The Moto G5 Plus was announced at MWC 2017 held recently in Barcelona. Motorola today launched the device in India at an event in Delhi. The G5 Plus comes with a 5.2 inch full HD IPS LCD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The device features a 12 MP primary camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device starts from Rs. 14,999.
The Redmi Note 4 was launched earlier this year in India by Xiaomi. The device sports a 5.5 inch full HD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The device features a 13 MP primary camera with PDAF and dual LED flash. The device starts from Rs. 9,999. In this post, we compare both the devices.
Moto G5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Specifications
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The Moto G5 Plus comes with a 5.2 inch full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The device comes with a pixel density of ~424 PPI. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Coming to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the device features a 5.5 inch full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The device comes with a pixel density of ~401 PPI.
Hardware and Storage
Both Moto G5 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 are powered by an Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with Adreno 506 processor. The processor is clocked at 2.0 GHz.
Coming to storage, the Moto G5 Plus is available in 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage and 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variants. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is available in 3 storage variants – 2GB RAM / 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM / 64GB internal storage variant.
Moto G5 Plus
The Moto G5 Plus features a 12 MP primary camera with autofocus, dual LED flash and f/1.7 aperture. The camera comes with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and auto-HDR. On the front, the device sports a 5 MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 features a 13 MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus, dual LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. The camera comes with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. On the front, the device sports a 5 MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies.
Connectivity options on the Moto G5 Plus include 4G VoLTE, dual SIM, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and a microUSB port. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Infrared, GPS and FM Radio.
The Moto G5 Plus comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. The device comes with TurboPower Charging support. Coming to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the device comes with a non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery with Quick Charge support for faster battery charging.
Pricing & Availability
Moto G5 Plus has been priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 3GB RAM and 16GB storage version, while the 4GB RAM and 32GB storage version has been priced at Rs. 16,999. The phone is exclusively available on Flipkart. Click here to buy the Moto G5 Plus.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is priced starting at Rs. 9,999. The 2 GB / 32 GB version is priced at Rs. 9,999, the 3 GB / 32 GB version is priced at Rs. 10,999 and the the 4 GB / 64 GB version is priced at Rs. 12,999. The device is available from Flipkart and Mi store.
The Moto G5 Plus and the Redmi Note 4 feature very similar specifications. Both the phones come with full HD displays with a small difference in the screen size. They’re both powered by the same Snapdragon 625 chipset. Both the phones come in 4GB RAM variants. However, the devil is in the other details like the OS, cameras, internal storage, battery and the price.
The Moto G5 Plus has the upper hand when it comes to the OS and cameras. It runs on almost stock Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and comes with a 12 MP camera that fared better than the Redmi Note 4’s 13 MP camera.
On the other hand, the Redmi Note 4 takes the lead when it comes to the internal storage, battery and price. You can get up to 64GB internal storage with 4GB RAM on the Redmi Note 4, while the Moto G5 Plus comes with a max 32GB storage. The battery is also almost 35% bigger on the Redmi Note 4 – it comes with a 4100 mAh battery compared the Moto G5 Plus’ 3000 mAh battery.
Last but not the least, the pricing tilts the balance in favour of the Redmi Note 4 to a great extent. It starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 2GB + 32GB version, Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB + 32GB version and Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB + 64GB version. On the other hand, the Moto G5 Plus starts at Rs. 14,999 for the 3GB + 16GB version and goes up to Rs. 16,999 for the 4GB + 32GB version.
At the end of the day, your decision will involve what you value more – a stock Android interface with fast updates and a decent set of cameras, or more storage, bigger battery and a more affordable phone.