Asus Zenfone 4 vs Motorola Moto E: Specs and features comparison


Earlier today, Asus entered the Indian smartphone market with its Zenfone range of smartphones that includes the Zenfone 4, the Zenfone 5 and the Zenfone 6. All the smartphones are aggressively priced, with the least expensive of them carrying a price tag of Rs 5,999. This puts it squarely in the price range dominated by the Motorola Moto E. We compare the two smartphones on the basis of their specifications and features.

In terms of dimensions both the smartphones are closely matched, but the Moto E is a tad heavier at 142 grams compared to the Zenfone 4’s 115 grams. The Moto E has a bigger and better resolution display than the Zenfone 4 — 4.3-inch qHD display (256ppi) compared to 4-inch WVGA display (233 ppi).

In terms of power, the two smartphones are powered by dual-core processors paired with 1GB of RAM. On the storage front, again both the devices feature microSD card slot to expand the 4GB of internal storage. The Zenfone 4 has an additional variant with 8GB of internal storage.

As far as photography is concerned, both the devices feature a 5-megapixel primary camera. But where the Zenfone 4 features a VGA front-facing camera, the Moto E has to make do without one.

The Moto E also has a bigger 1,980mAh battery, while the Zenfone 4 features a 1,200mAh battery. But the Moto E’s biggest advantage lies in its promise of immediate Android updates. It currently runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, whereas the Zenfone 4 runs on Android Jelly Bean. Asus however has promised an upgrade to Android KitKat in the coming weeks.

In conclusion, both the devices are closely matched. With a mere Rs 1,000 separating the two devices, the scales are slightly tipped in the Moto E’s favor because of Motorola’s promise of immediate Android updates.


Asus Zenfone 4

Motorola Moto E


124.4×61.4×11.2mm 124.8×64.8×12.3mm


115 grams 142 grams


4-inch WVGA (233ppi) 4.3-inch qHD (256ppi)


1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 dual-core




4GB/8GB expandable 4GB expandable


5-megapixel/VGA 5-megapixel/ -


1,200mAh 1,980mAh

Android OS

4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable) 4.4.4 KitKat


Rs 5,999 Rs 6,999

  • Deepanshu

    Where I can buy these asus zenfone

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  • Appan Ponnappan

    One important difference u have missed is the SAR value: Asus Zen phone specs says:
    Head SAR, Body SAR (W/Kg)
    GSM900: 0.606, 1.02
    GSM1800: 0.576, 0.0044
    WCDMA I: 1.04, 0.585
    WCDMA VIII: 0.641, 0.442
    2.4 G WLAN: 0.141, 0.036

    But for the Moto-E, the flipkart specs says:
    At the Head – 1.50 W/Kg, At the Body – 1.36 W/Kg

    Is there any difference in the qHD & WVGA displays while outdoors (in sunlight) ?

    • Raj

      Moto E comes with Gorilla Glass

      • Asus first hand review

        I had bought Zenfone 4 from flipkart about a week back. Haven’t faced any heating issues until now. It does have FM radio, but wrongly advertised as it doesn’t have one. The battery backup is also very good even after keeping it connected to Wifi all day long. It does have a Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is supposed to be scratch free and dust free. Have felt any visible difference it the display, particularily outdoors. It has got a Intel Atom Dual Core processor with multi threading. The gaming experience until now has been really good, no lags at all. No Flash, but the picture quality is good with lot of camera settings available inbuilt. The UI is amazing.
        Overall: For the price I paid, I felt the phone is more than it’s worth
        Found it really difficult to open the back cover to access the battery and put in the micro sim card as well.
        Only the first sim card can be used for 3G connection and the second one can be used only for 2G.
        Hope the above review helps

        • Darpan

          Does the battery is user replaceable

        • Karthikeyan vg

          I found very good in all aspects other than the battery.. can you tell me how long the charge will last for a moderate user. I mean one hour of game play.. one hour of internet usage.. say like 20 mins of calls and messages…I will be happy if you could mail me the same to

      • Sangeet Khatri

        Gorilla Glass is a big joke. My Moto E’s screen got cracked when it slipped from my bed.

        Gorilla glass might be tough.. but still not tough enough to survive a drop.

        On the positive side.. It is scratch proof. Even knife or keys won’t scratch it.

  • Vikas Arora

    No personal inputs from the reviewer, just compared supplied numbers. How was game play ? lagging in normal usage ? sound coming out low ? which one getting heated more ? camera which you found better ? nothing but numbers on the box you have given