Mid-range smartphones are aplenty, and every week or so, a new smartphone is announced. Recently, Motorola launched new Moto G6 Play and the Moto G6. On the other hand, Xiaomi released the Redmi Y2 in India. We are going to compare the Moto G6 Play with the Redmi Y2 and Huawei’s Honor 7C.
Honor 7C vs Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Moto G6 Play: Price in India
When you look at the price, the Redmi Y2 and the Honor 7C are the cheaper smartphones. The Moto G6 Play(3GB RAM/32GB ROM) is available at a price of Rs. 11,999. Both the Redmi Y2 and Honor 7C are being sold at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant.
Honor 7C vs Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Moto G6 Play: Design, Display
In terms of design, we like the Moto G6 Play over the other two. This is because the G6 Play comes with a Polymer glass body, which looks more premium than metal. The frame is metal though. The Redmi Y2 and the Honor 7C both have an all-metal build, which is nice, but not as premium. All three phones do come with taller displays and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The Redmi Y2 and the Honor 7C both feature large 5.99-inch IPS LCD displays with HD+ resolutions and slim bezels. However, the Moto G6 Play only gets a 5.7-inch LCD display. All three devices have the fingerprint sensor at the back.
Honor 7C vs Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Moto G6 Play: Performance, Hardware Specifications
All three phones here come with a Snapdragon chipset. The Redmi Y2 features a Snapdragon 625 SoC, the Moto G6 Play comes with a Snapdragon 430 processor, and the Honor 7C gets a Snapdragon 450 SoC. All of these chipsets are in the same league, but the newer 4 series are more efficient.
Looking at RAM and ROM configurations, all three devices get 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM as standard. The Redmi Y2 does have a 4GB RAM variant which comes with 64GB of storage. You can expand storage on all the phones by adding a microSD card.
Honor 7C vs Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Moto G6 Play: Camera Features
The Moto G6 Play lacks here, as it comes with only a single 13MP camera at the back. And it isn’t that great either. The Redmi Y2 and the Honor 7C both come with dual-camera setups at the back, and both have portrait mode and other features that the Moto G6 Play doesn’t have.
On the front, the G6 Play and the Honor 7C get an 8MP camera, whereas the Redmi Y2 gets a 16MP shooter.
Honor 7C vs Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Moto G6 Play: Battery, OS
Battery life is an important factor in budget smartphones. And that’s where Motorola wins with the G6 Play. This phone gets a massive 4000mAh battery and Turbo Charging technology.
On the Redmi Y2, you get a 3080mAh battery and a 3000mAh unit with the Honor 7C. Neither of these phones supports fast charging. All three phones will run Android Oreo out of the box, but the Redmi Y2 comes with the latest Android 8.1 version. The Moto G6 Play runs stock Android, but the other two have their own UI.
Honor 7C vs Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Moto G6 Play: Verdict
Alright, the part you have all been waiting for. Which is the best value and feature-rich smartphone out of the three? We would have to go with the Redmi Y2, as it gets almost everything right for the price. You get a large display, both fingerprint and Face Unlock, a fast processor, up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, the best selfie camera out of the lot, good dual-camera setup, and a great price.