Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play have been announced at a launch event in New Delhi on Monday, after the smartphones were unveiled globally in April. Key highlights of the Moto G6 include an 18:9 full-HD+ display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, a dual rear camera setup on the back, and beautification mode in the selfie camera. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched in India in mid-February 2018 with a Snapdragon 636 SoC and a vertical dual camera setup. Lastly, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 came to Indian shores in April this year with the same Snapdragon 636 SoC and a large 5000mAh battery. Let's compare the price and specifications of the Moto G6, Redmi Note 5 Pro, and ZenFone Max Pro M1 and see how they fare against each other.
Moto G6 price in India is set at Rs. 13,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB onboard storage variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage model. The smartphone will be available in an Indigo Black colour variant across Moto Hub offline stores, but online exclusively via Amazon India from 12am on June 5. Launch offers for the Moto G6 include a Rs. 1,250 discount on HDFC credit and debit cards on regular and EMI transactions, discounts on Kindle e-books, free Amazon Prime subscription, and cashback on Paytm.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India is Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model. Available in Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold colour options, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is available via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 price in India is Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model and Rs. 12,999 for the model that comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage. Launched in Midnight Black and Grey colour options, the smartphone is available exclusively via Flipkart. A 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage version was also announced at the India launch event but is yet to make its way to India. The variant is priced at Rs. 14,999.
Moto G6 is a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone that runs a near-stock version of Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. The handset sports a 5.7-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) Max Vision IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is fuelled by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with 3GB/ 4GB of RAM, 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage, and an Adreno 506 GPU. There is a 3000mAh battery under the hood.
In terms of optics, the Moto G6 bears a dual camera setup at the back, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, combined with f/1.8 aperture. The rear camera comes with features such as a Portrait Mode, Text Scanner mode, and a Spot Color mode. On the front, the smartphone gets a 16-megapixel sensor with beautification capabilities and group selfie mode. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro runs MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat out-of-the-box, and sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. At the core, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with an Adreno 509 GPU, 4GB/ 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The phone has a 4000mAh battery powering its internals from under the hood.
As for camera specifications, the Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a vertical dual camera module at the back with a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, both accompanied by an LED flash. The selfie camera gets a 20-megapixel sensor with an LED selfie light and Beautify 4.0. Connectivity on the Redmi Note 5 Pro includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. Sensors onboard the mid-range handset include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
Finally, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone that runs a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The handset sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) FullView IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 509 GPU, 3GB/ 4GB RAM, and 32GB/ 64GB internal storage. There is a 5000mAh battery under the hood.
In terms of optics, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 bears a rear dual camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary Omnivision sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensing sensor. The front of the smartphone gets an 8-megapixel selfie sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5P lens. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the smartphone include Face Unlock, fingerprint sensor, and more.
Moto G6, Realme 1, or Redmi Note 5 Pro: Which one should you buy? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.
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|Battery Life Rating|
|Value for Money Rating|
|Release date||April 2018||April 2018||February 2018|
|Launched in India||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||159.00 x 76.00 x 8.64||154.50 x 72.30 x 8.30||158.60 x 75.40 x 8.05|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5000||3000||4000|
|Colours||Midnight Black, Grey||Indigo Black||Black, Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold|
|Screen size (inches)||5.99||5.70||5.99|
|Resolution||1080x2160 pixels||1080x2160 pixels||1080x2160 pixels|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||404||424||-|
|Protection type||-||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||1.8GHz octa-core||1.8GHz octa-core||1.8GHz octa-core|
|Processor make||Snapdragon 636||Snapdragon 450||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||2000||128||128|
|Rear camera||13-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron)||12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2)||12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron) + 5-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)|
|Rear flash||LED||Dual LED||LED|
|Front camera||8-megapixel||16-megapixel (f/2.2)||20-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.0-micron)|
|Rear autofocus||-||Phase detection autofocus||Phase detection autofocus|
|Operating system||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 7.1.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20||Yes, v 4.20||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2||2|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||-||Yes|
|3D face recognition||-||-||No|