Moto G4 Play vs Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Comparison: Which Is Better & Why?

Lenovo has launched its Moto G4 Play smartphone in the Indian market. Priced at Rs. 8,999, it will be up against the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime smartphone which carries the same price tag. Read on to find out how Moto G4 Play vs Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime compare with each other in terms of design, specifications and features.

Moto G4 Play vs Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

Moto G4 Play vs Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Comparison

Feature / Device Moto G4 Play Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
Dimensions 144.4x72x8.95-9.9 mm 139.3×69.6×8.5 mm
Weight 137 grams 144 grams
Display 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels resolution) 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels resolution)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 505
RAM & Storage 2GB+16GB (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card) 3GB RAM+32GB storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card)
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android with MIUI 7
Rear Camera 8 mega pixel with LED flash 13 mega pixel with LED flash
Front Camera 5 mega pixel 5 mega pixel
IR Blaster No Yes
Dual SIM Yes Yes (Hybrid)
Battery 2800mAh 4100mAh

Design

The Redmi 3S prime flaunts its metal unibody design with a fingerprint sensor on the back. It measures 8.5mm and weighs 144 grams.

The Moto G4 Play features same plastic design as its elder siblings- Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. It comes with water repellent nano coating but lacks a fingerprint sensor

The Redmi 3S Prime certainly looks more premium but the water repellent nano-coating of the Moto G4 Play gives it an advantage.

Display

Both smartphones pack 5-inch HD display with 1280×720 pixels resolution.

Hardware Specs

The Moto G4 Play packs a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with Adreno 306 and 2GB of RAM. It houses 16GB of internal memory.

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime on the other hand, comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with Adreno 505. It houses 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. Both Moto G4 Play and Redmi 3S Prime support expandable storage up to 128GB using microSD card. On the spec-sheet, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime does look more powerful than the Moto G4 Play.

Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime sports a 13 mega pixel primary camera while the Moto G4 Play comes with an 8 mega pixel rear camera. Both phones are equipped with 5 mega pixel front facing cameras for capturing selfies and making video calls.

Software

While the Moto G4 Play runs stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, the Redmi 3S Prime has MIUI 7 skin atop Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime offers tonnes of customization options.

Price

Both smartphones are priced at Rs. 8,999.

Verdict

Apparently, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime is the winner in this comparison. It offers better specs and design as well as a more customizable OS compared to the Moto G4 Play. However if you are not a fan of heavy customization and want a decent smartphone with water repellent nano-coating then you can go for the Moto G4 Play.

Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime vs Redmi Note 3 Comparison [With Video]

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