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Moto E VS Sony Xperia E1 Dual Comparison Overview

Motorola’s highly anticipated Moto E is now official and it is available for purchase from Flipkart for Rs 6,999. No doubts that the vendor is targeting the consumers in the emerging markets as it as stepped into the entry-level market segment with a solid phone. Moto E definitely appears to suppress the success achieved by the Moto G with its strong build and impressive specs. But, this particular market segment also has global vendors such as Sony and Nokia launching some of their offerings. Here we compare the Moto E with Sony Xperia E1 Dual to see how the two phone match up with each other.

moto e vs sony xperia e1 dual

Display and Processor

The Moto E includes a 4.3 inch display with a qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels. Considering the tempting Rs 6,999 price tag of the phone, the resulting 256 ppi pixel density appears to be convincing as it can deliver crisp and clear content on the screen.

On the other hand, the Sony Xperia E1 Dual features a 4 inch display boasting a resolution of 854×480 pixels. This also translates to the same pixel density of 256 pixels per inch making both the displays clear enough. Besides this, the Moto E display is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, whereas that on the Sony offering is scratch resistant by nature.

The Moto E is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon 200 chipset with an Adreno 302 graphics unit and 1 GB of RAM to provide smooth user experience. In comparison, the Xperia E1 Dual is given the same Snapdragon 200 chipset housing a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and the same Adreno 302 GPU. The only annoying factor is that the Xperia E1 Dual features only 512 MB of RAM suggesting that the Moto E can bring about improved multi-tasking.

Camera and Internal Storage

Motorola has cut many aspects in the photography department in order to maintain the cost of the handset low. There is no front-facing snapper and LED flash with the primary camera for better results. The primary shooter at the rear is a 5 MP camera that is expected to deliver basic quality images and videos with no significant low-light capability.

The Xperia E1 Dual on the other hand features a low 3 MP primary camera that is teamed with features such as image stabilization and panorama and HDR shooting modes. Likewise its opponent, even the Sony phone lacks LED flash for low light photography and a front-facer to assist in video calling.

On the storage front, both the devices have 4 GB of default storage space that is definitely low, but the presence of micro SD card supporting up to 32 GB on these phones is a fix for the low storage issue.

Battery and Features

The battery capacity in Moto E is a 1,980 mAh battery that is assured to deliver an impressive backup enabling the phone to last for a day’s usage. In comparison, the Sony Xperia E1 Dual packs a 1,750 mAh battery that is capable of pumping in 8.5 hours of talk time and 441 hours of standby time. Consequently, the Motorola phone can be used to play games, browse the net, listen to music and many other activities continuously with no worry on the battery life.

The new Moto E has been launched with the latest version of Android, v4.4 KitKat and it is promised to receive upgrades in future. But, the Sony phone runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean platform and there is no word regarding a possible update.

Motorola has packed interesting applications such as Moto Migrate to transfer the content in the old smartphone to the new one and AfterMe navigation service in the Moto E. On the other hand, the music centric Sony Xperia E1 Dual comes with best audio technologies called Android Walkman, ClearAudio+ and xLOUD that is included only in high-end phones.

In terms of connectivity, both the phones pack features such as 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and micro USB along with dual SIM functionality.

Key Specs

Model Motorola Moto E Sony Xperia E1 Dual
Display 4.3 inch, qHD 4 inch, WVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core 1.3 GHz Dual Core
RAM 1 GB 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Camera 5 MP 3 MP
Battery 1,980 mAh 1,750 mAh
Price Rs 6,999  Best Price: Rs 7,199

Price and Conclusion

On the pricing front, both the phones are priced almost similarly. But, the Moto E comes with improved specifications as compared to the Xperia E1 Dual as it includes a better camera, KitKat operating system and enhanced battery backup. Hence, Moto E can be a preferred choice for many against the Sony offering that has a slightly faster processor with not much difference in the performance.


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.