Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Realme 1 vs Moto E5 Plus: Battle Between Xiaomi, Oppo, Motorola, Price in India, Specs Compared

We compare the three budget phones that have been making it to the top searches - the Redmi Y2, Moto E5 Plus, and the Realme 1.


The smartphone industry has grown manifolds in the past years. Now, one can buy a smartphone on any budget. Earlier, best specs used to be limited to flagships, but manufacturers like Xiaomi, Oppo, Motorola changed the game and started offering significant specs even in mid-range phones. Currently, three smartphones that have taken over the under-10k segment in India are the Xiaomi Redmi Y2, Oppo Realme 1, and Motorola Moto E5 Plus. Let’s take a look at which one among them offers the highest value for money.

Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) Realme 1 vs Moto E5 Plus: Price in India

The Redmi Y2 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant and at Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM+64GB storage model. On the contrary, Oppo’s Realme 1 is available in three variants – 3GB RAM+32GB storage, 4GB RAM+64GB storage, 6GB RAM+128GB storage variant, priced at Rs. 8,990, Rs. 10,990, and Rs. 13,990, respectively.  The Moto E5 Plus will be debuting in India on July 10, 2018 as an Amazon exclusive. The phone is expected to be priced at Rs. 13,800.

Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Realme 1 vs Moto E5 Plus: Display

All the three phones offer 18:9 aspect ratio but vary in size and resolution. The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen at 1440×720 pixels resolution while the Realme 1 packs a 6-inch full HD+ display at 2160×1080 pixels resolution. The Moto E5 Plus has a 6-inch IPS LCD screen with a 1440 x 720 resolution.

In this segment, the Realme 1 takes the crown with its full HD+ resolution, which is better than the other two phones in the comparison.

Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Realme 1 vs Moto E5 Plus: Performance, Battery

Concerning performance, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB storage, depending on the variant. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 on the software front. It is backed by a 3080mAh battery.

Oppo’s Realme 1 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with 3GB/6GB RAM and 32GB/128GB storage variants. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Color OS 5.0 and is backed by a 3410mAh battery.

Motorola’s Moto E5 Plus comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, which is not a powerful chipset but it will get you through tasks. The phone packs 2GB/3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. A 5000mAh battery backs the device. On the software side, the phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo and is upgradeable to Android P.

Well, this is where we need to give you a quick check on the performance abilities of all the chipsets used in the phones above. The Snapdragon 425 (on Moto E5 Plus) is the lowest performing one in this segment. The battle intensifies between the Snapdragon 625 (on Redmi Y2) and the MediaTek Helio P60 chipset (on Realme 1), wherein the latter is based on 12nm FinFET process while the former is based on 14nm FinFET process. The advantage of the 12nm chipset is that it consumes lesser power when compared to 14nm chipsets. Moreover, the Helio P60 comes integrated Neuropilot AI engine for snappier and enhanced handling of AI tasks.

According to us, the Realme 1 yet again surfaces as the winner. However, if you are looking to buy a phone with massive battery then the Moto E5 Plus could be a better choice but keep in mind that you will be compromising on the performance here.

Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2)vs Realme 1 vs Moto E5 Plus: Camera

In the imaging department, the Redmi Y2 houses a 12MP+5MP dual-camera at the rear with dual-tone LED flash and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF). There is a 16MP front camera for selfies with an LED flash coupled with AI Beautify 4.0 and AI Portrait Mode. The Realme 1 has a single 13MP rear camera with LED flash, AI beauty, AR stickers, and real-time object recognition features. It has an 8MP selfie camera with bokeh mode. The Moto E5 Plus sports a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP selfies snapper.

Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2)vs Realme 1 vs Moto E5 Plus: Verdict

Given all the comparisons that we have drawn based on the segments, the Realme 1 seems to be the best bang for the buck smartphone here. The second best is the Redmi Y2 with its superior camera. We think the Moto E5 Plus lags majorly with its inferior hardware. The only saving grace for the E5 Plus is its mammoth battery.