When Motorola launched the first generation Moto G, it astonished everyone. The device offered a powerful hardware and decent set of features at an attractive price. This made it an excellent value for money and thus an immediate success in the Indian market. This forced other manufacturers to come up with similar devices that offer good value at an attractive price. So we saw the entry of many devices that are just as good value.
Now they have launched the new Moto G which improves upon the already good Moto G. it comes with a bigger 5 inch display instead of the 4.5 inch display and also comes with a high resolution camera. The basic hardware remains the same even on this device though they have added a micro SD card slot this time. It is also priced very well just like the first generation device but now it faces tough competition from many other devices. We list down some of these devices for you to consider before you go online and order the Moto G.
Asus Zenfone 5
This is one of the closest rivals to the new Moto G. until now it was being compared to the old Moto G and termed as better device in some fields but now the scale has changed with the new device. The Asus Zenfone 5 has got a 5 inch display as the name suggests. It has the same display resolution as the Moto G and the display uses same technology so expect similar quality. The build quality of Moto G is impressive but the Zenfone is better. Not only it looks better than the Moto G, it feels better built as well. The design is attractive giving it a premium feel.
It has got an Intel Atom processor running at 1.66 GHz with 2 GB of RAM. You can pick this device in 8 or 16 GB variant. Either one comes with a micro SD card slot so you don’t have to worry about storage. It is a dual SIM device like the Moto G and offers support for 3G networks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0. You get an 8 megapixel primary camera and a 2 megapixel secondary camera. Both the cameras are pretty good. It runs Asus Zen UI which is nice to use. The device is powered by a 2110 mAh battery.
Lava Xolo 8X-1000
This is another excellent device in the same price bracket as the Moto G. while the Moto G comes with a quad core processor; this one runs an octa core processor. The octa core processor runs at a maximum clock speed of 1.4 GHz. You get twice the amount of RAM as on the Moto G. the device looks attractive with its sleek design and sharp lines. It has got a 5 inch IPS LCD display with 720p resolution. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 to keep scratches away. It supports the usual set of connectivity options along with dual SIM support. It has got 16 GB of internal storage with a micro SD card slot. You get an 8 megapixel primary camera and 2 megapixel secondary camera. It runs the latest android operating system and is powered by a 1920 mAh battery.
This device from Lenovo has got a nice design and is available for almost the same price as the new Moto G. it comes with similar display as the Moto G. it measures 5 inches and has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It is reasonably crisp and you can easily read small texts on the display. It runs a quad core processor at 1.3 GHz. You get 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. It runs android 4.4.2 KitKat. When it comes to imaging, this device edges out many of the rivals. You get a 13 megapixel primary camera and 5 megapixel secondary camera. Most of the devices in this segment offer 8 megapixel camera so it definitely has an advantage with the higher resolution here. It is powered by a 2150 mAh Li-Po battery.
Micromax Canvas Turbo
This device has been around for a while but that doesn’t stop it from being impressive. The Canvas Turbo has got a simple yet nice design. It gets an IPS LCD display which measures 5 inches and has full HD resolution. There are very few devices in this segment with full HD displays. This display is very sharp and we have absolutely no complaints against it. It runs a 1.5 GHz quad core processor. You get 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The primary camera has a 13 megapixel resolution and the secondary one has a resolution of 5 megapixels. While the hardware is impressive, the device runs an older operating system. It comes with android 4.2 Jelly Bean and we don’t have a sure word about the update. The battery size isn’t very good. The quad core processor and full HD display are power hungry and we think they should have provided the device with a high capacity battery.
Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus
This is one of the most powerful devices in this list. The Titanium Octane Plus comes with a 5 inch full HD display. It runs at a Max. Clock speed at 1.7 GHz matted to an Octa core processor and a 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB of internal storage. You also get a micro SD card slot which can support up to 32 GB storage. The design of this device is attractive and it is easy to handle with its slim profile. You get an excellent 16 megapixel camera to shoot pictures. While this camera is quite good and has the edge due to high resolution, the secondary camera is just as impressive. The secondary camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels and you rarely find such high resolution cameras on the front.