Google-owned Motorola finally comes with a killer phone made for emerging markets. Motorola is not asking you to pay $600 (Rs. 37,800) to get an amazing Moto G. All you need to pay $179 (Rs. 11,340), as simple as that. Instead of paying a set amount to get the smartphone and mandatory 24-months contract, users need to pay full payment at one ago- so no hidden cost.
Interestingly, Motorola Moto G will arrive in India around January next-year somewhere around Rs.13000. However, the exact retail price is yet to be confirmed by Motorola. Motorola says that the Moto G runs Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box, when it launched in India next-year.
The Indian variant of Moto G will have Dual SIM functionality. Some may or may not agree with Motorola's approach of selling the Moto G. Originally, everyone was expecting that Apple would come up with a cheaper version of iPhone this year. Unfortunately, the iPhone 5C went on becoming one of the biggest tech disappointments of 2013.
Besides Apple iPhone 5C, the Moto G should be compared with handsets from another super successful smartphone maker. Yes, GizBot is talking about South Korea's Samsung.
The South Korean giant Samsung saw its market share coming from low and mid- range Android handsets. In countries like India and China, Samsung is hard to beat primarily due to affordable prices and feature rich experience. But soon Motorola could change the environment with its Moto G.
Today, GizBot has selected top 5 Samsung handsets that could fail to beat the mighty Motorola Moto G. Take a look! Stay tuned to GizBot for more juicy updates!
Asking price – Rs. 23,360
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
The Galaxy S4 Mini is a cheaper version of highly successful Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 Mini didn't fare well, as Samsung expected before the launch. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini packs a 4.3-inch AMOLED qHD display having resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It has a 1.7GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory (expandable up to 64GB of internal memory).
There's an 8-mega pixel camera LED Flash and Auto Focus. Also add a 1.9-mega pixel front facing camera. It's a dual SIM phone and comes with a 1,900mAh Li Ion battery. The phone measures 8.9mm in terms of thickness and weighs 108grams. Connectivity options are pretty much basic: 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and Bluetooth. Samsung will soon add Android 4.3 Jelly Bean support for Galaxy S4 Mini in India.
Asking price – Rs.16,220
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro
The Galaxy Grand Quattro features a 4.7-inch TFT LCD display having a resolution of 800 x 480 Pixels. It has a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box.
There's a 5MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash and a VGA quality front-facing camera. The makers have added a 2000mAh battery fitted inside. The phone supports Dual SIM functionality. Other connectivity options are pretty much standard: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS, among others
Asking price - Rs.13,520
Samsung Galaxy Core
Samsung Galaxy Core comes with a 4.3-inch TFT LCD display having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot).
The Galaxy Core also houses a 5-megapixel rear camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. It also sports a front-facing VGA camera for video calling and Skype. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Bluetooth, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, EDGE, Dual SIM, FM Radio and USB 2.0.The makers have added a 1800 mAh battery fitted inside.
Asking price- Rs. 25,400
Samsung Galaxy S3 (16GB)
Samsung Galaxy S3 used to be the crème phone of its time. But now with the coming of Moto G, the Galaxy S3 appears to be quite expensive. The Galaxy S3 sports a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos4 processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 16GB of expandable internal memory.
It comes with an 8MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus, LED flash and a 1.9 MP front-facing camera that facilitates video calling. The makers have added a 2050 mAh battery fitted inside. Later this month, the Galaxy S3 will be updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Asking price- Rs. 18,870
Samsung Galaxy Grand (Dual SIM)
The Galaxy Grand is a dual SIM Android-based smartphone. The phabet comes with a 5-inch display having a resolution of 800 x 480 Pixels. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8 GB ROM (expandable up to 64GB via a micro SD card).
The makers have added a 2100mAh battery. There's an 8MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash and a 2MP front facing camera. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, Multi Window, A-GPS, amongst others.