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New Moto G VS Moto E Comparison Overview

The Indian smartphone arena is becoming a more demanding market with numerous manufacturers across the globe racing to launch their offerings in the country. In the current market scenario, there are several key players gaining popularity the market with their solid offerings that carry reasonable price tags. One such vendor that managed to lure the consumers is Motorola that launched enticing offerings such as Moto E, Moto X and Moto G in the past few months. Moreover, within a day of the new Moto G’s official announcement, Motorola has released the handset in India for Rs 12,999. Here we compare the new Moto G with the best selling entry-level phone Moto E to know the differences between them.

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Display and Processor

The new Moto G is given a large 5 inch IPS LCD display that packs in HD resolution housing 1280×720 pixels with a decent pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. Going by comparison, the Moto E flaunts a 4.3 inch display with a qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels resulting in 256 ppi pixel density. Moreover, both the displays are protected using the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 scratch resistant coating. Motorola claims that the handsets will render crisp and sharp content on screen.

The new Moto G uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset comprising of a 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor supplemented with Adreno 305 graphics engine and 1 GB of RAM for efficient multi-tasking. On the other hand, Moto E draws power from a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset paired with Adreno 302 graphics engine and similar 1 GB of RAM. Obviously, the Snapdragon 400 SoC delivers better graphics performance, efficient browsing experience and impressive perormance with four cores.

Camera and Internal Storage

There is an 8 MP primary camera at the back of Moto G successor along with auto focus, LED flash and HDR shooting mode. This is teamed up with a 2 MP front-facing camera that for video conferencing and clicking selfies. In comparison, the Moto E becomes a weak contender with a 5 MP primary snapper that does not feature LED flash and there is no front-facer that makes it an outdated offering.

Again, the new Moto G wins in the storage department with 16 GB of internal storage space, whereas the Moto E is still stuck on with 4 GB of memory capacity. However, both the devices come with expandable storage support up to 32 GB via a micro SD card.

Battery and Features

In the battery department there seems to be not much difference as the Moto G sequel is powered by a 2,070 mAh battery and the Moto E features a 1,980 mAh battery. Motorola has also assured both the smartphones to last for a day under moderate usage.

While the Moto E runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, the new Moto G comes pre-installed with Android 4.4.4 KitKat that is rich in resources. Moreover, the latter is slated to receive the upcoming Android L update. Connectivity wise, the smartphones are not too different as they are packed with dual SIM functionality 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

Key Specs

Model New Moto G Moto E
Display 5 inch, HD 4.3 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 200
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 2,070 mAh 1,980 mAh
Price Rs 12,999 Rs 6,999

Price and Comparison

The new Moto G and Moto E are priced in different brackets at Rs 12,999 and Rs 6,999 respectively. Of course, both are impressive smartphones in the entry-level and mid-range market segments that are good enough in their own segment. In all departments, it is the advanced Moto G sequel that wins with enhanced aspects, but if the consumers’ choice is a low priced smartphone, the Moto E should be a better choice.


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.