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While a number of manufacturers nowadays make a host of Android-based smartphones with quite a lot of new age companies such as Micromax and Karbonn making their own variants of Android devices, the one common factor that remains related to them is the fact that unlike iOS-based devices, Android devices come in a variety of price ranges that can range from around less than 10k to as exorbitant as more than 25k.
However, while the devices that are less than 10k are not that much sought after normally, the ones above 25k can prove to be too costly for most customers looking to invest in a brand new smartphone. Nonetheless, when a device is priced around 15k, it becomes much easier financially for the customers.
But even if a device worth around 15k fits the budget of most customers, the problem lies with the number of choices the customer has in that price range. And while the choice seems massive in this respect, it's quite important to choose the right device that will serve every purpose.
With a number of devices in that range, two of them that have actually caught our attention are the Motorola-made Moto G and Micromax's Canvas Turbo Mini A200 - which are available in more or less the same price range.
So for a device that's worth around Rs. 15,000, who do you think offers the best deal in terms of money well spent? Let's take a closer look at the in-device specifications of both the devices.
In terms of the operating system offered via the devices, it seems like there's not much to choose since both of them run on Android Jelly Bean. While the Micromax-made Canvas Turbo Mini A200 runs on Android Jelly v4.2.2, the Moto G runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system.
However, the Motorola device has the upper hand here since the company has already clarified that it will be rolling out the Android 4.4 Kitkat update soon for the device.
The Motorola Moto G sports a 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The Canvas Turbo Mini A200, comparatively, comes with a 4.69-inch IPS display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
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 Canvas Turbo Mini, in terms of camera, has a bigger presence in this race as it sports an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is also an amazing 5-megapixel shooter.
as far as the power that's generated in-device, both the devices, more or less, have decent hardware specifications that are more than capable of flawlessly 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 Micromax counterpart powers up the Canvas Turbo Mini 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 Canvas Turbo Mini, in this respect, also offers 1GB of RAM with 4GB of internal memory. However, unlike the Motorola device, the Canvas Turbo Mini offers an external microSD slot for additional memory expansion up to 32GB.
While the Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200 is available for Rs. 14,490, the Motorola Moto G has been made available for Rs. 12,499 and Rs. 13,999 for its 8GB and 16GB variants, respectively.
As it seems from the device specifications of both the smartphones, apart from the price factor remaining more or less the same, the Canvas Turbo Mini has a slight advantage over the Moto device with its 8-megapixel primary camera (compared to the 5-megapixel offering via Motorola), better processing power and the option to increase the in-device memory externally.
On an overall, the Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200 could prove to be a tough competition for the newly released Motorola Moto G.