In the last week of July, Motorola announced the launch of its Moto G 3rd Generation in India in two variants – one comes with 8 GB internal storage and 1 GB RAM and is priced at Rs 11,999 while a 16 GB model comes with 2 GB RAM and costs Rs 12,999. The Moto G (3rd Generation) has good features and thus immediately became a favourite in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment.
But now it has to face stiff competition from the Zenfone 2 Selfie which was launched yesterday (August 6) at Rs 15,999. It will be available in the Indian market from August 15 from Flipkart.
We have here thus compared the two phones on the basis of their features and after reading this we are pretty sure you can make an informed decision.
Design and Display
Both Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie and Moto G 3rd Gen are beautiful handsets but they are widely different in terms of design.
The Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie, featuring a 5.5 inch touchscreen, comes in several attractive colours, namely white, blue, and pink. The rear cover has a metallic finish and has been hailed by many for its looks. As far as statistics goes, the phone measures 156.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 mm, and weighs 170 grams.
The 5.5 inch display of Zenfone 2 Selfie offers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, thus offering pixel density of 403 ppi. The display has protective anti-scratch Corning Gorilla Glass 4 coating as well as anti-smudge oleophobic coating and 400 nits of brightness. It also supports glove inputs.
The Moto G 3rd Gen measures 142.1 x 72.4 x 6.1-11.6 mm and weighs 155 grams. It must be mentioned, that the Moto G is water and dust resistant to a decent extent, and this tips the scales in its favour to a certain extent.
The Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation has a smaller 5 inch HD IPS display which has resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 294 ppi. It has also Corning Gorill Glass 3 protection, but it does not have the glove touch input.
Processor & Memory
The Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie has the Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 chipset that comprises of a 64 bit octa core processor and Adreno 405 graphics processor and 2 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 16 GB which can be expanded by another 128 GB via a micro SD card.
The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen is armed with a slightly less powerful Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor, and Adreno 306 graphics processor. The 16 GB model, as we said above, has 2 GB of RAM and it comes with 32 GB expandable storage.
The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen runs on Android Lollipop and has the stock Android interface. The Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie too runs on Android Lollipop but it has Asus’s own ZenUI, which has its own advantages.
The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen has a 2470 mAh battery, which the company claims to offer about 24 hours of back up on ‘mixed usage’.
The Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie has a 3000 mAh unit. Asus though has not revealed its output.
Ofcourse, the Zenfone 2 Selfie has a bigger battery but you should keep it in mind that the phone has a bigger screen as well as an octa core processor, thus it requires more power.
At this point of time, we cannot say for sure which one has better back up and to find out its answers you have to wait for some more time.
The Zenfone 2 Selfie has a 13 megapixel primary camera, which is equipped with dual LED Real Tone flash light that Asus claims, “creates the most natural illumination for indoor portrait shotsâ€. The rear camera is armed with 5 element lens and f/2.0 aperture, and blue glass infrared filter.
The rear camera comes with laser auto-focus that claims to focus in just 0.3 seconds. The rear camera also is equipped with some nifty features such as Back Light HDR mode which along with Asus’s PixelEnhancing Technology claims to offer “up to 400 per cent brighter and evenly exposed photos”. It has a manual mode which claimed to offer “”DSLR like camera setting”. On top of that Asus claims that the Zenfone 2 Selfie’s rear camera can focus from a distance of just 6 cm and can produce images in up to 52 megapixel resolution.
Besides, it has features like real time beautification, night mode, selfie mode, photo effects, panorama mode, and time lapse.
The Motorola Moto G 3 too has a 13 megapixel camera with an aperture of F/2.0, flash, auto-focus, HDR, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps, while the front has a 5 megapixel camera for video calls and selfies.
In this section, both the phones are quite alike offering 4G, WiFi, WiFi direct, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.
There isn’t much to separate these two in this round as they are akin to each other.
The Moto G 3rd Gen is undoubtedly a good handset but when compared to Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie, it does not look that attractive. And certainly, the Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie seems worth the extra Rs 3,000.