Motorola Moto E3 PowerMotorola, the ex-Google owned company has been releasing a lot of devices in recent times. The first ones to arrive was the Moto G (4th Gen) back in May. From then, the company released two new smartphones in India. However, both of them are placed under the budget segment.

Following the Moto G (4th Gen), the now Lenovo-owned company launched the stripped down version of the smartphone in August, which is named as Moto G Play (4th Gen). And, a week ago, they unveiled the affordable and third smartphone in the company’s popular Moto E series, namely, the Moto E3 Power.

Both the smartphones are priced under sub- Rs.10,000 bracket, but which smartphone offers the best value for money? Let’s find out in our in-depth specifications comparison.

1) Design
When Motorola announced the Moto G Play (4th Gen) in India, everyone was not at all interested in the design aspect, because the smartphone seemed like the cutdown version of its bigger sibling- Moto G (4th Gen). Fast forward to five months, the company is still sticking with the same design language for the newly announced Moto E3 Power.

There aren’t many changes in the design aspect, but it is worth considering that the Moto G Play weighs just 137 grams, when compared to the Moto E3 Power’s 154 grams. Both the smartphones get an equal hand when it comes to design.

Motorola Moto G4 Play

2) Display
There is no change in display segment as well. Both the Moto G Play and Moto E3 Power comes with the same display size and same pixel density as well. The screen size on both smartphones is 5-inch and it is a 720p panel with a pixel density of 294 PPI.

3) Hardware
Things differ a lot in the hardware department between the two. As expected, the Moto G Play comes with slightly powerful hardware with 1.2GHz  quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC. And, the Moto E3 Power is the company’s first smartphone to come with a MediaTek chipset and the chip used in this smartphone is quad-core MediaTek MT6735P with all the four cores clocked at 1GHz.

Both the devices even has the same amount of RAM capacity, which is of 2GB. The storage on both smartphones is limited to 16GB, however, you can expand the storage up to 128GB of Moto G Play and up to 32GB on Moto E3 Power, which is a bit of a letdown. Going by specs, the Moto G Play gets a slight advantage with its powerful chipset.

4) Camera
Things remain the same in the camera department as well. Both the smartphones ship with 8MP shooter on the rear along with a 5MP shooter on the front with no support for front-facing flash.


5) Software
Things remain unchanged in this segment as well. Motorola devices have the clear advantage over other devices in the market because they ship with near stock Android. The two of these smartphone run Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box with guaranteed Android 7.0 Nougat update in coming days.

6) Battery
As the name itself suggests that the Moto E3 Power has a bigger battery. The smartphone comes with 3,500mAh battery, which is lot bigger than the 2,800mAh battery on the Moto G Play (4th Gen). This is where the Moto E3 Power gets slightly ahead of the G Play and it is an important aspect as well.


7) Verdict
Both the smartphones are almost similar in terms of specifications, but the Moto G Play has a powerful processor and the Moto E3 Power has a bigger battery than its counterpart. Also, both of them support the latest sensation Reliance Jio network and are eligible for VoLTE calls as well. Now, it will be your decision to choose a one between these two.

If you want a smartphone which lasts a bit longer than others, then the Moto E3 Power is your obvious option, which is available for Rs. 7,999 on Flipkart and if you’re looking for a powerful smartphone with less battery life, then your choice should be the Moto G Play, which is priced at Rs. 8,999 on Amazon.