Battle of the Mid-Ranged Motorola Smartphones
This year we saw the release of three Motorola smartphones falling in the Mid-Range Price section(Rs.10,000-Rs.20,000),each having features that make them worth their price. But which one is best suited for your requirements in terms of processing power,battery capacity or internal storage.Let’s find out.
Full Technical Specification :
Moto G 3rd Generation
Moto G Turbo Edition
Moto X Play
|Connectivity||2G,3G,4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0||2G,3G,4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0||2G,3G,4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Special||IPX7 certified – water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes||IP67 certified (can be submerged in upto 3 feet of fresh water for 30 minutes)||Water repellant nano-coating (IP52 certified)|
|Dimension||142.1 x 72.4 x 11.6 mm||142.1 x 72.4 x 11.6 mm||148 x 75 x 10.9 mm|
|CPU||1.4 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410||1.5 GHz 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor||1.7 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor|
|GPU||Adreno 306||Adreno 405 GPU||Andreno 405|
|RAM||1/ 2GB RAM||2GB RAM||2 GB RAM|
|Memory||Internal: 8/16 GB Expandable via microSd card||Internal:16 GB Expandable via microSd card||Internal:16/32 GB( Expandable up to 128GB)|
|Display||5 inch HD(294 ppi) IPS LCD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3||5 inch Full HD (294ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3||5.5 inch Full HD (403 ppi) IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Camera (primary)||13 MP, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
1080p video recording
|13 MP with f/2.0 aperture, Autofocus ,LED Flash
1080p video recording
|21 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
1080p video recording
|Camera(Secondary)||5 MP front-facing camera, auto-HDR||5-MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture||5MP front-facing camera|
|Operating System||Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)||Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)||Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|SIM Slots||Dual micro-SIM||Dual micro-SIM||Dual Nano-SIM|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Barometer, Compass||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Barometer, Compass||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Barometer, Compass|
|Battery||2470 mAh||2470 mAh with turbo charger||3630 mAh|
|Colors||Black, White||Black, White||Black, White|
|Launch Date||July, 2015||6 November in Mexico||July, 2015|
|Release Date||July, 2015||13 November in Mexico||August, 2015|
|Price/Cost||INR 11,999 for 8GB/1GB RAM
INR 12,999 for 16GB/2GB RAM
|INR 14,499||INR 18,499 for 16GB
INR 19,999 for 32GB
All the phones are from the same manufacture, Motorola and all of them fall nearly under the same category with some difference. Moto G Turbo edition is successor of the Moto G 3rd generation with little improvements.
Moto X Play is the successor of the Moto X series; actually Moto X Play can be said as the cheaper version of Moto X series launched this year.
Processor and Memory
Moto G 3rd Gen comes with quad-core snapdragon 410 processor, Turbo Edition comes with 1.5 Gz octa-core snapdragon 615 processor and Moto X Play comes with Moto X Play comes with 1.7GHz octacore Snapdragon 615 processor. All of them have combination of 2GB RAM.
Based on the processor and combination of RAM the Moto X gives better performance because of extra cores and new processor. However Moto G Turbo edition also have good processing power.
Both Moto G 3rd Gen and Turbo edition features a 5 inch HD display whereas Moto X Play comes with Full HD display. So, Moto X Play has crispier display than other two.
Both Moto G 3rd Gen and Turbo edition comes with same 13 mega-pixel camera optics. Whereas Moto X comes with a 21 mega-pixel camera
Moto X play clicks nice and crisp photographs with its rear camera and front camera clicks nice selfies.
Both the Moto G 3rd Gen and Turbo edition comes with a 2470 mAh non removable battery but Moto G Turbo edition supports Motorola Turbo Power quick charging.
Whereas Moto X play comes with a massive 3630mAh battery which makes it stands out of the competition
Moto G 3rd Gen is priced at Rs.12,999 for the 16GB model, Turbo edition at Rs.14,499 and Moto X Play is priced at Rs.18,499 for 16GB model and Rs.19,999 for 32GB model.
All these phones provide value for money in their own way, Moto G(3rd Gen) fulfils basic requirements at a reasonable price.Moto G Turbo Edition provides new Motorola Turbo Charging which is a great feature if you don’t want to waste anytime charging up.Whereas Moto X Play provides a massive battery and processing power for all your high-end apps and games.It all comes down to the user’s requirement while selecting a phone.
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