Xiaomi has launched its new smartphone Redmi 2 in India, today at an event in New Delhi. The handset will go on sale starting 24th March 2015 via Flipkart however registrations will begin from 12th March. Redmi 2 is competitively priced at Rs. 6,999. In the Indian market, already flooded with a number of low cost smartphones, it will compete with the likes of Lenovo A6000 and Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) which fall in the same price segment. If you are confused about which phone is better, go through this post to decide which one is best for you. Read on to find how Xiaomi Redmi 2 vs Lenovo A6000 vs Moto E (Gen 2) compare with each other in specifications and features.
Specifications and Features Comparison: Xiaomi Redmi 2 vs Lenovo A6000 vs Moto E (Gen 2)
|Device/Features||Xiaomi Redmi 2||Lenovo A6000||Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 3G|
|Price||Rs. 6,999||Rs. 6,999||Rs. 6,999|
|Display||4.7 inch HD IPS||5 inch HD IPS||4.5 inch qHD, Gorilla Glass 3 protection|
|Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels – 312 ppi||1280 x 720 pixels – 294 ppi||960 x 540 pixels – 245 ppi,|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410||Qualcomm Snapdragon 200|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz||Quad-core 1.2 GHz||Quad-core 1.2 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 306||Adreno 306||Adreno 302|
|RAM||1 GB||1 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||2200 mAh||2300 mAh||2390 mAh|
|Rear Camera||8 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash BSI sensor||8 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash||5 MP|
|Front Camera||2 MP||2 MP||0.3 mega pixel|
|Connectivity||4G, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS , AGPS and GLONASS||4G LTE Cat4, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS||3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS and Micro-USB|
|OS||Android 4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6||Android 4.4 KitKat with Vibe 2.0 UI||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Dimensions & Weight||134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm, 133 grams||141 x 70 x 8.2 mm, 128 grams||129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm, 145 grams|
Video: Xiaomi Redmi 2 vs Lenovo A6000 vs Moto E (Gen 2) Comparison
Processor & RAM
All the three handsets pack a Quad-core CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz alongside 1 GB of RAM. Redmi 2 and Lenovo A6000 feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset paired with Adreno 306 GPU while Moto E (Gen 2) is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 SoC accompanied with Adreno 302 GPU.
Lenovo A6000 features the largest 5 inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 294 ppi pixel density. Redmi 2 comes with a 4.7 inch HD IPS display while Moto E (Gen 2) sports a 4.5 inch qHD display with 960 x 540 pixels resolution and 245 ppi pixel density.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Lenovo A6000 pack same camera resolution with an 8 mega pixel auto focus rear camera and 2 mega pixel front facing camera. Next generation Moto E lags behind with a combination of 5 mega pixel rear camera and 0.3 mega pixel front shooter.
Battery & Connectivity
Moto E packs the biggest 2390 mAh battery followed by 2300 mAh battery of Lenovo A6000 and lastly Redmi 2 with 2200 mAh battery.
OS & Storage
Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Lenovo A6000 run on Android 4.4 KitKat wrapped under MIUI 6 and Vibe 2.0 UI respectively. 2nd generation Moto E runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. All the three handsets house 8 GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.
Dimensions & Weight
Lenovo A6000 is the lightest and sleekest with 128 grams weight and 8.2 mm thickness. Xiaomi Redmi 2 weighs 133 grams and measures 9.4 mm in thickness while Moto E (Gen 2) has a weight of 145 grams and measures 12.3 mm in thickness.
Price and Availability
All the three handsets are identically priced at Rs. 6,999. Registrations for Xiaomi Redmi 2 will begin on Flipkart from 12th March 2015 at 6.00 PM and it will go on sale starting 24th March. Lenovo A6000 and Moto E (2nd Gen) can be grabbed through flash sales on Flipkart.
All the three budget smartphone carry the same price tag of Rs. 6,999. If we keep the price point aside, looking at the specs sheet, Moto (Gen 2) disappoints a bit on camera resolution and also lacks 4G LTE support but at the same time it surprises us with bigger battery and Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. Redmi 2 and Lenovo A6000 share identical specs in several departments except for display and battery. Competition thus, looks fierce with all the three low cost smartphones with decent specs contesting with each other.
Which phone among Xiaomi Redmi 2 vs Lenovo A6000 vs Moto E (Gen 2) do you think is better? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.