If you are born of this age and keep up to date with what's happening across the smartphone universe, you will know that most of the noise in that respect is made by the affordable segment of the smartphone business.
It wasn't long ago when owning a feature-rich smartphone meant burning an immense hole in your pocket. However, we have progressed far with smartphones featuring in the budget segment. And as two devices in that segment are the new Motorola Moto X (2014) and the Xiaomi-made Redmi Note.
But keeping all others out of the contention for the time being, how do you think both these handsets will fare when pitted against each other? We take closer look at a purely specification-based comparison.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Operating System
As you might expect, both the handsets come running the Android operating system. However, there's a difference. While the Redmi Note comes with a dated Android Jelly Bean running inside, the new Moto X comes with the latest Android KiKat OS with planned Lollipop OS upgrade for the same.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Display and Dimensions
The Xiaomi Redmi Note sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 154 x 78.7 x 9.5, while it weighs in at 199g.
The Motorola Moto X (2014), on the other hand, sports a somewhat close 5.2-inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering a lesser 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 140.8 x 72.4 x 10 mm, while it weighs in at 144g.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Camera
The Xiaomi Redmi Note, in terms of camera, offers a 13-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. There's also a secondary 5-megapixel camera at the front.
The Motorola Moto X (2014), on the other hand, sports a similar 13-megapixel primary camera, again sporting a pixel resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2-megapixel snapper up front that's more than enough for conducting video chats and snapping quality selfies.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Processor
While the Redmi Note is equipped with a 1.7 GHz octa core Cortex A-7 processor, its Motorola counterpart powers up the new Moto X via a slightly lesser 2.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor. And that's more than what you will ever require, in terms of power.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Storage and RAM
The Xiaomi Redmi Note, in this respect, offers 2GB of RAM, with the device arriving in 8GB memory variant. However, there's the option to expand the device's memory further up to another 32GB.
The new Motorola Moto X, on the other hand, offers a similar 2GB RAM while offering the device in 16GB or 32GB internal memory variants. There's also no option to expand the device's memory further.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Battery
While the Xiaomi Redmi Note juices up the device via a massive 3200 mAh battery, the Motorola Moto X is powered by a lesser yet equally powerful 2300 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Price
While the Xiaomi Redmi Note has been made available at a price tag of Rs. 8,999, the new Motorola Moto X has been priced at Rs. 31,999 for the 16GB variant and the 64GB variant for Rs. 33,999. And if taking the Indian market into consideration, the price factor could come out to be one of the most important determining factors.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs Motorola Moto X (2014): Verdict
It has to be said that both the phones offer what they promise. And going through the specs of both, it's actually easy to see in which areas they stand apart from each other. However, if a winner was to be sought out considering only the specs we are seeing here, we have to say that the Redmi Note holds a better deal in terms of pricing in proportion with the specs. Moreover, the prospect of owning an octa core phone for just below 10k might be too good a deal to let go.