Lenovo-owned Motorola recently announced the launch of two new handsets in India. The first one was the much awaited Moto G7 while the second handset to launch was the Motorola One. The latter, in case you aren’t aware, isn’t exactly a new device having been first announced along with the Moto One Power back in August 2018. The Moto One Power, as you might be aware, did make it to India first and actually sold pretty well. Anyway, a good seven months after its international announcement, Motorola has decided to launch the Motorola One here in India. Thanks to its sub INR 15k price tag, the phone competes with the likes of the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Realme 2 Pro. In fact, in this article, we will do a specs comparison of these three devices to see how the new Moto One fares against similarly priced handsets on sale today.
Motorola One vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: Price in India
Let us start things off by talking about the pricing of these three devices.
The Motorola One is sold in a single 4GB RAM variant that gets 64GB of internal storage This version is priced at INR 13,999.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro is sold in two versions. A base 4GB RAM +64GB version that retails for INR 13,999 and a 6GB RAM +128GB variant that goes for INR 16,999.
Moving on to the Realme 2 Pro, this phone is sold in three versions in India. A base 4GB RAM +64GB version, a mid-level 6GB+64GB version, and a top of the line 8GB RAM + 128GB variant.
Motorola One vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: Hardware Specifications compared
Moving on to the hardware specifications of these three handsets, the Motorola One finds itself being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. While the SD625 is a very popular chipset, it is now almost three years old and has begun to show its age. If that wasn’t all, Qualcomm’s newer, powerful and more efficient chipsets like the SD 636, SD 660 and the SD 675 are available at a similar price point as the Motorola One. The handset does match the other two phones as far as the RAM and storage capacity is concerned with the version sold in India coming with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The display on the Moto One is a 5.9-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels in the 19:9 aspect ratio.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro uses Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 675 chipset. Positioned between the popular SD 660 and the SD 710 SoCs, the SD 660 offers an optimum balance between value and performance. As mentioned earlier, the phone is offered in two storage and RAM options, a base 4GB +64GB version and a pricier 6GB + 128GB version. The display on the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The Realme 2 Pro, launched late last year might be one of the oldest phones of this lot but still packs in a serious punch thanks to the powerful Snapdragon 660 SoC that the phone comes with. The phone is offered in three versions starting with a 4GB +64GB version, going up to an 8GB + 128GB variant. The Realme 2 Pro uses a 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels in the sae 19.5:9 aspect ratio as the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Motorola One vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: Camera and Software specifications compared
Moving on to the camera department, we see that the Motorola One features a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 13-megapixel, f/2.0, PDAF primary camera and a 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor. The front-facing camera on the device happens to be an 8-megapixel unit with an aperture of f/2.4. As far as the software is concerned, the Motorola One runs Android 9 Pie, the latest stable version of Android in a near stock format with minor customizations.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, features a very powerful camera setup at the rear consisting of a 48-megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture mated to a secondary 5-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor. The front camera on the handset is a 13-megapixel unit with AI features. The Redmi Note 7 Pro runs MIUI 10 atop an Android 9 Pie core.
The base 4GB + 64GB version of the Realme 2 Pro gets a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 16-megapixel, f/1.7 primary camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, the phone gets a 16-megapixel f/2.0 camera for selfies and video calls. The handset ran Color OS 5 atop an Android 8 Oreo core at launch. The handset is due to get an update to Color OS 6 which is based on Android 9 Pie.
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