Comparing the Moto G5 Plus and the Redmi Note 4

When it comes to picking up a decently priced, mid-range smartphone, there's no better companies to choose from than Motorola and Xiaomi. Motorola has just announced the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus at Barcelona at the MWC while Xiaomi has the best selling smartphone of the year so far in the Redmi Note 4. We bring you a side by side comparison of the two top devices to see how they stack up against each other. Here's a comparative look at  the Moto G5 Plus Vs Redmi Note 4.

Moto G5 Plus Vs Redmi Note 4 – Tech Specs

Moto G5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Moto G5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Black

Display

Display

Moto G5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Screen Size

5.2 inches

5.5 inches

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

1080x1920 pixels

Hardware

The Xioami Redmi Note 4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core processor with the 4GB RAM bringing better processing power and performance. The Moto G5 Plus is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core processor with the 4GB RAM. The internal storage on the Note 4 is 64GB compared to the G5's 32GB. A slight advantage to the Redmi Note 4.

Hardware

Moto G5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Processor

2GHz octa-core/Qualcomm Snapdragon 625

2GHz octa-core/Snapdragon 625

RAM

4GB

4GB

Internal storage

32GB

64GB

Expandable storage

microSD/ Up To 128GB

microSD/ Up To 128GB

Camera

Camera

Moto G5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Rear Camera

12MP

13MP

Front Camera

5MP

5MP

Flash

Available

Available

Software

Software

Moto G5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

OS

Android 7.0 Nougat

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Skin

None

MIUI 8

Android 7.0 Nougat


Upgradeable

Connectivity

Connectivity

Moto G5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

WiFi

802.11 a/b/g/n

802.11 b/g/n

GPS


Available

Bluetooth

v 4.2

v 4.1

NFC

Available

Not Available

Infrared

Not Available

Available

FM


Available

SIM

SIM

Moto G5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Number of SIMs

2

2

Type

Nano/Nano

Micro/Nano

4G LTE

Available

Available

Sensors

Sensors

Moto G5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Fingerprint Sensor

Available

Available

Compass

Not Available

Not Available

Proximity sensor

Available

Available

Accelerometer

Available

Available

Ambient light sensor

Available

Available

Gyroscope

Available

Available

Barometer

Not Available

Not Available

Temperature sensor

Not Available

Not Available

Battery Capacity

Battery

Moto G5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Battery capacity

3000 mAh

4100 mAh

Removable Battery

No

No

Quick Charging

Yes

No

Other Specs

Other Specs

Moto G5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Colors

Fine Gold, Lunar Grey

Gold, Grey, Silver, Matte Black

Dimensions

150.20 x 74.00 x 9.70 mm

151 x 76 x 8.30mm

Weight

155 gms

175gms

Price

Rs.16,999

Rs.12,999

Moto G5 Plus Vs Redmi Note 4

On paper, the Moto G5 Plus and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 are matched pretty close. Key points of differences arise in the internal storage, battery specs and display size. The Moto offers 32 GB storage while the Redmi Note 4 comes with 64GB storage. The G5 Plus battery is just 3000 mAh compared to the Redmi but it comes with quick charge technology giving it a slight advantage over the latter.The Moto has a display size a tad smaller than the Redmi Note 4.

Price is everything in a market like India and the Moto G5 Plus pricing of Rs. 16,999 tilts the advantage in favor of the Redmi Note 4, which is cheaper by as much as Rs.4000.

All things said, it looks as though the premium features of the Moto G5 Plus still don't match up to the Redmi Note 4, both in terms of price and specs.

Moto G5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Moto G5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Black
  • 4 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 128 GB
  • 5.2 inch Full HD Display
  • 12 MP Primary Camera | 5 MP Front
  • 3000 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit Processor
  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 13MP Rear Camera | 5MP Front
  • 4100 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit Processor
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Adeline is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring the latest tools and applications in the marketplace. She also loves her Android and spends time reviewing apps and playing games when she has the time.

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