Lenovo launched the Moto G4 Plus last month along with the Moto G4. Lenovo after acquiring Motorola has been focusing on making affordable and competitive devices. The Moto G4 Plus has been priced at Rs. 13,499 and is a strong contender for the best device below the 15K range.
Another company that has been focusing on this range is LeEco. It had launched the Le 2 along with the Le 2 in April. The LeEco Le 2 has been priced at Rs. 11,999. In this post, we compare the Lenovo Moto G4 Plus with the LeEco Le 2 and see which phone comes out on top.
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Design & Build
Both the devices are different in terms of design and buid, the Lenovo Moto G4 Plus comes with a plastic body and the LeEco Le 2 features a premium metallic design. The LeEco Le 2 looks better than the Moto G4 Plus. The plastic build of Moto G4 Plus makes it lighter than the G4 Plus.
Both LeEco Le 2 and Lenovo Moto G4 Plus come with a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a pixel density of ~401 PPI. The Moto G4 Plus comes with Gorilla Glass 3 coating on top which cannot be found on the Le 2. Brightness, sunlight visibility colours and details are good on both the devices.
The Lenovo Moto G4 Plus comes with a 16 MP camera on the back with features such as phase detection auto focus, laser auto focus, f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash, professional mode, Burst mode, Auto HDR, panorama, video stabilization, and slow motion video feature. It has a 5 MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The LeEco Le 2 comes with a 16 MP primary camera with an LED flash. It features Phase Detection Autofocus for quick focus locking and clicking. You can access features like burst mode, panorama, HDR and others from the camera app. It supports video recording up to 1080p at 30 FPS. There is an 8 MP camera on the front.
In terms of picture quality, Moto G4 Plus leads from the front. Le 2 had a great camera but it did not match up to the quality and richness found in Moto G4 Plus camera. You can have a look at the comparison between the camera samples and decide yourself.
Camera Sample Comparison
Hardware and Storage
The Moto G4 Plus comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, with the four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. The graphics are handled by Adreno 405 GPU. There are 2 variant of the G4 Plus. The first variant comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage and the second variant comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
The LeEco Le 2 comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, with the eight cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. The graphics are handled by Adreno 510 GPU. It comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, with no provision for a microSD card.
Both the LeEco Le 2 and Moto G4 Plus come with a 3,000mAh battery. While both the phones are fairly similar in terms of specs, the LeEco Le 2 comes with a more powerful processor compared to Moto G4 Plus. However, real life battery performance remains to be seen as the Snapdragon 652 processor in the Le 2 hasn’t been tested thoroughly. We will update you with results after rigorous testing.
Lenovo Moto G4 Plus Points In Favor
- Plastic build makes the phone lighter
- Gorilla Glass protection
- Memory card support
- FM Radio support
- Stock Android, very little bloatware
LeEco Le 2 Points In Favor
- Better processor
- USB Type C support
- Better resolution front camera
- Much cheaper at Rs. 11,999
The Moto G series ushered in a revolution in the budget smartphone segment. For the first couple of years, it was unbeatable due to its price and the fact that it runs on stock Android. Thanks to this, the updates were fast, the phone ran much faster and efficiently and the bloatware was almost non-existent.
However, with increased competition, the Moto G4 Plus faces an uphill task, especially at its price of Rs. 13,499 for the 2 GB / 16 GB version. The comparable Moto G4 Plus 3 GB / 32 GB version costs Rs. 14,499, which is much more costlier than the LeEco Le 2 at Rs. 11,999. Additionally, it has an older processor as well.
In a purely specs comparison, the Moto G4 Plus is beat easily by the LeEco Le 2.