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