After the success of the original Moto E and the Xiaomi Redmi 1s, the budget Android market has plenty of great options. Xiaomi and Motorola have released new versions of their popular handsets, while Lenovo has introduced their own player in the game, the 4G-toting A6000.
Video: Motorola Moto E (2nd gen) vs Xiaomi Redmi 2
The lightweight and compact feel of the A6000 makes it seem better in the hand than the Moto E or the Redmi 2, but it’s not a big difference. The Moto E is the smallest and most pocketable of the three.
No contest here, the Redmi 2 is a clear winner with its sharp HD screen and well-calibrated colours. Images and apps pop out in this one. All three phones don’t have deep black levels though.
The Moto E would be our pick here, despite it being the only device not to have a 64-bit processor. Both the Redmi 2 and A6000 had several instances of apps crashing, the screen freezing, and slow-down while switching between apps.
The Redmi 2 has a noticeably better camera than the A6000, with better colour reproduction and less noise in images. The Moto E is the worst of the lot, especially given that it doesn’t even have a flash for night shots.
India is getting 4G connectivity soon, and the A6000 is the only one that supports this high-speed standard. The Moto E has a better antenna than the Redmi 2, but it’s not a huge difference.
The Moto E has the best battery life among all three phones, but it’s a marginal call. All three have fantastic battery life and you won’t be disappointed. Since you won’t get significantly more usage out of any of the handsets, don’t let battery be the decider.
The Moto E is perfect for those who want a smooth Android experience, and don’t want a big phone. For more details, read our full Moto E (2nd gen) review.
The Redmi 2 appeals to power users and camera enthusiasts. For more details, read our full Xiaomi Redmi 2 review.
Despite the specs, Lenovo A6000 falls behind. It seems it is only worth considering if you absolutely want 4G—and keep in mind that Moto E has a 4G variant coming out soon. Also, Redmi 2 offers 4G support in both the SIM card slots. For more details, read our full Lenovo A6000 review. Also, Lenovo will soon launch the A7000 smartphone.
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