Moto E6s was launched in India on Monday. The latest budget smartphone by Motorola, it is in fact a rebranded Moto E6 Plus for the Indian market. At its price point, the smartphone competes with other entry-level offerings from companies like Xiaomi and Realme – with such devices as the Redmi 7 and Realme 3i giving the Moto E6s close competition. The Infinix Hote 8 is also a close competitor in terms of specifications. The Moto E6s brings many firsts to the Moto E-series, such as a dual rear camera setup and a waterdrop-shape display notch. Read on to see how well the Moto E6s compares with the Infinix Hot 8, Realme 3i, and Redmi 7 – at least, on paper.
The Moto E6s price in India is set at Rs. 7,999 for its lone 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant. It will go on sale in the country from September 23. On the other hand, the Infinix Hot 8 is priced at Rs. 7,999, for the same variant. However, until October 31, the Infinix Hot 8 will be available at a lower price of Rs. 6,999.
The Realme 3i on the other hand is priced at Rs. 7,999 for its 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage variant, and Rs. 9,999 for its 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. The Redmi 7 is after a price cut now available at Rs. 7,499 for its 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, with its 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant priced at Rs. 8,499.
All four phones are dual-SIM offerings, offering two Nano-SIM card slots, with the Moto E6s the only one to feature slots for Nano-SIM and Micro-SIM cards. All four offer dedicated microSD card slots, with the Moto E6s and Redmi 7 supporting up to 512GB microSD card, and the Infinix Hot 8 and Realme 3i supporting up to 256GB microSD cards.
The phones run Android 9 Pie with different company customisations on top. Moto E6s is close to stock Android, while the Infinix Hot 8 runs on XOS 5.0, Realme 3i runs on ColorOS 6.0, and Redmi 7 runs MIUI 10. The Moto E6s has a 6.1-inch HD+ (720x1560 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio) display, the Infinix Hot 8 has a 6.52-inch HD+ (720x1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio) display, the Realme 3i has a 6.2-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio) display, and the Redmi 7 has a 6.2-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio) display.
The Moto E6s and Infinix Hot 8 are both powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, and both come with 4GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Realme 3i runs on an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC with 3GB of RAM in its base variant, and up to 4GB of RAM. The Redmi 7 runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC with 2GB of RAM in its base variant, and up to 3GB of RAM total.
Three of the smartphones bear a dual rear camera setup – Moto E6s, Realme 3i, and Redmi 7 – while the fourth, the Infinix Hot 8, bears a triple rear camera sensor. The Moto E6s has a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear camera setup; the Infinix Hot 8 has a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel + low-light sensor rear camera setup; the Realme 3i has a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear camera setup, and finally, the Redmi 7 has a 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear camera setup. The Moto E6, Infinix Hot 8, and Redmi 7 all feature 8-megapixel selfie cameras, while the Realme 3i sports a 13-megapixel front camera.
The four phones have similar connectivity options, such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2 (Infinix Hot 8 has Bluetooth v5.0 instead), Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Moto E6s, Infinix Hot 8, Realme 3i, and Redmi 7 also feature similar sensors, such as accelerometer, ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor, and a proximity sensor.
In terms of dimensions and weight, the Moto E6s measures 155.6x73.06x8.6mm and weighs 149.7 grams; Infinix Hot 8 measures 165x76.3x8.7mm and weighs 179 grams; Realme 3i measures 156.1x75.6x8.3mm and weighs 175 grams, while the Redmi 7 measures 158.73x75.58x8.47mm and weighs 180 grams. The Moto E6s has a 3,000mAh battery; the Infinix Hot 8 has a 5,000mAh battery; the Realme 3i has a 4,230mAh battery, and finally, the Redmi 7 has a 4,000mAh battery.
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|Model||Moto E6s||Hot 8||3i||Redmi 7|
|Release date||September 16, 2019||September 4, 2019||July 15, 2019||March 1, 2019|
|Launched in India||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||155.60 x 73.06 x 8.60||165.00 x 76.30 x 8.70||156.10 x 75.60 x 8.30||158.73 x 75.58 x 8.47|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000||5000||4230||4000|
|Colours||Polished Graphite, Rich Cranberry||Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple||Diamond Black, Diamond Blue, Diamond Red||Blue, Red, Black|
|Screen size (inches)||6.10||6.52||6.20||6.26|
|Resolution||720x1560 pixels||720x1600 pixels||720x1520 pixels||720x1520 pixels|
|Protection type||-||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||-||-||-||269|
|Processor||2GHz octa-core||2GHz octa-core||2GHz octa-core||1.8GHz octa-core|
|Processor make||MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762)||MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762)||MediaTek Helio P60 (MT6771)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512||256||256||512|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Rear camera||13-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron) + 2-megapixel||13-megapixel (f/1,8) + 2-megapixel||13-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel||12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.29-micron) + 2-megapixel|
|Rear autofocus||Yes||Phase detection autofocus||Yes||Phase detection autofocus|
|Rear flash||LED||Yes||Yes||Dual LED|
|Front camera||8-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)||8-megapixel (f/2.0)||13-megapixel (1.2-micron)||8-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie||Android Pie||Android Pie||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Skin||-||XOS 5.0||ColorOS 6.0||MIUI 10|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n||-||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 4.20||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||2||2||2||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes||-||-||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|