Motorola has announced the Moto X in U.S. last year and now it is launched in India at an initial price of INR 23,999 along with some offers like 1000 cashback for those who purchase on a 6-month, flat 70% off on Moto X cases if purchased along with the phone. In this post we are going to compare two popular mid-range smartphone in Indian Market – the Moto X and the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. Motorola Moto X is the first device released by Motorola after it got acquired by Google whereas the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is the successor of the Samsung Grand Duos.

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Build: The Motorola Moto X comes with a dimension of 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm and weighs 130 gram whereas the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has dimension of 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm and weighs 163 gram.

Display: The Motorola Moto X comes with a 4.7-inch color AMOLED screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels while the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 comes with 5.25-inch color TFT screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

Operating System: Motorola Moto X runs on Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat) whereas the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Processor: The Motorola Moto X powered by 1.7GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Processor coupled with Adrreno 320 whereas the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 powered by 1.2GHz quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processor coupled with Adreno305 GPU

Memory Storage: The Motorola Moto X has a 2GB RAM and the Samsung Grand 2 has 1.5GB RAM.

Internal Storage: The Motorola Moto X comes with an internal memory of 16GB which cannot be expanded as it lacks a microSD card whereas the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 comes with internal memory of 8GB and which can be extended up to 64GB via microSD card slot.

Camera: The Motorola Moto X comes with a 10-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera whereas the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 comes with 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera. Both the devices comes with autofocus and LED flash.

Connectivity Options: The Motorola Moto X and the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 offers 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. The Motorola Moto X has 4G LTE connectivity whereas the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 doesn’t have such connectivity feature.

Battery: The Motorola Moto X packs 2200mAh battery whereas the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 packs a 2600mAh battery.

GadgetGuide4U Opinion

The only disadvantage apart from pricing, the Motorola Moto X has is that it has no expandable memory whereas the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 comes with expandable memory. Overall, the Motorola Moto X is the winner as it features a faster CPU, better RAM, latest OS, better rear camera when compared with the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. If there is no issue with the pricing, then I recommend the Motorola Moto X over the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.

Motorola Moto X vs Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Features

Moto X

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Display

4.7-inches AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels

5.0-inch Capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels

Processor

Dual-core 1.7GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon

Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex A-9

GPU

Adreno 320

Broadcom VideoCore IV

Memory

2GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB

1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory which is expandable up to 64GB

Camera

10-megapixel rear-camera with LED flash and shoot 1080p video at 30 fps and 2-megapixel camera

8-megapixel rear-camera with LED flash and shoot 1080p video at 30 fps and 2-megapixel front-facing camera

Other Features

3.5mm Jack, HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

Stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5mm Jack, HSDPA,  Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Dimension

129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm

143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm

Weight

130 g

162 g

Battery

2200mAh

2100mAh

Price

INR 23,999

INR 21,299

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