Both of these phones were released recently, and you mustn’t mistake the Moto G 2013 version with the 2014 version, because they’re two different phones. The Xperia E3 follows the Xperia E1 and has a slightly better camera. But let’s find out more about these handsets.
Displays, designs and sizes
The Xperia E3 reminds us of another Sony phone, Xperia M2, having a flat back with rounded corners, only that it doesn’t feature that transparent layer of plastic which looks like glass. Though, it does have a shatterproof glass on top of its display. This phone measures 137.1×69.4×8.5mm, it has a weight of 143.8grams and its screen is sized at 4.5inches. However, the TFT display doesn’t live up to our expectations when it comes to resolution, supporting only 480x854pixels with 218ppi.
The new Moto G has a bigger size, but it kept the same plastic built material as its predecessor. The back panel is still removable, has the camera and Motorola logo in the same place, but on the front panel there’s a brand new physical button below the screen. Speaking of the screen, it’s an IPS LCD sized at 5inches, which supports 720x1280pixels and 294ppi, and it’s covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 against scratches. Its body dimensions are 141.5×70.7x11mm and it weights 149grams.
Hardware and OS
Believe it or not, but both phones are powered by a Cortex A7 processor with four cores, clocked at 1.2GHz, based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, only that the Xperia E3 uses the MSM8926-2 series, while the Moto G comes with the MSM8226 series. As for the graphics, we must mention that both phones are using an Adreno 305.
While both of them are equipped with 1GB of RAM, the Xperia E3 has the smallest internal memory of 4GB, while the Moto G has two variants of 8 and 16GB, but in both cases, the storage can be expanded up to 32GB.
The Xperia E3 runs on Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) and the Moto G comes loaded with v4.4.4 (KitKat) and it’s expecting to be upgraded to Android L, once it gets released.
The Moto G sports a better back camera of 8MP with autofocus, LED flash, HDR and other known features, while the Xperia E3 takes modest photos with the 5MP back snapper having the same features as its rival. But the front camera of the Sony handset is mediocre, being a VGA, while the Motorola phone provides a good 2MP front camera.
This time, the Xperia E3 excels, but not much, with the 2330mAh battery which seems to last 8 hours and 40 minutes when talking on 3G. The battery is non-removable, and so is Moto G’s 2070mAh battery.
The Moto G allows you to customize its rear shell, having lots of variants of colors and textures to choose from.
Both phones support microSIM and only the Xperia E3 supports dualism as well.
In terms of connectivity, both phones support Bluetooth v4.0, WiFi and microUSB, and only the Xperia E3 has 4G LTE support.
The Xperia E3 comes with a feature (shake to start) which allows you to activate or trigger your application by shaking your phone.
The pricing for the Xperia E3 is 203 dollars in India, while the Moto G 16GB variant is 10 dollars more expensive.
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