Micromax Canvas Nitro vs. Moto G 2nd gen Dual SIMs for India


Two of the newest smartphones on sale in India are the Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 and the new Motorola Moto G (2014). These are not far apart in pricing and so are likely to appeal to the same sector of the market. We’re looking at the Micromax Canvas Nitro vs. Moto G 2nd gen Dual SIMs for India today, where we’ll consider the specs and pricing to see how they compare.

In this look at the two phones we’re focusing on specs rather than features or designs, so obviously other aspects will come into play in any decision between them. However, looking at the key specs and prices will give you an idea of how they stand up against each other and which might be the best choice for you.

The Micromax A310 Canvas Nitro has a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor and Mali-450MP4 graphics. The new Moto G has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 GPU.

Both of these phones have a 5-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294 ppi, so there’s nothing between them here.

RAM and Storage
The Canvas Nitro has 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 32GB. The Moto G for 2014 has 1GB of RAM and 8 or 16GB of internal storage, also expandable to 32GB.

Camera set-up
The Canvas Nitro has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Moto G has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 720p video, plus a 2-megapixel front-facing unit.

The Nitro has a 2500 mAh removable battery while the new Moto G has a non-removable 2070 mAh battery.

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Both phones support 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0. Both support Dual SIM.

Operating System
The Canvas Nitro runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. On the other hand the Moto G (2014) runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat that will be upgradable to Android L.

At launch the Micromax A310 Canvas Nitro price was announced as Rs. 12,990. The 16GB Moto G 2014 price was announced as Rs. 12,999. Therefore they are very close in pricing, although the Canvas Nitro can now be found cheaper depending on retailer.

When looking at the above specs we can see that the Canvas Nitro has plenty of benefits over the new Moto G on paper. For example it has a faster processor that’s also octa-core, more RAM, better camera capabilities and a higher capacity battery that’s also removable.

However, the 2nd generation Moto G has more internal storage and runs a later version of Android. Build quality and after-sales service are also factors that you may want to consider. If you want to find out more on either of these two phones use the following links to see our previous articles on the A310 Micromax Canvas Nitro or the Motorola Moto G 2nd gen.

At Phones Review we’re always interested in hearing from our readers, so do let us know if your pick will be the Canvas Nitro or the new Moto G?


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