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Redmi Note 4 vs Moto G4 Plus: The Battle of Budget Phones

On one hand, we have one of the best phones priced under Rs 15,000 i.e., Moto G4 Plus. While on the other hand, we have Redmi Note 4 which is the successor of one of the most selling smartphones for Xiaomi in India, i.e., Redmi Note 3.

Being a successor of Redmi Note 3, we have high hopes on Redmi Note 4 and looking at its specs sheet; it does look like a promising smartphone. Well, the Moto G4 Plus is also nothing less than it and stands on the same ground. So, let’s see who wins this battle of b̶a̶s̶t̶a̶r̶d̶s̶ phones – Redmi Note 4 vs Moto G4 Plus.

Display and Design:

Redmi Note 4G vs Moto G4 Plus

The Redmi Note 4 comes with a full metallic body with antenna lines on the curved back panel whereas the Moto G4 Plus features a rounded metal frame coupled with a rubber back panel. One of the major difference between the devices is the location of the fingerprint scanner. The Redmi Note 4 comes with a fingerprint scanner located at the back similar to its predecessor whereas the Moto G4 plus places a fingerprint scanner at the front, integrated into the home button.

The location of the fingerprint scanner is totally a matter of personal choice; some people prefers it in front of the phone whereas some other prefers it on the back. Fingerprint scanner located at the front has its own benefits like easily accessible even the phone is placed on table whereas the one located at the back is well within reach of index finger while you’re holding the phone.

Also Read: Is Fingerprint Scanner Really Necessary?

Coming to the overall comparison of both the devices regarding design and display, the Redmi Note 4 has the upper hand as it features a metal unibody design which is more durable than of Moto G4 Plus.

Performance:

Redmi performance

The Redmi Note 4 is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz whereas the Moto G4 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 617 processor (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53). If we compare these processors, the SD625 beats the SD617 is every aspect. In single core processes, both the processor scores equally but on multi-score processes, the Snapdragon 625 beats every corner of Snapdragon 617 as it is clocked at a higher rate of 2GHz.

So, in terms of performance, we have a clear winner – Redmi Note 4.

Battery:

Moto G4 Plus Battery

The Redmi Note 4 packs in a 4100mAh battery and the Moto G4 Plus packs in a 3000mAh battery. Of course, the Redmi Note 4 will last longer than the Moto G4 Plus as it packs a bigger battery. But that’s not all, the Redmi Note 4 is powered by Snapdragon 625 which is the most power efficient processor ever to come from Qualcomm. Hence, the Redmi Note 4 is going to last even longer with this battery.

Well, it looks like Moto G4 Plus is losing its ground in front of our beast Redmi Note 4.

Camera:

Moto G4 Plus Camera

Welcome to the den of Moto G4 Plus. It is the only field where Moto G4 Plus has the guts to defeat the Redmi Note 4. The G4 Plus features a 16MP rear camera with phase detection, laser autofocus and dual-tone LED flash. The Redmi Note 4 on the other hand, features a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and dual LED flash.

Considering its price, Motorola has done a surprisingly good job with the Moto G4 Plus camera. It scored a DxoMark rating of 84 which is unprecedented for a smartphone priced under Rs 20,000. Considering the rating it scored, it’s not far behind of Google Pixel which has scored the highest ever rating (89) of DxoMark, thus has the best smartphone camera ever.

The Redmi Note 4 also has a superb camera, but on comparing it with Moto G4 Plus, it doesn’t stand a chance. The Moto G4 Plus totally nailed the Redmi Note 3 in terms of camera performance.

Verdict:

Well, even though Redmi Note 4 lost the camera battle, but it surely won the war. The Redmi Note 4 surpasses the Moto G4 Plus in terms of performance and battery with a big difference, and that makes all the difference.

But as they say, every coin has two faces; the Redmi Note 4 also comes with its few compromises. The major compromise you have to do with Redmi Note 4 is its software. The Redmi Note 4 runs on MIUI 8 whereas the Moto G4 Plus comes with a pure Android experience. It could be really irritating for someone who’s not familiar with MIUI.

Overall, the Redmi Note 4 is a good choice among both of the phones if you’re willing to compromise on camera and software front.

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Narender Charan

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