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Motorola Moto G 5G (128GB) vs Google Pixel 3a (G020E)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G 5G vs Google Pixel 3a phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 3a XMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)20Points
Motorola Moto G 5G (128GB)
6.7"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
5.6"
OLED

1080x2220

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto G 5G (128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Moto G 5G (128GB)20 Advantages Motorola Moto G 5G (128GB)vsPixel 3a (G020E)9 Advantages Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core19%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (111GB available)122%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (50GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1080x2340 pixels5%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2220 pixels
+6.7"20%
Larger screen
vs5.6"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh67%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+20W11%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs18W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
212 grams (7.42 ounces)vs+147 grams (5.15 ounces)44%
Lighter
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)21%
Thinner
LTPS IPS LCDvs+OLEDAdvantage
OLED display is brighter and more vivid
385 PPIvs+441 PPI15%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Android 10vs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Dragontrail GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

28 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Plastic body, glass front
60Hz
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
+21 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
ModelMoto G 5G (128GB)Pixel 3a (G020E)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G 5G XT2113-3 (6GB RAM)Google Pixel 3a G020E (Verizon Wireless)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandMotorolaGoogle
Release dateNovember, 2020May, 2019
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)76.1 x 166.1 millimeters (3 x 6.54 in)70.1 x 151.3 millimeters (2.76 x 5.96 in)
Weight212 grams (7.42 ounces)147 grams (5.15 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 11
HardwareMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 570
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 570
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 619Qualcomm Adreno 615
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplayMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDOLED
Screen size6.7" inches5.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~75% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (20:9)1080x2220 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)385 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedDragontrail Glass
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps600/75 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat11 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43)
VoLTE
LTE Cat11/5 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2118º1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.4AF
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Frosted Silver, Volcanic Gray
- My UX
- TurboPower charger
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish
- Always-on display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Google Pixel 3a (G020E)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.18W/kg (head) | 1.17W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.69W/kg (head) | 1.13W/kg (body)
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