Xiaomi Mi3 Effect: Motorola Moto G, X Models Prices Slashed at Flipkart
Different colored examples of Motorola's new Moto X phones rest on a table at a launch event in New YorkReuters

Motorola's popular smartphones- Moto G and Moto X have received a substantial price-cut in India.

Company's exclusive e-commerce partner, Flipkart has slashed ₹2,000 on Moto G –both 8GB and 16GB. Earlier, the devices used to costs ₹12,499 and ₹13,999 and now after the price-cut, they can be purchased for just ₹10,499 and ₹11,999 respectively. [Interested buyers, click here]

Moto X custom Wood back-panel based models too have received the same treatment and now they are available for ₹23,999 same as the plastic models. Previously, they used to cost ₹25,999.[Interested buyers, click here]

Though both the firms are mum on the sudden price-cut on the Moto G & X, many in the tech-circle believe that the newly released feature-rich Xiaomi Mi3 might be the prime reason behind the discount offer on the Motorola devices.

Earlier this month, Xiaomi Mi3 made a phenomenal debut in the Indian smartphone market, with stocks flying out of the shelves in a jiffy. On 29 July, the device got sold out in a record 5 seconds time, much faster than the sale on 22 July, where in the stocks ran out under 39 minutes. [For more information, click here]

Xiaomi Mi3's low price-tag of ₹13,999 may bring out a false impression on novice consumer that this might be just another mid-range phone, but in reality, Mi3 is far more superior than Moto X and Moto G in terms of the specifications and has enough tricks in its sleeves to match Samsung Galaxy S4 and Google Nexus 5.

[Also read: Xiaomi Mi3 vs. BlackBerry Z3 vs. Moto G vs. Desire 616 vs. Zenfone 5: Specifications Comparison]

Keys Specifications of Motorola, MotoG & Moto X:

Model Motorola Moto G Motorola Moto X Xiaomi Mi3
Display 4.5-inch HD (1270x720p) LCD screen with 329 ppi (pixels per inch), comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield. 4.7-inch AMOLED (RGB) screen with HD 720p display resolutions,Pixel density : 316 ppi 5.0-inch full HD(1920x1080p) IPS Retina display based LCD screenPixel density: 441 ppi
OS Android v4.4 KitKat Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS (KitKat update released) Android v4.4 KitKat optimized with MIUI version 5
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core CPU with one natural language processor core and a contextual processor core(custom Motorola X8 Mobile computing system architecture) 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core CPU
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 320 (four-cores) graphics engine Adreno 330
Storage capacity 8GB/16 GB variants ( no microSD card slot) 16 GB (non-expandable) 16GB
Camera Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash

Front: 1.3-megapixel camera

Main: 10.0-megapixel CLEAR PIXEL (RGBC) camera, LED flash,Full HD 1080p video recording

Front: 2.0-megapixel camera with full HD 1080p video recording ability

Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, dual-LED flash, HDR

Front: 2.0-megapixel camera (with full HD video recording ability)

Network 3G 3G 3G
Battery 2,070 mAh 2,200 mAh 3,050 mAh; (non-removable)
Add-ons Water-repellent coating, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n),Bluetooth v4.0, USB, GPS Water-repellent body coating, Bluetooth v4.0 LE + EDR, USB v2.0, Wi-Fi :802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac (dual band capability), GPRS, EDGE Mini-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS
Dimensions 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm Height: 129.3 mmWidth: 65.3 mmCurve: 5.6-10.4 mm 144.0 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm
Weight 143 g 130 g 146 g
New Price(for limited period only) 8GB: ₹10,499

16GB: ₹11,999

All color variant made of plastic costs ₹23,999

Wood-panel based smartphones - Teak, Walnut and Bamboo variants will also cost: ₹23,999 now (previously : ₹25,999)