Motorola has launched a new device, the Moto G52, in India under Rs 15,000 segment. The Moto G52 features a Snapdragon 680 SoC, a 5,000mAh battery with 30W charging support, a 50MP triple rear camera setup, and more. The company claims that its latest 4G phone is the lightest and thinnest in the segment. The latest smartphone from Motorola will be directly competing with the likes of the Redmi Note 11 and Realme 9i which are quite popular phones in the sub-Rs 15,000 segment.
We have compared all the three devices – Moto G52, Redmi Note 11, and Realme 9i in order to make sure that you pick the best phone under Rs 15,000 in India. Let’s start with the comparison.
Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11 vs Realme 9i: Price in India
The Moto G51 comes in two storage configurations in India – 4GB+64GB priced at Rs 14,499 and 6GB+128GB priced at Rs 16,499. It will be available on Flipkart from May 3. The Redmi Note 11, on the other hand, is available in three configurations – 4GB+64GB priced at Rs 13,499, 6GB+64GB priced at Rs 14,499 and 6GB+128GB model priced at Rs 15,999. The phone is available for purchase from Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and major retail stores across the country.
The Realme 9i has a price tag of Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and Rs 15,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB variant. It is available on Flipkart, the company’s official online store, and major retail stores across the country.
Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11 vs Realme 9i: Design
The Moto G52 is claimed to be the lightest and slimmest phone in the segment which gives it a lead over the other two phones. It weighs around 169 grams and is 7.9mm thick. The Realme 9 and Redmi Note 11 weigh 190 and 179 grams respectively and are 8.4mm and 8.09mm thick.
The Moto G52 has a reflective gradient finish on the back with light colours at the centre. The triple cameras alongside an LED flash have been placed in a spherical shaped module. On the front, it has a thin display around the sides and a punch hole on the front. The handset comes with an IP52 certification making it splash-resistant, a feature missing in this range. Overall, the design of the Moto G52 gives users a premium in-hand feel. It comes in two colours – Black and White.
The Redmi Note 11 comes with an EVOL design language which makes it look premium. It houses a quad-camera setup at the rear along with a punch-hole design at the front. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor at the right, while the IR blaster sits at the top. It is available in three colour options, including Starburst White, Space Black, and Horizon Blue.
The Realme 9i comes with a stripe-like texture at the rear panel that gives it a premium look. The rear panel also houses a camera module at the top-left corner. The front panel of the device comes with a punch-hole cutout for selfies. The Realme 9i is available in Prism Black and Prism Blue colour options.
Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11 vs Realme 9i: Display
The Moto G52 flaunts a 6.6-inch POLED display with a Full HD+ resolution. The POLED display is a kind of an OLED display. The display can go as bright as 500 nits and supports a 90Hz refresh rate. The Redmi Note 11 sports a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The display comes with up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness and 90Hz refresh rate support.
The Realme 9i, on other hand, packs a 6.6-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2412 x 1080 pixels. It comes with an adaptive 90Hz refresh rate and up to 400 nits brightness.
Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11 vs Realme 9i: Performance
All three devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor. The graphic duties are handled by an Adreno 610 GPU. All three of them are backed by up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. But the Realme 9i comes with 5GB virtual RAM expansion technology which gives it a lead over the other two. The Moto G52 also offers virtual RAM support of 1.5GB.
The Redmi Note 11 runs on MIUI 13, which is based on Android 11. While the other two, Moto G52 and Realme 9i run on Android 12 based MyUX and Realme UI 3.0 respectively.
Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11 vs Realme 9i: Cameras
Coming to cameras, the Moto G52 houses a triple rear camera setup. The 50MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture is placed alongside an 8MP ultrawide lens with f/2.4 aperture and a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. For selfies and video calls, it comes with a 16MP camera on the front.
The Redmi Note 11 features a quad-camera setup at the rear. The phone comes with a 50MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 118-degree FoV, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture. The device houses a 13MP sensor at the front for selfies and video calling.
The Realme 9i comes with a triple-camera setup on the back. The phone houses a 50MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture along with a 2MP B&W portrait lens and a 2MP macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture. The device also features a 16MP front-facing camera with an f/2.1 aperture.
Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11 vs Realme 9i: Battery
All three devices pack a 5,000mAh battery unit with 33W charging support. The charger is provided inside the box.
Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11 vs Realme 9i: Verdict
Motorola has put up a tough competition against its competitors with the Moto G52 this time. It gives a tough fight to the Redmi Note 11 and Realme 9i. The IP52 rating, Stock Android, 90Hz POLED display, and slim design gives it a major lead over the other two devices. So, you won’t regret it if you pick the Moto G52 which is priced under Rs 15,000 in India. That said, the Realme 9i and Redmi Note 11 are pretty decent choices. But the lack of an ultrawide lens and an AMOLED display in the Realme 9i makes Redmi Note 11 look better.
Which one is your pick? Let us know in the comments section.