Motorola Moto G struck high volumes for Motorola and now the manufacturer looks to do the same with its another hyped upcoming phone Moto E. Motorola‘s much talked about budget phone Moto E will be officially launched today. Moto E specs and images have surfaced online ahead of its launch. Moto G surely looks to ride the success wave of Moto G with its specs and design. Let’s see how it matches up to Xolo Q700s which is another popular smartphone in the budget segment.

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Display and Processor

Moto E sports a 4.3 inch screen as compared to Xolo Q700s which flaunts a 4.5 inch IPS LCD display. Though the size of display in Xolo Q700s is more but it gets nullified by the lower resolution of 480 x 854 it offers. Moto E leads the line here with a resolution of 540 x 960 and a pixel density of 256 ppi. Moto E  comes with cornerning Gorila glass 3 to protect its display.

Moto E packs a Snapdragon 200 1.2 Ghz dual core processor based on cortex A7 architecture and 28 nm Process technology, while Xolo Q700s has a Mediatek MT6582M 1.3 Ghz Quad core processor under its hood. In general usage all the cores are not running but when it comes to intensive usage Moto E might lose out and run out of steam. Xolo Q700s will surely be on the winning side when it comes to running core intensive apps.

Camera and Internal Storage

Moto E has a 5 MP shooter while Xolo Q700s has an 8 MP clicker with BSI sensor. Moto E lacks an LED flash and a front cam which is a disappointment. On the other hand Xolo Q700s has a superb 8 MP camera with dual LED flash which clicks quality images even in low light conditions. Xolo Q700s is also capable of recording full HD videos with its camera. It will be difficult to click selfies and engage in video chat from Moto E, so we are more inclined to Xolo Q700S in this segment.

Motorola has improved on by offering expandable micro SD support to Moto E which was not available for Moto G. Moto E has 4 GB internal storage expandable to 32 GB. Xolo Q700s also packs in the same space. At this price Motorola could not have offered more.

Battery and Other Features

Moto E has a 1980 mAh Li-ion cell while Xolo Q700s is powered by 1800 mAh Li-ion battery. Motorola has confirmed that Moto E will deliver a 24 hours backup on mixed usage which is a positive as a budget phones generally do not give a good backup. Xolo Q700S is expected to last for a similar duration with low to moderate usage.

Moto E runs the latest Android 4.4 kitkat while Xolo Q700s works with the older Android 4.2 jellybean. Motorola has confirmed that there will be a guaranteed update to the next Android version. Moto G also will have optional multi-coloured grip shells. Moto E will comes with Moto Alert which will protect your handset from theft. Xolo Q700s features a metallic finish on its rear which looks pretty slick.

Key Specs

Model Motorola Moto E Xolo Q700s
Display 4.3 inch 4.5 inch IPS LCD
Processor 1.2 Ghz Dual-core 1.3 Ghz Quad-core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, expandable to 32 GB 4 GB, expandable to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 Android 4.2
Camera 5 MP/n.a. 8 MP/VGA
Battery 1980 mAh 1800 mAH
Price Rs. 6,999 Rs. 7,729

 Price and Conclusion

Moto E will go on for sale from 14th May 2014 exclusively on Flipkart for a price of Rs. 6,999. Xolo Q700s is available for Rs. 7729 on Amazon. Motorola aims to ship half million handsets in its first batch and it will be interesting to see the response of the consumers towards this smartphone. Overall the phone looks good and offers pretty much everything at this price range but yeah it would have been better if a front cam was installed on the phone.

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