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Motorola recently launched the much-awaited mid-range Moto G (3rd Gen) smartphone. The new iteration Moto G came with more improvements over its earlier version. Just like Motorola, the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has also launched couple of smartphones in India.
Both smartphone comes with a similar specifications like processor, but has a very huge price gap. The newer Moto G cost Rs. 12,999, while the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is almost half the price of Moto G (3rd Gen) and is priced at Rs. 6,999.
To give a better prospective on both smartphones, we have compared both devices. Take a look at the below slider to more details.
Both smartphone have completely different design concept. The Moto G (3rd Gen) comes with a long strap on the back connecting camera and the company logo. While, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is the company's first smartphone to be built and sold in India. The Redmi 2 Prime comes with a simple design featuring a multiple bright colors.
The Redmi 2 Prime and the Moto G (3rd Gen) have the same screen resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The Redmi 2 Prime sports a 4.7 inch display, while the third gen Moto G flaunts a larger 5 inch display. Both smartphones display are protected with scratch resistance coating: Redmi 2 Prime has Dragontail Glass Protection whereas the Moto G (3rd Gen) has Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Under The Hood
Both smartphones are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset. But, the Moto G (3rd Gen) is clocked at 1.4GHz speed and comes in 2 variant, one with 1GB of RAM and another with 2GB of RAM. While the Xiaomi's smartphone is clocked at 1.2GHz speed and is paired with 2GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime runs on the company's very own interface MIUI 6 on top of Android 4.4 KitKat and is expected to be upgraded to Lollipop along with Android Lollipop. On the other hand, Moto G (3rd Gen) comes with a clean UI just like stock Android and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The Moto G (3rd Gen) comes with a 13 megapixel autofocus rear camera with Dual Tone LED flash and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera. While, the Redmi 2 Prime comes with 8 megapixel autofocus primary camera with single LED flash and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera.
The battery on both smartphones are non-removable. Redmi 2 Prime is packed with 2200mAh battery, while the Moto G (3rd Gen) comes with a slightly bigger 2470mAh battery.
The Moto G (3rd Gen) comes in two variants: one with 8GB of internal storage paired with 1GB of RAM and another with 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. There is also a microSD card slot to expand memory up to 32GB. While, the Redmi 2 Prime comes with a 16GB of internal storage and also has an option to expand memory up to 32GB using a microSD card slot.
Both smartphone comes with similar standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, 3G and 4G connectivity. However, the Moto G (3rd Gen) features IPX7 certification rating, which means the device is water resistance.
The newer Moto G cost Rs. 12,999 for the highest spec-end, while the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is almost half the price of Moto G (3rd Gen) and is priced at Rs. 6,999.
Both smartphones have their own strength and weakness. If you want a stock Android experience and a good battery backup, then the third generation of Moto G is the best option at the price point. But, you don't want to spend much on smartphone than the Redmi 2 Prime is the best buy for you.