Face-off: Infinix Hot 2 versus Motorola Moto G

Will Nigeria’s first Android One smartphone, the Infinix Hot 2 (announced this morning at an exclusive event to whch the MobilityArena.com team was invited), break new ground? And why should this even be a discussion in the first place? For one, the Android One lineup has been made up of phones with very basic specs and features.

infinix hot 2 launch

Meanwhile, the Motorola Moto G has been the gold standard for affordable, premium smartphones since the announcement of the first iteration in 2013. Like Android One devices, the Moto G series offer stock Android (or close) and guaranteed software updates. No Android One smartphone has offered the kind of value that the Moto G series has till date. But the Infinix Hot 2 looks like it will break that jinx.

Infinix Hot 2 Pack

We don’t now have the full specs of the Hot 2, and here is a quick comparison using the specs that we do have confirmed. We have set it up against the original Moto G 2013 and the 2015 Moto G. How does it stack up against them?

Motorola Moto G 2013 Motorola Moto G 2015 Infinix Hot 2
Display: 4.5 inches, 326PPI. Gorilla 3 Display: 5.0 inches, 294PPI. Gorilla Glass 3. IPX7 certified resistance Display: 5.0 inches, 320 PPI. Protection
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
1 GB RAM 1/2 GB RAM 1/2 GB RAM
Android 4.3 with upgrade to 5.1 available Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
5 megapixel camera with LED flash 13 megapixel camera with LED flash 8 megapixel camera with LED flash
8/16 GB internal storage. No external 8/16 GB internal storage. Plus microSD, up to 32 GB 16 GB internal storage. Plus microSD, up to XX GB
AnTuTu Benchmark: 17,214 AnTuTu Benchmark: 24,258 AnTuTu Benchmark: 20,662
Quadrant Benchmark: 8,505 Quadrant Benchmark: 16,034 Quadrant Benchmark: 9,301
2,070 mAh battery 2,470 mAh battery 2,200 mAh battery
N35,000 – N50,000 N45,000 – N55,000 N17,500 (1GB RAM); N19,500 (2GB RAM)
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The specifications of the Hot 2 side-by-side the Moto G devices, coupled with its sweet price, makes it the best value Android smartphone in existence. N17,500 is about $87. For those specs, that is really nice – at least, on paper. We will have to see how everything works in real life – battery, durability, and performance.

It will be available in black, white, blue, red, and gold – in Nigeria first and then in other African countries, including: Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Morocco, and Kenya. Stay tuned for more details.

PS: Our unboxing and hands-on review of the Infinix Hot 2 is ready.

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10 thoughts on “Face-off: Infinix Hot 2 versus Motorola Moto G

  • August 18, 2015 at 11:42 am
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    At N19500 the Infinix makes for amazing value, however I don’t think the Infinix (hell it isn’t available in certain key markets) or any of the AndroidOne devices are or would be killing any other brands out there. The AndroidOne devices lack the appeal that brands like the Moto G has (thanks to the halo of the Motorola/Moto X brand). If the Infinix devices are marketed well enough it just might be able to challenge Tecno.

    • August 18, 2015 at 11:52 pm
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      @Martinkem,
      My thoughts too… And the Moto maker customizations too, Infinix is not in the competition at all.

      Pricing for the Moto G 2015 should actually read N45000 – N55000.

  • August 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm
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    Seriously… I never thought Android One would launch in Nigeria. And what a price!
    Some of the top tending topics on Twitter in Nigeria right now include #AndroidOneNG and #MTNGoogleAndroidOne.

  • August 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm
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    So only the Gold Version has 2gb RAM, every other colour has 1gb RAM.

    • August 18, 2015 at 7:15 pm
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      Now what remains is access to Play books, Play music, and Play movies. Google Nigeria could you pls look into it. its tiring seeing “not available in your country” for years.

  • August 19, 2015 at 5:19 pm
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    There’s not much difference in the features of each of the device. But I don’t think Infinix can compete with Moto G. Why? Worldwide appeal. Motorola has a wider appeal.

    • August 19, 2015 at 6:56 pm
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      yes, but Motorola/Lenovo aren’t pushing the lineup in many markets, the reason why the devices are so expensive in Nigeria is due to retailer/importer mark-up

    • August 19, 2015 at 7:16 pm
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      I guess the Infinix is there because there’s no official Motorola presence apart from imports, pretty much like Sony, HTC, Google Nexus and others.

      Interesting to note that the likes of Google and Microsoft are now looking to local manufacturers to push their operating systems on locally made devices.

  • October 21, 2015 at 8:09 pm
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    True.. For the price range n what d specs have to offer, it’s value for money. But how come am jes seeing this post

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