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Anyone with even the basic knowledge about the ever-growing smartphone market will require no second introduction to the kind of presence both Apple and Motorola have among others who are also in the race to the top of the pile.
For both Apple and Motorola, however, the Indian market is nothing less than one of the most dominant growing markets that can serve any smartphone company's interest. And with the domestic customers also open to new technology and devices from companies that are internationally famed, it seems more than likely that these companies will try and create a major fan base that will last for a long time.
As far as Apple is concerned, the company has already enjoyed enough popularity among the Indian fans since Apple is such a big brand that comes along with a pre-defined cool quotient. And although the iPhone 5c from the company didn't really make that bi a statement in the market, it still bears the Apple brand which means customers will at least have a look at it before deciding to opt for it for discarding it entirely.
The Motorola-made Moto G, however, is a positive indication from the company that it's now looking to attain its past glory and kick start its global smartphone revival. And the solution the company has for that is a mid-range handset with a low-end price tag.
While both the devices look equally engaging with great hardware to own, there will come a time in the near future when users will have to make a decision on which to own, which will then determine as to who makes the most out of the domestic market. So who do you think has the upper hand in the race? Let's take closer look at how they can be compared against each other in all aspects.
As far as operating systems are concerned, the Apple-made iPhone 5c, as expected, runs on iOS 7 out of the box. And although the device can be later upgraded to iOS v7.0.4, a host of new reports are claiming that Apple has already released the next iOS 7.0.5 for selected Chinese and European iPhone models. And if that's the case for every device running on Apple's OS, it will only be a matter of time before the device gets the update internationally.
The Motorola Moto G, on the other hand, runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, with the company also previously clarifying that it will be rolling out the Android 4.4 Kitkat update soon for the device. And that could more than satisfying for most of the customers.
Display and Dimensions
The Motorola Moto G offers a 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The iPhone 5c, comparatively, comes with a 4-inch LED backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touch screen which renders 640 x 1136 pixels resolution.
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 iPhone 5c, on the other hand, comes with 1124.4 x 59.2 x 9 mm dimensions and weighs in at 132 grams - a bit less than what the Moto G weighs.
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 more than enough for carrying out video chats.
The iPhone 5S, in terms of camera specs, boasts a bigger presence by sporting an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is a 1.2-megapixel shooter.
In terms of power that's generated in-device, both the devices, more or less, offer powerful hardware specifications that are more than suitable 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 Apple counterpart powers up the iPhone 5c via a 1.3 GHz dual core processor that's assisted via an Apple A6 chipset.
Storage and RAM
As it seems, the Motorola-made Moto G offers 1GB of RAM while offering the device in both 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 iPhone 5c, on the other hand, also offers 1GB of RAM and comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants, although a microSD slot for additional memory, similar to the Moto G, is missing.
While the iPhone 5c is available for Rs. 37,647 and Rs. 53,500 for the device's 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants, respectively, 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.
Apple, while it didn't attain the expected popularity with the 5c, still offers a great device, and while the price of the device may seem to be out of reach of most of the customers, as far as the Indian market is concerned, there are a number of internal memory variants to choose from that might strike a chord to some of the interested users.
The Moto G, on the other hand, offers a price that's compatible with most of the customers' budget. And judging by the fact that it will also offer the latest Android KitKat OS via update later, it seems like the Moto G could take the market by storm ahead of Apple's iPhone 5c.