If you have been following the ever-growing smartphone market for quite some time now, alongside the evolution the market has seen in terms of devices released, you will know that both Apple and Motorola are two of the top notch companies that look to rule the international market almost every year with their new offerings that are normally scheduled to release all year round.
Now with both the companies looking to grow their reach internationally, it seems like both of them are aiming the currently growing markets - similar to that of India - as that's where most of the profit is expected in terms of sales and popularity.
As for Apple, the company has already enjoyed enough popularity among the Indian fans since Apple is such a big brand that comes along with a cool quotient. Similarly, the iPhone 5s is also expected to make it big in the Indian market - although the device is already tagged as one of the most expensive smartphones out there.
The Motorola-made Moto G handset, on the other hand, is a sign from the company that it's now looking kick start its global smartphone revival - and what's better than a mid-range handset with a low-end price tag? And although the previously released Moto X was never really a big thing with fans, the situation is expected to change with the arrival of the Moto G.
As of now, while both the devices look equally engaging with great hardware to own, there will come a time in the near future when both of them will look to lock horns against each other in order to attain the most out of the growing Indian Market. But before that eventually happens, let's take closer look at how they stack up against each other and who might eventually boast the last laugh against the other.
First up, talking about the operating systems the devices run on - the Apple-made iPhone 5s, as expected, runs on iOS 7 out of the box. And although the device can be later upgraded to iOS v7.0.4, some new reorts are claiming that Apple has released iOS 7.0.5 for some Chinese iPhone 5S models. And if that falls true for everyone, 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's not that bad a deal.
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 iPhone 5S, 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 5S, on the other hand, comes with 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimensions and weighs in at 112 grams - as light as ever.
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 conducting video chats.
The iPhone 5S, in terms of camera, 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 generated, both the devices, more or less, 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 Apple counterpart powers up the iPhone 5s via a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone processor that's assisted via an Apple A7 chipset.
Storage and RAM
As it seems, 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 iPhone 5s, in this respect, also offers 1GB of RAM and comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants, although a microSD slot for additional memory, similar to the Moto G, is missing.
While the iPhone 5S is available for Rs. 49,870, Rs. 62,500 and Rs. 69,999 for the device's 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 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, as expected, offers a great device in the form of iPhone 5s 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.
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 can take the market ahead of Apple's iPhone 5s.