The smartphone market can be really confusing to a buyer who isn’t familiar with the options available. And given how competitive the pricing is for each of these phones, it can get even more confusing because you never know which the best phone is, for your budget. So we put together three excellent devices that fall in the same pricing bracket and choose the best one. We picked the Redmi Note 4, the Honor 7X and the Moto E4 Plus. We’re going to compare various parameters, specifications and features. Let’s start with the pricing.
Redmi Note 4 vs Honor 7X vs Moto E4 Plus: Price in India
The Redmi Note 4 was launched by Xiaomi in January last year and is currently priced at Rs.10,999 for its high-end variant. The Honor 7X released three months ago, in December, and is currently priced at Rs.12,999 for its base variant. The Moto E4 Plus made its debut in July 2017 and is now priced at Rs.9,499.
Redmi Note 4 vs Honor 7X vs Moto E4 Plus: Display
The Redmi Note 4 offers a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels at 401 pixels per inch (ppi). Comparatively, the Honor 7X sports a wide angle 18:9 display which is 5.93-inches and has a resolution of 1080×2160 and a pixel density of 407ppi. The Honor 7X also offers Gorilla Glass protection for its display. The Moto E4 Plus features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display that offers HD resolution (720×1280) at 267 pixels per inch.
Redmi Note 4 vs Honor 7X vs Moto E4 Plus: Performance
The Redmi Note 4 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0GHz chip whereas the Honor 7X has a HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core (4×2.36GHz + 4×1.7GHz) processor under the hood. The Moto E4 Plus has a much tamer processor as compared to these two, as it is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core 1.3GHz SoC. All the phones are dual SIM and also offer expandable memory slots (the Moto E4 Plus has a dedicated memory slot whereas the other two phones let you add memory by sacrificing the second SIM slot).
The Redmi Note 4 offers 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage, whereas the Honor 7X offers 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard memory. Comparatively, the E4 Plus offers 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. All three phones offer Android Nougat — the Redmi Note 4 comes with MIUI and the Honor 7X offers EMUI, whereas the Moto E4 Plus offers more of a stock experience.
Redmi Note 4 vs Honor 7X vs Moto E4 Plus: Camera
The Redmi Note 4 comes with a 13MP f/2.0, which is strictly okay in terms of performance. The Honor 7X, on the other hand, offers a dual lens rear camera: a 16MP+2MP combo let you indulge in some bokeh photography. The Moto E4 Plus, like the Redmi Note 4, sports a 13MP f/2.0 shooter on the rear. While the Xiaomi and Huawei phone can record full HD (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second, the Moto E4 Plus can only record HD (720p) videos at that frame rate.
On the front, the Redmi Note 4 and Moto E4 Plus both offer 5MP selfie shooters, whereas the Honor 7X is equipped with an 8MP camera. The Moto E4 Plus does, however, offer a front LED flash, which the Honor 7X and Redmi Note 4 do not.
Redmi Note 4 vs Honor 7X vs Moto E4 Plus: Verdict
Of the lot, the Honor 7X is the best phone. Though it was a close call with the Redmi Note 4 because of its excellent processor, the Honor 7X won the round because it has a superior display, a much better camera and beautiful design. The Redmi Note 4 does have a better battery, on the other hand.
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