Motorola Moto G4 vs Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Comparison [With Video]

Motorola recently launched its Moto G4 smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 12,499, it is a direct competitor to the likes of Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. If you are going to buy a new smartphone, and are confused among these three, then we are here to help you. In this post, we have pitted the three phones against each other to help you with the purchase decision. Read on to find out how Moto G4 vs Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 compare with each other in terms of design, specifications, features and price (with video).

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Motorola Moto G4 vs Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Comparison

Device/Feature Moto G4 Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Price Rs. 12,499 Rs. 13,990 Rs. 9,999 / Rs. 11,999
Processor 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI Android Lollipop with MIUI 7
Display 5.5-inch Full HD IPS (1920×1080 pixels resolution) 5.2-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720 pixels resolution) 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels resolution)
ROM 16GB (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card) 16GB (expandable up to 128GB using microSD card) 16GB/32GB (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card)
Rear Camera 13 mega pixel with LED flash 13 mega pixel with LED flash, Auto focus, f/1.9 aperture 16 mega pixel, dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture
Front Camera 5 mega pixel 5 mega pixel with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture  5 mega pixel
Battery 3000mAh with TurboCharging 3100mAh 4000mAh
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G with VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth , GPS Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
Fingerprint Sensor No No Yes


The Moto G4 features plastic body with rounded frame. It comes with water repellent nano-coating and has a textured rear panel for better grip. The Galaxy J5 2016 takes its design cues from other smartphones in Samsung’s Galaxy series. It comes with a plastic back with matte finish and features metal frame along the edges. Redmi Note 3 features all metal design with brushed aluminium finish which looks very premium. It is more curved on the rear and has rounded edges.

While the Redmi Note 3 features unibody design, other two phones have removable rear panels. The Redmi Note 3 comes with a hybrid dual SIM slot while other two phones offer two SIM card slots and a separate microSD card slot.

Overall build quality of all the three phones is impressive and they look very stylish while holding in hand. Yet, if we had to pick one out of these three, then we would go for Redmi Note 3 for its premium metal design. But if you are looking for a phone with plastic build, then you can choose any of the other two devices if you are looking for a plastic body phone. However, with Moto G4 you will get an added advantage due to its splash repellent design.


Both Moto G4 and Redmi Note 3 feature 5.5-inch Full HD IPS displays with 1080p resolution. The Moto G4 comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection against scratches. The Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 comes with slightly smaller and lower resolution display. It features a 5.2-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution.

On paper, the screens of Redmi Note 3 and Moto G4 have more screen resolution than the Galaxy J5 2016. But practically, the display of Galaxy J5 2016 is more vibrant and vivid compared to other two phones. Despite low resolution, the Super AMOLED  display of Galaxy J5 2016 has an edge in this department. It is closely followed by Redmi Note 3.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a 16 mega pixel primary camera with dual LED flash and PDAF. Other two phones feature 13 mega pixel rear cameras. All the three phones sport a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. The Galaxy J5 2016 also comes with a front LED flash.

The Redmi Note 3 takes great images with both front and rear cameras in outdoors as well as indoors. The rear camera resolution of other two phones is lower than Redmi Note 3, yet the quality of images taken with them is great.

As for front, Redmi Note 3 takes excellent selfies. The front camera the Galaxy J5 2016 does a better job in capturing low light selfies due to its front LED flash. Moto G4 also takes decent quality selfies with its front camera.

So, in this round, the Redmi Note 3 outshines the other two phones due to its excellent camera capabilities. The Moto G4 and Galaxy J5 2016 have lower resolution rear cameras compared to Redmi Note 3, yet they manage to come close with their good quality images.

Hardware & Performance

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor, Moto G4 packs a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor and Galaxy J5 2016 comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. All three phones house 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage and support expandable storage via mciroSD card. Redmi Note 3 comes in one more variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

On testing these phones on AnTuTu benchmarks, we got scores of around 71000 for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, 45000 for Moto G4 and 27000 for Samsung Galaxy J5 2016. All three phones offer smooth gaming and multitasking experience. Performance of Redmi Note 3 feels very powerful than the other two phones which perform moderately.

So, in this round, the Redmi Note 3 certainly outshines other two phones with Moto G4 following it closely.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is backed up by a massive 4000mAh battery, Galaxy J5 2016 comes with a 3100mAh battery while Moto G4 has a 3000mAh battery.

The Moto G4 comes bundled with a Turbo charger which is said to offer 6 hours of power with 15 minutes of charging. The Redmi Note 3 does has an edge over the Galaxy J5 2016 and Moto G4 due to its higher battery capacity.


The Moto G4 run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Galaxy J5 2016 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under TouchWiz UI and Redmi Note 3 runs Android Lollipop based MIUI 7. The interfaces of all the three devices are smooth and responsive.

Redmi Note 3 is heavily customized and offers a lot of  customization. The Moto G4 comes with several features like Pick up the phone to stop it from ringing, Flip the phone for do not disturb mode and Moto Display that shows notifications every time you pick up the phone.

If you are a fan of customization, then you should go for the Redmi Note 3 as it offers a lot of customized themes and features. You can opt for Moto G4 or Galaxy J5 2016 if you are looking for a phone with clean interface.

Additional Features

The Galaxy J5 2016 supports NFC and comes with an S Bike mode that turns the phone into a bikers phone to avoid distraction. It avoids distraction of the bikers due to incoming calls and helps them to concentrate on the road.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear for additional security. It also features an IR blaster that allows users to control compatible appliances.

Moto G4 features water repellent nano-coating and comes bundled with a Turbo charger which is said to offer 6 hours of power with 15 minutes of charging.


The Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 carries a hefty price tag of Rs. 13,990. Moto G4 costs Rs. 12,499. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs. Rs. 9,999 for 2GB RAM variant and Rs. 11,999 for 3GB RAM variant.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 clearly stands out in this comparison. It is priced the lowest among the three and offers higher battery capacity, better camera combination as well as premium metallic design with fingerprint scanner. If you are looking for a splash resistant phone with decent performance, then you should opt for Moto G4. If you are looking for a device that offers you biker friendly features, then Galaxy J5 appears to be a better pick.

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