Mi 7 vs Mi Mix 2 vs Moto X4: Price in India, Features, Specifications Compared


The Indian smartphone is well segmented to cater to buyers with different budgets. There is a varied range of products under every segment, right from entry-level to mid-range and then going up to the flagship level. One of the segments that offer best of both worlds, i.e. affordable pricing and premium features is the mid-range segment. Today, we are going to compare three smartphones that are mid-rangers, two of them belong to Xiaomi while one is from the house of Lenovo-owned Motorola. We are comparing the Xiaomi Mi 7, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and the Moto X4. It must be noted that the Xiaomi Mi 7 is yet to launch so we only have rumoured information about it.

Mi 7 vs Mi Mix 2 vs Moto X4: Price in India

The Xiaomi Mi 7 is yet to go official, however, the leaks suggest that the phone could be launched at a pricing of 2,999 Yuan (approximately. Rs. 30,871). Whereas, the Moto X4 is available for purchase in India at Rs. 20,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, Rs. 22,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version. The Mi Mix 2‘s price in India is Rs. 32,999 and a recent report hints that Xiaomi may bring down the pricing of the phone in the coming weeks.

Mi 7 vs Mi Mix 2 vs Moto X4: Display

Xiaomi’s upcoming smartphone, the Mi 7 is rumoured to feature a 6-inch full HD+ display bearing 2160×1080 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Rumour has it that the Mi 7 could be Xiaomi’s first phone with iPhone X-like notch. This information seem believable as lately many Chinese smartphone makers like Vivo, Oppo, OnePlus have included notch design on their phones. The Moto X4 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with 1080×1920 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It is the only phone in this comparison to have a passé display. On the contrary, the Mi Mix 2 comes with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ LCD screen with 1080×2160 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.

Mi 7 vs Mi Mix 2 vs Moto X4: Performance, Battery

Concerning hardware and software, the Mi 7 is expected to come powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. It will most likely run Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 out-of-the-box. A 3500mAh battery may back the device with support for fast charging and wireless charging.

The Moto X4 comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset. It is available in three RAM and storage variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo and is backed by a 3000mAh battery with turbo charging.

Lastly, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 out-of-the-box and a 3400mAh battery backs it.

Mi 7 vs Mi Mix 2 vs Moto X4: Camera

In the imaging department, the Mi 7 is expected to sport a 16MP+16MP dual camera setup at the rear with a f/1.7 aperture. The placement of the dual lens on the rear panel would be vertical, as seen on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. While on the front, the Mi 7 could feature an 8MP selfie snapper. Whereas, the Moto X4 boasts a 12MP+8MP dual camera setup on the rear while it settles for 16MP front-facing camera. The Mi Mix 2, on the other hand, has a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.

Mi 7 vs Mi Mix 2 vs Moto X4: Verdict

Given the specs, Xiaomi’s Mi 7 clearly wins the battle but none of the information leaked about it comes with an official tag. Also, Xiaomi did not launch its predecessor, the Mi 6 in India that could mean that the company might skip launching this one too. Keeping the Mi 7 out of the verdict, the Mi Mix 2 is a better option as it comes with a premium design and is considerably  superior to the Moto X4.