This comparison is between two mid-range devices, which present some high end and cool features for their price range. Even though they are mid-range priced devices, they don’t let that show. The S4 Value Edition has most of the original S4’s features. Let’s see if that enough to beat his opponent for today, the Motorola Moto E.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition
This device is very similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy S4, sharing a large amount of features. Something that sets the two devices apart, however, is the lower price range of the Value Edition Galaxy S4. Its low price combined with the Galaxy S4 features should turn this device into a fan favorite.
Design and Display
The S4 Value Edition has a slim and smooth appearance, wrapped around a 5 inch display, with a 441 ppi pixel density. The display on this phone comes with light and proximity sensor, but not scratch resistant protection was included. It is worth noting that its screen is one of the brightest available.
Camera, Specs and Battery
Starting from the exterior, making our way through the device, it has a 13 MP back camera, capable of recording HD videos at 1080 p. The front facing camera is also good, bearing 2 MP, comes in handy for video chatting. The device is running on 2 GB of RAM and a 1.9 GHz quad core processing unit, with 32 GB of original internal memory, and the possibility of adding extra storage through a microSD card. Everything is powered by a 2600 mAh battery.
Motorola Moto E
One of the most noticeable differences between these two devices is the different level of Android support each has, like for the new Android KitKat, for example. Other than that, Motorola Moto E is also a mid range priced device, just like the S4 VE.
Design and Display.
In the display department, the Moto E fall behind the S4 VE. It has a smaller display, 4.3 inches , and a 256 ppi pixel density, which is quite low, compared to the 441 ppi density found on the S4 VE. It uses LCD technology, unlike the S4 VE which runs on the Super AMOLED technology, and it has an oleophobic coating and scratch resistance. The S4 VE does not provide scratch resistance.
Camera, Specs and Battery
The considerably smaller battery of 1980 mAh is used to power up the considerably smaller processor of only 1.2 GHz, dual core. The internal memory for this device isn’t that great either, only 4 GB, with the possibility of adding extra storage, but only half what the S4 VE can add on top of its existing memory. The rear camera has 5 MP and record in low resolution, while the front facing camera doesn’t exist.
At a mid-range price and packed with impressive specs, the S4 VE is clearly the best choice out of the two. The Moto E fall behind in every category of the comparison.
On Amazon.com you can get the Moto E for about $130, and the Galaxy S4 Value Edition for $460