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    Which is the better smartphone between Lenovo Vibe S1 and Moto G3 16GB?

    Want to buy the Lenovo Vibe S1 or the Moto G3 16GB? Know from expert reviews here which is the better smartphone in the 15k range.

    I need a smartphone in 15k range. I use Internet always. I need good and loud audio quality, good camera and better battery backup. Also, the best keypad and interface is needed with good video clarity and loud voice. Which one to choose - Lenovo Vibe S1 and Moto G3 16GB are in mind.
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  • Here is a comparison between the two devices -

    Design and display
    Physical dimensions of the Moto G 3rd Gen are 142.1 x 72.4 x 11.6 mm, while the Lenovo Vibe S1 measures 143.3 x 70.8 x 7.8 mm. In the current scenario where one prefers thinner phones, the S1 makes an impact. The Moto G weighs a little heavier at 155 grams than the Lenovo counterpart at 132 grams. Both of them come with 5 inch IPS display. The resolution differs though. Moto G has a resolution of 720x1280 while the Lenovo Vibe S1 sports a full HD resolution. The pixel density on the Lenovo is beeter at 441 ppi compared to the 294ppi on Moto G.

    Moto G is powered by the trusted Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quadcore processor. The clock speed reads 1.4 GHz. Lenovo on the other hand is powered by MediaTek MT6752 Octacore processor running at 1.7 GHz. Though the configuration looks better on paper, Snapdragon appears more trustworthy than the MediaTek processor. The Lenovo Vibe has 3 GB onboard RAM in comparison to the 2 GB RAM on the Moto G. That makes it a robust multitasker. As for internal storage, the Lenovo Vibe S1 again takes the lead with 32 GB storage while the Moto G has only 16 GB. Even in the memory expansion option, you can expand the memory by another 128 GB in sharp contrast to just 32 GB on Moto G.

    On the imaging front, both of them equivalent with both featuring a 13 MP rear camera with autofocus. They do come with the regular set of modes and settings. Front camera however differs in resolution. Moto G has 5 MP front snapper while Lenovo comes with a 8 MP monster.

    Here again it is tie between the devices. Both of them run on Android Lollipop. Moto G gives you a pure stock Android experience, while Lenovo has its own customisation.

    There is not much difference between the battery capacity between the two smartphones. Lenovo Vibe S1 has a 2500 mAh Li-Po battery, while the Moto G has a 2470 mAh Li-ion battery. Lenovo has stated that the Vibe S1 has a backup of 11 days in terms of standby. Motorola on its can have a backup of around 12 to 13 hours of regular usage, while Lenovo has not come up with details on it.

    Price and availability
    Lenovo Vibe S1 is priced at Rs. 15999 and is availble for purchase on Amazon India. The Moto G on the other hand is slightly cheaper at Rs. 12999 on Flipkart.

    It is advisable to go for Lenovo Vibe S1 because of a few advancement that it promises to offer. Both the phones coming from the same manufacturer ( yes, for the information of those who are not aware- Motorola is now owned by Lenovo), there should not be any concerns as far as after sales service is concerned.

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  • Motorola G (3rd Gen) has following interesting specs : 5.0 inches display, 13 MP Camera Rear end and 5MP Front end and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. However you may notice that be it 8GB model or 16GB Model, both have the lowest RAM allotted. They offer 1GB and 2GB RAM respectively. Compared to Vibe S1, this is not that impressive spec.

    Lenovo Vibe S1 Also has the similar specs where you can find display size, camera being of similar spec to that of Moto G. Also for Lenovo Vibe S1, you can find the RAM size of 3GB. So you can see that if you play graphics heavy games or use it for camera apps then such performance boost definitely helps. So the more RAM the better it is for the phone. You should definitely get Lenovo if performance and speed matters to you. So the amount spent on Vibe S1 is definitely worth it.

    Also note that 155 g is the weight of Moto G and 132 g is weight of Vibe S1. So anyone can choose Vibe without any hesitation. Rest the choice is upto you.

  • Here is the detailed comparison of both these smartphones, have a look.

    Design & Display

    Motorola Moto G ( 3rd Gen ) comes with 155 grams of weight and with 11.6mm thickness. With IPS LCD Screen and of a screen size of 5 inches of 720 P resolution is a quite low considering there are many mobiles in this range offering full HD ( 1080p) and pixel density is also not so good with 294 PPI with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection.

    Lenovo Vibe S1 measures 132 grams of weight and with 7.8mm thickness. This also features IPS LCD screen with a screen size of 5.0 inches and with a Resolution of 1080p and of a pixel density of 441 ppi. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection will make it safe for long use.

    Software & Hardware

    Motorola is powered by Qualcomm snapdragon 410 and with a Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with the Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) and it is upgraded to MarshMallow.

    Lenovo Vide is comprised of Mediatek chipset and with Octa-core 1.7 GHz will make sure you run your graphics smooth and with the Android version Lollipop running on it and there is no news on MarshMallow update.

    Camera & Memory

    Motorola has 13 MP Rear camera and a front cam of 5MP ( auto-HDR ) featuring autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash options for the rear camera.Videos will have support to record at 1080p@30fps, HDR. This is available in 2 options of 8 GB, 1 GB RAM and 16 GB, 2 GB RAM. Also has support for internal storage with support up to 32 GB.

    Whereas Lenovo is with 13 MP rear camera with support to phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash which will help you to take pictures even in low light and with a front camera of 8 MP is a great one ( Once check the quality of sample pictures, these day brands are concentrating on numbers and providing poor quality lens with bigger MP ). With 32 GB, 3 GB RAM and also has support to memory card up to 128GB.

    Battery & Price

    Motorola with a Non-removable Li-Ion 2470 mAh battery and is available with a price tag of Rs 12,999 in Flipkart.

    Lenovo with a Non-removable Li-Po 2420 mAh battery and its available in Amazon with a price of Rs 15,999.

    My Opinion

    Even though Lenovo has attracting feature and far better when compared to Motorola but Lenovo has the lack of consistency in the long run. so once check with the review of someone who is already using that and if everything is fine, go with it.

    If long lasting performance is your concern, go with Motorola Moto G3.

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