Motorola recently launched its new Moto G6 lineup constituting three new smartphones – Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and the Moto G6 Play. Alongside, the Lenovo-owned brand also unveiled the Moto E series. By launching the new Moto G6 smartphone, Motorola has increased the competition in the under 15k segment in India. However, it is also set to face a tough road ahead from Xiaomi’s already successful mid-rangers, the Xiaomi Mi A1 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. In this comparison article, we are pitting the Moto G6, Xiaomi Mi A1 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro against each other to guage which one is a better buy among the three.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1 vs Moto G6: Price in India
The Redmi Note 5 Pro’s price in India starts at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant. The high-end model with 6GB RAM/64GB storage is priced at Rs. 16,999. The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes in a single variant, which is priced at Rs. 13,999. The newly launched Moto G6’s price in India is yet to be revealed but it is expected to be priced competitively with Xiaomi phones.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1 vs Moto G6: Display
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen bearing a full HD+ resolution of 1080×2160 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 403 PPI pixel density. The Moto G6 is the first G-series phone to feature a taller display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It has a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen with 1080×2160 pixels resolution and pixel density of 424 PPI. The Xiaomi Mi A1, on the other hand, features a 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD screen with 1080×1920 pixels resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 403 PPI of pixel density.
In the display segment, both the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Moto G6 pack same specs. The Mi A1 loses because it has 16:9 aspect ratio, which is because it was launched a few months before the other two phones.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1 vs Moto G6: Performance
Concerning performance, the comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz Kryo 260 SoC clubbed with Adreno 509 GPU, 4GB/6GB of RAM (depending on the variant) and 64GB of internal storage. The storage on the phone can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. On the software front, the phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9 out-of-the-box, but should soon be upgraded soon to Android Oreo-based MIUI version.
The Moto G6 is powered by the Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage, based on the variant. The storage on the Moto G6 can also be expanded further via microSD card. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
Xiaomi’s Mi A1 is the first phone from the brand that runs stock Android without the interference of the MIUI. The phone is powered Snapdragon 625 SoC clubbed with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat but recently started receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update.
In the performance segment, the Redmi Note 5 Pro takes the cake with superior SoC and RAM capacity than the other two phones.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1 vs Moto G6: Camera
In the imaging segment, the Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a 12MP+5MP dual camera setup at the rear with f/2.2 and f/2.0 apertures for each lens. There is a 20MP selfie snapper with LED selfie-light module at the front. The Moto G6 also houses a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera setup with a f/1.8 aperture for both the lenses and LED flash. On the front, it features an 8MP selfie snapper. The Xiaomi Mi A1 also bears dual camera setup at the rear with a combination of 12MP+12MP lenses with f/2.2 and f/2.6 aperture, respectively and two-tone LED flash. It has a 5MP camera on the front for selfies.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro wins the crown in this segment too with its dual camera setup at the rear and an equally powerful front camera.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1 vs Moto G6: Verdict
The Redmi Note 5 Pro wins the battle by a greater margin in this comparison, thanks to its powerful hardware, camera, and display specifications. It is completely a steal deal for its pricing.