Comparison between:
- Huawei EE Kestrel
- Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) XT1527

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Huawei EE KestrelMotorola Moto E (2nd Gen) XT1527
Huawei EE KestrelMotorola Moto E (2nd Gen) XT1527
Model alias-XT1526
XT1527
XT1529

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width65.3 mm
6.53 cm
0.214 ft
2.571 in
66.8 mm
6.68 cm
0.219 ft
2.63 in
Height131 mm
13.1 cm
0.43 ft
5.157 in
129.9 mm
12.99 cm
0.426 ft
5.114 in
Thickness7.85 mm
0.785 cm
0.026 ft
0.309 in
12.3 mm
1.23 cm
0.04 ft
0.484 in
Weight145 g
0.32 lbs
5.11 oz
145 g
0.32 lbs
5.11 oz
Volume67.15 cm³
4.08 in³
106.73 cm³
6.48 in³
Colors-Black
White
Body materials-Plastic

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card type-Micro-SIM
Number of SIM cards11

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 4.3 Jelly BeanAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Process technology28 nm28 nm
CPUARM Cortex-A7ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits32 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv8
Level 0 cache memory (L0)-4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)1024 KB
1 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores44
CPU frequency1200 MHz1200 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 305Qualcomm Adreno 306
GPU cores1-
GPU frequency-400 MHz
RAM capacity1 GB1 GB
RAM type-LPDDR3
RAM channels-Single channel
RAM frequency-533 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage8 GB8 GB

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyLCDIPS
Diagonal size4.5 in
114.3 mm
11.43 cm
4.5 in
114.3 mm
11.43 cm
Width2.21 in
56.04 mm
5.6 cm
2.21 in
56.04 mm
5.6 cm
Height3.92 in
99.62 mm
9.96 cm
3.92 in
99.62 mm
9.96 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution540 x 960 pixels540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density245 ppi
96 ppcm
245 ppi
96 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area65.47 %64.54 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
-Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Anti-smudge coating

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor type-CMOS
Aperture-f/2.2
Flash typeLED-
Image resolution2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Image resolution-640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
Video resolution640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
1 MP-

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYes
-RDS

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.04.0
FeaturesA2DPA2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
MP3
WMA
WAV
AAC
eAAC+
MIDI
MP3
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecsH.264
MP4
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity2000 mAh2390 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Ion
2G talk time-20 h
1200 min
0.8 days
2G stand-by time-200 h
12000 min
8.3 days
3G talk time-15 h
900 min
0.6 days
3G stand-by time-200 h
12000 min
8.3 days
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (USA)-0.89 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.4 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-Water resistant coating
XT1526 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.890 W/kg; body - 1.400 W/kg
XT1529 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.080 W/kg; body - 0.820 W/kg
 Huawei EE KestrelMotorola Moto E (2nd Gen) XT1527