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After selling off their business to Lenovo, Motorola has been releasing a lot more devices than when it was with Google. However, at the start of the year, Lenovo stated that they are going to kill the affordable Moto E series of smartphones.
That didn't happen actually. The company, today, in India, launched the next generation Moto E smartphone. Dubbed as the Moto E3 Power, it comes with a huge battery, which almost matches its close rival, Xiaomi Redmi 3s.
Usually, Motorola used to price the Moto E smartphones at a standard Rs. 6,999, however, that didn't happen this time around. The device is priced at Rs. 7,999 and gives some tuff competition to its rivals. Take a close look at the specifications comparison between Moto E3 Power and Xiaomi Redmi 3s.
Under Lenovo, Motorola has been aggressively releasing devices this year and they are following a standard design for all the 2016 Motorola smartphones and the Moto E3 Power is no exception. It comes with a plastic body, which is absolute in these days for a budget smartphone.
On the other hand, the Redmi 3s comes with the all-metal body, which is good to see in an entry-level smartphone. Having said that, the Redmi 3s looks almost like the company's most successful Redmi Note 3, which is also the best selling smartphone in India, for Xiaomi.
The Redmi 3s has a clear advantage in the design segment with its all-metal body.
Display wise, there is nothing to speak about both the smartphones as they feature a 720p display and of 5-inch in size. Also, they are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology. The Moto E3 Power also has an oleophobic coating on top of gorilla glass 3, which protects it from smudges and scratches.
This is where things get interesting. The Xiaomi Redmi 3s comes with a powerful and relatively new chipset, which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset and is an octa-core one. Also, the smartphone is available in two variants, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and the other one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
The Moto E3 Power comes with a MediaTek MT6735 chipset and 2GB of RAM. In this case, clearly, the Redmi 3s Prime is the winner.
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The camera on the Moto E3 Power has been upgraded to 8MP from the previous 5MP seen on the Moto E2 but is nowhere in competition with the Xiaomi's Redmi 3s as it comes with a 13MP rear camera.
Motorola also added a front facing camera of 5MP on the Moto E3 Power, but it also lags behind the Redmi 3s with 8MP front facing shooter.
'Big batteries on a budget' are the tagline we are giving to these smartphones. The Redmi 3s packs 1 4,100mAh battery, and the Moto E3 Power comes just behind and packs a 3,500mAh battery, which is good to see.
Both the smartphone don't have support for a quick charge, which is understandable.
The Motorola Moto E3 Power, as usual, ships with a near stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which is a clear advantage when compared to the Xiaomi's MIUI on Redmi 3s. Also, Motorola will upgrade the E3 Power to Android Nougat in future.
Motorola smartphones have been good ever from their reentrance in the Indian market, but Xiaomi's Redmi 3s is as good as any budget phone till date.
And, Redmi 3s is also the best battery device on a budget. If you want a clean and stock Android, just go for the Moto E3 Power, which can also be able to deliver good battery life with its 3,500mAh battery.