Moto G 2nd generation vs Zenfone 5 Dual SIMs for India


There are plenty of smartphones to choose from for buyers in India and Motorola has just announced the successor to the popular Moto G in the form of the new Moto G (2014). Another phone that has been popular on the market is the Asus Zenfone 5 (A501CG), and so today we’re comparing the Moto G 2nd generation vs. Zenfone 5 Dual Sims for India.

These Android phones are close in pricing so many buyers may be stacking these up against each other. We’ll highlight the key specs of both so that you can see what they have to offer, and hopefully you’ll then be clearer about which would suit you best. Please note we are comparing the 16GB models.

The Motorola Moto G Dual SIM 2014 has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 graphics. The Asus Zenfone 5 A510CG has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor and PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU.

The new Moto G has a 5-inch IPS LCD screen with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294 ppi. The Zenfone 5 has a 5-inch IPS display with the same resolution and ppi.

RAM and Storage
There’s 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that’s expandable via microSD to 32GB for the Moto G. The 16GB model of the Zenfone 5 is expandable to 64GB and has 2GB of RAM.

Camera set-up
The Moto G has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and 720p video capture, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Zenfone 5 also has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, but this time has 1080p video capture. It also has a 2-megapixel front-facing unit.

The new Moto G has a 2070 mAh battery while the Zenfone 5 has a 2110 mAh battery. Both are non-removable.

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Both phones support 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE and microUSB 2.0.

Operating System
The 2nd gen Moto G arrives with the latest Android OS in the form of Android 4.4.4 KitKat. It has already been confirmed that it will be upgradable in the future to the Android L update. The Zenfone 5 released on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, upgradable to 4.4.2 KitKat. This is skinned with the Zen UI.

Dimensions and Weight
The Moto G measures 141.5mm x 70.7mm x 11mm and weighs 149g. The Zenfone 5 measures 148.2mm x 72.8mm x 10.3mm and weighs 145g.

The Moto G 2nd Gen 16GB model is currently priced at Rs. 12,999 on Flipkart. The Zenfone 5 16GB launched at Rs. 13,999, but depending on retailer it can now be found for around 12,999, so there really is nothing in it.

When considering the above specs it’s clear that there are many specs similarities between the new Moto G and the Zenfone 5, although there are a few differences. For example the Moto G has a quad-core processor and runs the latest version of Android. On the other hand the Zenfone 5 has a faster processor, more RAM and a higher level of expandable storage, 1080p video recording, and a slightly higher battery capacity.

Other factors to take into account are the features of the phones as well as design preference, and there are likely to be some potential buyers who simply favour the Motorola branding. It’s always good to hear from readers and we appreciate your comments. We’d like to know if your vote goes to the Moto G 2nd generation or the Asus Zenfone 5?


19 thoughts on “Moto G 2nd generation vs Zenfone 5 Dual SIMs for India”

  1. Rajesh K says:

    I am not clear about the processor performance one is quad and other one is duel but Asus using intel… we need more clarity on this . Other than that Asus overcome every other specs.. 1080p recording, 2 GB RAM , ….

    1. Somasree Kar says:

      asus specifications say dual core,,but with hyperthreading technology..that means one physical core creates two virtual cores,, and to os it will seem 4 processing cores..you can put any application to monitor cpu speed… it will show 4 cores.. i hope i have cleared your doubt… i am using this phone since last 4 days,,performance is absolutely lag free

  2. Aabhash Pandey says:

    Asus zenfone 5is quite better than moto g because of faster processor, better GPU more ram, better outdoor visibility,HD recording and camera bit in terms of build quality moto g is better than zenfone 5

    1. Paresh says:

      Dear Chitransh,
      Just to mention, ASUS is the world leader for PC hardware manufacturing. It has the highest compatibility scores for the latest gen Haswell Processors(for PC). They have a long range of great history and service. You will find most of the ASUS PC service centers that will provide service for their smartphones also. So I must tell you –service is the best in class. And mostly probably the Asus Hardware are of highest quality..No Comparision at all. Their R&D is awesome too..
      So go for zenphone with eyes closed.

  3. Anurag Kohli says:

    ASUS ZENFONE ROCKS.. I am using it for past one month.. no problem at all..Just 10,000 for 8gb phone.. An giving u a feel of 20k segment.. Just added an micro sd card of 32 gb.. user interface is mind boggling.. during day time 3-4 hrs talking..1 hrs gaming and 1 hour surfing.. still 30 % battery remains in the evening.. If you value your money.. Go for it.. Asus will not Dissapoint you..

    1. Aman says:

      but i have read so many reviews saying about bad battery backup of asus zenfone 5 under normal usage too…..?although i have ordered one from flipkart but now want to cancel it to try moto g 2nd gen

      1. Paresh says:

        Zenphone 5 battery backup is average as it has 2 GB of ram and the processor is clocked at a higher speed. It is ovious that it will ask for more power.
        But moto G2 is not that great at battery backup. If you rate battery power- ZenPhone will get 7/10 and MOtO g2 will get 7.5/10

        So not that much of difference.

  4. MuDu says:

    MOTO G 2nd Gen is not that much of Good i have already changed Two mobiles but is a worst Mobile ever, Because every mobile having some Different Different software Problem.

  5. Manthan says:

    Moto g2 is better because though the battery mah of it is less than zenfone 5 but it lasts longer than the zenfone 5. After heavy gaming battery drains like anything on the Zenfone 5. Also we don’t get the latest OS.

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