Moto G or Redmi 1S

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Motorola recently launched their second generation Moto G and it went on sale for Rs.12999 ($179.99) in India. With a lot of gigs and not so much difference from its ancestor, Moto G second generation was a heart-break for me. The major difference between Moto G first generation and second generation is that the later comes with 5 inches display as compared to 4.7 inches, it sports an 8MP camera compared to not so bright 5MP camera in the previous generation of Moto G, it also comes with expandable memory upto 32GB which was not supported in Moto G first Generation. 

Moto G Second Generation Side View

Moto G Second Generation Front

Moto G Second Generation Back

 

Well, the point here is that when an end user like me is getting similar hardware configuration for less than half the price of Moto G, Yes! less than half!! which one you would wanna buy. We are talking about Redmi 1S which was launched earlier this month for just Rs 5999 in India. Lets compare both the smartphones and I’ll leave the decision to you.

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Redmi 1s Back

Redmi 1s Side

Redmi 1s Side

Dimensions and Form factor

Both Moto G and Redmi 1S sport curved edges on the sides but Moto G is more curvy on edges which results in more grip. Redmi is comparably sleeker than Moto G and it is also thinner (1.1mm) than Moto G.
Both the phones feels good in hand and provides a good grip to the user.

Display

Redmi 1S comes with a 4.7 inches HD display with approx 312 PPI pixel density on other hand Moto G sports 5 inches HD display with pixel density of approx 294 PPI. Moto G and Redmi 1S has same resolution but as Moto G has a larger display, the pixel density reduces.
Moto G sports Corning Gorilla Glass 3 whereas Redmi 1S sports Corning Gorilla Glass 2.

Memory

Moto G comes with an on board storage memory of 16GB which is expandable up to 32GB. Redmi 1S comes with on board storage of 8GB which is also expandable up to 32GB. Redmi sure does have less storage memory but you can always expand it with a microSD card according to your personal usage.

Camera

There is not much difference between cameras on both the devices, they both sport an 8MP primary snapper. Moto G comes with a 2MP front facing camera where as Redmi 1S comes with a 1.6MP front facing camera.
The major difference is that Redmi 1S allows you to capture full HD 1080p videos at 30 fps whereas Moto G captures 720p videos at 30 fps.

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OS

Redmi 1s comes with there flagship MIUI OS based on Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) and it is very simple to use. You can also expect the latest version of MIUI to be released for the device soon.
Moto G gives you a pure android experience with stock Android v4.4.4 (KitKat). And you will get all the latest android updates on your device as soon as they are released.

Chipset and RAM

Moto G shows off 1.2 GHz Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 processor and Adreno 305 GPU.
Redmi 1S comes with 1.6 GHz Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8228 Snapdragon processor, and GPU of Adreno 305 which is same as Moto G.
Clearly the processor on Redmi 1S clocks to 1.6 GHz and is expected to give better performance than Moto G.

Battery

Moto G has a Li-Ion 2070mAh non-removable battery which will easily last upto a day of normal usage. Redmi also comes with a similar Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery also capable of delivering a full day usage.

As you can see a lot of similarities between the two (except for the price though), Redmi 1S sure does meet up to the requirements and is capable of doing anything a Moto G second generation can do. But, as many users have had bad experience with the customer service provided by Xiaomi, this is the major concern and spoiling factor for a user to go for Redmi 1S.

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One Reply to “Moto G or Redmi 1S”

  1. When Moto G was first released it was a game changer, everyone was pleasantly surprised by its pricing. It sent threats to other smartphone companies and it almost killed non OEM companies like Micromax, Karboon, Celkon, Lava with it’s competent pricing.

    An year later, a phone with improved specs at the same price from the same manufacturer feel like a joke. All thanks to Mi.

    It’s amazing to see how competition can benefit the consumers.

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