By Rich W Woods
I’ve been working with the Yezz Andy 5T and the new Moto E for over a week now. Yes, I’m reviewing both at the same time, and not just those two. I’m also reviewing the Yezz Billy 4.7 and the Microsoft Lumia 435 in parallel. I really have to say, these low end to mid-range phones are really blowing my mind.
Look at the Moto E. It sells for $149 for the LTE model and ships with a 64 bit Snapdragon 410 processor. Unlike many phones at its price point, it has a front facing camera. Then look at the Yezz Andy 5T. It uses a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. This is some really incredible stuff. It makes you wonder how some of these companies are going to justify the prices of their flagships.
Moto E vs Yezz Andy 5T: Specs
|Moto E||Yezz Andy 5T|
|Processor||3G – 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200, LTE – 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410||1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6582|
|GPU||3G – Adreno 302, LTE – Adreno 306||Mali-400MP2|
|Display||4.5″, 540×960, 245 ppi, IPS LCD||5″, 720p, 294 ppi, IPS LCD|
|Body||129.9×66.8×12.3 mm, 145 g||144×69.7×6.9 mm, 123 g|
|Camera||5 MP, 2592х1944, 0.3 MP Front||13 MP, 4128×3096, 1080p Front|
|Video||720p – 30 fps, Front 480p – 30 fps||1080p – 30 fps, Front 480p – 30 fps|
|Storage||8 GB, Expandable to 32 GB||4 GB, Expandable to 128 GB|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Battery||2390 mAh||1800 mAh|
|Price||3G – $119, LTE – $149||$229|
Obviously, both phones have their pros and their cons. I should point out that the Yezz Andy 5T is an HSPA+ phone, which is 3.5G. The Yezz Andy 5T has a better display and a higher resolution camera, while the Moto E offers LTE and a better processor.
Moto E vs Yezz Andy 5T: Rear Camera
As I said, the Yezz Andy 5T has the higher resolution camera, coming in at 13 MP while the Moto E comes in at 5 MP. Resolution is important if you intend to crop or zoom in on the image.
Aperture literally means the opening of the lens. A smaller aperture brings a larger depth of field, meaning the background of the image will be more focused. For example, the f/2.4 aperture of the Yezz Andy 5T will have a larger depth of field than the f/2.2 aperture of the Moto E; however, the larger aperture of the Moto E will allow more light to enter the lens.
The Yezz Andy 5T has a cool feature that I want to mention. It has a feature called “live photo”. I have only ever seen this feature in Nokia Lumia Windows Phones. Basically, it records about a second of video so instead of having a snapshot, you can record an entire moment. Believe me, I have recorded some gems with this feature on my Lumias. It’s a hell of a useful feature.
Yezz also implemented this feature better than Nokia did. They used an icon in the camera app so you can easily shift between camera modes. In the Nokia Camera app (now Lumia Camera), a user must go into the camera settings to shift between camera modes, which honestly, is a pain in the ass. Then again, this is true of many features in Lumia Camera.
*-I should note that when I said this is a feature found in Nokia Windows Phones, I meant Nokia Windows Phones. I realize that Microsoft bought Nokia and there are now Microsoft Lumias available; however, when Microsoft decided to start using the Microsoft brand, you might think they’d come out with a bang. They didn’t. All Microsoft Lumias are low end phones that do not support living images. But I digress…
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|Moto E||Yezz Andy 5T|
The first thing I want to say is that the Moto E might be the best Motorola camera I’ve worked with yet. I should also point out that some of the earlier pictures didn’t come out in the same lighting. The sun must have come out before I did the round with the Moto E.
I would say that the Yezz Andy 5T wins this round, although the Moto E is better in low light. I don’t think I’ve ever said any Motorola camera is better than any phone in low light. I wish I still had the Moto X and the Moto G to compare it to.
Moto E vs Yezz Andy 5T: Front Camera
The Moto E has a very low resolution front camera, coming in at 0.3 MP. The Yezz Andy 5T is 5 MP, so I think it’s clear who will win this one.
Yup, the Moto E’s front camera is just too low resolution. Also, it blurs the edges of the photo, which isn’t cool.
Moto E vs Yezz Andy 5T: Video
The Moto E records video at 720p at 30 fps. That’s the only setting it has. The Yezz Andy 5T supports 1080p; however, I didn’t record my sample in 1080p. It doesn’t say resolution on the camera settings. Foolishly, I thought that “high” meant the highest, but high is 720p and fine would have been 1080p.
Moto E 720p 30 fps
Yezz Andy 5T 720p 30 fps
Moto E vs Yezz Andy 5T: Benchmarks
I’m not a fan of benchmarks. They rarely provide any insight into real world usage into the device. Typically, they only provide fuel for trolls that have created a war between Android and Apple in their heads. Unfortunately, it’s the best tool we have for putting the performance of a device on paper.
The first is a battery benchmark done in Geekbench 3, with the dim screen toggled off and the second is with the dim screen toggled on.
|Moto E||Yezz Andy 5T|
As we can see from this, the Yezz Andy 5T outperforms the Moto E with a fully bright screen, which is odd since it has a more power hungry processor, higher resolution display, and a smaller battery. The Moto E outperforms the Yezz Andy 5T with the dim screen toggled on.
The next are CPU benchmarks from Geekbench 3 and then AnTuTu.
The results of the benchmarks aren’t particularly surprising. After all, the Moto E uses Qualcomm’s brand new 64 bit Snapdragon 410 processor. It’s going to blow away other budget phones in benchmarks.