The official seller for Moto X in India, Flipkart, had tried to create some buzz while launching this smartphone today, but we did observe that although Flipkart listed this with a limited availability, none of the color variants got sold out. There could be different reasons for that – doubt on Motorola after the acquisition by Lenovo, or the internal specs being not so high, but for us, this is a very decent device.
Must read: Moto X Review
For those who are looking for the alternatives to see which could be some similar choices from the other brands, here are the best ones.
The Grand 2 from Samsung was recently launched, with a 5.25-inch HD display, a Quad-core processor clocking at 1.2 GHz and there’s 1.5 GB of RAM with a neat 2600 mAh battery. The predecessor to this had created quite some buzz for being one of the lone devices in the market in the mid-range pricing. The Grand 2 thus came in as a perfect successor with some improved specs and neat pricing, at Rs. 21000. Check out the comparison of Moto X and Grand 2.
Starting with price of Rs. 25479, the Elife E7 from Gionee could be a perfect alternative, especially if you aren’t bothered about the screen size and are more keen towards the internal powering. There’s the Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a brilliant 16-megapixel camera on the rear, 8-megapixel on the front. What else would you want? the only issue for us is the interface, Amigo 2.0 on the Android 4.2.2, while the Moto X would have Android 4.4.2 OS with some good features. It’s priced around Rs. 26000.
The Desire 600C comes with a pricing which exactly matches that of the Moto X, and the specs too are quite competitive – a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 8MP rear shooter, 4.5-inch qHD display (this is where the Moto X looks way better), 1GB RAM and 2100 mAh battery. Surely not the best in any way, but just an alternative if someone isn’t a fan of Motorola. Another plus for the users could be that it is a Dual-SIM smartphone. The phone is priced at Rs. 23999.
Another HTC device in the same price range, this one comes with a 5-inch display having the same resolution as the Desire 600C and a quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz, and it has the same 8MP camera on the rear side (although this can record Full HD videos). It’s Dual-SIM, and one can expand the storage to 64GB with the MicroSD card. The price of this one is Rs. 23100.
This is a very neat device, not just by looks but with the specs too. It’s coming with the 5.5-inch Full HD display, and internally the device is powered by the Intel Atom Dual-core processor clocking at 2GHz. The camera on the back is a good 13MP shooter which can record Full HD videos, and the phone has the USB OTG feature which the Moto X doesn’t have. Priced at Rs. 22,999 this is another good alternative for the Motorola’s flagship phone.
The Ascend P6 from Huawei has got a 4.7-inch HD display, a quad-core processor clocking at 1.5 GHz and a 8MP primary + 5MP secondary camera combo. Having the 2GB of RAM, the device has 2000 mAh battery which does get drained a bit faster than normal, thanks to the Emotion UI. This phone is available for the price of Rs. 23990 for the white one, while the black variant costs Rs. 24999.
Predecessor to the Elife E7, this device would surely deserve a place in the best competitors / alternatives, because of the pricing and also for the display. The 5-inch display has the Full HD resolution, and the only disadvantage against the other devices could be the Mediatek chipset, but you still would be happy to see the 2GB RAM, 13MP rear shooter and a 5MP front one. It was launched at around Rs. 23000, but now is available for Rs. 18,999.