The Xiaomi Redmi Y1, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and the Motorola Moto G5 are three popular phones in the same price segment, and a lot of mobile phone buyers tend to compare these phones with each other. As important as pricing is, it is not the only criteria when choosing a good phone for yourself. After all, you don’t want to miss out on an important feature or functionality for a minor price difference. So let’s examine these three phones to better understand which phone is the best deal for you.
Redmi Y1 vs Redmi Note 4 vs Moto G5: Price in India
The Redmi Y1 was launched about a month ago and is priced at approximately ?9,000. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is one of Xiaomi’s most popular phones and was the highest selling phone in India for the last quarter. It was released in January this year and is priced at roughly ?10,000. And wrapping up this comparison review, we have the Motorola Moto G5 which made its debut in February 2017 and is priced at approximately ?9,500.
Redmi Y1 vs Redmi Note 4 vs Moto G5: Display
All three phones have IPS LCD capacitive touchscreens, so are tied in terms of display technology. But while the Xiaomi phones have 5.5-inch screens, the Motorola G5 comes with a 5-inch screen. The Redmi Y1 offers a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels whereas the Redmi Note 4 and the G5 both offer a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The three phones differ in terms of pixel density, though – the Y1 has 236ppi, the Note 4 offers 401ppi and the Moto G5 offers 441ppi.
Redmi Y1 vs Redmi Note 4 vs Moto G5: Performance
We compared the base versions of the three phones in the comparison review. The Redmi Y1 offers 3GB RAM with 32GB onboard storage. Similarly, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers 3GB RAM paired with 32GB internal memory as well. Comparatively, the Motorola Moto G5 offers 3GB with 16GB internal storage. All three phones offer support for expandable memory.
On the software front, both Xiaomi phones have recently been upgraded to MIUI 9.0, which is Xiaomi’s version of Android 7.0. The Moto G5 comes with Android 7.0 as well but is due for an upgrade to Oreo (Android 8.0) soon.
Now let’s take a look at how good the phones are when it comes to processor performance. All three mobile phones use Qualcomm processors – the Y1 has an MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor, whereas the Redmi Note 4 uses an MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 octa-core chip. The Moto G5, on the other hand, runs on an MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processor. We had to give this round to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 because of how much better the SD 625 SoC is when compared to the other two.
In battery specs, the Redmi Note 4 took the lead because it packs a 4100mAh power unit, whereas the Y1 comes with a 3080mAh battery and the Moto G5 has a 2800mAh cell.
Redmi Y1 vs Redmi Note 4 vs Moto G5: Camera
The three phones have similar rear cameras – the Y1 has a 13MP f/2.2 shooter, whereas the Redmi Note 4 and the Moto G5 both have 13MP f/2.0 cameras on the back. On the front, the Redmi Y1 has a 16MP selfie-focused camera with a f/2.0 aperture. Comparatively, the Note 4 has a 5MP selfie cam with an aperture of f/2.0, whereas the G5 has a 5MP f/2.2 front camera. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 clearly won the camera round in our opinion.
Redmi Y1 vs Redmi Note 4 vs Moto G5: Verdict
Even though the Redmi Y1 and the Moto G5 are new, they still got outclassed by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – it has better specs, features, battery and also better build quality. Our vote goes to the Note 4 unless selfies are really important to you – in which case we’d recommend that you go for the Xiaomi Redmi Y1.