Moto G (Initial Hands On)has taken the budget Android segment by storm and as expected domestic manufacturers will also put up that last fight to hold their ground by providing a similar spec sheet. The first one to deliver is Xolo. Xolo Q1100 which appeared on company’s official website today sports Snapdragon 400 chipset and Android 4.3 jelly bean. Let’s compare them head to head to know who wins.

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Display and Processor

The display is one of the best attributes of Moto G. Moto G sports a 4.5 inch display with 720p HD resolution and ample brightness. The color calibration was close to natural and the display is definitely among the best display seen even in phones above 20,000 INR. The display size however may not appeal to everyone.

The Xolo Q1100 will offer you similar HD resolution on a larger 5 inch display if that is a priority for you. The display tech is same IPS LCD and the phone also features OGS technology which further enhances the touch experience. The display in Moto G is however protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which makes it our preferable choice.

The Moto G comes with custom made Snapdragon 400 chipset with Cortex A7 cores instead of krait cores in order to improve battery efficiency. The Quad core processor is clocked at 1.2 GHz and will be a decent performer in most situations. The Xolo Q1100 on the other hand also features a Snapdragon 400 SoC, but the frequency has been scaled to 1.4 GHz which makes it faster, but will slightly affect the battery backup as well.

Camera and Memory

The primary camera in Moto G with a 5 MP sensor and LED flash support is an average performer. The Xolo Q1100 with an 8 MP BSI 2 primary camera, bears higher Megapixel count. The camera quality is much more than the pixel count, but considering the average performance of Moto G snapper we will give this one to Xolo Q1100.

The Internal Memory of Xolo Q1100 is 8 GB, something not so common in domestic branded smartohones in this price range, and can be further extended to 32 GB using MicroSD card support. The Moto G on the other hand, lacks microSD support and comes in 8 GB and 16 GB internal storage variants. If 16 GB won’t be enough for you, you can also count on USB OTG for some respite.

Battery and Features

Motorola makes tall claims with its 2070 mAh battery which provides with 24 hours of talk time. The feedback for the international variants of Moto G has been positive in this regard and the battery back up will be better than Xolo Q1100 which offers 4 hours of browsing time, 450 hours of standby time and up to 12.5 hours of talk time on 3G according to Xolo. The sufficient backup is also among the differentiating traits of Moto G if you compare it with what other domestic manufacturers are offering.

On the software front both of these phones come with Android 4.3 Jelly bean out of the box but Moto G is guaranteed to receive Android Kit Kat update. In fact the update has already started rolling out in many countries. This means Moto G will soon run on Android 4.4 KitKat which will further enhance its performance.

Key Specs

Model Xolo Q1100 Moto G
Display 5  inch, HD 4.5  inch, HD
Processor 1.4 GHz Quad Core 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable 8 GB/ 16 GB
OS Android 4.3 Android 4.3
Cameras 8 MP/ 2 MP 5 MP/ 1.3 MP
Battery 2250 mAh 2000 mAh
Price Rs. 14,999 Rs. 12,499/ Rs. 13,999

Conclusion

With great build quality, comparable processor power, better software and better battery backup, Moto G is still a winner and is cheaper. If you can’t do without a external Memory card slot and 5 inches worth of display real estate, Xolo Q1100 will be among the best available under 14,999 INR. With the best buy price it would be even more appealing.

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