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Xolo Q1100 Vs Motorola Moto G: The Mid-Range Climb That's Bumpy
It hasn't been long since Motorola first introduced the brand new Moto G for the Indian domestic market, and already the device is among the wishlists of a number of people currently looking to invest in a new smartphone.
However, in terms of a market that's growing almost everyday, it's only unnatural that a new device won't face any kind of competition from others also in the race - and one such device is the Xolo Q1100.
With the recent arrival of the Moto G, the smartphone market has been split wide open with the device starting a serious competition among mid-range budget smartphones from a host of manufacturers. And with the device made available to fans at only Rs.12,499, Motorola has now successfully placed itself in the firing line and is already being bombarded with competition from the likes of Xolo and Micromax.
If recent history related to the domestic smartphone market has taught us anything, it's the fact that domestic Android smartphone manufacturers like Xolo and Micromax are always keen on targeting the low and mid range budget categories, rather than pricing their devices exorbitantly.
And with Motorola now also getting into the race, the competition is intense - especially between the Xolo Q1100 and the Motorola Moto G. But what happens when both these smartphones are pitted against each other? Let's take a closer look at the specifications both these devices are offering at the moment, and how they compare against one another.
A huge leap is expected from the Motorola-made Moto G in this regard as the device, in it's already cheap price tag, has already promised to offer the latest Android v4.4.2 KitKat in a few weeks with the device originally arriving with Android Jelly Bean v4.3.
The Xolo Q1100, on the other hand, runs on Jelly Bean v4.3 and there's no news if the device will be treated to the coveted KitKat update anytime in the future.
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 device's overall dimensions measure up to 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm.
The Xolo Q1100, comparatively, comes with a slightly more 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen which also renders 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, with dimensions measuring up to 143.8 x 70.8 x 8.3 mm.
The Xolo Q1100, in terms of camera, makes its presence felt by sporting an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, with a secondary 2-megapixel camera at the front.
The Moto G, on the other hand, sports a lesser 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.
As far as the power that's generated in-device, both the devices, more or less, offer similarly 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 Xolo counterpart powers up the Q1100 via a slightly better 1.4 GHz quad core processor, assisted via an Adreno 305 GPU.
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 Xolo Q1100, in this respect, also offers 1GB of RAM although arriving only in an 8 GB internal memory variant. However, unlike the Moto G, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 32 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
While the Xolo Q1100 is currently available for Rs. 14,999, the Motorola Moto G has been made available for Rs. 12,499 and Rs. 13,999 for its 8GB and 16GB variants, respectively.
While the Xolo-made Q1100 has a number of advantages over the Moto G with its better in-device camera, powerful processing unit and the option to further increase the in-device storage, the only (and the most important) factor where the Moto G stands out is by offering the latest Android KitKat update.
And any tech buff looking to play around with the latest operating systems will surely let go off all the factors the Xolo-made device is offering for the latest Android build that's only available for a handful of smartphones as of now. So, in our books, it seems like the Moto G has an upper hand when compared to the Q1100.