comscore Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 vs Motorola Moto E 4G (2015): Price, specifications, features compared
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Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 vs Motorola Moto E 4G (2015): Price, specifications, features compared

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Earlier today, Micromax launched the Canvas Xpress 2. Priced at Rs 5,999, it is essentially currently the cheapest octa-core smartphone in the country. At this price point, it will be up against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 2, and the Motorola Moto E 4G (2015), which recently got a price cut. We pit the three smartphones against each other on the basis of the price, specifications and features. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi 12 to come with new LPDDR5X RAM, unannounced Snapdragon 898 chip

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Not a lot differentiates the three smartphones in terms of the pricing. The Canvas Xpress 2 and the Redmi 2 are both priced at Rs 5,999, while the Moto E 4G is priced a tad higher at Rs 6,999. As for availability, the Redmi 2 is the most widely available across e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon India, and Snapdeal, as well as offline. Micromax and Motorola’s smartphones, on the other hand, are Flipkart exclusives. Also Read - MIUI 13 reportedly delayed due to need for further optimisations: Here's what we know

Display

Motorola’s smartphone is at a disadvantage here sporting a qHD (960×540 pixels) resolution display, while the other two smartphones flaunt HD (1280×720 pixels) resolution displays.

Processor

As mentioned above, the Canvas Xpress 2 is currently the cheapest smartphone in India to be powered by an octa-core chipset. It features a 1.4GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. The Redmi 2 and the Moto E, on the other hand, are both powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core 64-bit processor paired with 1GB of RAM.

Storage

All three smartphones offer 8GB onboard memory that can be further expanded using a microSD card.

Cameras

On paper, the Canvas Xpress 2 is far ahead of its rivals featuring a combination of 13-megapixel snapper at the back, supplemented by a 5-megapixel selfie camera. In comparison, the Redmi 2 features an 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras, while the Moto E features a 5-megapixel and VGA cameras. Only the megapixels count however is no surety of superior performance, and we will wait till we have reviewed the smartphone to pass judgment.

Battery

The three smartphones feature almost similarly sized batteries. The Canvas Xpress 2 features the biggest battery at 2,500mAh, followed by the Moto E’s 2,390mAh, and the Redmi 2’s 2,200mAh battery.

Connectivity

The Canvas Xpress 2 misses out on 4G LTE support, something both the Redmi 2 and Moto E boast. The rest of the connectivity options however remain the same — Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

Software

Here’s where the Moto E is at an advantage. It runs on a near stock Android Lollipop, and being a part of Motorola’s lineup is also one of the first smartphones to receive OS updates. Both the Redmi 2 and the Canvas Xpress 2 still run on Android KiKat.

The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 is quite competitively priced when you consider the kind of specifications and features it boasts. The lack of 4G LTE though is a drawback considering its immediate rivals support it. Before saying if it’s the best smartphone in this range, we will put the smartphone through our extensive review. Stay tuned!

A detailed comparison table follows.

Features

Micromax Canvas Xpress 2

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Motorola Moto E 4G (2015)

Display

5-inch 720p 4.7-inch 720p 4.7-inch qHD

Processor

1.4GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core 64-bit 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core 64-bit

RAM

1GB 1GB 1GB

Storage

8GB (expandable) 8GB (expandable) 8GB (expandable)

Rear Camera

13-megapixel 8-megapixel 5-megapixel

Front Camera

5-megapixel 2-megapixel VGA

Battery

2,500mAh 2,200mAh 2,390mAh

Connectivity

Dual-SIM, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Dual-SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Dual-SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Software

KitKat (upgradable) MIUI 6 5.0 Lollipop

Price

Rs 5,999 Rs 5,999 Rs 6,999
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  • Published Date: July 27, 2015 8:14 PM IST


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