Motorola's Moto G is easily one of the best-selling smartphones across the globe. The handset is not only popular for its price range but also for its high performance and impressive hardware specification. If rumours are true, Motorola is planning on launching a new model of its Moto series, with an attractive price and added value for money. The new handset is expected to be compact and smaller when compared to its predecessor. It is dubbed as "Moto E."
Readers who are deliberating between Moto G and other similarly priced smartphones, should wait for Moto E's arrival. Here is a comparison of the two devices' specification and price in Australia.
The Moto G has a 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixel. The Moto E will have a slightly smaller screen size of 4.3 inches with 540 x 960 pixels. Moto G is 11.6 mm thick, whereas the Moto E is 6.2 mm thick, which is a much required change.
Hardware and Software
The Motorola Moto G is powered by a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, with a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset, clocked at 1.2 GHz. It comes with 1 GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Moto E will be powered by a dual-core processor, likely to be either Qualcomm or MediaTek, according to SlashGear, clocked at 1.2 GHz. The Moto E is expected to come with 1 GB of RAM.
While the Moto G runs on Android v4.3 Jelly Bean, which is upgradable to v4.4.2 KitKat. The Moto E is expected to run on the latest Android version.
The Moto G sports a 5-MP rear-facing camera, with LED flash, and a 1.3-MP front-facing camera. The Moto E is expected to follow suit in this category.
The Moto G comes with an 8 or 16GB of internal storage with no microSD slot for expansion. On the other hand, the Moto E will offer only a 4 GB of internal storage. Although the internal storage of Moto E is very low, the handset will sport a microSD slot for expansion up to 32 GB.
The Moto G houses a good-enough non-removable Li-ion 2,070 mAh battery. Meanwhile, the Moto E will house a lowly 1,900 mAh battery unit.
The Moto G supports micro-sim, while the upcoming Moto E will provide dual-sim support.
The Moto G has a black front panel. There are seven different colours to choose from for its back panel. This is expected to be the norm for Moto E as well.
The Moto G 8 GB is priced at AU$269.95. The Moto E 4 GB will be priced at $230, which roughly translates to AU$248.