When you hear “budget phones,” what comes to mind? The first thing that comes to mine are those that can be bought for less than or exactly a hundred bucks. These phones are dispensable, with little or no exciting features appended, and without the overall aesthetic feel. This is not so much a surprise as these phones are designed to supply only the basic functions of a mobile communicating device – send messages and make calls. However, in the ever growing technological world, the concept of budget phones has varied, particularly the manufacturers of them intelligent computing devices.

Android phones will not be the last to show off their own version of the budget phone, neither will Apple. These two dominators of the smartphone industry each built budget phones this year. With Apple, we have the flagship iPhone 5s and 5c as its budget variant. Both smartphones are packed with the powerful iOS. On the other hand, Android’s contender Motorola, holds Google’s first US-manufactured Moto X and Moto G, which was just recently announced. These Motorola smartphones center on user preferences set to deliver what is expected.

It has been a talk in town that Moto X is the Android phone that is closest to putting off the iPhone craze. The iPhone 5s is the best of iPhones available in the market, no one will say otherwise. However, everything that it possessed is predesigned. Upgrades are too expensive and require a lot of work. Whilst for Moto X, despite its lack of good hardware, it rises up to give a more personalized smartphone experience. They are indeed opposites but complement each other: what the one lacks, the other has it.

Now let’s see what their lesser counterparts have in common and have not.

There’s not much difference between the Moto X and Moto G. The basic features that the Moto X possessed will be exhibited in the Moto G and can be further customized through interchangeable back covers. This is, to no surprise, withheld from the iPhone 5c. It may come in a variety of colors but the back casing remains glued to the entire body. For the screen size, the Moto G is little smaller compared to its better half while the 5c goes along its partner with the 4-inch display iPhones carry. As for the camera, Moto G is up by a little in megapixels with 1.3MP and 5MP cameras. Intelligent assistants differ – the iPhone 5c comes with the popular Siri while the Moto G partners with Google Now. One more characteristic both have in common aside from being budget phones is their lack of NFC capacity.
The intention for developing budget versions for two compelling smart devices may be a marketing strategy for Motorola and Apple but is their way of telling people they can have  the smartphone experience they long for and actually afford it. 

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