I bought the Moto G in Britain back in November 2013. I remember paying around £130, or roughly $200 by today´s currency rate.
I loved the Moto G so much that I replaced it last year with the same model when someone went through my pockets and stole my phone while I was travelling by public transport.
Two years is indeed a long time tech-wise, and I have started to notice the ageing effects on the forst Moto G, especially after upgrading to Android Lollipop.
Times have changed, and you can get faster and up-to-date Android smartphones for less than $200. Case in point, Doogee´s new Homtom HT6 $140 phablet.
By now, you probably have heard the term phablet; if you haven´t, this is the meaning according Oxford´s online dictionary:
A smartphone having a screen which is intermediate in size between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer: a 3.5 inch screen is inadequate in a market that is trending towards phablets.
The new HT6 has even better specifications than my iPhone 6S Plus (unbelievable…) Let´s start with HT6´s fairly jaw-dropping 2 gigabytes of RAM, compared to the 1 GB iPhone 6 Plus.
The unlocked 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus costs $549, or in other words, four times more than the HT6 with the same amount of storage. Only to have half the RAM.
The reason I point out the RAM first is that you can notice a multitasking lag in Apple´s original phablet and Motorola’s first-gen budget phone. I´d like to assume that 2 GB make a smartphone run faster (my iPad Air 2 with 2 GB of RAM certainly does.)
The iPhone 6 Plus´s 5.5-inch screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 while the HT6´s 5.5-inch screen comes at 1280 x 720. But the battery difference between both phablets makes up for the lower resolution.
Doogee´s phablet has a built-in 6260 mAh battery, compared to the 2915 mAh iPhone 6 Plus and the 2070 mAh Moto G. Just so get an idea of how powerful the HT6 sounds: the iPhone 6S Plus comes with the first gen iPhone 6 Plus´s 2915 mAh battery and the basic unlocked model costs $749.
Doogee´s Homtom HT6 is supposed to give you 7 days of stamina, and while that may be an overstatement, it sure will last longer than the phones in today´s market.
In the camera section, HT6 sports a 5-megapixel frontal camera and a rear 13-megapixel with flash and Sony autofocus. The Moto G 2013 comes with a rear 5-megapixel camera and a frontal 1.2-megapixel camera while the iPhone 6 Plus hosts a front 1.2-megapixel camera and a rear 8-megapixel camera.
HT6 other features include a quad core 64bit MTK6735 CPU, dual SIM (standard and micro), Bluetooth 4.0, 4G mobile connection, fast charge (75 percent in 30 minutes) and Android 5.1. You can read the full specs here.
Apparently, you can get the HT6 worldwide with free shipping at Gearbest. What do you think of this new and budget phablet?
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