Motorola's Moto E has successfully succeeded in creating a place for itself in the Indian handset market. Where Motorola succeeded so well with particularly with the Moto E is in the pricing department. The Moto E is less glamorous in respect of design, but obviously offers better spec sheet compared to other rival handsets.
While there is no doubt that the Moto E is the finest budget handset you can buy today, meanwhile, Karbonn's first ever Android One smartphone, the Sparkle V, doesn't look bad either. Adding to that, the Sparkle V is destined to get latest Android updates for up to 2 years. Both Android-powered devices are targeted at first time smartphone buyers.
We've compared the Karbonn Sparkle V and Motorola Moto E to find out the best entry-level handset in India.
Karbonn Sparkle V Vs Motorola Moto E: Design
The Karbonn Sparkle V looks much more sensible with bigger display. The Moto E, on the other hand, fits perfectly in your hand; though it feels chunky and a big heavy at 142grams. Both devices have removable back covers.
Karbonn Sparkle V Vs Motorola Moto E: Display
The Karbonn Sparkle V comes with a 4.5-inch FQVGA screen with a resolution of 480 x 854-pixels. The display is sharp, so the color reproduction. The Moto E, meanwhile, sports a 4.3-inch screen with 540x960 pixels.
Karbonn Sparkle V Vs Motorola Moto E: Processor, RAM and Connectivity
The Karbonn Sparkle V features a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, paired with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of native storage, which can be later expanded via a microSD card slot. The spec sheet of the handset is reasonable enough, given its price tag.
The Moto E, on the other hand, is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM. There's 4 GB of internal memory. The microSD card slot supports up to 32 GB. The phone no doubt is responsive enough, but we think the Sparkle V has an edge over the Moto E in respect of hardware internals. Both have 3G/2G, Wi-Fi, Dual-SIM, GPS, FM Radio among others.
Karbonn Sparkle V Vs Motorola Moto E: Software
The Karbonn Sparkle V is running on the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) with less customization as possible. The phone has been designed for Android One software for a seamless user experience and efficient battery life.
The Motorola Moto E, on the other hand, comes with Android Kitkat mobile OS. It's very similar to the stock version of Android found on Google's Nexus 5.
Karbonn Sparkle V Vs Motorola Moto E: Camera
The Sparkle V houses a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The camera works well in the right conditions, but the overall image quality largely remains average. The camera UI is very simple and basic.
The Moto E, on the other hand, offers a 5MP rear-facing camera. The Camera UI is neat and minimalistic. However, the camera quality is below average.
Karbonn Sparkle V Vs Motorola Moto E: Battery, Price and Final Verdict
The Karbonn Sparkle V has a 1700 mAh battery. Karbonn rates the Sparkle V for up to 193.6 hours of standby time, up to 8 hours of talk time over 3G. The Moto E, meanwhile, has a 1980 mAh battery, which should last a day and half.
The Karbonn-made Sparkle V is priced at Rs. 6,299, while the Moto E can be yours for Rs. 6,999.
The biggest advantage of the Sparkle V is its screen size and internal hardware. Notably, the Sparkle V is guaranteed to get latest Android updates for next 2 years. There are key benefits to a Motorola Moto E as well - it is a more compact in size, plus offers long battery life.
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