The 2nd Generation Moto E was officially launched yesterday in the capital. The device hits the Indian market with a fair amount of cosmetic as well as performance fine-tunes. The most notable one is that the device is a 3G enabled handset enabling users in the budget segment have a premium experience of surfing the internet.
Flipkart again has exclusivity to sell the device. The handset starts shipping from 12th of March and pre-bookings can be done on the website. The Moto E is priced at Rs. 6,999. At that price tag the handset will face might competition in the market.
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Motorola has overhauled the device in a lot of other ways as well. The Moto E 2nd Gen has a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a slightly larger display with a 1GB RAM. The internal storage has gone up to 8 GB and the battery capacity has gone up to 2390 mAh.
In terms of optics the phone doesn't impress much. The rear 5MP camera remains unchanged. The front though gets a 0.3MP camera for selfies and video calling. Motorola is confident with the release of their new handset and anticipates that the device will try to grab a decent chunk of the budget-phone share of the market based on the previous acclaim of the Moto E.
Apparently, it turns out that Motorola is not the only manufacturer trying to grab a share of the budget segment. The Moto E 2nd Gen will face a lot of rivals in the market, here are a few of it's worst nightmares.
Price - Rs. 6,999
Even though the Moto E and the Lenovo A6000 come from the same house there's a lot of difference in both the handsets. On paper, the Lenovo A6000 is better in every aspect compared to the Moto E. Sporting a 5" 720p screen, an 8 MP rear camera and a snapdragon 410 CPU the Lenovo A6000 is much better device to feel and use.
Price - Rs. 5,999
Xiaomi Redmi 1S
At that price, the Redmi 1S has jaw-dropping specs. Inside the casing is a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.6GHz with an integrated Adreno 305 GPU. The 4.7-inch LCD has a resolution of 720x1280 pixels, which is phenomenal compared to other phones in this price range. The screen is protected by AGC Dragontail 2 Glass. The device also sports a 8MP raer snapper something not at all to be expected in this price range of mobile phones.
Price - TBA
Xiaomi Redmi 2
This upcoming phone from Xiaomi can knock off our contender from it's roots. Due to be officially released on the 13th or 14th of March this phone will revive the memories of the 1st sale of the Redmi 1S. Featuring a crisp 312ppi display, a quad-core 1.2GHz snapdragon 410 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and an internal storage of 16GB. The rear has a 8MP snapper while the front geta a 2MP camera.
Price - Rs. 6,999
Huawei Honor Holly
This is probably one of the best phones under Rs. 10,000. Huawei has given tough competition to other makers with it's Honor series, and here's another one from their box. The beautifully crafted Holly sports a 5" 720p display, powered by a Quad Core 1.3 GHz processor. It has an 8MP rear cam and runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS. The device has 16BG of internal storage and 1GB of RAM.
Price - Rs. 5,999
Asus Zenfone C
Asus has made it's mark in the budget phone segment with it's Zenfone series. Asus has launched another Zenfone this time the Zenfone C keeping in mind the budget phone segment. The Zenfone C features a 4.5"screen and runs on the Intel Atom Z2520. A dual core processor clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Zenfone C houses a 5MP rear snapper and a 0.3MP front camera along with 8GB of internal storage. The phone is a dual sim handset and runs on Android Kitkat 4.4.