Motorola Moto E has taken the market by storm and it has been crashing Flipkart’s servers every time it goes up for sale. It has raised the bar in the sub Rs 7,000 segment and Indian smartphone players like Micromax have been the worst hit. But it isn’t going to sit around and has instead launched the Unite 2 for the same price. And for those contemplating to buy a device at a further lower price point, it has introduced the Canvas Engage for Rs 6,199. Let us see how the two go up against each other:

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Display and Processor:

The display unit of the Moto E is a 4.3 inch one which has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It translates into a pixel density of 256 ppi and it features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of it too. The Canvas Engage on the other hand has a smaller 4 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and it should translate into a pixel density of roughly 233 ppi. However, there’s no Gorilla Glass protection on top.

Ticking inside the Moto E is a 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with a 1GB RAM. The Canvas Engage gets a 1.3 GHz quad core processor mated to a 512MB RAM. A better RAM would have put it ahead of the performance of the Moto E but it misses out in that regard.

Camera and Internal Storage

The camera unit that comes to the table with the Moto E is only a 5MP rear camera without a flash. There’s no front camera present on the device. Going up against it is a slight better imaging unit of the Canvas Engage. It comprises of a 5MP rear camera coupled with a flash and a VGA front camera.

The internal storage of both the smartphones stands at 4GB and it can be expanded via a microSD card by another 32GB. So there are no favourites in this regard.

Battery and Features

The battery unit giving the Canvas Engage power to run is a 1,500 mAh one that has been rated to give 5.5 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time. The 1,980 mAh battery of the Moto E is a better performer and it will easily last you over a day with moderate usage.

Both the smartphones run on the latest version of Android which is 4.4.2 KitKat. Moto E gets some exclusive applications too which make it a slightly better device in the software department.

Key Specs

Model Lava Iris X1 Moto E
Display 4 inch, 800 x 480 4.3 inch, 960×540
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core 1.2 GHz Dual Core
RAM 512 MB 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 5 MP/VGA 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 1,500 mAh 1,980 mAh
Price Rs 6,199 Rs 6,999

Price and Conclusion

For us the Moto E makes a lot more sense as a value for money device but it’s not that Canvas Engage is a bad device either. It does a good job of being the cheapest device in the country to run on Android KitKat and comes across as a good device too. But on the other hand, the Moto E makes a lot more sense if you can shell out Rs 800 more and manage to order it too.

 

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