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Moto G 2015 vs. Huawei Ascend G7 – The Battle Between Two Of The Most Popular Mid-Range Smartphones

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Huawei announced its Ascend G7 handset in September 2014, but the phone became available one month later, so basically, it’s one year old. But it’s surprising that it has near the same specs as its rival, the Moto G 2015, which reached the stores in July, so, what are the differences between them?

Designs and Displays

First of all, the Ascend G7 is a phablet and it’s made of aluminum, but it has a similar design to Apple’s iPhone 5S, only that it lacks the home button, having instead three capacitive buttons integrated into the screen. The phone is sleek and very slim, measuring only 7.6mm, while it weights 165grams, but it’s not very heavy, considering that it’s fitted with a 5.5-inch screen. Regarding the resolution, it’s 720×1280 pixels and it gives a pixel density of 267ppi, so the images are not very sharp, but acceptable.

The Moto G 2015 has small improvements over the predecessor, such as a plastic back with diagonal lines – which are making the device more grippable, and you’ll notice a faux metal strip placed on the horizontal, which stretches from the camera to the dimple with Motorola’s logo. The manufacturer has a program called Moto Maker and the website has various options of colors for the panels (back and front), the strip and the frame, from which the buyers can choose. The phone has a thickness of 11.6mm, it weights 155grams and it has a smaller IPS LCD screen with the same resolution, but the resulted pixel density is higher at 294ppi.

Hardware

Last year, there were many affordable smartphones that came with a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor which was backed by Adreno 306 graphics, but most of the devices were running at a clock speed of 1.2GHz. Motorola slightly increased the clock speed of its processor to 1.4GHz, and offered two variants of memories: 1GB of RAM with only 8GB of storage and 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage, but the handset is equipped with a microSD card slot, and you can expand the capacity up to 32GB. The good news is that the Moto G 2015 will be among the first devices to be upgraded to Android v6.0 (Marshmallow).

The Ascend G7 still runs on Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) and it houses 16GB of internal storage, which can be doubled and it supports 2GB of RAM.

Cameras and Batteries

We can’t tell you which phone takes more accurate and detailed pictures, because both the Moto G and Ascend G7 have rear shooters with a resolution of 13MP (Sony IMX214 sensor with f/2.0, and 1.1 micron 1/3.06″ sensor) and front cameras of 5MP. But the Motorola handset has dual-LED flash and auto-HDR, while the Ascend G7 has the basic single LED flash and HDR.

The battery war is won by Ascend G7 with its 3000 mAh cell, which lasts a lot longer than the 2470 mAh battery that powers the Moto G.

Prices

The Moto G is much cheaper, as the 8GB variant costs $179 and the other variant costs $40 more. The Ascend G7 can be found at a price of £208.66 ($322) on Amazon UK.