Motorola brought a new mid-range Moto G with small improvements over the previous model, such as a new design, a bigger battery and improved cameras. We’ll compare it to Elephone’s latest flagship, which costs only 170 dollars on the official website.
For some reason, the Elepphone P8000 reminds us of Motorola’s Droid Turbo smartphone, since it comes with a premium build. The back is curved and made of carbon fiber with a dbrand skin, there is a slim metal band running around the display, the screen has thin bezels and below, there are three capacitive keys. The one in the middle is rounded and illuminated. The device measures 155.2×76.6×9.2mm and weights 203grams, which means that it houses a large battery.
From the front side, the Moto G 2015 looks pretty much the same as the predecessor, but on the back you’ll notice a faux metal strip positioned on the vertical, which contains the rear camera, the LED flash and a small specific dimple, with the M logo engraved inside. The back is made of plastic and has diagonal lines across its surface. The phone is water proof, it measures 142.1×72.4×11.6mm and has a weight of 155grams.
The Moto G 2015 has a smaller display of 5-inch, which uses IPS LCD technology, but we were disappointed to hear that Motorola didn’t increase its resolution, maintaining it at 720 x 1280 pixels with 294ppi. The Elephone P8000 has also an IPS LCD screen, but it’s much larger at 5.5-inch and supports a Full HD resolution, which gives a pixel density of 401ppi. The color reproduction is excellent, the color temperatures are neutral and the viewing angles are good enough.
Since the Moto G 2015 falls into the category of mid-range smartphones, it doesn’t have a very powerful processor. It uses a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset that is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor backed by 1GB of RAM/8GB of storage or 2GB of RAM/16GB of storage and has a microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB.
The Elephone P8000 has superior internal specs, being packed with an octa-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 processor running at 1.3 GHz, which is backed by 3GB of RAM. The device supports multi-tasking, but the graphically-intensive games load slower and you will notice dropping frames. The internal memory is 16GB, but it can be expanded up to 64GB.
Both phones have cameras of 13MP (back) and 5MP (front). The images look better on the Moto G, which uses dual-LED flash and auto-HDR. The Elephone device takes mediocre shots in low light conditions.
The Moto G 2015 houses a non-removable 2470 mAh battery which should provide one day of usage under normal conditions. The Elephone P800 comes with a giant 4160 mah battery, which is also non-removable.