Saturday, April 11, 2015
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The Aquos Crystal is a device that gives the impression of “different” from the first glimpse, as it comes with a large display with pretty much no bezels and an overall classy look. Let’s see if there’s something more to it, as we put it up against the Moto G, which received a re-work in 2014.
Design and Display
The Moto G 2014 is 11 inches thick and has lost some considerable inches in thickness. The device, other than that, pretty much looks the same as the original Moto G, and weighs 149 grams. The handset has a 5 inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution. The pixel density behind this IPS LCD screen is 294 ppi. To ensure an extra layer of top notch protection, Motorola has opted for coating the display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The Aquos Crystal on the other hand comes with a pretty sharp design, with only 10 mm in thickness, making it slimmer than the Moto G. The full measurements of the device are 131 x 67 x 10 mm and it weighs 141 grams, making it lighter than the Moto G as well. The screen on top of the handset measures 5 inches as well, but uses TFT instead of LCD.
As per GSM Arena, the Moto G comes with a quad core Cortex A7 processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 is backed up by the Adreno 305 graphics processor and the 1 GB of RAM which ensure an overall smooth user experience. The device has 16 GB of internal storage.
The Aquos Crystal comes with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 anf Cortex A7 processor, also quad core clocked at 1.2 GHz. The RAM and internal memory differ, however, as the device features 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. The maximum amount of internal storage you can have with hise device is of 128 GB, due to the microSD support that the device has.
The camera experience is pretty much the same on both devices. You can expect the 8 MP rear camera, regardless of the handset, to provide you with features such as HDR, geo tagging, autofocus and of course, LED flash. Note how the key expression is “pretty much”, as they are not exactly identical. The Moto G can record 720 p video at 30 fps, whereas the Crystal can record 1080p video at the same frame rate.
All those specs have to be fueled, so the Moto G comes with a 2070 mAh battery that should keep the device on for a long time. The Aquos Crystal comes with a 2040 mAh battery than can sustain the device’s talk time for as long as 13 hours on 3G. With The Moto G, you can expect 24 hours.
The Aquos Crystal is about $140 on Amazon.com, whereas the Moto G 2014 is around $180.