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Budget smartphone- Moto E(2nd Gen) or RedMI 2S. Which is better?


Date: 30 Mar 2015    Group: Computers & Smart Devices    Category: Smartphones   

Hello friends,
I want to buy a budget smartphone this weekend. I have opted two smartphones:
1) Moto E 2nd GEN
2) RedMI 2S
I need expert suggestion whether I should go with 1st or the 2nd one. Please leave your feedback and suggestion in this regard. Thanks in advance.


Planning to buy a budget smartphone below Rs.8000? Confused between Moto E (2nd Generation) & Redmi 2S? Read this thread for a detailed and exhaustive analysis of the two.


Author: Timmappa Kamat    30 Mar 2015      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 10  (Rs 10)    Voting Score: 0

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.
Camera
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.
Software
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.
General Features
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


Design
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.

Display
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.

Hardware
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.
Camera
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.
Software
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.
Battery
The battery capacity of the device is 2200 mAh. Xiaomi has stated that it can run for 11 hours on a single charge.

My Choice


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.


Author: Aman    31 Mar 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 8  (Rs 8)    Voting Score: 0

I am here to update you with the features, specifications, pros and cons of Moto E(2nd Gen) or RedMI 2S. I have mentioned them below in detail. Go through the details given below to know more about them. I hope the details will be useful for you. As every person uses his/her smartphone for different purpose so it is difficult to tell the best one for your use but I have mentioned my opinion at the last. You can also compare the details given below so as to know or select the best one for you. I hope the details given below will be useful for you.

Xiaomi Redmi 2

General
It is 134.00 x 67.20 x 9.40 mm in dimensions. It was found to be around 133 gram in weight. It is powered by the battery of 2200 mAh. It is a touchscreen device which will be available to buy in India in White and Grey colors. However it comes in different colors such as White, Black, Yellow, Pink and Green.

Display
Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with a screen size of 4.70 inches. It has Capacitive Touchscreen which supports the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It has 312 PPI which is considered to be average. It has 16M colors.

Hardware
When it comes to hardware it runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. Its internal storage space is 8 GB and the external storage space can be expanded via microSD card up to 32 GB.

Cameras
It offers a rear camera of 8 MP with flash and a front camera of 2 MP. Its cameras are quite good to use.

Software & Connectivity
When it comes to the software department it was found to be operating on Android 4.4 and also supports Java. It comes with some connectivity features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g/ n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, 3.55 mm audio jack, FM, microUSB, Dual-sim and it can also be charged via microUSB.

Sensors
It comes loaded with few sensors such as Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.

Pros
  • LTE support
  • Great screen
  • Good battery capacity
  • Great design
  • Good price tag


Cons
  • Sometimes it get slow
  • Average camera

Motorola Moto E (Gen 2)

General
You can buy this smartphone at the price tag of Rs. 7K. Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) was released in the month of February, 2015. Thanks to the 129.90 x 66.80 x 12.30 mm of dimensions whcih gives it a great stylish look. The device weighs around 145 gram. This smartphone is powered by 2390 mAh of removable powerful battery. You can get this smartphone in two colors and they are Black and White.

Display
It comes with a Capacitive Touchscreen of 4.50 inches which supports the resolution of 540x960 pixels. It has an average PPI of 245. It has 16M colors.

Hardware
The smartphone is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, 1.2GHz quad-core of processor which is accompanied with 1 GB of RAM so as to give a great smooth working speed. It comes loaded with the internal storage space of 8 GB and the maximum external storage space via microSD card can be 32 GB.

Camera & Software
It offers you with a primary camera of 5 MP with flash feature and a secondary camera of 0.3 MP. It operates on the Android 5.0 and also supports Java.

Connecitivity
It supports Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/ g/ n, GPS, Blueooth v4.00, 3.55 mm audio jack, FM, Micro-SIM, 3G, GSM, Micro-USB.

Sensors
It comes loaded with few sensors such as Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.

My Verdict
As per my view, I will select RedMi 2S as the best option among Moto E(2nd Gen) and RedMi 2S.


Author: Muddassir    28 Apr 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Here is the specs comparison between Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) Android smartphone.

Specs and features of Motorola Xiaomi Redmi 2 Android Smartphone.
OS : Xiaomi Redmi 2 runs the Android v4.4.4 Kitkat OS.

Display : It has a IPS Capacitive Touchscreen of 4.7 inches.

Processor : Xiaomi Redmi 2 has quad-core 1.2 GHz processor.

Memory : It has 8 GB internal memory and 32 GB expandable memory. It has 1 GB RAM.

Camera : It has a front camera of 8 MP. And rear camera of 2 MP.

Connectivity : Redmi 2 has Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS and microUSB v2.0 support.

Colour : It comes in these colours - Black, White, Yellow, Pink and Green colours.

Battery : Xiaomi Redmi 2 has Li-Po 2200 mAh battery.

Specs and features of Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) Android Smartphone.
OS : Motorola Moto E runs the Android v5.0 Lollipop OS.

Display : It has a Capacitive Touchscreen of 4.5 inches.

Processor : Motorola Moto E has quad-core 1.2 GHz processor.

Memory : Motorola Moto E has 8 GB internal memory and 32 GB expandable memory. It has 1 GB RAM.

Camera : It has a front camera of 5 MP.

Connectivity : Moto E has Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS and microUSB v2.0 support.

Colour : It comes in Black and White colours.

Battery : Motorola Moto E has Li-Ion 2390 mAh battery.

Which is Better?
In my opinion, Redmi 2 is better becaude it has front camera of 2 MP while the front camera of Moto E is very poor in quality.





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