The HTC Desire 300 and the Moto E are created for the mid segment market, so don’t expect to deliver a high end performance. Still, the Moto E model wins the battle because it has a longer battery life, a better screen resolution and a more affordable price.
Displays, designs and sizes
Both of the phones have displays with the same size, 4.3inches. However, the Desire 300 is equipped with a TFT screen that supports a resolution of 480x800pixels and 217ppi density, while the Moto E has a screen with a bigger resolution, 540x960pixels and 256ppi, but it’s protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The HTC weights 120grams and it’s taller than the Moto E, measuring 131.8×66.2×10.1mm, while the second phone measures 124.8×64.8×12.3mm and it’s 22grams heavier.
On the right side of Desire 300’s edge you’ll find the volume rocker, and on the top there’s the power button. The Moto E has a matt rubber aspect, the material is scratch proof and the edges round.
Hardware and OS
The Desire 300 is powered by a weaker and slower processor, which is a dual core 1GHz Cortex A5, based on a Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play chipset and it uses an Adreno 203 GPU. The phone hosts 4GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB, and it runs on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS with only 512MB of RAM.
The Moto E offers a better hardware performance, as it’s powered by a 1.2GHz dual core Cortex A7 processor, backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset and coupled with a newer Adreno GPU version, 302. This phone also has 4GB of built in storage, expandable up to 32GB, but the RAM is bigger – 1GB, and it runs on a newer Android version, as well – 4.4.2 (KitKat), which is upgradable to 4.4.4 (KitKat). Both devices have accelerometer and proximity sensors.
The Desire 300 and the Moto E have 5MP cameras on the back and only the HTC handset has another VGA camera on the front. Desire 300’s camera offers autofocus, geo tagging, face detection, touch focus and video recording at w480p@30fps, while the Motorola phone has only panorama, HDR and geo tagging, and the video recording capabilities are the same.
The Desire 300 has a user replaceable Li-Ion 1650mAh battery with which you can talk 11hours on 3G. The Moto E has a better battery, Li-Ion 1980mAh, but it’s non-removable.
On welectronics.com, the HTC Desire 300 is priced at 220 dollars. On amazon.com.com, the Moto E 4GB variant costs only 130 dollars.
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