Many people have been in a difficult situation between these two phones in India. The two Chinese smartphone giants have been breathing down each others neck to capture the market in India. Xiaomi Has been successful in some attempts, but it’s hard to shake down Motorola loyalists in India.
Both the companies recently introduced two new smartphones in India, Xiaomi launched the successor to the popular Redmi Note 3 and Motorola made a metal body Moto M.
The Moto M is a stylish metal body smartphone from Lenovo. It’s 7.8 mm thin and weighs just 163 grams. The Xioami Redmi Note 4 on the other hand, is 8.4 mm thin and weighs 2 grams more than the Moto M. The Moto M takes advantage on the design over the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 only because it’s a waterproof and splash-proof smartphone. But the Redmi Note 4 has more character to it in terms of design over the Moto M.
Both the smartphones come with an IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 401ppi. They both sport a full HD 5.5-inch display and offer great viewing angles. But if you talk about the overall integration of the display on the device the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers a seamless display experience than the Moto M.
The Xioami Redmi Note 4 offers a lot of processing power and performance. The Device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core, 2 GHz with 4 GB RAM. This is a lot of firepower on an affordable smartphone. The Moto M lags behind the Redmi Note 4 simply because of the Octa Core, 2.2 GHz, MediaTek MT6755 processor that is backed by 3 GB RAM. Both the devices run on Android Marshmallow Operating system. The Xiaomi MIUI offers ease of access and usability whereas the Moto M just offers a clean stock android experience.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with a 13-megapixel primary camera, dual-color LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. The Moto M offers a 16-megapixel primary camera, dual-color LED flash and an 8-megapixel front camera. On paper, the Moto might seem to be the right choice. But that is not the case. The images captured on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 are way more refined than what you get on the Moto M. The low light image quality on the Redmi is also far better than then Moto M. The camera app on the Redmi Note 4 is also way more intuitive than the stock camera app on the Moto M.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 also beats the Moto M hands down when it comes to the battery usage and management. The Redmi Note 4 comes with a non-removable 4100 mAh battery as compared to the Moto M’s 3050 mAh battery. The only advantage that the Moto M has over the Xiaomi in the battery department is that it supports fast charging whereas the Xiaomi lacks in that area.
Which one you should buy?
The Moto M is a reliable smartphone, but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers way more than what Moto M can deliver on. To top it all, in a price sensitive market like India the Xiaomi is priced way below the Moto M. As we said there is just one winner here and for us it is the Xiaomi Redmi Note4.