Samsung, similar to its over the top success worldwide, has found a great customer base in the form of Indian domestic market where the manufacturer boasts one of the biggest numbers of people using its flagship devices.
To keep the overall success of its devices alive, the Korean tech giant, on a regular basis, keeps delivering a host of devices from its Galaxy brand that are not easy to ignore due to its dedicated features and next-gen technology.
And one such brand is the Galaxy Grand series of devices which have quite a name for themselves in the long run. While Samsung knows that the first Galaxy Grand was a major success among customers last year even though there were a number of other options for customers, it has worked on its successor even more to make it an upgrade over the original.
But the Samsung-made Galaxy Grand 2 isn't the only smartphone that's looking to make the most out of the market. Apparently, Motorola is also in the race with its impressive Moto G that's aimed at bringing the company back on the international radar.
On a similar note, the Moto G is currently scheduled to be officially unveiled in India this coming February with Gizbot already receiving an official invite for the same. There the device will be fully unveiled with all its features made known to the public.
All that being said, it is still needed to be found out as to who gets to boast the last laugh in the long run, as far as in-device offerings and specifications are concerned. Let's take a closer look at what these devices are offering.
Discussing about the Operating system involved in both the devices, it's needless to say at this point that both of them run on the Google-based Android platform.
While both the Galaxy Grand 2 and Motorola Moto G run on Android Jelly Bean v4.3 out of the box, unlike its Samsung counterpart, the Moto G could get the Android 4.4 Kitkat update soon for the device.
Display and Dimensions
The Motorola Moto G sports a 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, comparatively, comes with a 5.2-inch 16:9 TFT display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
And as far as device dimensions are concerned, The Motorola Moto G comes with 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm dimensions and is quite heavy, weighing in at 143 grams. The Galaxy Grand 2, on the other hand, comes with 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm dimensions and is even heavier as it weighs in at 163 grams - and that's quite a handful.
The Motorola Moto G sports a 5-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 2592х1944 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera on board that's good enough for conducting video chats.
The Galaxy Grand 2, in terms of camera, boasts a bigger presence by sporting an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is a 1.2-megapixel shooter. The rear-facing camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD 1080p format, whereas a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera records video in HD.
In terms of power, both the devices, as it seems, offer powerful hardware specifications that are suitable enough to flawlessly power the devices. While the Motorola Moto G is equipped with a 1.2 GHz quad core cortex A7 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, its Samsung counterpart powers up the Galaxy Grand 2 via a 1.2GHz quad-core processor.
Storage and RAM
The Motorola-made Moto G offers 1GB of RAM while offering the device in 8 GB and 16 GB internal memory variants. However, there's no option to expand the device's memory as an external microSD slot for additional memory is missing.
The Galaxy Grand 2, in this respect, also takes the cake by offering a 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.
While the Galaxy Grand 2 from Samsung is available for Rs. 23,670, the Motorola Moto G has been listed for Rs. 15,995 and Rs. 17,995 for its 8 GB and 16 GB internal memory variants, respectively.
It seems like we have quite the battle on our hands with the both the Samsung-made Galaxy Grand 2 and the Motorola-based Moto G looking to take the top spot in the market early this year. And while it seems like the Motorola device has the advantage of price and weight weighing in its favor, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 could yet again take the cake this time with its upgraded camera specs and the option to expand the device's memory further.