Lenovo has extended its entry-level smartphone lineup through its sub-brand, Motorola. Moto C Plus was launched recently at a price tag of Rs 6,999 whose sales have started on June 20th. The budget smartphone is only available through online stores unlike the sibling, Moto C.
Considering the price tag and the specifications on offer with Moto C Plus, it stands directly against the segment leader, Redmi 4, which has already gained a significant consumer base since its launch.
In this comparison, we will find out whether the new offering of Motorola is capable enough to compete against Xiaomi‘s Redmi 4. So, if you are looking to have your hands on a new budget smartphone and considering the already existing Redmi 4, read this comparison to know if it is worth to put your money on the existing model or the new smartphone is worth it.
Moto C Plus Vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 Specifications
|Key Specs||Moto C Plus||Xiaomi Redmi 4|
|Display||5.5 inch IPS LCD display||5.0 inch IPS LCD display|
|Screen Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6737||Qualcomm Snadpragon 435|
4 x 1.3 GHz Cortex A53
8 x 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
|Memory||2GB||2 / 3 / 4 GB|
|Inbuilt Storage||16GB||16 / 32 / 64 GB|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, up to 32GB, dedicated slot||Yes, up to 128GB, hybrid slot|
|Primary Camera||8MP, f/2.2, Autofocus, LED Flash||13MP, f/2.0, PDAF, Dual LED Flash|
|Video recording||720p @ 30FPS||1080p @ 30FPS|
|Secondary Camera||2MP, f/2.8, LED Flash||5MP. f/2.2|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM||Dual SIM, hybrid|
|Weight||169 grams||150 grams|
|Dimensions||144 mm X 72.3 mm X 10 mm||139.2 x 70 x 8.7 mm|
|Battery||4000 mAh||4100 mAh|
|Price||Rs 6,999||2GB - Rs. 6,999
3GB - Rs. 8,999
4GB - Rs. 10,999
Moto C Plus comes with a 5.0-inch HD display with 1280 X 720 pixels screen resolution and offers a pixel density of ~291 PPI. The display is appropriate for this segment and viewing from different angles is not an issue with this budget smartphone.
The Redmi 4 also offers a similar kind of display with 5.0-inch screen size and 1280 X 720 pixels screen resolution. However, it has a 2.5D curved glass on that gives a slight difference over the Moto C Plus. But, it is surely not a decision maker difference and both the phones are on the same level in terms of display.
Hardware And Storage
Moto C Plus comes with a Mediatek MT6737 chipset with quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. This is further coupled to a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Graphic duties are handled by Mali-T720MP2. The internal storage can be further upgraded up to 32GB via microSD card.
The Redmi 4 on the other side offers Snapdragon 435 chipset, an octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and Adreno 505 GPU. The processor is coupled to a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage as C Plus but, with the difference of upgrading the storage up to 256GB via microSD. It is also available in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, but at higher prices.
Software And Performance
Moto C Plus comes with the advanced Android Nougat 7.0 whereas, Redmi 4 offers Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
In terms of performance, both the smartphones are fairly different from each other due to the chipsets used. While the Moto C Plus comes with a quad-core Mediatek MT6737 processor, the Redmi 4 comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor.
Compared to Mediatek, Qualcomm is a better choice. The Mediatek MT6737 chipset is older, too, so it is less efficient both in terms of speed and power consumption, compared to Snapdragon 435.
Moto C Plus is backed with an 8MP rear camera with f/2.2, autofocus and LED flash and at the front, a 2MP, f/2.8 LED flash selfie shooter.
The Redmi 4 comes with a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2, PDAF and autofocus while at the front, there is a 5MP selfie shooter. Clearly, the Redmi 4 has an upper hand in this aspect due to a better camera configuration. Although Xiaomi is not a pro in imaging, do not expect that the Moto C Plus’s camera is comparable to the Redmi 4’s.
Both the manufacturers have focused on this aspect and backed their smartphones with big batteries for a longer phone life. The Moto C Plus comes with a 4000 mAh battery whereas, Redmi 4 has a slightly bigger better which reads 4100 mAh.
Both the smartphones offer pretty similar specs with slight differences. You get a latest operating system with the Moto C Plus, but have to compromise on the processor front. It also lacks a fingerprint sensor which is now a common feature in most of the budget smartphones. Even in the imaging part, Moto C Plus is not on par with the Redmi 4 and overall the Redmi 4 scores higher points.
So, if you are not a Moto fan then investing your money in the Redmi 4 with better specs and reliability would be a wise decision. However, Moto C Plus is not a bad phone at all and surely deserves your consideration if you want stock Android.