In the mid-range smartphone market, the Motorola’s Moto G4 plus is the king now. However, what next? Yes, the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 going to launch in India in the mid-range smartphone industry. Is Xiaomi can beat Moto G4 Plus?
Here we can compare both devices regarding specs and build quality.
In the mid-range smartphones, there are several competitors from Samsung, Vivo and Lenovo. However, Moto G4 Plus is the first choice for anyone who is looking to buy a smartphone below Rs.15000.
Here we are going to compare the design of both devices.
The Moto G4 Plus is an all plastic build smartphone measured at 100mm thickness. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 feels premium in hand with its uni-body metal body design. Even its feel premium the pricing is not going to increase a little progression dramatically from Note 3. With Note 4 Xiaomi adding a 2.5D glass with a rounded edge to the front. It is going to weight 160grams. The Note 4 powered by 4100mAh battery. Even though it has a large battery, the phone measured at 8.3 mm thickness. The distribution of weight all over the body and curved glass design make it feels light on the hand. The in-hand feel is better than Moto G4 Plus.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 have an Always On fingerprint sensor on the back which can be used for many actions such as to take a selfie, unlock the phone, etc.. The Moto G4 have oddly designed fingerprint scanner on the front below the screen.
On the protection side, the Moto G4 plus have Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 have a scratch resistive glass they did not mention any brand of the glass used.
Both devices come with 5.5 inches Full HD display, provides a crisp and clear display on both. However, the quality of the LCD panel slightly better on the Note 4.
The screen of Moto G4 plus prone to reflection and viewing angles are very low which causes the outdoor visibility reduced at a significant level. On the other hand, the colour reproduction is excellent. On the Redmi Note 4, the reflection is small, and brightness is low which makes the outdoor visibility reduced.
The Redmi Note 4 powered by 2Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. Snapdragon 625 is the successor of 617, and it has a 14nm chip, and it is better at power efficiency and heating. The Moto G4 Plus uses Snapdragon 617 processor. The note 4 is not heated up like Moto G4 plus.
However, the stock Android Os makes Moto G4 plus more responsive and fast. The Moto G4 plus have 1.5Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor.
the Redmi Note 4 sold in India with 3 variants.
1. 2GB Ram with 32GB internal memory
2. 3GB Ram with 32GB internal memory
3. 4GB Ram with 64GB internal memory
Price starts from 9999 to 12999 for the 4GB variant.
While Moto G4 Plus offered in two memory variations which are
1. 2GB Ram with 16GB internal memory
2. 3GB ram with 32GB internal memory
Moreover, the Moto G4 Plus priced 13499 and 14999 respectively.
It is evident from the above Redmi Note 4 has more options in memory as well as colour options, and also it is even cheaper than Moto G4 plus.
Moto G4 plus comes Marshmallow out of the box but Android Nougat update available now. On the other hand, Xioami’s Redmi Note 4 comes with Android Marshmallow based MIUI. Moto G4 plus offers stock Android experience. The Note 4 comes with IR blaster so your phone can be used as remote to control various devices.
On the camera compartment, The Moto G4 plus comes with a 16Mp primary shooter and a 5Mp camera on the front for selfies. The camera of Moto G4 Plus is excellent with good colour reproduction, and The front camera is wide, so it is nice to take groupie.
In Redmi Note 4 it has a 13MP back camera with f/2.0 PDAF camera with dual tone flash. On the front side, it also has 5Mp selfie shooter.
The camera on the Note 4 is slightly better than Moto G4 Plus.
The Redmi Note 4 has a massive 4100mAh battery, on the other hand, Moto G4 Plus has only 3000mAh battery. This makes the Note 4 a better mobile in the segment. Note 4 provides more than two days usage. However, Moto G4 Plus have turbo charging which is absent in the Note 4.
Both smartphones have VoLTE, and dual 4G enabled sim slots. Both devices have mono speakers, but Note 4’s speaker is louder than Moto G4 Plus.
So, which phone should you buy?
The answer is simple the all-rounder and budget friendly yet top performer of the segment the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The Moto G4 Plus is getting old now. May Moto G5 will launch with eliminating all the defects of the Moto G4 Plus.