Moto E 2nd Gen
The device is available in LTE and 3G variants. LTE model has not yet been made available in India.
Design and Hardware
The device is powered by 64 Bit 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor . Graphics are handled by Adreno 306 GPU. The 8 GB internal memory is expandable upto 32 GB The phone sports a 4.5 inch 960 x 540 resolution qHD IPS display. Gorilla Glass 3 protection.is available on the device The phone has just 1 GB RAM. Pixel density of the device is at 245 ppi . 3G version of the phone is powered by a 32 Bit 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and Adreno 302 GPU. It comes with 8 GB internal memory and 1 GB RAM. The internal memory is expandable upto 32 GB via micro SD card. The physical dimensions of the device are 129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm and it tilts the scales at 145 grams.
The rear camera on the device is of 5 MP at 2592 x1944 resolution. It also has a VGA front camera for videochatting. The rear camera has 720p video recording capability. The rear camera is equipped with Geo-Tagging, Auto-focus, HDR and Panorama features.
The device comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Being a device from Google stable, the device gives a pure stock Android experience. Specific Motorola features like Quick capture and Active display are available.
It has Dual SIM support.Other connectivity options are WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0LE, GPS/A-GPS, FM radio and Micro USB. Sadly, it lacks NFC. Battery capacity of the device is 3100 mAh for LTE version and 2390 mAh for 3G model.The device is available in Black and White colors.
The device is available on Flipkart at Rs. 6999.
Xiaomi Redmi 2
The physical dimensions of the device are 134.0x67.0x9.4 mm. It tilts the scales at 133 grams. Xiaomi has announced that the phone will be available in a multitude of colors- White, Black, Yellow, Pink and Grey. These varied color options are being brought out to tackle Lucia phones.
The phone has a 4.7 inch IPS LCD screen at 720x1280 resolution. It has AGC Dragontail glass protection. Pixel density of the device is 312 ppi. The Redmi 2 has better viewing angles than Moto E2.
The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad core processor clocking at 1.2 GHz. The phone has just 1 GB of onboard RAM which could not be enough for power users. Xiaomi announced that a "limited edition" version with 2 GB RAM will be launched later. . Even the internal memory is a quite lower at 8 GB of which 4.5 GB is available to user. The 2 GB version is supposed to come with 16 GB internal memory. Graphics department is handled by Adreno 306 GPU.
The device carries a 8 MP rear camera at 3264 x 2448 resolution. The additional camera features provided on the device are quite impressive- auto focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and HDR. The rear camera can record 1080p videos. Camera quality is quite impressive, even the zoomed images appear too sharp.
The device runs Android 4.4Kitkat with MiUI skin on top it. Some reports suggest that the UI eats up a lot of RAM and screen transitions are a bit jerky. It has LTE or 4G connectivity on both SIMs which is first of its kind. USB OTG support is also available.
The battery capacity of the device is 2200 mAh. Xiaomi has stated that it can run for 11 hours on a single charge.
As far as display is concerned, Moto E is smaller with 540x 960 resolution while Redmi 2 offers 720p resolution. It also has better viewing angles and rich color reproduction.
Camera is the biggest plus point for Redmi 2. It produces satisfactory results. Moto E falls short in low light image quality. Images look washed out on Moto E2.
Speakers on Redmi are way better than the Moto. As for internal memory Redmi provides just 4.5 GB user available memory, while Moto provides 5 GB. I would suggest Redmi 2 over Moto E2.
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