A perfect combination of solid configurations coupled with sleek design, roomy displays, and decent pricing are what make the new Moto G4 and last year’s Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 some of the best phones to have around.
Classified as mid-range smartphones, you will still find some top-performing hardware on these devices, but will you buy the two of them? Probably not. In this post, we have a comparison of the two most affordable, yet top-performing phones available on the market right now – the Moto G4 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
Design and display
A closer look at the Moto G4 will tell you that the phone is slightly thinner than last year’s Moto G3. However, you will come across the Moto-like textured pattern on the phone’s rear, but it is smoother than its 2015 counterpart. In addition, you will get a metal frame covering the corners of the phone, which only but adds to its great looks.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes in with a full metal body that gives the mid-range family a new meaning. The company went for a complete matte finish and gave the metal chassis a fingerprint resistant ability. There is no doubt that the Redmi Note 3 is a sleek-looking device that deserves more than being a mid-range device.
As for the display, you will get 5.5-inch Full HD panels on both handsets, which is enough quality to deliver excellent views.
Hardware and software
It gets even better when it comes to the specs under the hood. While the Moto G4 is powered by a powerful mid-range Snapdragon 617, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is equipped with an even better mid-range Snapdragon 650 that delivers improved performance over the 617.
The two handsets have a RAM of 2GB, but the Redmi Note 3 gets another variant with 3GB. Furthermore, the 3GB RAM variant of the latter is equipped with 32GB of storage in addition to the 16GB unit. But the Moto G4 only offers 2GB of RAM all through its 16GB and 32GB variants. As for the software, the G4 runs on the latest Marshmallow OS as opposed to the Lollipop version installed on the Note 3.
Camera and battery life
The Redmi Note 3 gets an upper hand here with a 16MP rear snapper as compared to the 13MP used on the Moto G4, however, both units come with the usual features such as dual-LED flash and autofocus, but there is no OIS. The front facing cameras are equal at 5MP.
It gets even better for the Redmi Note 3 as far as the battery capacity is concerned. The phone packs a 4000mAh non-removable unit, a massive 1000mAh more than the Moto G4’s non-removable cell.
The pricing aspect of these two powerful devices is what will surprise you. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a 32GB variant that costs $236. On the other hand, you can get a 16GB Moto G4 for about $10 more.