Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE

Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE

Last night saw the Motorola Moto E 2015 launch, and in the linked article I predictably compared the phone to the first-gen Moto E (the new one is loads better); and also the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE, since the Moto E 2015 will be priced similarly.

Here I’m taking a bit more time to focus on the Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE, asking: which is the better buy if you have a spare £109 lying around?

Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: display

Interestingly, the Motorola Moto E 2015 is slightly bigger than the first-gen Moto E, stretching to 4.5in and ultimately having the same display size as the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE.

The new Motorola Moto E has a lower resolution than the G, however, specifically 540 x 960, or 245PPI.

The Motorola Moto G 4G LTE is “HD” technically, coming in at 720p, or 329PPI – roughly 34% more pixels per inch, and almost twice as many pixels in total, than the Moto E 2015.

Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: LTE connectivity

The Motorola Moto E 2015 is available in both LTE and non-LTE flavours, while the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE – as the name perhaps suggests – is always 4G-enabled.

Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: processor and RAM

The Motorola Moto E 2015 has the advantage of being newer, and as such adopts the enhanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, perhaps to the slight chagrin of the Snapdragon 400-rockin’ Motorola Moto G 4G LTE.

Both the Motorola Moto E 2015 and Motorola Moto G 4G LTE have 1GB of RAM.

Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: cameras

The Motorola Moto E 2015 sticks with a 5MP rear camera, same as the first-gen model, but there’s still no flash, something that is offered by the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE.

The Motorola Moto G 4G LTE also has a slightly better front camera, at 1.3MP compared to the Motorola Moto E 2015’s modest VGA front shooter.

Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: battery

This is arguably where the Motorola Moto E 2015 really kicks butt. It’s powered by a generous 2,390mAh battery, a decent step up from the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE’s 2,070mAh juice unit.

Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: dual SIM

Curiously, neither the Motorola Moto E 2015 nor Motorola Moto G 4G LTE offer dual SIM variants. Bah.

What’s all the fuss about? Check out Dual SIM phones: what are they, how do they work, why would you want one?

Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: price

Motorola Moto E 2015 price has been set at £109 delivered (with LTE) at Motorola.co.uk, while the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE comes in at £99 from Tesco Direct.

Hopefully we’ll see some sweet Motorola Moto E 2015 deals in due course, but for the moment, there’s not a lot in it.

Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: conclusion

The Motorola Moto E 2015 and Motorola Moto G 4G LTE are remarkably similar, with each phone offering one or two advantages over the other. It largely comes down to resolution (Moto G 4G LTE) vs. battery life (Moto E 2015), though the other major factor is possibly the lack of flash on the Moto E 2015, inevitably a deal breaker for some.

Shall we go for some sort of bullet point finale? Let’s!

Motorola Moto E 2015 Pros

  • Comes in LTE and non-LTE flavours; save a few quid if you don’t want/need 4G
  • Enhanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor (LTE model only)
  • Bigger battery (2,390mAh vs. 2,070mAh)

Motorola Moto G 4G LTE Pros

  • Higher resolution, “HD”, almost twice as many pixels
  • The 5MP rear camera has a flash
  • Better front camera (1.3MP vs. VGA)
  • Slightly cheaper for now

Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Moto G 4G LTE: what’s the same?

  • 4.5in display size
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 5MP rear camera
  • LTE (optional on Moto E 2015)
  • No dual SIM option
  • Very competitively priced
  • 8GB expandable storage

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