Moto E and Moto G vs. Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia M2: Budget Phones Comparison in Price, Features and Specs

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Motorola offers two impressive low-cost smartphones running Android KitKat while Sony released two budget phones that feature style and Xperia Home. Which among these devices are really worth your money?

Moto G and Moto E?

These are the most inexpensive smartphones available from Motorola and they both run Android 4.4.2 KitKat which features the latest from Google. In addition, they sport water-resistant screen guards to prevent being damaged easily by spills and splashes.

Advantages on Moto G or Moto E:

-????????? User interface is near vanilla, which leads to smoother navigation and scrolling.

-????????? Expected to become eligible to Android 4.4.3 KitKat very soon.

-????????? Corning Gorilla Glass protects the screen from scratches.

-????????? Pure Android user experience.

Sony Xperia M2 and E1

Sony Mobile offers the two devices as budget smartphones which runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Xperia Home UI. A unique feature known as Smart Social Camera enables the camera app of Xperia M2 to download various camera modes exclusive for Sony Xperia.

Advantages on Xperia M2 and E1:

-????????? Sony?s native media applications such as WALKMAN.

-????????? Exclusive customisation using Xperia Themes.

-????????? Special power manager called STAMINA mode.

-????????? Sony user experience with Xperia Home.

Technical Specifications and Pricing

In order to know if you are getting the right performance, camera prowess and display size in exchange for the cost, check out the specifications displayed below.


Moto G

Xperia M2

Moto E

Xperia E1

Display4.5? 720 x 12804.8? 540 x 9604.3? 540 x 9604? 480 x 800
Processor1.2GHz quad-core1.2GHz quad-core1.2GHz dual-core1.2GHz dual-core
GraphicsAdreno 305Adreno 305Adreno 302Adreno 302
OS VersionAndroid 4.4.2Android 4.3Android 4.4.2Android 4.3
Internal Storage8/16GB8GB4GB4GB
Rear Camera5MP, HDR, Flash8MP, HDR, Flash5MP, HDR3MP, HDR
Battery2070 mAh2300 mAh1980 mAh1750 mAh


Sony Xperia M2 features more battery life and more camera capabilities compared with Moto G but Motorola?s smartphone can deliver HD display and pars with the same processing speed of Xperia M2.

Sony Xperia E1 sports overall design signature from Sony Mobile and WALKMAN music player, but may be driven away by Moto E in terms of larger screen and better display resolution.

While specs are good, the price is the bottom line when it comes with budget phones. Moto G is available at ?149 while the 4G model costs from ?100 to ?138 depending on the internal storage, which remains lower compared to Xperia M2 sold at ?220.

Moto E running Android 4.4.2 KitKat is only sold at ?79 compared to the ?109 value of Xperia E1 that runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

If you prefer the latest Android OS and the right price, Motorola phones are the best choices, but if you are ?into exclusive and signature UI, try selecting phones from Sony Mobile.

Photo Sources: Motorola and Sony Mobile

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