By Rich W Woods
The Moto E and the Yezz Billy 4.7 are two very different phones. The Moto E has a better processor and LTE while the Yezz Billy 4.7 has a better display and higher resolution cameras. The one thing they have in common is the price. They both sell for $149 unlocked.
I have been spending a lot of time with both of these phones over the last couple weeks and I’ve been finding both to be totally amazing. These OEMs continue to pack value into these low cost devices and it makes me wonder how they are going to justify the $600 price tag when it comes time to release their flagship.
Yezz Billy 4.7 vs Moto E: Specs
|Yezz Billy 4.7||Moto E|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200||3G – 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200, LTE – 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410|
|GPU||Adreno 302||3G – Adreno 302, LTE – Adreno 306|
|Display||4.7″, 720p, 312 ppi, IPS LCD||4.5″, 540×960, 245 ppi, IPS LCD|
|Body||135.8×67.2×7.2 mm, 120 g||129.9×66.8×12.3 mm, 145 g|
|Camera||8 MP, 3264×2448, 2 MP Front||5 MP, 2592х1944, VGA Front|
|Video||480p – 30 fps, Front 480p – 30 fps||720p – 30 fps, Front 480p – 30 fps|
|Storage||8 GB, Expandable to 128 GB||8 GB, Expandable to 32 GB|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Battery||1780 mAh||2390 mAh|
|Price||$149||3G – $119, LTE – $149|
As you can see here, each phone has it’s pros and cons against the other. The Moto E has a larger battery; however, the Yezz Billy 4.7 is thinner and lighter. That statement pretty sums up the comparison of these two phones. Opposite but equal. Be together. Not the same.
Yezz Billy 4.7 vs Moto E: Rear Camera
There are rare incidents when resolution matters in a rear camera. This is not one of them. The Yezz Billy 4.7 is 8 MP and the Moto E is 5 MP, which is plenty.
Aperture literally means the opening of the lens. A smaller aperture results in a larger depth of field, meaning the background of the image will be more focused. For example, f/8 will have a larger depth of field than f/2. Depth of field really isn’t an aperture issue on a smart phone camera because software usually takes multiple photos at a time and focuses the background. A larger aperture does, however, allow more light to enter the lens.
The Yezz Billy 4.7 offers more camera features than the Moto E does. The Moto E really doesn’t offer any manual settings, something Windows Phone is known for.
The Yezz Billy 4.7 does not have the Lumia Camera app, which Windows Phones are known for; however, it does use the Camera app that all Windows Phones come with, which allows users to adjust antibanding, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, and white balance. It also allows the user to choose from a number of scenes, such as sport, snow, night, beach, sunset, candlelight, and backlight.
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|Yezz Billy 4.7||Moto E|
Now there’s a couple things I want to say here. I realize that some of the images are not focused correctly. I don’t edit the images now to I remove the ones that look like shit. You get them all because I believe that it provides a better idea of real world usage of the camera.
These two cameras focus completely differently. The Microsoft Camera app uses tap to focus, although it’s not the best at it, and it’s not the best at showing the user that the image is focused. The Moto Camera app uses a drag to focus. There is a circle on the screen where the image is focused and you drag the circle to where you want focused. This takes a little getting used to but works well; however, if the camera is too close to the subject to focus, you won’t know it until you look at the image.
Obviously, the Yezz Billy 4.7 is better in low light. This is not surprising, as Motorola cameras are historically terrible in low light.
The photos taken with the Moto E appear to be oversaturated. Now, that’s a good and a bad thing, and I know I’m going to take heat for saying that. After all, if you ask anyone who knows anything about photography, oversaturation is bad.
The thing is, some people like oversaturated photos. The colors are more vibrant. Just look at Instagram. These guys made a billion dollars from Facebook on filters that made photos look distorted. HTC marketed the One M8’s camera on the photos looking oversaturated.
Yezz Billy 4.7 vs Moto E: Front Camera
While resolution rarely matters on the rear camera, sometimes it does in the front. In this case, it does, simply because the resolution of the front camera of the Moto E, 0.3 MP, is so low, while the Yezz Billy 4.7 rocks a 2 MP front camera.
Obviously, the Yezz Billy 4.7 has a better front camera. The Moto E is just too low resolution.
Yezz Billy 4.7 vs Moto E: Video
While the Yezz Billy 4.7 has the higher resolution rear camera, the Moto E records higher resolution video. I have always suspected that this is a limitation of the Snapdragon 200 processor, as every Windows Phone with a Snapdragon 200 I’ve used records 480p video, despite Qualcomm listing it as supporting 720p and the Blu Win HD records 1080p. Also, the 3G model of the Moto E claims to record 720p.
Yezz Billy 4.7 480p 30 fps
Moto E 720p 30 fps