Moto G 2nd gen vs Micromax Canvas 4 Plus Dual SIMs for India
Two smartphones that have recently arrived for the market in India are the new Moto G (2014) Dual SIM and the Micromax Canvas 4 Plus A315. These are both Android handsets with pricing not too far apart, so we thought we’d take a look at the Moto G 2nd Gen vs. Micromax Canvas 4 Plus Dual Sims for India in a specs and price face-off.
The new Moto G for 2014 released in September while the Canvas 4 Plus recently arrived for sale. While they are fairly close in price the Micromax phone is the more expensive of the two, so it will be interesting to see how much more it offers than the Motorola phone for the extra money. We’ll outline the main specs of each of these dual SIM phones so that you can see how they stand up against each other.
The Moto G (2014) has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 graphics. The Canvas 4 Plus has a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor and Mali 450MP4 GPU.
The new Moto G has an IPS LCD display while the Canvas 4 Plus has an AMOLED display. Both are 5-inch screens with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294 ppi.
RAM and Storage
The Moto G has 1GB of RAM and comes in 8 or 16GB storage models, both expandable via microSD to 32GB. The Canvas 4 Plus has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, also expandable to 32GB.
Here there’s a notable difference. The Moto G has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, and also a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Canvas 4 Plus has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing unit.
The Moto G has a non-removable 2070 mAh battery while the Micromax Canvas 4 Plus has a removable 2000 mAh battery.
Both of these phones support 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and microUSB.
The Moto G runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat that will be upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Canvas 4 Plus runs the slightly older Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Dimensions and Weight
The Motorola phone measures 141.5mm x 70.7mm x 11mm and weighs 149g. These figures haven’t yet been specified for the Canvas 4 Plus.
The 16GB Moto G Dual SIM (2014) launched at Rs. 12,999. The Micromax Canvas 4 Plus went on sale on Infibeam at Rs. 16,740, but we’ve seen it available now for around Rs. 15,700.
We’re not taking features and designs into account here, but on specs alone there are some swings and roundabouts. For example the Canvas 4 Plus has a faster processor that’s also octa-core, better camera capabilities, and the benefit of a removable battery. On the other hand we should remember that the Moto G runs a later version of Android and is already confirmed to receive the Android Lollipop update at some point. It’s also the cheaper of the two smartphones.
Buyers will also need to consider build quality and after sales service. While we don’t want to sway judgement between the two, it would be remiss of us not to mention an overview video of the Micromax Canvas 4 Plus that we shared recently, that contained some concerns about the phone. You can check that out at the link above.
When you’ve absorbed the above information we’d like to know which of these two smartphones you are most likely to buy. Would you choose the Moto G 2nd gen or the Micromax Canvas 4 Plus? Do send us your comments as we always appreciate them.