Lava O2 vs Moto G04 vs Redmi A3: Price, Specs and Features Compared


Earlier today, Lava announced its budget offering – the Lava O2 in India. The Lava O2 is powered by a UniSoC T616 processor and competes against the likes of the Moto G04, Redmi A3, and Infinix Smart 8. In this article, let us compare the Lava O2, Moto G04, and Redmi A3 with each other, in terms of specifications, features, and price.

Lava O2 vs Moto G04 vs Redmi A3: Specs at Glance

Lava O2 Moto G04 Redmi A3
Display 6.5-inch LCD
90Hz, HD+
6.6-inch LCD
90Hz, HD+
6.7-inch LCD
90Hz, HD+, 500nits
Processor UniSoC T616 UniSoC T606 MediaTek Helio G36
Software Android 13 Android 14 Android 14
Camera 50MP + AI Lens 16MP 8MP + AI Lens
Front Camera 8MP 5MP 5MP
Battery 5,000mAh 5,000mAh 5,000mAh
Charging 18W Fast Charging
USB Type-C
10W Charging
USB Type-C
10W Charging
USB Type-C

Lava O2 vs Moto G04 vs Redmi A3: Price in India

Smartphone Configuration Price
Lava O2 8GB + 128GB Rs 8,499
Moto G04
4GB + 64GB Rs 6,999
8GB + 128GB Rs 7,999
Redmi A3
3GB + 64GB Rs 7,299
4GB + 128GB Rs 8,299
6GB + 128GB Rs 9,299

The Moto G04 is the cheapest of all three if we compare the 128GB storage variant of the devices.

Lava O2 vs Moto G04 vs Redmi A3: Design

The Lava O2 and the Moto G04 feature a centred punch-hole notch display. Whereas, the Redmi’s offering sports a waterdrop notch panel. All three devices feature polycarbonate rear panels with a variety of colour options to choose from.

Redmi A3 Design MySmartPrice
Redmi A3 Design

Lava O2 vs Moto G04 vs Redmi A3: Display

The Lava O2 offers a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. The Moto G04 also gets a 90Hz IPS LCD screen, which measures 6.6 inches. The Redmi A3 has a bigger 6.71-inch display which refreshes at 90Hz.

The Moto G04 and Lava O2 offer centred punch hole notch display. Whereas, the Redmi A3 has a waterdrop notch. However, Redmi’s offering is the only offering with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Lava O2 vs Moto G04 vs Redmi A3: Processor

The Lava O2 is powered by a UniSoC T616 processor, which comes with an integrated Mali G57 GPU. Powering the Moto G04 is a UniSoC T606 coupled with a Mali G57 GPU. Whereas, Redmi A3 sports a MediaTek Helio G36 with an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

Moto G04 MySmartPrice
Moto G04

Lava O2 and Moto G04 feature UFS 2.2 storage and make use of LPDDR4X RAM. Whereas, Redmi hasn’t specified the memory and storage type being used on its offering.

Lava O2 vs Moto G04 vs Redmi A3: Software

The Lava O2 comes pre-loaded with near-stock Android, but it is based on Android 13. The Moto G04 and Redmi A3 ship with the latest version of Android, that is Android 14. In terms of software, the Moto G04 and Redmi A3 have an advantage over the Lava O2 as Lava’s offering doesn’t have the latest Android version.

Lava O2 vs Moto G04 vs Redmi A3: Camera

The Lava O2 offers a dual-rear camera setup, including a 50MP primary shooter. Moto’s offering is equipped with a single-rear camera which has a 16MP resolution. The Redmi A3 offers a dual-rear camera setup that includes an 8MP snapper.

Redmi A3 Camera MySmartPrice
Redmi A3

For selfies, the Lava O2 relies on an 8MP camera. Whereas, the Moto G04 and Redmi A3 feature a 5MP front snapper. Lava O2, based on the megapixel count might seem like the winner. However, readers must note that the real-life camera output matters on several other factors as well.

Lava O2 vs Moto G04 vs Redmi A3: Battery

All three smartphones are equipped with a 5,000mAh battery and charge via a USB Type-C port. The Lava O2 with 18W fast charging gets an advantage over its competitors as the charging speed on the remaining two devices is capped at just 10W.

Moto G04 Battery MySmartPrice

Lava O2 with the 18W fast charging is the clear winner compared to the Moto’s and Redmi’s offerings.

Lava O2 vs Moto G04 vs Redmi A3: Verdict

The Lava O2 is Rs 500 costlier compared to the Moto G04 if we compare the 8GB+128GB variant of the device. The Lava O2 features UniSoC T616 and supports 18W fast charging, so spending a little extra for it might be worth it. However, Lava ships the device with Android 13, which is a disappointment even though the company has promised an Android 14 update.

Based on on-paper specifications, the Redmi A3 seems to be lacking behind the competition and is the costliest of the trio.