Moto G42 vs Vivo T1 4G vs Redmi Note 11 4G: Price in India, Specifications and Features Compared

Moto G42 is the latest mid-range smartphone in the market, but how does it compare with others in the segment? We find out.


Motorola’s new mid-range Moto G series smartphone has launched in India this week, and people get more choices in the sub Rs 15,000 segment. Motorola has built a strong reputation with the Moto G series in the market, and the latest Moto G42 smartphone looks to continue its position. This is a 4G smartphone, which means some of the features are actually better than what you get with a 5G phone in this range.

Moto G42 goes up against fellow mid-range rivals like the Vivo T1 4G and the Redmi Note 11 4G from Xiaomi. Here is a closer look at how these three smartphones compare based on their price, features and more. 

Also Read: Motorola Moto G42 with 6.4-inch AMOLED Display, Snapdragon 680 SoC Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Moto G42 vs Vivo T1 4G vs Redmi Note 11 4G: Price in India

Moto G42 has launched in India with a single 4GB+64GB variant that is priced at Rs 13,999. The phone will be available from 11 July in Atlantic Green and Metallic Rose colour options.

Vivo T1 4G has launched in India as Vivo T1 44W and the phone is priced starting from Rs 14,499 which gets you the base variant of 4GB + 128GB. Vivo also has a 6GB + 128GB model priced at Rs 15,999 and the top model of 8GB + 128GB costs Rs 17,999. Vivo T1 44W comes in three colours Midnight Galaxy, Starry Sky and Ice Dawn. 

Redmi Note 11 4G also has three variants for buyers that are 4GB + 64GB for Rs 13,499, then it is the 4GB + 128GB model for Rs 14,999 and a 6GB + 128GB model priced at Rs 15,999. Redmi is offering the device in Space Black, Polar White and Horizon Blue colours. 

Moto G42 vs Vivo T1 4G vs Redmi Note 11 4G: Design

Moto G42 looks to differentiate itself with an acrylic glass finish for the back panel. The overall design has a similar tone to the other Moto phones that have been launched in recent times. Moto G42 is also marginally lighter than both the Vivo T1 4G and the Redmi Note 11 4G, weighing 174.5 grams, while the other two come at 182 grams and 181 grams respectively. Motorola’s phone also is thinner of the three at 7.9mm, while Vivo T1 4G and the Redmi Note 11 4G measure 8.4mm and 8.9mm respectively.

All three brands have taken a different approach with their back panel. We’ve already talked about the Moto G42, Vivo and Redmi having a matte-finished plastic back panel that is easy to use and won’t catch fingerprints easily. Motorola might get extra points for using the glass touch, but durability wise we prefer the other two. 

Moto G42 vs Vivo T1 4G vs Redmi Note 11 4G: Display

Moto G42 features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display that offers Full HD+ resolution and comes with support for 700 nits of brightness but misses out on high refresh for the screen. The punch hole layout sits at the top of the display. 

Vivo T1 gets a 6.44-inch AMOLED display that produces Full HD+ resolution but misses out on support for a high refresh rate like the Moto G42. Vivo has somehow chosen to go with a notch for this phone.

Redmi Note 11 4G has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display that also gives you full HD+ resolution but supports a 90Hz refresh rate screen along with a DCI-P3 colour gamut and 1000 nits of peak brightness. Redmi Note 11 4G also goes for a punch hole layout at the top of the screen.

Moto G42 vs Vivo T1 4G vs Redmi Note 11 4G: Performance and UI

Motorola has powered the Moto G42 with an octa-core Snapdragon 680 SoC, and you get a single RAM and storage option of 4GB and 64GB, which is further expandable using the microSD card slot.

Vivo T1 4G also is powered by the same Snapdragon 680 chipset as the Moto G42. Vivo has paired the device with 4GB, 6GB and 8GB RAM along with 128GB of storage. You can expand the space further via the microSD card slot. 

Redmi Note 11 4G also uses the Snapdragon 680 SoC as the other phones mentioned here. Redmi is giving you this phone with 4GB and 6GB RAM options, and the storage choices for buyers are 64GB and 128GB. You also have the option to expand the RAM virtually by another 2GB. 

Moto G42 runs on Android 12-based MyUX custom interface which is pretty close to the stock Android experience with limited bloatware. Vivo T1 4G runs Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 out of the box. 

Redmi Note 11 4G uses the popular MIUI 13 version but it is built over the Android 11 operating system which is quite old now. 

Moto G42 vs Vivo T1 4G vs Redmi Note 11 4G: Cameras

Moto G42 comes with a triple rear camera setup that consists of a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor clubbed with a depth lens and a depth 2MP macro sensor. The front of the phone gets a 16MP selfie camera. 

Vivo T1 4G includes a triple rear camera module as well, but with a 50MP main sensor, along with a 2MP and another 2MP sensor. At the front, you have a 16MP camera. 

Redmi Note 11 4G goes for quad rear cameras that include a 50MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, along with dual 2MP sensors. Redmi gives you a 13MP front camera. 

Moto G42 vs Vivo T1 4G vs Redmi Note 11 4G: Battery

Moto G42 packs a 5000mAh battery that supports 20W Turbo charging via a USB Type C port. Vivo T1 4G features a 5000mAh battery as well, but this unit can charge at 44W speed. While the Redmi Note 11 4G with its 5000mAh battery charges at a speed of 33W. 

Moto G42 vs Vivo T1 4G vs Redmi Note 11 4G: Verdict

Moto G42 proves to be a capable option in comparison to the other two phones in question. It scores in the design and comfort department, while the performance of all three phones are expected to be at the same level with the use of the same chipset. Cameras are always subjective but if you like more sensors then Redmi Note 11 4G stands out, also because it is the only phone to give you a 90Hz refresh rate AMOLED screen. Moto G42 has a cleaner software experience for you, while Vivo scores higher with its charging support. Choose the phone that ticks most boxes for your usage and is within your budget.