The 2017 year until now has been all about the budget segment smartphones. Although with various flagships from major tech giants being in forefront, it were the more affordable smartphones that took the center stage in India when it comes to sales and popularity. With almost every phone maker running down into the segment, the competition has become even more fierce and tough.
Now moving from the budget segment its also the ultra affordable segment. Smartphones under this segment are competing to offer a lot at the lowest cost possible. The smartphones here usually cost under Rs. 6000 which draws the buyers with a tight budget towards them. Two of such smartphones are the Xiaomi Redmi 4A and the recently launched Moto C. Both are priced under Rs. 6000 and offer some distinct specifications considering their price.
So lets get down to the detailed comparison that will help you decided about which one to go for.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A Vs Moto C:
|Xiaomi Redmi 4A||Moto C|
|PRICE||Rs 5,999||Rs 5,999|
|OS||Android v6.0 Marshmallow | UI - MIUI 8||Android v7.0 Nougat | UI - Stock Android|
|CPU||1.4 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor||1.1 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor|
|RAM||2 GB RAM||1 GB RAM|
|SCREEN||5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen||5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|DISPLAY||HD (720 x 1280 pixels), 294 ppi pixel density||FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels), 196 ppi pixel density|
|CAMERA||Rear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes (LED flash) | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No||Rear Camera: 5 MP, Flash: Yes (LED flash) | Front Camera: 2 MP, Flash: Yes|
|SIM||Dual SIM (nano + micro) (hybrid slot)||Dual SIM (nano + nano) (hybrid slot)|
|STORAGE||Internal: 16 GB, Expandable: Yes, up to 128 GB via microSD||Internal: 16 GB, Expandable: Yes, up to 32 GB via microSD|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 3120 mAh battery | Fast Charging: Yes||Li-Ion 2350 mAh battery | Fast Charging: No|
|BODY||Weight: 131.5 grams, Thickness: 8.5 mm||Weight: 154 grams, Thickness: 9 mm|
|OTHERS||4G, VoLTE, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, IR Blaster||4G, VoLTE, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS|
Xiaomi Redmi 4A:
The Xiaomi Redmi 4A sports a 5-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display, a 1.4 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128 GB via micro-SD card. Comparing the processor and RAM with that of Moto C, then Redmi 4A stands way above. Design wise, the smartphone comes with a light weight design, weighing just 131.5 grams. It is sturdy and good looking. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8.0 on top.
The Redmi 4A sports a 13 MP f/2.2 aperture rear camera with PAFD and a 5-lens system added with a LED flash. Also the front camera is 5 MP, again with a f/2.2 aperture. The picture quality of both the cameras is good for its price. It holds a 3,120 mAh battery for its powering which supports fast charging and delivers great battery life, again with an upper hand over the Moto C. Redmi 4A comes with an IR blaster which is missing in Moto C.
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When it comes to the availability, the Redmi 4A is Amazon exclusive and is available in flash sales every week, where it often gets difficult to buy one.
The Redmi 4A gives a complete all round experience, and you don’t realize that you are using just a Rs. 6,000 phone.
Talking about the specifications of the Moto C, it sports the same 5-inch display but with FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) resolution which is less as compared to Redmi 4A. It is powered by a 1.1 GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor and comes with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded further upto 32 GB via microSD card. The performance again takes a hit when compared to the Redmi 4A which comes with the more powerful Snapdragon 425. The build quality and looks of the Moto C are good as well.
One area where the smartphone takes a lead over the Redmi 4A is the software part. It runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat with Stock Android where as Redmi 4A runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with custom MIUI 8. There is hardly any phone which gives a pure stock Android Nougat at this price. Another thing which goes in Moto’s favour is that the Moto C is launched for offline markets and should be available at your nearest retailers so, compared to the Redmi 4A, it is very easy to buy, while also giving you the privilege to hold the device in your hands before you buy.
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In the imaging department, there is a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p video recording support. There is also a 2 MP front facing camera again with LED flash, and the low light selfies come out decent. But in the camera department, the Redmi 4A takes a lead. The Moto C packs a 2,350 mAh battery smaller than that of Redmi 4A.
Now there is one thing, although the specs of the Moto C doesn’t look very impressive or powerful but Motorola’s strength had never been in the spec sheet. Motorola phones are know for the great user experience and, the Moto C also delivers a good user experience.
Verdict: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Vs Moto C
When we first hear about the two phones, we expect the competition to be tough and hard for us to decide which one we should actually buy. But when we look down into the two phones with a close eye, we can clearly see the differences and it gets easy to pick one.
The Moto C delivers a good user experience but, it just ins’t able to withstand the complete experience delivered by the Redmi 4A. The Redmi 4A is much ahead than the Moto C when you compare the phones in terms of display, camera quality, performance or battery life. It’s only the software area where the Moto C takes a lead but, Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 is very feature rich and one of the best Android custom skin so, Motorola’s only advantage also fails to take a giant lead here.
Now, if we forget how the two phones are and look at the buying experience, the Moto C is clearly available easily and quickly at just few steps from your home while for the Redmi 4A, you might have to encounter the frustration of the flash sales. While, for the older generation of our parents, it will be a no brainer to go to the shop and purchase the Moto C but, if you are from the young generation, you must not settle with the Moto C and should go for the Redmi 4A. It is a very good phone and deserves a little extra effort.