It has been barely 2 weeks since Motorola launched its affordable smartphone Moto E and it has given sleepless nights to likes of Micromax, Karbonn and Lava etc. The popularity of Moto E may be gauged from the fact that on the launch day Flipkart sold off around 80,000 to 1,00,000 Moto E’s. This mad rush eventually resulted into flipkart.com getting crashed for some time. Even before its launch Moto E was subjected to many rumors and leaks which actually helped build much hype around it.
Moto E no doubt has given jitters to other smartphone companies and they won’t simply accept it lying down and Micromax has proved it yesterday with the launch of Unite 2 A106 smartphone at the same price point of Rs. 6,999. So Micromax has clearly challenged Motorola with Unite 2 and going by the popularity of these two devices we thought it is right time we compare Moto E and Micromax Unite 2 for the benefit of our readers.
Motorola Moto E packs a 4.3 inch IPS LCD display with quarter HD or qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels which delivers a pixel density of 256 ppi which is quite good for what you are paying up. Add to that smaller display size of Moto E sqeezes those pixels in smaller space thus giving even more clarity. Whereas Micromax Unite 2 sports a 4.7 inch Bright Graph IPS display with a lower resolution of 800×480 pixels, which results in a significantly lower pixel density of 199 ppi. Lower pixel density coupled with a larger display size will definitely lead to poorer and grainy display of Micromax Unite 2. So in display department Moto E is clear winner.
Motorola Moto E is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon 200 chipset, while graphics are rendered with the help of Adreno 302 GPU. The dual core processor has been paired with 1 GB of RAM to provide user with smooth functioning.
On the other hand, Micromax Unite 2 is powered by a 1.3 Ghz MediaTek MT6582 processor and Mali 400 GPU. Unite 2 very simlar to MotoE also boasts of 1 GB of RAM. Micromax Unite 2 obviously looks much better on paper with a quad core processor. However hardware specs are not everything when it comes to actual performance and Moto X has proved it beyond doubt. Moto X has a dual core application processor and it has beaten most of the mid range quad core smartphones in most of the areas. Motorola has claimed that Moto E is faster than Samsung Galaxy S4 in making a call, sending text and unlocking screen. These are the tasks which we do day in day out and it constitute a majority of our time with our smartphone.
Moto E has a 5 megapixel fixed focus rear camera without LED flash, while a front facing camera is absent. So if you are an avid skype user or a selfie fan then Moto E will disappoint you. The overall quality of 5 MP rear camera is bad and very much lower than Moto G.
If we talk of Micromax Unite 2 then it surely has an upper hand in camera department with a 5 megapixel auto focus primary camera with LED flash and a 2 megapixel front facing camera.
Moto E draws it power from a 1,980 mAh Li ion battery which is non removable as has been the case with Moto G and Moto X earlier. Motorola has claimed that this battery can easily take you through 24 hours of normal usage.
Unite 2 is supplied with a 2,000 mAh of Li ion battery which in theory has more capacity than Moto E. But one should keep in mind that Moto E has a smaller display size which will definitely make it outrun Unite 2 having comparable battery.
Storage and features:
Storage wise both the devices are similar, providing 4 GB of on board storage which can be exapanded upto 32 GB using an external microSD card. Both the devices run on latest Android 4.4.2 Kitkat and promise to deliver at least one major Android update whenever due. Micromax Unite 2 has added local flavor with support for 20 regional languages in addition to the English.
|Model||Moto E||Micromax Unite 2|
|Display||4.3 inches, 960X540||4.7 inches, 800X480|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Dual Core||1.3 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||5 MP/2 MP|
|Battery||1980 mAh||2000 mAh|
No doubt both the devices provide excellent value for money. However the final choice would depend on your individual need. If display quality is paramount to you then Moto E is undisputed choice. If you want a smartphone with superior hardware Micromax with quad core processor is the answer. If you click lot of selfies and are an avid skype user then look no further and purchase Unite 2. If you want fluidic and smooth performance then Moto E can solve your purpose as has been displayed by it’s predecessors Moto G and Moto X. Moto E will get you a better brand recognition as well as a more sturdy smartphone.