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