Clash of Titan : Motorola Moto E(G2) vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 vs Lenovo A6000

If you wanted a good smartphone experience, spending close to Rs 20K was becoming a usual practice. But times seem to be changing and changing fast. We now can think of getting a mobile in a budget of Rs 6K and still get a decent product (for what it's worth).

Motorola deserves the credit for face lifting this space with Moto E, then Xiaomi followed suit and the rest followed this well-trodden path. How many times have we talked up these names lately? We've lost the count ourselves and there's no relief in sight, as the same names are readying themselves for affordable v2.0 products for the country (and others).

They clearly had the first-mover advantage and this had given them the leverage to make the next move with their Moto E 2nd generation, available across the globe. Xiaomi is very much expected to the same in the coming weeks and so will Asus and Micromax among others. Lenovo is another brand which has made itself available in this space which is why it's important to know, what's on offer and at what price. So, this should help you do that.

Brand Xiaomi Redmi 2 Lenovo A6000 Motorola Moto E (2015)
Price TBA Rs 6,999 Rs 6,999 (expected)
Display 4.7-inch (1280x720p) Corning Glass 2 5-inch (1280x720p) 4.5-inch (960x540p) Corning Glass 3
OS MiUi 6 (Android 4.4 KitKat) Vibe UI 2.0 (Android 4.4) Android 5.0 Lollipop
CPU 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 or 410*
Storage 8/16GB + 32GB 8GB + 32GB 8GB + 32GB (microSD)
Cameras 8MP (rear) + 2MP (front) 8MP (rear) + 2MP (front) 5MP (rear) + VGA (front)
Connectivity LTE/2G/3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS LTE/2G/3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS LTE/3G/2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
Dual-SIM Yes Yes Yes
Battery 2200 mAh 2300 mAh 2390 mAh
Weight 133 grams 128 grams 145 grams
Dimensions 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm 141 x 70 x 8.2 mm 129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm

As you can see, Motorola has somewhat lost ground on its peers like Xiaomi and Lenovo among others. The market has truly changed (for good) and it seems strange that what was initiated by Motorola is now being taken forward by other players. We can talk about the Lenovo A6000 for the time being, so it would be hard to discard the other two, just on the basis of hardware. We'll be giving our verdict very soon. Stay tuned

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