Honor Holly 2 Plus vs Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen Comparison: Which Is Better & Why?

Huawei’s Honor brand launched its affordable smartphone- Holly 2 Plus in India, early this year, in 2016. It carries a price tag of Rs. 8,499 and packs decent combination of hardware and software. Intensifying the smartphone war in the Indian market, the phone gives direct competition to the Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen.

In this post, we have pitted the two phones against each other to ascertain which is better and why. Read on to find out how Holly 2 Plus vs Moto G 3rd Gen compare with each other in terms of specifications, features and price.

Honor Holly 2 Plus vs Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen Comparison

Honor Holly 2 Plus vs Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen Comparison

Device/Features Honor Holly 2 Plus Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen
Price Rs. 8,499 Rs.10,999
Display 5-inch HD IPS 5-inch HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels 1280×720 pixels
SoC MediaTek 6735 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
CPU Quad-core 1.3GHz Quad-core 1.4GHz
Memory 16GB 16GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 128GB Yes – up to 32GB
Battery 4000mAh 2470mAh
Rear Camera 13 MP, LED Flash 13 MP, Dual LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1 Lite Android 5.1 Lollipop
Dimensions & Weight 143.1×71.8×9.7 mm, 160 grams 142.1×72.4×11.6 mm, 155 grams
IPX7 Certified No Yes

Processor & RAM

Holly 2 Plus is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6735 processor while Moto G 3rd Gen comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. Both phones are coupled with 2GB of RAM.


On the front, both devices feature a 5-inch HD display with 1280×720 pixels resolution. The Moto G 3rd Gen comes with Corning Glass 3 for protection against scratches.


Both smartphones house 16GB of internal memory with expandable support via microSD card. The Holly 2 Plus supports expandable storage up to 128GB while Moto G 3rd Gen lags behind with 32GB of expandable storage support.


Both smartphones sport a 13 mega pixel rear camera and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. The Moto G 3rd Gen has an upper hand in this department, as it comes with dual LED flash on the rear. The Holly 2 Plus comes with single LED flash. You can check out Holly 2 Plus camera review here.


Holly 2 Plus is backed up by a mammoth 4000mAh battery which should be good enough to survive for up to 2 days on moderate usage. It supports Quick Charge technology, which is claimed to offer 3 hours of talk time with just 10 minutes of charging. The phone also supports reverse charging and is capable of charging other smartphones as well.

The Moto G 3rd Gen lags behind with a 2470mAh battery.


Both dual SIM smartphones offer 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS as connectivity options.

Dimensions & Weight

Holly 2 Plus measures 143.1×71.8×9.7 mm and weighs 160 grams. The Moto G 3rd Gen is thicker, yet lighter with 142.1×72.4×11.6 mm dimensions and 155 grams of weight.

Additional Features

The Moto G Gen 3 comes with IPX7 rating for resistance against water.


The Holly 2 Plus is priced at Rs. 8,499 while the Moto G 3rd Gen carries a higher price tag of Rs. 10,999.


If you are looking for a smartphone with great battery life, then you should opt for Holly 2 Plus. It will make sure that you don’t run out of battery juice even after extended usage. The Moto G 3rd Gen is suitable for those, whose smartphones are prone to accidental water spillage. Apart from IPX7 certification and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, the Moto G 3rd Gen doesn’t have any feature which justifies its higher price tag. The Holly 2 Plus offers similar specifications and features at much lower price tag of Rs. 8,499.

Also Read: Honor Holly 2 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy On 7 Comparison

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