Moto X vs Moto G 4G LTE vs Moto E | Economic Comparison & Review | Price in India
Motorola has been rolling on the wheels of success since the launch of the Moto G – the budget smartphone from Motorola that took the mid-level smartphone segment by storm. The Moto X followed the footsteps and created record-breaking first day sale records. The recently launched Moto E joined the army and is selling like hot cakes! This article will compare the Moto trio – Moto X, Moto G, Moto E , a quick review with specifications for each phone with their price in India. This article is not just about the bigger or better specs, obviously the Moto X is the show-stopper there 😛 . Consider this a more of a value for money review 😉Also Read : Moto X’s price slashed! Available at Rs 19999 for a limited time offer
Moto X vs Moto G 4G LTE vs Moto E | Display and Screen
Moto X comes with a 4.7 inch AMOLED screen, with a 720×1280 resolution giving it a pixel density of 312 ppi (pixels per inch). The Moto G has the same resolution on a 4.5 inch IPS screen. The pixel density of Moto G is 326 ppi which is more than the Moto X. But does that mean Moto G has a better display? ah. NO 😛 The AMOLED screen of Moto X more than compensated for the pixel density of the IPS screen of Moto G 😛
But the star contender here according to a budget buyer is the Moto E. The Moto E comes with a 4.3 inch screen with a 540×960 resolution. This gives a pixel density of 256 ppi. The display is more than ‘just okay’ or ‘doable’. Wait there’s more, just like the big brothers, the Moto E is equipped with a corning gorilla glass 3 protection! Something that’s unheard of in the under 10K price segment
Winner! – Moto E
Moto X vs Moto G 4G LTE vs Moto E | Memory
MotoX is available as a single 16GB variant in India. There’s no external card slot. It’s a minor disappointment that can be ignored for the 2GB RAM that it has to offer.
MotoG comes with a 8/16 GB internal memory with no expandable memory. A 1 GB RAM is pretty standard in its price segment.
MotoE is not left much behind; it has an impressive 4GB internal storage, part of which is mounted as an external storage. The phone also supports a 32 GB micro SD card. The SD card support is what makes Moto E the winner here.
Winner – Moto E
Moto X vs Moto G 4G LTE vs Moto E | Processor
Moto X has a 1.7 Ghz Dual Core processor with Adreno 320 GPU – but with 8 logical cores, the Moto X runs super smoothly. A clear winner here.
Moto G has a Quad-Core 1.2 Ghz processor with Adreno 305 GPU.
Moto E stands second with a Dual Core 1.2 Ghz processor with Adreno 200 GPU
Winner – Moto X
Moto X vs Moto G 4G LTE vs Moto E | Camera
The less we talk about the camera of the Moto series the better 😛 This is one area that Motorola should look into for future devices.
Moto X has a decent 10MP primary camera with HDR , LED Flash– not great as the Nexus 5 but quite good. The 2MP front camera is however great. I dont know how Motorola does it :P. Moto X can record videos at full HD. Not much of a competition here, Moto X is the winner here.
Moto G has a ‘just okay’ 5MP camera with autofocus and HDR, LED flash. Its not just the 5MP resolution, there are better 5MP camera’s in under 10K segment today. It has a 1.3MP secondary camera. Moto G supports video recording at 720p.
If Moto E’s camera had to be described in one word – disaster! A 5Mp camera with HDR but NO AUTOFOCUS!! NO FLASH!! And no secondary camera! So forget about selfies and indoor photography. Moto E was better without this camera if it meant slashing another one or two thousand rupees from the price
Winner – Moto X (due to no competition)
Moto X vs Moto G 4G LTE vs Moto E | Battery
All the three phones are designed to last a full day of nominal usage at a full charge. The battery backup is quite good of each device.
Moto X – 2200 Mah
Moto G -2070 Mah
Moto E – 1980 Mah
Winner – Its a three-way tie!
Moto X vs Moto G 4G LTE vs Moto E | What does the trio have in common?
All three devices are the best out of those available in their price segment. All of them feature the android 4.4.2 KitKat and are promised to get updated soon. All of them run super smoothly and provide a good user experience. Yes, even the Moto E. Google Now service with voice recognition is great and accurate. The updated google maps and navigation software is quite impressive. All three devices come with ‘Moto Migrate’ – a useful app for transferring personal data from previous phones to the new phone.
The build quality and design of the phones is brilliant. All three devices feel premium when held in hand, specially the MotoX which is available in different colours and has attractive back covers.
Moto X vs Moto G 4G LTE vs Moto E | Other Features
Moto X can be waken up from sleep by just saying “OK Google Now”, taking voice recognition to a whole new level! Common everyday tasks, like setting reminders, setting, silencing or even snoozing alarms can now be done without even touching the phone even is it is sleeping!
Moto X features a nano sim slot.
Moto G and Moto E have micro Sim slots with Moto E being dual sim
Moto X vs Moto G 4G LTE vs Moto E | Which one to buy?
Well, it depends on your budget. If you have the money, go for the MotoX , it won’t disappoint you at all. Otherwise if you are on a tight budget and looking for a great smartphone and can compromise on the camera, Moto E is your best choice.
Moto G is for those customers that really want a ‘doable’ camera 😛
So what do you think? We certainly didn’t cover it all but did we cover enough for you to decide the best Motorola phone for your budget? Tell us in the comments section below.