Asus today launched a new budget smartphone called the Asus Zenfone C, priced at Rs 5,999. At this price point, the smartphone will be up against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, and the Motorola Moto E. Let’s check out how these phones will fare when we pit them against each other in this comparison. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi 1S starts receiving MIUI 9.2 Global Stable ROM on Android 4.4.4 KitKat
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All three smartphones are identically priced at Rs 5,999. Whilst the Moto E was launched at Rs 6,999, it recently got Rs 1,000 price cut. The Zenfone C and the Moto E are readily available for purchase via Flipkart, but if you intend on purchasing the Redmi 1S you have to wait for the weekly flash sales. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi 1S unboxed units to go on sale on Overcart at 2PM today, priced at Rs 4,999
Redmi 1S is the thinnest handset at 9.9mm followed by the Zenfone C at 10.9mm and the rather chunky 12.3mm Moto E. Redmi 1S is the heaviest of the lot weighing at 158 grams whereas the Moto E and Zenfone C weigh 142 grams and 149 grams respectively.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S sports the best display measuring 4.7-inch and set at a resolution of 1280×720 pixels translating into a pixel density of 312ppi. Zenfone C, on the other hand, features a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels at a density of 218ppi. The Moto E has the smallest screen at 4.3-inch and a resolution of 480×854 pixels (256ppi).
Processor and RAM
Asus Zenfone C is powered by a dual-core Intel Clovertrail processor clocked at 1.2GHz and is accompanied by a 1GB RAM. Moto E is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor also clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with a 1GB RAM. Xiaomi Redmi 1S, on the other hand, is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.6GHz and paired with 1GB of RAM.
All the phones in this comparison feature a microSD card slot to expand the internal storage. The Redmi 1S and the Zenfone C however edge ahead with 8GB inbuilt memory, whereas the Moto E has only 4GB of inbuilt memory.
On paper, the Redmi 1S once again takes the lead with a powerful 8-megapixel auto-focus primary camera with LED flash and a 1.6-megapixel secondary camera. Zenfone C trails with a 5-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a secondary VGA camera. Moto E misses out on flash and secondary camera, and instead only sports a 5-megapixel primary camera.
Asus’ smartphone has the biggest battery here (2,100mAh), and Xiaomi’s smartphone closely trails with a 2,000mAh battery. The Moto E lags behind with a 1,980mAh battery.
The Redmi 1S and the Zenfone C run on Android wrapped under MIUI 5 and the Zen UI respectively. The former however runs on a dated Android Jelly Bean. The Moto E, on the other hand, runs on near stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat. It is also in line to get the Lollipop update.
|Features||Asus Zenfone C||Xiaomi Redmi 1S||Motorola Moto E|
|Dimensions||136.5 x 67 x 10.9 mm||137 x 69 x 9.9 mm||124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm|
|Display||4.5 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (218ppi)||4.7 Inch, 720p(312ppi)||4.3Inch, 540 x 960 pixels (256ppi)|
|Processor||Dual-core, 1.2GHz Intel Z2520||Quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400||Dual-core, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200|
|Storage||8GB,expandable upto 64GB||8GB expandable upto 32GB||4GB expandable upto 32GB|
|OS||Android KitKat 4.4 with Zen UI overlay||Android Jellybean with MIUI 5||Android KitKat 4.4.4|