5 in terms of camera, even if the two phones both have 8-megapixel cameras. Samsung has always made superb sensors for their phones and the S4 Mini delivers an awesome camera experience for its price. Google assures buyers that the camera gets better with updates. Don?t bother with the Moto G if this is your handset clincher; its camera is grainy and is a measly 5-megapixel.

  • Storage

The unibody on the Moto G and Nexus 5 makes the two phones look more sleek and stylish than the S4 Mini but it also means they?re confined to internal storage of up to 32 gigabytes. The S4 Mini on the other hand, lets you expand the storage with SD card support.

If you?re looking for something that?s beautiful and packs a punch in terms of handling apps and games, go for the Nexus 5. Camwhores, selfie-lovers and OOTD addicts should pick up the S4 Mini. But if you want value for money with good specs and a sleek look, the Moto G is the one for you.

photo from: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SPH-L520ZKPSPR

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