Review: Motorola Moto G Turbo
Moto’s latest Android smartphone blends the design of the Moto G, with some specs of the Moto X Play, making this a phone you cannot ignore
Design: Slightly chunky but dust and water resistant
While the Lenovo Vibe S1 has no such feature, its curved back and light form factor (130g) makes it handier and the glass finish superior in weighs 130g and looks much better than the Moto G.
Display: Adequate all screen with a tinge of yellow
The rival Vibe S1 also has a 5-inch display but with a better screen resolution of 1920x1080p. Not only it does it look sharper and more colourful, it offers a customisation option as well.
Software: Uncluttered and more familiar
The Moto G Turbo runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with the most basic stock Android interface. There are very few tweaks available in comparison custom UIs but the relatively lower amount of bloatware keeps it clutter-free and makes navigation easier.
The Vibe S1 offers a more colourful and flexible interface with plenty of good looking wallpapers and themes. The Moto G Turbo scores in ease of use, but when it comes to design and features, the Vibe UI takes the lead.
Performance: Can handle heavy tasks smoothly
In comparison, the Vibe S1 runs on a 64-bit MediaTek octa-core processor with 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage and 128GB of expandable memory.
Camera: Good daylight camera
The Vibe S1 also has a 13-megapixel camera, but gives sharper and more detailed shots.
Battery: Lasts a day and takes lesser time to charge
The Moto G Turbo is powered by a 2,470mAh battery which gives a full day’s backup. The good bit is that it takes 50 to 60 minutes to charge the whole device. The credit for that goes to the turbo charging technology that optimises the amount of charge received by the phone. The Vibe S1, which has a 2,420mAh battery took about 1 hour 30 minutes to fully charge it. The battery backup is not one of its strong points and that gives the Moto G Turbo a clear lead over it.
The Moto G Turbo is a reliable mid-range Android smartphone with a stutter-free performance and a rare water-proof and dust-resistant design. That alone makes it the only such device in the mid-segment after the Moto G 3rd Gen. However, if you don’t really care about the ruggedness aspect, the Lenovo Vibe S1 offers more in terms of storage, a slightly better camera and a higher resolution display.
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