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Redmi Y1 vs Moto G5 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt vs Lenovo K8 Plus: Price in India, Specifications, Features Compared

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Redmi Y1 vs Moto G5 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt vs Lenovo K8 Plus: Price in India, Specifications, Features Compared
  • Redmi Y1 goes on sale in India on November 8 at 12pm IST
  • It will compete against Moto G5, Lenovo K8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt
  • Key features of Redmi Y1 include facial recognition and selfie flash

Redmi Y1 is Xiaomi’s new budget warrior as the Chinese brand aims to continue the strong growth it has experienced over the past year. The new model goes on sale in India on Wednesday, November 8 at 12pm IST via a flash sale in two variants, alongside its sibling Redmi Y1 Lite. The youth-focused selfie smartphone offers very competitive hardware for its segment, but with several popular models already in the running, will the going be tougher than what Xiaomi expects it to be? We take a look at the Redmi Y1 price in India, specifications and key features compared to the popular models in its price segment, such as Moto G5, Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt, and Lenovo K8 Plus, so you can decide which handset suits your requirements the best.


Redmi Y1 vs Moto G5 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt vs Lenovo K8 Plus price in India

Redmi Y1 price in India is Rs. 8,999 for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage, while the model with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage costs Rs. 10,999. Moto G5 is also priced at Rs. 10,999 but for the variant with 3GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage. Lenovo K8 Plus 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage model is priced at Rs. 10,999 as well. Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt is the most expensive of the lot at Rs. 11,280, and comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage.

Redmi Y1 vs Moto G5 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt vs Lenovo K8 Plus specifications and features

Redmi Y1’s highlight is its 16-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens, and LED selfie flash. The phone’s camera app comes with 36 smart beautify profiles, and can implement the beautification feature in video calls also. Other features such as face recognition and selfie countdown are baked in as well. With these features, Xiaomi is hoping to lure the selfie-obsessed youth of the country towards its new handset.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 First Impressions

The dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) Redmi Y1 will soon run the MIUI 9 software version, based on Android Nougat. It sports a 5.5-inch JD (720x1280 pixels) display, and is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC. The rear camera has a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, phase-detection autofocus (PDAF), and real-time filters. Both variants of the handset come with support for storage expansion via microSD cards (up to 128GB). As for the battery capacity, Redmi Y1 packs a 3080mAh battery; there’s also a fingerprint sensor on the back.

Moto G5 was launched in India in April this year, and comes in only one configuration. Its highlights are the metallic body, the stock Android Nougat UI, and the water-repellent nano-coating. The dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) features a 5-inch display as well, but with full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution; the octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC keeps everything running. The handset has a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and LED flash, while the front camera has 5-megapixel resolution and f/2.2 aperture. Its battery capacity is 2800mAh, and comes with support for fast charging. The fingerprint sensor is embedded in the physical Home button, and the storage can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB).

Redmi Y1 Lite vs Redmi Y1: What's the Difference?

The 3GB RAM variant of Lenovo K8 Plus – released in India in September – features dual rear cameras, 4000mAh battery, and stock Android Nougat operating system. The dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) handset comes with a 5.2-inch full-HD display and runs on the octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 chipset. The K8 Plus dual camera setup sports one 13-megapixel Purecel Plus sensor with and a second 5-megapixel depth sensor. Users will also be able to adjust the depth in real-time. On the front, there's an 8-megapixel camera with a 'Party Flash', f/2.0 aperture, and an 84-degree wide-angle lens. Buyers can expand storage using microSD cards (up to 128GB). On the back is the fingerprint sensor of the metal-bodied handset.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt’s highlights are the 5.5-inch Super AMOLED panel with HD resolution and the LED flash for selfies. The dual-SIM (dual Micro SIM) smartphone runs on Android Nougat-based custom skin and is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset; the storage can be expanded up to 256GB on this handset. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, and a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture in front. The Galaxy J7 Nxt has a 3000mAh battery. However, unlike the other phones in this list, the Samsung model does not have a fingerprint sensor.

So, which model would you prefer among the four? Tell us your choice in the comments section below.

Why did Xiaomi launch the Redmi Y1 series of smartphones? We discuss this on our weekly technology podcast Orbital, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS or just listen to this episode by hitting the play button below.

Redmi Y1 vs Lenovo K8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt vs Motorola Moto G5 comparison
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ModelRedmi Y1K8 PlusGalaxy J7 NxtMoto G5
Release dateNovember 2017September 2017July 2017February 2017
Launched in IndiaYesYes--
Dimensions (mm)153.00 x 76.20 x 7.70147.90 x 73.70 x 8.99152.40 x 78.60 x 7.60144.30 x 73.00 x 9.50
Weight (g)153.00165.00170.00145.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3080400030002800
Removable batteryNoNoNoYes
ColoursGold, Dark GreyFine Gold, Venom BlackBlack, GoldLunar Grey, Fine Gold
SAR value1.090.54--
Screen size (inches)5.505.205.505.00
Resolution720x1280 pixels1080x1920 pixels720x1280 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Protection typeGorilla GlassGorilla Glass--
Aspect ratio16:916:9--
Pixels per inch (PPI)267424-441
Processor1.4GHz octa-core2.5GHz octa-core1.6GHz octa-core1.4GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 435MediaTek Helio P25-Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Internal storage32GB32GB16GB16GB
Expandable storageYesYesYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSDmicroSDmicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128128256128
Rear camera13-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron)13-megapixel (f/2.0) + 5-megapixel13-megapixel13-megapixel
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocusPhase detection autofocus--
Rear flashLEDDual LEDLEDDual LED
Front camera16-megapixel (f/2.0)8-megapixel5-megapixel5-megapixel
Front flashYesYesLED-
Operating systemAndroid 7.0Android 7.1.1Android 7.0Android 7.0
SkinMIUI 9---
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes, v 4.10Yes, v 4.20Yes, v 4.10Yes, v 4.20
Number of SIMs2222
Wi-Fi DirectYesNoNoNo
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)NoNoNoNo
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMMicro-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYesYes
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMMicro-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesNoNoYes
Fingerprint sensorYesYes--
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYesNoNo
Proximity sensorYesYesYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYesYesYes
Temperature sensorNoNoNoNo

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