Asus Zenfone C vs Xiaomi Redmi 1s vs Motorola Moto E: Specifications & Features Comparison

Asus has launched its latest budget smartphone Zenfone C in India priced at Rs. 5,999 which is available through Flipkart. It will be available at Asus stores in the country starting from 18th February 2015. Zenfone C will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 1s and Moto E in the Indian smartphone market. If you are confused among these handsets, then we are here to help you choose the best! In this post, we will take you through the comparison of Zenfone C with its rivals. Read on to find how Asus Zenfone C vs Xiaomi Redmi 1s vs Motorola Moto E compare with each other in specifications and features.

Asus Zenfone C vs Xiaomi Redmi 1s vs Motorola Moto E

Specifications and Features Comparison: Asus Zenfone C vs Xiaomi Redmi 1s vs Motorola Moto E

Device/Features Asus Zenfone C Xiaomi Redmi 1S Motorola Moto E
Price Rs. 5,999 Rs. 5,999 Rs. 5,999
Display 4.5 inch FWVGA TFT 4.7 inch IPS LCD 4.3 inch, Capacitive Touchscreen
Resolution 480 x 854 – 218 ppi 720 x 1280 – 312 ppi 540 x 960 –  256 ppi
SoC Intel Atom CloverTrail Z2520 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Quad-Core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7 Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU PowerVR SGX544MP2 Adreno 305 Adreno 302
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 4 GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 64 GB Yes – up to 32 GB Yes – up to 32 GB
Battery 2100 mAh 2000 mAh – Li-Ion 1980 mAh
Rear Camera 5 MP, Auto Focus, LED flash 8 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash 5 MP
Front Camera VGA 1.6 MP No
Dimensions & Weight 136.5 x 67 x 10.9 mm, 150 grams 137 x 69 x 9.9 mm, 158 grams 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm, 142 grams
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat with ZenUI Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with MIUI 5.0 Android 4.4.2 KitKat


Redmi 1s and Moto E are both powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets. The former is powered by 1.6 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 while the later houses a 1.2 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor. Zenfone C is backed up by Dual-core Intel Atom CloverTrail Z2520 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz . All the handsets are accompanied with 1 GB of RAM.

Operating System

Zenfone C and Moto E run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system while Redmi 1s runs on rather outdated Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. Zenfone C further features ZenUI on top and Redmi 1s comes with MIUI 5.0 on top.


Xiaomi Redmi 1s features the largest 4.7 inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 312 ppi pixel density. Asus Zenfone C sports a 4.5 inch FWVGA display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution and 218 ppi pixel density. And lastly the Moto E which features smallest 4.3 inch display among the three with 540 x 960 pixels resolution and  256 ppi pixel density.


Xiaomi Redmi 1s and Zenfone C sport 8 mega pixel and 5 mega pixel auto focus rear cameras respectively with LED flash. Moto E houses a 5 mega pixel rear camera without flash. Redmi 1s further sports a 1.6 mega pixel front facing camera, Zenfone C comes with a VGA front facing camera while Moto E lacks a secondary camera.

Battery & Storage

Zenfone C packs largest 2100 mAh battery followed by Redmi 1s which is fueled by 2000 mAh battery and lastly the Motorola Moto E which sports a 1980 mAh battery.

Zenfone C and Redmi 1s entail 8 GB of internal storage. Moto E comes with 4 GB of in-built storage. Storage capacity of Zenfone C is further expandable up to 64 GB while that of Redmi 1s and Moto E is expandable up to 32 GB via micro SD card.

Dimensions & Weight

Redmi 1s is the sleekest of all with 9.9 mm thickness. Zenfone C measures 10.9 mm while Moto E measures 12.3 mm in thickness. On weighing front, Moto E is the lightest with 142 grams weight. Zenfone C and Redmi 1s weigh 150 grams and 158 grams.


All the devices are priced the same at Rs. 5,999. Asus Zenfone C and Motorola Moto E are available to buy via e-commerce portal Flipkart. Zenfone C will be available at Asus stores in the country starting from 18th February 2015. Redmi 1s can be grabbed only by online flash sales.


All the devices are identically priced, therefore specifications of these handsets become the deciding factor. Zenfone C comes with Intel Atom processor, decent graphics, good battery and large expandable storage. Both Moto E and Redmi 1s give fierce competition to the newly launched Zenfone C with their fairly good features. Motorola Moto E comes with decent specs however it misses out on rear camera flash, secondary camera and sports smaller display and smaller internal memory. Redmi 1s on the other hand sports high end specs at affordable price. It features larger display and better camera but it can be grabbed only by online flash sales.

Also Read: Samsung Z1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Android One: Specifications & Features Compared

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