You would have already read that Motorola earlier today launched the new Moto Turbo smartphone in the Indian market. The phone is currently on pre-order at Flipkart with a price-tag of INR 41,999 and will go on sale sometime in the third-week of March.
Moto Turbo packs some really impressive specifications for the given pricing, but its road to success won’t be all that easy as the likes LG, Sony and Samsung, each have competing devices. Even Google’s Motorola-made Nexus 6 is also a competitor to the Moto Turbo, however given the large 6-inch display, it is not everyone’s cup of tea.
In this report, we will take a quick look at how the Moto Turbo fares against the Sony Xperia Z3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Sony Xperia Z3 smartphones.
|Smartphone||Moto Turbo||Samsung Galaxy Note 4||LG G3||Sony Xperia Z3|
|Display||5.2-inch Quad-HD AMOLED (2560x1440p)||5.7-inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED (2560x1440p)||5.5-inch Quad-HD IPS (2560x1440p)||5.2-inch FHD Triluminous (1920x1080p)|
|Cameras||21MP f2.0 rear with dual-LED flash, 2MP front||16MP rear with LED flash, 3.7MP f1.9 front||13MP rear with dual-LED flash, 2.1MP front||20.7MP rear with LED flash, 2.2MP front|
|Battery||3900 mAh||3220 mAh||3000 mAh||3100 mAh|
|Memory||3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage||3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot||3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot||3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot|
|OS||Android 5.0||Android 4.4 (5.0 update incoming)||Android 4.4 (5.0 update available)||Android 4.4 (5.0 update incoming)|
|Processor||2.7GHz, quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805||2.7GHz, quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805||2.5GHz, quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801||2.5GHz, quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801|
|Connectivity||3G, Wi-Fi, IR LED, NFC, Bluetooth||3G, Wi-Fi, IR LED, NFC, Bluetooth||3G, Wi-Fi, IR LED, NFC, Bluetooth||3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth|
|Size||73.3×143.5×8.3 mm, 166 grams||78.6×153.5×8.5 mm, 176 grams||74.6×146.3×8.9 mm, 149 grams||72x146x7.3 mm , 152 grams|
|Current Price||INR 41,999||INR 50,999||INR 37,990||INR 39,990|
As you can see in above specifications comparison table, Moto Turbo clearly stands out on the battery front and the presence of the near-stock version of Android 5.0 is another plus for the phone. Other features like the display, processor, RAM and storage are also top-notch, but similar to other smartphones. The quality of camera is a more subjective topic, but it will probably be in line with Note 4 and Xperia Z3.
On the pricing front, it gets little competition from LG G3, however Moto Turbo’s higher price-tag is justified by the more powerful battery and processor. Note 4 is a great competitor, but its price-tag mars the deal for many and Turbo is a far better value-for-many option, if you are not explicitly looking for S-Pen or multi-window like features. Xperia Z3 is also a decent option, but considering the FHD display, it makes more sense to go for Turbo.
What are your thoughts on the Moto Turbo and its competitors in the Indian smartphone market, let us know in comments.