Motorola has formally announced the launch of Moto G in India. The 8 GB version of the smartphone is priced at Rs 12,499 while its 16 GB costs Rs 13,999. Both the versions though face tough competition from MNC as well as Indian handset players like Micromax who had recently launched its Canvas Turbo Mini which is available for around Rs 14,500.
Here is a comparison of the Canvas Turbo Mini A200 with the Motorola Moto G (16 GB) on the basis of their features.
The Moto G comes with a 4.5 inch display with 1280×720 pixels resolution, which means it has huge 329 ppi pixel density. Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini has a slightly bigger 4.69 inch display but with the same 1280×720 pixel resolution.
Exact dimensions of Turbo Mini are not known but it is designed like the Canvas Turbo. The Turbo Mini has a metallic body and ofcourse a non-removable battery. The Moto G too has a non-removable battery but it has not a metallic body.
Moto G though has garnered rave reviews for its curvy body and removable and colourful back panel. Moreover, its display has Corning Gorilla Glass protection and it comes with water-repellent nano-coating inside and out.
The Motorola Moto G has 5 megapixel rear camera which can click pictures in 4:3 ratio while you can capture 16:9 ration images at 3.8 megapixel resolution. The rear camera has 4x digital zoom facility along with slow motion video shooting feature. It also has burst mode, HDR, and panorama features. There is 1.3 megapixel camera in its front as well.
The Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini comes with an 8 megapixel auto focus rear camera with geo tagging, touch focus, and face detection features. There is an LED flash in the phone as well for low-lighting photography. But notably, it has a 5 megapixel front facing camera.
The Motorola Moto G has Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system but the Android KitKat update has already been announced for it. Motorola said during its Indian launch event that the update will be issued in India within a week. Besides, Moto G has 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core processor, Adreno 305 GPU, and 1 GB RAM.
The Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini has the 1.3 Ghz Mediatek MT6582 quad core processor, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and 1 GB RAM.
Memory, Connectivity, and Battery
The Turbo Mini has 4 GB internal storage of which 1.6 GB is available for users but it has 32 GB micro SD card slot as well. On the other hand, the Moto G has 16 GB (it also comes in 8 GB version which costs Rs 12,499) internal storage but it has no micro SD card slot.
The Motorola Moto G has a dual SIM support, WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0, and 3G connectivity (21 Mbps download speed). The Turbo Mini too has dual SIM support, 3G connectivity (21 Mbps download speed), WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, and micro USB 2.0.
The Moto G has a 2070 mAh Li-Ion battery which claims to provide 24 hours of back up on “mixed usage”. The Canvas Turbo Mini has a 1800 mAh battery which claims to provide 6 hours of talktime and 180 hours of standby on 2G network.
The Moto G and Canvas Turbo Mini are quite different when it comes to look and feel. The Motorola phone is entirely plastic but colourful while the Canvas Turbo Mini is metallic. The Snapdragon 400 is still the low cost processor of Qualcomm and since we have not tested either Moto G or the Turbo Mini, we at this point of time cannot say for sure which one is better.
Also while the Moto G has a bigger battery, the Canvas Turbo Mini has more storage space. So it seems like the Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini has an edge over the Motorola Moto G. We will try to review the phones as soon as possible to discover the truth; till then keep checking The Mobile Indian.