Lenovo launched the Moto G5 Plus yesterday for prospective buyers in the Indian market. G5 Plus is the latest budget offering by Lenovo banking on the ‘Moto’ brand. The device is exclusively available on Flipkart and this new entry has people confused on which smartphone to choose from in the mid-range market.

We took the three best smartphones in the market for mid-range and compared them with each other to help you decide on which one to buy. The three smartphone for this comparison include Lenovo Moto G5 Plus, Moto G4 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

Moto G4 Plus Moto G5 Plus Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Display Size (inch) 5.5 5.2 5.5
Resolution (pixels) 1,080 x 1,920 1,080 x 1,920 1,080 x 1,920
Pixel Density (PPI) 401 424 401
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD
Dimensions(mm) 153×76.6.2×9.8 150.2x74x7.7 151x76x8.5
Weight (gm) 155 155 165
Dual SIM Yes Yes Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM Nano-SIM Micro, Nano-SIM
Connectivity Types GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
CPU Cores Octa-core Octa-core Octa-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz) 4×1.5 Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 Cortex-A53 8×2.0 Cortex A53 8×2.0 Cortex A53
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 506 Adreno 506
RAM 2GB,3GB,4GB 2GB,3GB,4GB 2GB,3GB,4GB
Ruggedness
On-Board Memory 16, 32GB 16,32GB 16,32,64GB
Expandable Memory Yes, up to 256GB Yes, upto 256GB Yes, up to 256GB
Sensors Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
Primary Camera 16MP, f/2.0 12MP, f/1.7 13MP, f/2.0
Optical Image Stabilization Yes
Camera Array Single Camera Single Camera Single Camera
Autofocus System Laser Autofocus Laser Autofocus Phase detection Autofocus
Secondary Camera 5MP, f/2.2 5MP, f/2.2 5MP, f/2.0
Video Capture 1080p 4K 1080p
Flash Dual-LED Dual-LED Dual-LED
OS Version Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow
GPS Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n,  Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR v4.1, A2DP, LE
NFC No Yes No
Infrared No No Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, Home button Yes, Home button Yes, Rear button
3.5mm jack Yes Yes Yes
Radio Yes, FM Radio Yes, FM Radio Yes, FM Radio
USB Type Yes, FM Radio microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
USB Standard microUSB v2.0 USB v2.0 USB v2.0
Battery (mAh) 3,000 3,000 4,100
Quick Charge Yes, Fast Charge Yes, Fast Charge No
Colors Black, White Lunar Grey, Fine Gold Gray, Gold, Black

Moto G5 Plus

Moto G5 Plus, the latest upgrade by Lenovo to the Moto G brand comes with an all new metal body along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and Adreno 506. The company offers 16GB and 32GB internal storage and has dropped the 2GB RAM variant giving users a 3GB  option. The most significant upgrade comes in the camera department with new 12MP camera module with an aperture of f/1.7. Aperture increase is more significant that dropping the megapixel count down from 16MP to 12MP. Another significant improvement that Moto G5 Plus gains is 4K video recording which not smartphone in mid range boasts from the competition. You can check out first impressions about the Lenovo Moto G5 Plus in detail here.

Moto G4 Plus

We have added the Moto G4 Plus to give you a context of how much things have changed. The most important thing that has changed is the presence of an all-metal body in place of an all plastic body. This addition and the bump in camera gives buyers enough reasons to choose Moto G5 Plus in place of the now outdated Moto G4 Plus. However, you can still go for the old Moto G4 Plus if you are a ‘Moto’ brand loyalist and don’t want to spend much while buying a new smartphone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the king of mid-budget smartphones in the Indian market with no competition when it comes to the value of money the smartphone maker provides. One important thing to note is that Redmi Note 4 provides 4GB RAM in Rs 12,999 while you need to shell Rs 16,999 while buying the 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant. The only area where Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 may lag behind when compared to G5 Plus is in the camera department. We still have to review Moto G5 Plus to definitively tell how it performs in the real world along with the benchmarks.

Publish date: March 16, 2017 2:21 pm| Modified date: March 16, 2017 3:34 pm

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