Moto Z2 Play vs Xiaomi Mi6: Which Upcoming Phone Is Better?

Motorola is going to launch its Moto Z2 Play in India in 2017. The upcoming smartphone is part of the Moto Z range which carries the modular smartphone concept. While Moto Z2 Play might be the most affordable in the Moto Z range, it will still have to compete with the flagship devices from other brands such as the Xiaomi Mi6. The Chinese brand is expected to launch its Mi6 handset in India next month. It brings with it, the best features Xiaomi can offer. Both Moto and Xiaomi are quite popular among the Indian customers. Let’s do a quick Moto Z2 Play vs Xiaomi Mi6 comparison to see which one should you buy.Moto Z2 Play vs Xiaomi Mi6

Moto Z2 Play vs Xiaomi Mi6


Moto Z2 Play Price (expected) Rs 29,990
BlackBerry KEYone Price (expected) Rs 23,990

While the Moto Z2 Play is expected to be priced at Rs 29,990, the Xiaomi Mi6 might be available for Rs 23,990. While both smartphones look stunning and come with several unique features, the Xiaomi Mi6 wins on the price front.

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Specifications Motorola Moto Z2 Play Xiaomi Mi6
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8995
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 256GB) 64GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Display 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution, Super AMOLED 5.15-inch Full HD (1620x1080p) resolution, IPS LCD
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera 16-megapixel with flash 12 + 12MP Dual Cameras with flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel 8-megapixel
Battery 4000mAh with Turbo Charging 3350mAh with Fast Charging
Dual SIM Yes Yes

The Moto Z2 Play is powered by quad-core (1.8GHz Cortex A72 + 1.4GHz Cortex A53) Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 chipset. The processors are supported by 3GB RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi6 is powered by a pair of dual-core Kryo processors [2.15GHz + 1.6GHz] based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro chipset. The chipset is supported by 6GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. Both smartphones sport excellent rear and front cameras. However, while the Moto Z2 Play has a standard 16MP rear camera, the Xiaomi Mi6 comes equipped with a 12 + 12MP Dual camera setup. The dual cameras allow you to play with depth of field and produce better pictures.

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Motorola Moto Z2 Play Xiaomi Mi6
Moto Mods connectivity Dual Camera setup
Water Resistant LED flash on front camera
Expandable Memory [upto 256GB] CMOS sensor
Super AMOLED display 6GB RAM

The Motorola Moto Z2 Play features an all-metal design with magnetic pins for Moto Mods. The modular concept gives it a unique advantage. The smartphone features a front fingerprint sensor for security. Both smartphones feature standard connectivity options. However, in terms of battery, the Xiaomi Mi6 lacks behind. While the Xaiomi handset is backed by a 3,050mAh Li-polymer battery [with fast charging], the Moto Z2 Play is backed by a 4,000mAh Li-ion battery [with turbocharging support].

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Moto Z2 Play vs Xiaomi Mi6 – Conclusion

The Moto Z2 Play is a great option for those who are constantly pushing their devices in various aspects. However, if you are looking to save a few bucks, the stylish Xiaomi Mi6 offers great features at a slightly lower price. Having said that the modular concept along with features such as a fingerprint sensor, superb cameras, and turbocharging makes the Moto Z2 Play worthy of its price.

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