Motorola has a good reception in India for its worthy budget smartphones in India. Responding to the growing demand from consumers, the company started selling its latest Moto E 2nd Gen smartphone in the country for just ₹6,999.
We previously compared the latest Motorola smartphone with other budget phones in the same price range and found interesting results. Now we have a new contender ready to take on Motorola with strikingly similar specs, Sony Xperia E4g.
Sony recently launched the 4G LTE variant of its successful Xperia E4 to take on rivals such as Lenovo A6000, Moto E 2nd Gen and other budget phones in emerging markets like India. The handset is still not available for purchase but it will be available in April. It is understandable if you are confused between Moto E and Sony Xperia E4g as both phones have almost similar specs. To help you make the final decision we have put together a side-by-side comparison of Moto E 2nd Generation and Sony's Xperia E4g by their specs, features and prices.
Sony Xperia E4g and Moto E 2nd Gen have almost same screen size but the Sony's phone is bigger. At 4.7 inches, Sony Xperia E4g beats Moto E 2nd Gen's 4.5-inch screen. But if you are more comfortable with a smaller screen size, Moto E is a better choice. By choosing the phone by their screen size, customers will not lose the clarity as both phones have a qHD display with 960x540 pixel resolution.
If you are looking for a better camera phone, Sony Xperia E4g beats Moto E 2nd Gen. Both phones feature a 5mp rear-facing camera but the Xperia E4g users will have a better shot at night with its LED flash. Sony's budget phone also features a 2mp front snapper compared to Moto E's VGA shooter.
Once again the new Moto E falls short in the processing category but the difference is barely differentiable. The Xperia E4g is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6732 and the Moto E uses 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor.
Motorola has an upper hand in this department. The Moto E is equipped with a 2,390mAh battery, which promises 24 hours of continuous mixed usage while Sony offers a 2,300mAh battery for almost 13 hours of talk time.
RAM and Storage
Both phones have 1GB RAM and processor-compatible GPUs. The built-in storage on both phone is same at 8GB and can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
Price and Availability
The Moto E 2nd Gen 3G variant is already available in India for ₹6,999, but the 4G LTE version is set out for a later release. Similarly, the Sony Xperia E4g is expected to hit the market in April but the exact pricing is unknown. The Moto E 4G variant is priced at $149.99 in the US, putting its approximate value between ₹8,000 to ₹8,500 and the Sony Xperia E4g is marked at €129 (around $146/₹9,100).
Key Specifications of Moto E 2nd Generation and Sony's Xperia E4g at a glance:
|Model||Moto E 2nd Gen||Sony Xperia E4g|
||4.7-inch qHD display with scratch resistant glassPixel density: 234ppi|
|Processor||64-bit class 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 series quad-core CPU with Adreno 306 GPU||1.5GHz MediaTek Cortex A7 quad-core CPU|
|Storage||8GB, expandable up to 32GB||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Camera||5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front snapper||5MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front snapper|
|Network||4G, 3G, 2G||4G, 3G, 2G|
|Dimensions||129.9 x 66.8 x 5.2-12.3 mm||133 x 71 x 10.8 mm|
|Weight||145 grams||135 grams|
|Colours||Black and White||Black and White|
|Price||Around ₹8,000 to ₹8,500||Around ₹9,100|