Motorola Moto G vs Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 comparison

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Motorola Moto G and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 both are available in Nepal at the moment. Both this device offers almost same specs. But because of massive marketing policy from Samsung, Grand 2 looks like a better device on papers but I feel the price of Grand 2 is  Overrated. For a price of Grand 2 ,you can get a Moto G(16GB) and still have around 10K to spare.

Technical Specs Comparison:

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Screen :

Moto G has a smaller screen with better Technology in IPS LCD.The viewing angle and color saturation are better because of IPS LCD panel.Whereas in Grand 2,it has a much larger 5.2 TFT screen. The Grand 2 has a much better screen than its precedence Grand 1. If you are looking for a larger screen, Grand 2 is your obvious choice.However, if you have a tiny hands and want to use it comfortably with 1 hand, Moto G would be perfect for you.

Build :
Moto G is a dust and water resistant device but its made of Plastic. Samsung is also made of plastic but it does has a faux leather on the back. Both this device doesnt look premium like the iphone but you have to consider the fact that they are mid-range smartphones.


User Interface:
The biggest feature of the Moto G smartphone is the pure Google Stock Android Experience and timely update as it is a Google phone. It currently runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 kitkat.
Grand 2 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly bean with Touch Wiz UI. The kitkat 4.4 will certainly be availalbe but no specific date has been fixed from Samsung.

Hardware Specs:
Both this device is powered with Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1.2 GHZ quad core Cortex A7 processor. It has a less powerful Adreno 305 GPU. So, both this device will do fairly “OK” in terms of Gaming.
The major disadvantage of Moto G is it doesnt support memory card expansion and 8 GB model could well not be enough. So , I would prefer you buy a 16 GB model.Whereas Grand 2 has a memory card slot that is expandable upto 64 GB.

Camera :
Moto G only has a 5MP camera but it captures decent photos. It can  only record 720P video. Grand 2 has a better camera than Moto G with 8MP shooter capable of FHD recording.

Moto G has a 2070 mAh battery and Grand 2 has a larger 2600 mAh battery. But Moto G has a smaller screen and Grand 2 has a bigger screen so the usage is almost same in both scenerio.

If you want a smaller screen that fits perfectly on your hand for one hand operation and a timely  firmware update, MOTO G would be a wise decision. However , you are in a multimedia stuff and want to watch movies on a bigger screen and want a larger backup on your SD card, you should go for a Samsung Grand 2 . The hardware performance is the same in both devices and both these device are capable of running high end games as well.

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