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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a better overall camera system, the Apple iPhone 13 mini has higher quality cameras for both photos and videos, but it will cost you more. The Motorola Moto G (2023) boasts longer battery life and a larger screen, which might be better for media consumption and battery-intensive tasks, but it offers a more basic camera experience at a lower price. The iPhone 13 mini offers a more compact form factor with a smaller, higher quality OLED screen, while the Moto G has a larger, lower resolution LCD display. Keep in mind that the iPhone runs on iOS and the Moto G on Android, which can affect your choice if you prefer one ecosystem over the other. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.7
iPhone 13 mini
Motorola Moto G (2023)
4.5
The Apple iPhone 13 mini has good overall camera quality, while the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.5
iPhone 13 mini
Motorola Moto G (2023)
4.5
The Apple iPhone 13 mini takes good photos, while the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

8.0
iPhone 13 mini
Motorola Moto G (2023)
4.3
The Apple iPhone 13 mini takes very good videos, while the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) takes poor videos.

Battery

5.6 Hours
iPhone 13 mini
Motorola Moto G (2023)
8.9 Hours
The Apple iPhone 13 mini has 5.6 hours of battery life. The Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) has 8.9 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 13 mini has a screen size of 5.4 inches and the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) is 6.5 inches.

Cost

$600
iPhone 13 mini
Motorola Moto G (2023)
$170
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The Apple iPhone 13 mini has a price of $600 and the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) costs $170.
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How the Apple iPhone 13 mini and the Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 13 miniMotorola Motorola Moto G (2023)
Apple iPhone 13 miniMotorola Motorola Moto G (2023)

GENERAL

Price
$600
$170
Brand
AppleMotorola
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 24, 2021May 25, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.4"6.5"
Resolution
2340 x 10801600 x 720
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
476270
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
A15SD480+
Internal Storage
128 gb128 gb
RAM
4 gb4 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.7/104.5/10
Photos Score
7.5/104.5/10
Videos Score
8.1/104.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Macro
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS48 megapixels

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.6 hours8.9 hours
Battery Capacity
2438 mah5000 mah
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
12 w0 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.18" x 2.53"6.46" x 2.95"
Weight
4.97 oz6.67 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.1
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
65
NFC
YesNo
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6)2, 5, 7, 12, 14, 25, 26, 29, 30, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Pink, Midnight, Starlight, Green, RedInk Blue
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoYes

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraApple iPhone 13 mini
Better BatteryMotorola Motorola Moto G (2023)
Better ScreenApple iPhone 13 mini
Better performanceApple iPhone 13 mini

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Apple iPhone 13 mini

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Tom's Guide

Jordan Palmer | May 2022
"It’s the best small phone you can possibly buy, outpacing anything Android can offer. With the A15 Bionic system-on-chip, which includes a quad-core GPU, the iPhone 13 mini is a very powerful little phone. Fans of smaller handsets will love this phone, as it fits in many a pocket."

Motorola Motorola Moto G (2023)

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Android Authority

Ryan Haines | September 2023
"If you're after Motorola's simplest, most affordable 5G experience, you'll find it in the Moto G 5G (2023). It covers the basics nicely and holds onto creature comforts like a headphone jack and expandable storage, though Motorola's update promise is still lacking and there's still no NFC for contactless payments. An upgraded 120Hz refresh rate, decent primary camera, and battery-sipping processor help to make the Moto G 5G (2023)'s price cut even more valuable."

About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Motorola

Motorola, a well-known name in the smartphone world, has a long-standing legacy in the industry, with a history dating back to the early days of mobile phones. The brand is mostly known for striking a balance between affordability and functionality, as well as providing a clean and straightforward interface with their software skin on top of Android. While they have traditionally been prominent in the budget and midrange categories, Motorola has also occasionally ventured into the high-end category for smartphones.

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