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

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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.

Features

Asus Zenfone 4

Motorola Moto E

Dimensions

124.4×61.4×11.2mm 124.8×64.8×12.3mm

Weight

115 grams 142 grams

Display

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

Processor

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

RAM

1GB 1GB

Storage

4GB/8GB expandable 4GB expandable

Cameras

5-megapixel/VGA 5-megapixel/ -

Battery

1,200mAh 1,980mAh

Android OS

4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable) 4.4.4 KitKat

Price

Rs 5,999 Rs 6,999