Moto G 2nd Generation vs Xiaomi Redmi Note – Mid-Range Phablets Showdown

Moto G 2nd Generation vs Xiaomi Redmi Note

For that category of phone users stuck with two SIM cards, companies such as Xiaomi and Motorola created dual-SIM phones at an accessible price and great specs. The Moto G 2014 is among Indian’s top preferences, but it has a direct competitor, the Redmi note, which was released in March in 3G and 4G variants. So, let’s see how these rivals stack against each other.

Displays

The Redmi Note comes with a bigger display of 5.5 inches, which renders a modest resolution (for its size) of 720x1280 pixels and 267ppi. The type of screen is IPS LCD which was also used by Moto G 2, whose resolution is the same, but with a higher pixel density of 294ppi and having a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 as a protection against scratches, in case you accidentally drop it to the ground.

Designs and dimensions

Although it’s wider, the Redmi Note appears more longish because of its length, measuring 154x78.7x9.5 mm and having a weight of 199grams. The Moto G2 is way lighter, weighting 50grams less, while its dimensions are 141.5x70.7x11 mm. The Redmi features a glossy plastic panel with curved edges and slightly rounded corners, and with two rows of three capacitive buttons – one row integrated into the screen and the other one below the screen. The Moto G2 has two horizontal bars above and below the screen and three capacitive buttons integrated into the screen. Its body is also made of plastic and the corners are more rounded. About Xiaomi Redmi Note, the screen has a diagonal of 5.5 inches and a HD 720P resolution. Resolution is good, maybe a bit limited for such a screen. With brightness at minimum you will not hurt your eyes if you play on the phone at night and has a maximum brightness of good viewing angles, even in direct sunlight. Note 10 to this chapter.

Fingerprints are not easily deposited on it. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass and is oleophobic. Only after 3 days of use we realized that it would be appropriate to clean the fingerprints.

Xiaomi Redmi Note

 

Processors and Memories

The Redmi Note comes with an octa core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.4GHz or 1.7GHz and supported by a Mediatek MT6592 chipset, coupling with a Mali-450MP4

GPU and 1GB/2GB of RAM, depending on the processor. The Moto G2 also features a Cortex-A7 processor, but it has four cores and it has a lower clock speed of 1.2GHz. The chipset is Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400, on which sit an Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Both phones have the same internal memory with a small capacity of 8MP, but thankfully, by adding a microSD card, you can increase it up to 32GB.

Operating systems

The Redmi Note came to the market earlier than the Moto G2, and that’s why it has an older Android version installed on it - v4.2 (Jelly Bean). The Moto G2 was privileged to jump from v4.4.4 (KitKat) to v5.0 (Lollipop).

Cameras

The rear camera on the Redmi Note is better at 13MP, having 1080p video capture and providing a great front camera of 5MP, which is much better than Moto G2’s 2MP front camera. Also, the back camera on this device is weaker at 8MP and records videos at 720p@30fps.

Batteries

The Xiaomi has a big battery of 3200 mAh which can be removed, while the Moto G2 has a non-removable 2070 mAh battery.

Pricing

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G costs Rs. 8,999 (146 dollars) and the Moto G (2014) Dual SIM is more expensive at Rs. 12,999 (210 dollars).

What would you choose? Moto G Second Generation or Xiaomi Redmi Note? Please let us know in the comment section below.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

45 Responses to “Moto G 2nd Generation vs Xiaomi Redmi Note – Mid-Range Phablets Showdown”

  1. superb design!

  2. its a great deal......

  3. a love this fone

  4. shashank tiwari November 29, 2014

    Both of them are good with good configuration.

    Personally, I would prefer Moto G due to brand name... 🙂

  5. Nice...maybe i can buy it?

  6. I like this kind of sites

  7. Nice web site

  8. abhishek raj December 2, 2014

    is an awsm phone

  9. DHARMENDER December 2, 2014

    I WOULD LIKE TO BUY Xiaomi Redmi Note

  10. Recieved a mail today from Motorola feedback network, asking me to try out android l soak test for moto g 2! I hv filled the survey, yet to recieve the update

  11. biljanakokale December 3, 2014

    Very exclusive,I want to have it

  12. mahesh babu December 4, 2014

    very nice smart phone and its designing is simply superb the dimension of this mobile are very nice.
    and it is available with octa core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.4GHz or 1.7GHz and supported by a Mediatek MT6592 chipset, coupling with a Mali-450MP4 and The Moto G2 was privileged to jump from v4.4.4 (KitKat) to v5.0 (Lollipop) os

  13. its best to choose xiomi redmi note 3g

  14. Thamaraiselvan December 5, 2014

    nice featured phone....

  15. юрий December 5, 2014

    я старый фанат моторолы еще с времен рейзер в3. с удовольствием преобрету мото g

  16. this phone is nice

  17. I want the red one

  18. Priya Chakraborty December 7, 2014

    awesome phone

  19. great mobile. I like to have one.

  20. ITS REALLY AWESOME MOBILE WITH FANTASTIC TOUCH ..I REALLY LIKE THAT

  21. sabrigoiz December 10, 2014

    Awesome phone

  22. motorola thanks for always thinking of the user and create the best in mobile telephony thanks ..

  23. diyasadia December 15, 2014

    Both of them are good with good configuration.

    Personally, I would prefer Moto G due to brand name.

  24. Very good phone, i like it ! 🙂

  25. i prefer Xiaomi... which hav more feature

  26. i love this mobile

  27. nice

  28. MoTo G2 trumps

  29. nice phone

  30. good design and good look, i like

  31. Redmi is super design

  32. Beautiful phone I really want it

  33. nice slim phone!!!!!!!AWESOME

  34. Informative

  35. Sai Anurag January 6, 2015

    good design and compatibility...

  36. Both are best

  37. john ananth January 14, 2015

    stunning look

  38. having high featurs and good android model

  39. Redmi 1s worthy for money ,lesser price and good configuration

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