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Moto G beats Nexus 4 - How is that even possible?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by BinaryJuice, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. BinaryJuice

    BinaryJuice Newbie
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    In the Antutu benchmark the Moto G usually gets around 17k while the Nexus 4 often gets around 16k, in most other benchmark applications it's the same story, in tests seen on Youtube the Motorola G loads web pages and applications a split second faster than the Nexus 4.

    How does that even work?

    The Nexus 4 has a quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM, whereas the Moto G has a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM, the only difference is the Moto G is using a Snapdragon 400 chipset, but would that affect the performance that much?

    I mean, I know the Moto G is extremely popular since it's one of the best value budget devices, but it's a
     



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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    While it's an interesting comparison, benchmarks are notoriously unreliable in determining real use performance.

    If the benchmark was optimized to take advantage of the 400 chipset, then yes it would.

    The radios, camera and build are better on the N4 which can command a higher price tag.

    Now, the Moto G in the US is $199.00 on amazon, which was the price of the N4 from Google before it was discontinued. Seems like they for the most part are very comparable devices.
     
  3. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

     
  4. BinaryJuice

    BinaryJuice Newbie
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    But it's not just about benchmarks, it translates into real world usage as applications load slightly faster on the Moto G compared to the Nexus 4.
     
  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Haven't seen a G, but is it using ART or Dalvik. Using ART with the N4 and 4.4.2 is incredibly snappy.
     
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  7. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    As suggested already maybe the Moto G was using Art, people usually aren't very honest when it comes to benchmarking and comparisons.

    Or maybe the Moto G has faster internal storage, there are number of things which might account for that but Nexus 4 should be noticeably faster in any games or resource heavy apps once they've loaded.
     
  8. BinaryJuice

    BinaryJuice Newbie
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    I wouldn't know.
     
  9. BinaryJuice

    BinaryJuice Newbie
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    Maybe, but it was still quite a Shocky to see the Moto G perform so well. See what I did there?
     
  10. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    My Moto G hasn't seen the rollout of 4.4.2 yet, so don't know about ART. For those who have upgraded, I don't think it's an option.
    Have to say though, this is one hell of a device for the price. Have never used a Nexus 4 but there are many comparison reviews out there of the two.
    I'm using it as a media player but so far would never hesitate to recommend it to anyone, benchmarks be damned! :)
     
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