Micromax Canvas Spark vs Moto E 2nd gen specs contest


The Micromax Canvas Spark Q380 was launched for India yesterday and is an extremely affordable smartphone that should attract plenty of interest. One of its competitors will be the Motorola Moto E (2015), and although this is also a budget handset it is the more expensive. In this comparison we’re looking at the Micromax Canvas Spark vs. Moto E 2nd gen in a specs breakdown.

The dual SIM Canvas Spark will be available through the flash sale system as we explained in our launch article on the phone. The first sale will take place later this month and registrations are open now. For the purposes of this comparison we’re considering the dual SIM Moto E 2nd gen 3G version rather than the 4G LTE model that has recently launched. Let’s check out those all-important specs.

The Micromax Canvas Spark Q380 has a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582M quad-core processor and Mali-400 graphics. The Moto E 2nd gen 3G has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 quad-core CPU with Adreno 302 GPU.

The Canvas Spark has a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 960 x 540 and 234 ppi. The Motorola phone has a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with the same resolution resulting in a slightly higher ppi of 245 ppi.

RAM and Storage
There’s nothing between them here as they both have 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable to 32GB via microSD.

Camera set-up
The Canvas Spark has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 720p video capture, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing unit. The Moto E 2nd gen has a 5-megapixel rear snapper with autofocus (no flash) and 720p video capture, plus a VGA front-facing camera.

The Canvas Spark has a non-removable 2000 mAh battery while the Moto E 2nd gen has a removable 2390 mAh battery.

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Both of these support 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and microUSB 2.0.

Operating System
Once more there’s nothing to split them as both run Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Dimensions and Weight
Full measurements of the Canvas Spark have not been specified just yet, but we do know that it’s 8.5mm thick and weighs 134g. The Moto E 2nd gen measures 129.9mm x 66.8mm x 12.3mm and weighs 145g.

This is an important factor for many potential buyers. The price of the Micromax Canvas Spark Q380 has been set at just Rs. 4,999. Meanwhile the Moto E 2nd gen 3G variant is Rs. 6,999.

For many potential buyers brand preference will come into play in any decision between these two phones, as well as the design favored and also build quality. When purely considering specs though, the new Canvas Spark has several benefits over the Motorola handset. The Micromax phone has a slightly faster processor, larger display, and better camera capabilities. It’s also quite a bit slimmer and of course it’s also Rs. 2,000 cheaper than the Moto E 2nd gen. About the only specs benefit of the Moto E on the other hand, is that it has a higher capacity battery.

After taking all of the above into account do you think you’ll purchase either of these smartphones? If so, is it likely to be the more affordable Micromax Canvas Spark or will you go with the Moto E 2nd gen even though it’s more expensive? We’re always interested to hear from readers so why not send us your comments.

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