Getting confused between two low budgeted, high-end Smartphones, Motorola Moto G and Xiaomi Mi3? No more…just take a look here at comparison of these two smartphones to get your hands on the best one, better one.
The battle between the Smartphone brands seems to be everlasting. As and when one brand allows running free, one new innovation comes in the market to cut down the market of that existing brand. Undoubtedly, the pressure is more severe for lesser-known tech brands to be able to deal with the tech giants' fame and be able to at least get a decent part in the market share. But with the launch of Motorola Moto G and Xiaomi Mi 3, it is clear that the tech world is already open for all possibilities also that a smaller brand can stand up against Apple, Samsung, Sony or LG. Motorola Moto G and Xiaomi Mi 3 are budget friendly, high-end Smartphones. However there are some huge difference in regards to features and specification, people still get confused and don’t make any choice between them. Scroll down to see the comparison of the two latest budgets Smartphone at the moment and get answers of all questions that you think before purchasing these new mobile phones.
Both Motorola and Xiaomi expected big success with the launch of these amazing devices. Motorola Moto G stands with great deal, which will break all sales records, while Xiaomi Mi3 comes with elegant and amazing features, specification and price. Xiaomi has set the cat among the pigeons by offering all high end features in Mi3 like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset clubbed with 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch full HD 1080p IPS display, so that it will give tough fight to most of the Smartphones priced around Rs. 25,000. In terms of specifications, the Xiaomi Mi3 is good at this price. Mi3 does not only good in better display, processor, and RAM; but also good in camera and battery.
Moto G becomes clear winner in race for better performance because it supported with upgraded Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS that anyone can upgrade to Android L whenever the update is made available by Google. As well, it is water and dust resistance Smartphone, so you can keep your phone safe in all type of weather. On the other hand, The Xiaomi Mi3 is powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Let’s take a look over features and specification comparison of Motorola Moto G and Xiaomi Mi3.
Specification comparison of Motorola Moto G and Xiaomi Mi3
Design and display:
The Moto G is a candy bar phone that comes with very basic but innovative design. It looks like company’s flagship Moto X. It is different in a few ways; it is thicker with the dimension of 129.9x65.9x11.6mm. So, it is heavier than Xiaomi Mi3. The front panel of Moto G is wrapped with 4.5-inch screen, with pixel density up to 329 ppi and resolution of up to 720 by 1280 pixels. Actually, the screen size is 0.5 smaller than Mi3. However, the front panel features a black strip of glass around the screen that visually makes plastic front and rear panels different. The picture quality of the display is good. At this price, the design and display of the phone is decent and outstanding. Moto G wrapped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that protects screen from scratches. The IPS LCD screen is bright and colors are consistently vibrant as well as never create problem while viewing angles. It is also good for video playback and gaming.
The Xiaomi Mi3 looks like premium device wrapped with alloy frame that protects the insides, and a sleek black front. The back-side of phone is set with plastic but metallic-looking body. The designers paid more attention to the details of the construction. It looks like Apple’s iPhone. Weight is just 145g quite more than Moto G and dimension is 144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm, but its plastic body makes it light in your hand and comfortable to grip.
The 5-inch IPS display on the Mi3 stands with 1080P (FullHD) resolution. A total of 1920x1080 pixels fill it for an astral density of 441 pixels-per-inch. The display is wrapped with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which makes it really tough. Display of the phone is very impressive that offers great viewing angles, superb color fidelity and great outdoor visibility. Display gives good experience in all situations. As well, you can enjoy gaming, web browsing and watching movies on it very clearly. One of the most pleasurable things about Xiaomi Mi3 is that it allows you to tweak the color settings of the display. So you can make change manually when you are not happy with colors represented by default. The screen sports super sensitive tech that means you can use even wearing gloves too.
So in terms of design and display, Xiaomi Mi3 is clear winner.
Moto G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with quad cores running at 1.2GHz. It utilizes the older Cortex-A7 architecture and so can't keep up with the flagship Snapdragon 800, but runs everything very smoothly. Android 4.3 is efficient, so you can connect with any application without any hesitations. Adreno 305 chipset is not the fastest but at this price, it is great choice. The 3DMark Ice Storm test run at fairly smooth 23.8fps for a score of 5,412, it also deal with all the games such as Minion Rush and Real Racing 3. The Phone packs with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage without microSD card slot, so you can not expand memory capacity. However 64GB version of the phone is already available, but it does not sold outside of China.
The Xiaomi Mi3 packs with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8274AB chipset with four cores humming along at 2.3GHz, so it easily handles any task you ask it to do. For gaming, the Mi3 is great; you can play Gods among us, ShadowGun and Dead Trigger 2 without any lag or drop frames. Graphically, it is also good. It also gives solid performance while using GPS apps, running 3D games and flipping between apps. It comes with updates Android 4.4.4 kitkat OS with the iconic MIUI (version 5) on top. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with microSD card slot, so you can take lot of photos and videos, load up some music, and install some graphics-intensive games.
In terms of processor and RAM, Moto G is best, while for operating system and internal storage, Xiaomi Mi3 is good. So, people should compromise in storage capacity and Os instead of performance and choose Moto G.
In terms of camera, Moto G is more budget friendly. It offers 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash that shoots just video up to 720p. It also comes with 1.3 megapixels front camera for video chat that can also shoot 720p video. Quality from the main camera is also satisfactory, colors are also accurate but there's a distinct lack of details compared to the top-end devices. It also comes with various modes, effects and advanced setting like brightness and white balance. In addition, you will get flash, HDR mode, shutter sound and aspect ratio toggles along with a Panorama mode and also gives capability to connect location information to your snaps and a rudimentary focus & exposure control. The Moto G has burst mode too that lets users to take maximum 99 shots at once; for it, you just need to long-press the camera soft key on the screen to start shooting. Especially, there are no ISO and exposure control settings on this device.
Xiaomi Mi3 comes with 13 megapixel snapper with a Sony sensor and f/2.2 aperture as well as dual-LED flash. You can take great shots in day light with a shallow bokeh effects on macro shots, ample detail and natural colors. It also gives HDR mode for capturing photo in low light condition and with panorama mode that offers ample option for users to take good snap easily and quickly. In advanced mode, you can control finer aspects of the shooting process and tweak white balance, exposure levels, select manual exposure and set a focus mode. It is also really good when it comes to videos. For video calling, it supports 2 megapixel front cameras, which is better than Moto G.
Xiaomi Mi3 is really good in both front and rear-facing camera, so for photo enthusiasts Mi 3 is best choice.
Moto G packs with 2070mAh battery which is non-removable and deliver a mixed usage time up to 24 hours. It runs maximum 22 hours in normal usage, which includes all activities like Web browsing and watching videos on YouTube, a few calls lasting for about an hour, Wi-Fi connectivity, the display with auto brightness, and running all usual notifications for the messages, emails, Facebook, Hike and WhatsApp. It runs up to 12 to 13 hours in heavy usage like calls lasting for about two hours, 3G connectivity all the time, casual photography and watching a movie for around two hours, playing games, etc.
The Mi3 is a roadrunner powered by 3,050mAh battery that runs approximate 36 hours in normal usage. With two Gmail accounts, some music streaming, lots of photography, social networking, instant messaging and around 2 hours of calls, it runs 16 hours. It charges faster than Moto G. Using battery saver mode in travelling time, you can get more power-efficiency out of the battery.
Overall, battery life of Mi3 is better than Moto G, so you can enjoy features of the phone more time.
On connectivity front, both Moto G and the Xiaomi Mi3 offer Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, and GPS. Only single difference is NFC support that is offered in Mi3.
Overall, Xiaomi Mi3 is good choice that offers larger screen, much faster processor, much more RAM, much higher primary camera resolution, and much higher battery capacity as compared to Moto G. On the other hand, Moto G also stands with some good features like it can support more SIM cards at the same time, also gives removable battery and much lighter in weight.
Differnce between Motorola Moto G and Xiaomi Mi3:
|Model||Motorola Moto G||Xiaomi Mi3|
|Display||4.5-inch HD (1270x720p) LCD screen with 329 ppi (pixels per inch), comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield.||5.0-inch full HD(1920x1080p) IPS Retina display based LCD screenPixel density: 441 ppi|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat||Android v4.4 KitKat optimized with MIUI version 5|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 305||Adreno 330|
|Storage capacity||8GB/16 GB variants ( no microSD card slot)||16GB|
|Camera||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash Front: 1.3-megapixel camera||Main: 13.0- megapixel camera with auto-focus, dual-LED flash, HDR Front: 2.0-megapixel camera (with full HD video recording ability)|
|Battery||2,070 mAh||3,050 mAh; (non-removable)|
|Add-ons||Water-repellent coating, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n),Bluetooth v4.0, USB, GPS||Mini-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Dimensions||129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm||144.0 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm|
|Weight||143 g||146 g|
|New Price(for limited period only)||8GB: Rs 10,499 16GB: Rs 11,999||Rs 13,999/|
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