If you’re one of those excessive talkers and you have friends under contracts with two different carriers, but you don’t want to make calls in another mobile network not to increase your phone bill, then you’ll need two SIM cards. But why carrying two phones with you when you can use both SIMs on one phone? Here are two mid-range phones with this capability.
Both phones have screens of the same size, 5inches, but the second gen Moto G uses an IPS LCD with a higher resolution of 720×1280 pixels and 294ppi pixel density. Samsung’s Galaxy Grand Prime is outperformed with its TFT display that supports 540×960 pixels and 220ppi, plus it lacks the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Designs and dimensions
Both devices have glossy plastic rear panels with round edges and only the Grand Prime features a plastic frame imitating aluminum. The Moto G 2014 has three capacitive buttons integrated into the screen and the Prime has a physical button and two capacitive buttons below the screen. The Moto G 2014 weights 149grams and has sizes of 141.5×70.7x11mm, while the Grand Prime is 7grams heavier and measures 144.8×72.1×8.6 mm.
Processors and Memories
Both phones are powered by processors with four cores, clocked at 1.2Ghz, but the Moto G 2014 is using a Cortex-A7 supported by a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset along with an Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM, while the Galaxy Grand has a newer Cortex-A7 processor based on a more efficient Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset and a slightly improved Adreno 306 GPU and has 1GB of RAM like its opponent. Both phones come with a built-in memory of 8GB and the Moto G 2014 allows you to expand it up to 32GB, while the Grand Prime has its storage expandable up to 64GB.
The Moto G 2014 comes loaded with Android v4.4.4 (KitKat) and it’s upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop), while the Grand Prime still operates on v4.4.2 (KitKat).
Although both phones are equipped with 8MP back cameras that share similar features such as LED flash, autofocus, touch focus or geo tagging, the Moto G 2014 has in addition HDR but weaker video recording capabilities of 720p@30fps, while the Grand Prime can record videos at 1080p@30fps. Regarding the secondary cameras, we recommend Grand Prime’s 5Mp front camera which beats Moto G 2014’s 2MP secondary shooter.
Moto G’s battery is non-removable and has a capacity of 2070 mAh which will withstand 8-9 hours when running continuously with 50% brightness on its screen. The Galaxy Grand Prime features a user replaceable 2600 mAh battery with 17 hours of talktime.
In India, the Moto G 2 is priced at Rs. 12,999 (210 dollars), while the Galaxy Grand Prime is a bit more expensive at Rs. 15,499 (250 dollars), although in some stores it can be found at the price of Rs. 14,499 (234 dollars).