Lava Iris X1 Vs Moto E comparison: Which one should you buy?

By | June 7, 2014

As promised yesterday in our post on Lava Iris X1 specs review, we are back with Lava Iris X1 Vs Moto E comparison. In May Motorola’s Moto E debuted in India and took Indian smartphone market by storm leaving other smartphone companies perplexed. To counter Moto E onslaught Micromax launched Unite 2, Xolo launched Q600s, Lava launched Iris X1. Here in this post we would discuss the key features of both Moto E and Lava Iris X1 and would try to find which of these two smartphones would best suit your needs. Let’s start off.

Built and Design:

Lava Iris X1’s dimensions are 134 x 66 x 8.9 mm and it weights 138 grams, while Moto E dimensions are 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm and it weights 140 grams. So there is no major difference between dimensions except for Lava Iris X1 is 9.2 mm taller and 2.4 mm slimmer. If we talk of design then Lava Iris X1 wins hands down with its looks heavily influenced from iPhone. Moto E also looks decent but is no match for Iris X1. If build quality is a concern then Moto E wins without a question as we have seen earlier with Moto G and Moto X.Lava Iris X1 Vs Moto E

Display:

Lava Iris X1 has 4.5 inch capacitive IPS display with a resolution of  854×480 pixels, while Moto E boasts of a multi-touch 4.3 inch display with qHD or 540×960 pixels resolution. Owing to its bigger display and lower resolution Lava Iris X1 has a pixel density of 217 ppi, on the other hand Moto E with a smaller display and higher resolution manages to have a much higher pixel density of 256 ppi. Clearly Moto E trumps Lava Iris X1 when it comes to display clarity.

CPU:

Lava Iris X1 comes power packed with Broadcom BCM23550 chipset, quad core processor clocked at 1.2 Giga Hertz. Where as Moto E is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset, with Cortex A7 dual core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz.

On paper a quad core processor looks much more promising then a dual core processor, but we have all seen what a dual core processor is capable of on Moto X. On top of that Motorola has successfully optimized its hardware with software, which is the key for a smooth smartphone experience. Add to that Qualcomm chipsets are always better then Broadcom or say MediaTek.

To sum up Motorola claimed that Moto E is faster than Samsung Galaxy S4 in variety of tasks such as opening picture gallery, making a call, sending a text etc. All these tasks are what we do most of the times. If specs attract you more go for Lava Iris X1 but if you need smooth day to day experience on a smartphone then Moto E should be your choice.

Also Read: Motorola Moto E Vs Micromax Unite 2 A106 Comparison

OS:

Both the devices have the latest Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS on board. But recently Motorola has rolled out bug fixes in the form of Kitkat update 4.4.3 in U.S. and will be further rolled out across world. On top of that you will always get timely android update on Moto E. But same cannot be said about Lava Iris X1.

Camera:

This is one area where Lava Iris X1 is a clear winner with its 8 mega pixel auto focus rear camera with dual LED flash and BSI+ sensor and a 2 mega pixel front facing camera. Moto E comes with a 5 mega pixel fixed focus camera with no flash support and no front facing camera.

Battery:

Lava Iris X1 is equipped with a 1,800 mAh battery, while Moto E has a 1,980 mAh battery. More efficient processor coupled with a smaller display and a more powerful battery means Moto E can be used longer without a charge as compared to Lava Iris X1.

Key Specifications:

Model Moto E Lava Iris X1
Display 4.3 inches, 960X540 4.5 inches, 854X480
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 5 MP, No front camera 8 MP/2 MP
Battery 1980 mAh 1,800 mAh
Price Rs.6,999 Rs.7,999

Benchmark Scores:

Lava Iris X1

  • AnTuTu (higher is better): 11363
  • Quadrant Standard Edition (higher is better): 3456
  • Nenamark2 (higher is better):  47.3 fps

Moto E

  • AnTuTu (higher is better): 12455
  • Quadrant Standard Edition (higher is better): 5296
  • Nenamark2 (higher is better):  49.5 fps

So as you can see above Moto E has trounced Lava Iris X1 in all the standard benchmark scores.

Our Take: If you want a real smartphone which delivers real performance then look no further and buy Moto E. You should go for Lava Iris X1 only if you want a better camera and a bigger display but content with lower resolution. Overall the choice is yours as both the handsets deliver excellent value for money.

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