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)

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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