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Moto G VS Panasonic P31 Comparison Overview

In a couple of days, Motorola will be taking the wraps off its upcoming smartphone that is priced for all – Moto E. This handset is wildly circulating in rumors as it is said to be a direct rival for many entry-level smartphones that are already available in the market. Moreover, Motorola has relished success in the market with the Moto G yet another reasonably priced handset with a decent spec sheet. While Motorola has a plethora of competitors, a notable mention is Panasonic that also has rolled out solid devices priced convincingly. Today, we have come up with a comparison between Moto G and Panasonic P31 to know their capabilities and features.

moto g vs panasonic p31

Display and Processor

The Moto G flaunts a 4.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen display that packs HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels that translates to a pixel density of 326 ppi. The Moto G comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to prevent the display from attracting scratches and damage. Being an IPS panel, the screen will definitely deliver excellent viewing angles and contrast.

The Panasonic P31, on the other hand features a 5 inch FWVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels and a low pixel density of 195 ppi. The panel has an Ultra Oleophobic coating that makes it fingerprint resistant. Also, Panasonic bundles a free screen guard along with this handset. On the whole, the Moto G is a clear winner as it comes with increased screen resolution paving way to better pixel density.

When it comes to the hardware, the Moto G is equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC that ticks at 1.2 GHz that is coupled with Adreno 305 GPU. In comparison, the Panasonic P31 comes stuffed with a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor with Mali 400 MP2 graphics unit. Apart from this, the Moto G features 1 GB of RAM that can handle the multi-tasking department smoothly as compared to the 512 MB of RAM in its opponent.

Camera and Internal Storage

The Moto G includes a 5 MP rear camera with auto focus and LED flash and has a 1.3 MP front-facing snapper at the front for making video calls. Talking about the Panasonic P31, the handset has a camera set comprising of an 8 MP primary snapper and a VGA shooter at the front for basic video chatting. Hence, we can say that the Panasonic offering packs better camera capabilities as far as the primary camera is concerned.

To handle the storage needs, the Moto G is of two variants – 8 GB and 16 GB of internal storage while there is only a low 4 GB of inbuilt storage in the Panasonic P31. However, the latter supports expandable storage up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card that the Moto G lacks.

Battery and Features

The Moto G is given a 2,070 mAh battery that can deliver a backup of 24 hours of talk time that is impressive. On the other hand, the Panasonic P31 features a 2,000 mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 13 hours of talk time and 650 hours of standby time. Thereby, the Moto G becomes the winner in the power management segment as well.

When it comes to the software, the Moto G runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system that is the latest iteration of the platform announced so far. But, the Panasonic smartphone is still stuck with the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

For connectivity, both the smartphones have a host of features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and micro USB 2.0 along with dual SIM support.

Key Specs

Model Moto G Panasonic P31
Display 4.5 inch, HD 5 inch, FWVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB 512 MB
Internal storage 8 GB/ 16 GB, Non-Expandable 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Camera 5 MP/ 1.3 MP 8 MP/ VGA
Battery 2,070 mAh 2,000 mAh
Price Rs 12,499 Rs 11,990

 Price and Conclusion

Both the Moto G and Panasonic P31 fall almost in the same price bracket and they are dual SIM smartphones with more or less similar aspects. However, the Moto G is a better offering with a HD display, improved battery life and increased battery life. On the other hand, the Panasonic phone comes packed with improved rear camera, but there should not be much difference between the two phones in terms of photography and has a large display.

Abhishek Bhatnagar

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.View Author posts