Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G vs Lenovo A7000 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2: Specs & Features Comparison

Within a month of launching the 3G variant of Moto E (Gen 2) in India, Motorola has released the 4G LTE variant of the handset. The Moto E (Gen 2) 4G is priced at Rs. 7,999 and will be available exclusively through e-commerce retailer Flipkart.com. The Moto E (Gen 2) 4G will compete with the likes of Lenovo A7000 and Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphones which are dominating the Indian smartphone market with their impressive features at reasonable price. Read on to find out how Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G vs Lenovo A7000 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 fare against each other in terms of specifications, features and price.

Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G vs Lenovo A7000 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 (1)

Specifications and Features Comparison: Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G vs Lenovo A7000 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2

Device/Features Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G Lenovo A7000 Xiaomi Redmi 2
Price Rs. 7,999 Rs. 8,999 Rs. 6,999
Display 4.5 inch qHD, Gorilla Glass 3 5.5 inch HD IPS 4.7 inch HD IPS
Resolution 960 x 540 pixels – 245 ppi 1280 x 720 – 267 ppi 1280 x 720 pixels – 312 ppi
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MediaTek (MT6572M) Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Octa-core 1.5 GHz Quad-core 1.2 GHz
GPU Adreno 302 Mali-T760MP2 Adreno 306
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 1 GB
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 32 GB Yes – up to 32 GB Yes – up to 32 GB
Battery 2390 mAh 2900 mAh 2200 mAh
Rear Camera 5 MP, Auto Focus 8 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash 8 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash BSI sensor
Front Camera 0.3 mega pixel 5 MP 2 MP
Connectivity 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS and Micro-USB 4G LTE , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, AGPS and GLONASS
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop with VIBE UI Android 4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6
Dimensions & Weight 129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm, 145 grams 152.6 x 76.2 x 8mm, 140 grams 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm, 133 grams

Processor

The Moto E (2015) 4G and Redmi 2 both are powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz paired with Adreno 302 and Adreno 306 GPU respectively. The Lenovo A7000 packs a 1.5 GHz Octa-core MediaTek (MT6572M) processor accompanied with Mali-T760MP2 GPU.

Display

Moto E 4G features the smallest 4.5 inch qHD display with 960 x 540 pixels resolution and 245 ppi pixel density. The Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Lenovo A7000 sport 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch HD IPS displays with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.

Camera

Lenovo A7000 packs the best rear and front camera combination as compared to its rivals. It sports an 8 mega pixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a 5 mega pixel secondary camera. Xiaomi Redmi 2 features an 8 mega pixel primary camera and a 2 mega pixel front facing camera. Moto E (Gen 2) 4G on the other hand comes with improvements over previous Gen Moto E yet it lacks LED flash in its 5 mega pixel auto focus rear camera. The 0.3 mega pixel front shooter in 2nd Gen Moto E 4G also fails to impress compared to better secondary cameras of its rivals.

RAM & Storage

Moto E (Gen 2) 4G and Redmi 2 come equipped with 1 GB of RAM while Lenovo A7000 houses 2 GB of RAM. All the three handsets entail 8 GB of inbuillt storage which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.

Battery

Lenovo wins this round with massive 2900 mAh battery followed by 2390 mAh battery of Moto E 4G and 2200 mAh battery of Redmi 2.

Connectivity

All three handsets offer 4G LTE connectivity besides the usual set of connectivity options- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS/ A-GPS.

Operating System

2nd Gen Moto E 4G and Lenovo A7000 run Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with latter wrapped under VIBE UI. Redmi 2 is still stuck with Android KitKat operating system wrapped under MIUI 6.

Dimensions

Lenovo A7000 is the sleekest with 8 mm thickness and weighs 140 grams. Redmi 2 is the lightest with 133 grams weight and measures 9.4 mm in thickness. Moto E (Gen 2) 4G measures 12.3 mm in thickness and weighs 143 grams.

Price

Redmi 2 carries the lowest price tag at Rs. 6,999 followed by 2nd Gen Motorola Moto E 4G which is Rs. 1,000 costlier at Rs. 7,999 and lastly the Lenovo A7000 which retails at Rs. 8,999. All the three handsets are Flipkart exclusive.

Additional Features

Moto E 2nd Gen 4G comes with water resistant coating to protect the handset against water splashes. Lenovo A7000 is the world’s first phone to feature Dolby Atmos sound technology.

Verdict

Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G fails to impress us on many fronts. It packs smaller display, lacks rear camera flash, sports average secondary camera and average display resolution. Redmi 2 comes at a cheaper price than Moto E 4G and offers better specs. Lenovo A7000 on the other has the best spec-sheet out of the three smartphones in this comparison. It wins the battle in several departments since it packs octa-core processor, large display, impressive camera combination, large RAM, massive battery and not to forget the highlight of the phone which is Dolby Atmos sound. While Lenovo A7000 comes at a higher price, the price tag is quite is justified with the splendid package of features it offers.

Which phone among Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G vs Lenovo A7000 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 do you think is better? Let us know in the comments below!

Also Read: Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) vs Motorola Moto E: Comparison

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