Asus Zenfone 5 vs Moto G 2nd Gen: Today we compare last year’s two amazing mid range devices that completely rocked the Indian Smartphone market. Both the devices have now come up with new and better devices but thankfully, they have not stopped the selling of these amazing devices. In addition, the best part is that these devices are now available at a reduced price. The Moto G 2nd Generation is now available for Rs. 9999 and the Asus ZenFone 5 is available at a best price of Rs. 9,257 on an online store. Below we have prepared a Asus Zenfone 5 vs Moto G 2nd Gen Comparison Review to check which device between the Moto G2 vs Asus Zenfone 5 come up as a more satisfying and impressive device.


Asus ZenFone 5 Quick Review:

Asus came out with the Asus ZenFone 5 last year to take on the pocket-pleasing Moto G 2nd Gen and it to some extent was able to give a stiff competition to the Motorola device.

Look wise, the device does not disappoint but there is nothing extraordinary or overly pleasing about this device. The 5 inches screen is 720p and it provide nice quality viewing but the maximum brightness is lower than the Moto G.


The ZenUI is pretty decent and does not lag, but its arch rival, Moto G features the pure android running in it and in the ZenFone future Android updates are doubtful.

The cameras are okay, battery could have been better.

Seeing there are many better available options in the market now in this price the Zenfone 5 does lag behind. Nevertheless, let us not get into get and keep the discussion to Asus Zenfone 5 vs Moto G2.

Moto G 2nd Gen Quick Review:

The Moto G 2nd Gen still offers a nice bargain. Available for just Rs. 9999 now, it still manages to give many of the 12000+ mid range devices a run for their money and a number of times beat them down to the ground too.


The phone offers a brilliant screen, nice camera, and a lag-free performance. IF you do not want to spend the extra 4000 on the new Moto G3, the Moto G2 still makes for a great choice.

Asus Zenfone 5 vs Moto G 2nd Gen Comparison:

We bring you the PROs and CONs of both the Moto G 2nd Gen and the ZenFone 5 to give you an idea of what to and what not to expect from both devices.

Let’s look at the UPs and DOWNs of the Moto G2:

PROs and CONs: Moto G2:

PROS of Moto G2 CONS of Moto G2
  • It is affordable
  • Delivers nice battery life
  • The build quality is impressive
  • The display is very sharp
  • Running stock android and promises speedy updates
  • The device lacks 4G support
  • The Front-facing speakers are average performers
  • The camera performance in low light is not good


Now we look at the PROs and CONs of the Asus Zenfone 5,

Pros and Cons: Asus Zenfone 5:

PROS of Asus Zenfone 5 CONs of Asus Zenfone 5
  • The device has excellent build quality
  • Display is gorgeous
  • The Zenfone 5 comes packed with useful features
  • Deliver good value
  • Camera performance is mediocre
  • Battery life is unimpressive
  • Delivers a sluggish performance


Moto G2 vs Asus Zenfone 5: Specs Comparison:

Specifications Moto G2 Asus Zenfone 5
Best Price Rs. 9999 RS 9257
Screen 5.0″ 720p HD 720×1280 IPS, 294 ppi,
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
5.0 inches, HD IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Hardware 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processor 1.6 GHz, Intel Atom Z2560
Memory 1 GB RAM 2GB RAM
Storage 16 GB (expendable) 16GB (expendable)
Camera 8MP – Rear; 2MP – Front 8MP – Rear; 2MP – Front
Battery 2070 mAh 2110 mAh
OS Android 4.4 (upgradable to Android 5.1) Android 4.4

Asus Zenfone 5 vs Moto G2: Final Verdict:

After my experience with both the devices, I have come to the personal conclusion that the Motorola Moto G2 somehow manages to give a better usage experience compared to the Zenfone 2. The stock Android and the promise of future fast updates is a very good advantage for the Moto G2 too. This was the actual Asus Zenfone 5 vs Moto G2 comparison.