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Moto G vs Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus Comparison Overview

Motorola has started its second innings in the country with the launch of the Moto G and the device has been accepted pretty well in the Indian market. So much so that it is running out of stocks at a pretty brisk pace. The device will be eating into the sales of budget smartphones from the likes of Micromax, Karbonn and Xolo. One such device which is feeling the heat is the Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus which is available for around Rs 9,500. Let us compare the both of them:


Display and Processor:

The Moto G has a 4.5 inch screen with a 720p resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of it. So you can easily enjoy the sharp display of the Moto G without having to worry about it display getting scratched easily. On the other hand, the S5 Plus has a 5 inch screen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and it by no means comes closer to the Moto G. So this one goes to the Motorola offering.

The Titanium S5 Plus has a Mediatek MT6582 quad core processor ticking at 1.3 GHz and the same couples with a 1GB RAM to aid multitasking. The Moto G has a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor which outshines the Karbonn offering and it also gets a 1GB RAM to go with it.

Camera and Memory: 

The Moto G comes shod with a 5MP rear snapper with a LED flash and is capable of recording HD videos. It gets coupled with a 1.3MP up front. The Titanium S5 Plus makes do with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash which is not better than the 5MP unit of the Moto G in terms of performance. It gets a VGA unit up front. We’d have to call it a tie in this regard.

The Moto G comes devoid of any expandable storage and gets two variants with 8GB and 16GB internal memory instead. The S5 Plus on the other hand gets an internal storage capacity of 4GB which can be expanded via a microSD card by 32GB. You’d be better off with the Moto G if you are looking to install too many applications and the S5 Plus will make sense if you choose to store a lot of music and pictures

Battery, OS and Other Features:

The 2,070 mAh battery of the Moto G as per the company will last you over a day and is non-removable. The S5 Plus gets an 1,800 mAh battery which will find it pretty hard to last a day. So the Moto G wins in this department as well.

The Moto G runs on Android 4.3 with a promised upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat in future whereas the S5 Plus runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and it has pretty much no chances of getting an upgrade as well.


Key Specs

Model Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus Moto G
Display 5  inch, qHD 4.5  inch, HD
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core 1.2 GHz Quad Core
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable 8 GB/ 16 GB
OS Android 4.2 Android 4.3
Cameras 8 MP/ 0.3 MP 5 MP/ 1.3 MP
Battery 18000 mAh 2000 mAh
Price Rs. 9,499 Rs. 12,499/ Rs. 13,999


The Moto G is raising the bar with passage of each day and the same wins in this battle as well like many others. Indigenous and Chinese manufacturers are finding it hard to fight the American juggernaut and Moto G is emerging as the best Rs 15,000 smartphone now.



Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.