Yesterday, we reported about the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Moto E
|Specifications||Xiaomi Redmi 1s||Motorola Moto E|
|Operating System||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, optimized with MIUI version 5||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Display||4.7-inch HD IPS (1280x720p), Corning Gorilla Glass 2||4.3 Inch qHD, (960 x 540 Pixels), Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||Dual Core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200|
|GPU||Adreno 305||Adreno 302|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Internal Storage||8 GB||4 GB|
|Memory card||Up to 64 GB via micro SD||Up to 32 GB via microSD|
|Rear Camera||8 Megapixel rear camera with f2.2 and LED flash||5 Megapixel rear camera, NO Flash|
|Front Camera||1.6 Megapixel front camera||NO Front Camera|
|Connectivity||GSM, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi, GPS + GLONASS, AGPS||GSM, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi, GPS + GLONASS, AGPS|
|SIM||Dual SIM Dual stand by. Micro SIMs||Dual SIM Dual stand by. Micro SIMs|
|Battery||2000 mAh||1980 mAh (non removable)|
|Sensors||Gyroscope, Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass||Accelerometer, Proximity sensor|
|Dimensions||137 x 69 x 9.9 mm||124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm|
|Weight||158 g||142 g|
|Price||Rs. 6,999||Rs. 6,999|
The Redmi 1S, has a slightly bigger display. The resolution is also higher, at 1280 x 720 pixels, as is the pixel density at 312 Pixels Per Inch. The Moto E has Corning Gorilla Glass 3, while the Redmi 1S has Corning Gorilla Glass 2. T
The Redmi 1S is powered by a Quad Core processor as opposed to the Moto E, and it is a Snapdragon 400 where as the latter uses a SnapDragon 200. Both phones have 1 GB of RAM. The Redmi 1S also has more internal storage, and has support for 64 GB expandable memory, 2X of what the Moto E can offer.
The biggest drawback in the Moto E is the lack of an LED Flash and a front camera, but the Redmi 1S has no such issues. It comes with an 8 Megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 1.6 Megapixel front camera.
The Xiaomi Redmi 1S offers almost twice as the power of the Moto E, for the same price. And it will be upgraded to Android KitKat soon. So I don’t see any reason not to choose it over the Moto E.