Motorola has made a great start to the year with its brand new Moto G offering in the Indian market that has kept other major players on their toes with its impressive features and specifications. Motorola has understood that the market works out better for all the mid-rangers out there, and has delivered to tap into that market.
Nonetheless, it hasn't been long since Motorola first introduced the brand new Moto G for the Indian domestic market, and already the device is among the wishlists of a number of people currently looking to invest in a new smartphone.
With the recent arrival of the Moto G, the smartphone market has been opened up with the device starting a serious competition among mid-range budget smartphones from a host of manufacturers.
And with the device made available to fans at only Rs.12,499, Motorola has now successfully placed itself in the firing line and is already being bombarded with competition from the likes of Xolo and Micromax. And now to add to that list comes the new Panasonic P31.
So where do these devices stand against each other? Let's take a closer look at the offered features and specifications for both the devices.
There's not much to choose in this regard since both the devices run on Android, still the version of Android could make all the difference. While the Panasonic P31 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with "Play Life" User interface (UI) slapped on the top of it, the Motorola Moto G runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
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 device's overall dimensions measure up to 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm.
The Panasonic P31, comparatively, comes with a slightly more 5-inch FWVGA display having a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels.
The Panasonic P31, in terms of camera, offers an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus. There's also a secondary VGA camera at the front.
The Moto G, on the other hand, sports a lesser 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 more than enough for conducting video chats.
As far as the power that's generated in-device, both the devices, have decent hardware specifications that are more than capable of powering 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 Panasonic counterpart powers up the P31 via a slightly better 1.3 GHz 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 Panasonic P31, in this respect, also offers 1GB of RAM although arriving only in a 4GB internal memory variant. However, unlike the Moto G, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 32 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
While the Panasonic P31 comes sporting a somewhat decent 2000 mAh battery, the Motorola-made Moto G juices up the KitKat-powered device via a slightly better 2070 mAh battery. So there's not much between the devices in this respect.
While the Panasonic P31 is currently available for Rs. 11,990, the Motorola Moto G has been made available for Rs. 12,499 and Rs. 13,999 for its 8GB and 16GB variants, respectively.
Drawing a conclusion to this comparison may not be that hard an ordeal. And although we don't see the future, we are guessing that the Motorola-made Moto G will have a better stand against the Panasonic P31.
The biggest reason here for that can only be derived via the fact that the Moto G offers the brand new Android KitKat platform for the lowest price possible. And although the Panasonic P31 may boast a bigger camera, it still may not stand a chance to take a bite out of Motorola's upcoming fame with the device that is expected to make it big in the Indian market.