Moto G4 Plus Versus Xiaomi Redmi 4a: Which Is The Best Cheap Phone In The World?
Black Friday is one of the busiest and most important events for tech enthusiasts. This is the time when those high-end gadgets you've long been dreaming to have but lack the necessary budget becomes yours in a somewhat discounted price. Plus, there are those freebies that come with the gadgets which is totally awesome.
Moto G4 Plus on Black Friday
According to Tech Radar, the best cheap phone in the world will be sold a lot less in this year's Black Friday sales. The Moto G4 Plus price will be down to £164.99 ($206) from its original price £199.99 ($249). However, before you leap for joy in this great deal, you must hurry, because this deal is sure to end soon. So be sure to include this phone in your buy list for this Black Friday.
Moto G4 Plus versus Xiaomi Redmi 4a
You must be familiar with the Xiaomi brand for its high-end specs and extremely affordable price. In this article, let's try to compare the two phones and see if the best cheap phone in the world can be rivaled by other cheap phones. Here are the specs and features from GSM Arena:
Launch date. The Moto G4 Plus was first announced in May 2016. It was also released in the same month. The Xiaomi Redmi 4a was announced this November and was also released this year.
Network. The Moto G4 Plus networks are GSM, HSPA and LTE. The Xiaomi Redmi 4a networks are GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO and LTE. The winner of this round is the Xiaomi Redmi 4a, because it has many options.
Body. The dimensions of the Moto G4 Plus are 153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm and 155g for weight. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 4a's dimensions are 139.5 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm and 131.5g for weight. If you've been following my previous articles, you will notice that I like light phones. Walking around with a heavy phone in my pocket really makes me uncomfortable. I would have given this round to the Moto G4 Plus if its weight was close to 140g. For this round, I'm going to go with the Xiaomi Redmi 4a.
Display. The display type, size, and resolution of the Moto G4 Plus are IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 5.5 inches, and 1080 x 1920 pixels. While the Xiaomi Redmi 4a is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 5.0 inches, and 720 x 1280 pixels. The Moto G4 Plus has a bigger screen. Personally, I have a hard time in using touchscreen phones with tiny screens because of my large fingers. So I'm going to go with the Moto G4 Plus here.
Platform. OS, chipset, CPU and GPU of the Moto G4 Plus is Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat), Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617, Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53), and Adreno 405. As for the Xiaomi Redmi 4a, it's Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, Adreno 308. The Moto G4 Plus wins this round.
Memory. Internal memory of the Moto G4 Plus is 16 GB, 2 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM. While the Xiaomi Redmi 4a is 16 GB, 2 GB RAM. This is tricky, because this depends on the user of the Moto G4 Plus.
If the user chooses 16 GB, 2 GB RAM for the Moto G4 Plus, then it would be a tie. In way it is nice because the user can pick, but in the same time it is also annoying. For me, that is a sin, so I'm going to give this round to the Xiaomi Redmi 4a.
Camera. Rear camera, front camera, and video for the Moto G4 Plus is 16 MP, 5 MP, and 1080p@30fps (HDR). For the Xiaomi Redmi 4a, it's 13 MP, 5 MP, and 1080p@30fps. This round goes to the Moto G4 Plus.
Battery. The Moto G4 Plus battery is 3000 mAh. There is no information of how many hours for talk time, standby time and music play. Now with the Xiaomi Redmi 4a, its battery is 3120 mAh. There is also no information about its talk time, standby time and music play. I will make this round a tie.
Features. The features of the Moto G4 Plus are Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, and Fast Charging. The Xiaomi Redmi 4a features are Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, and Compass. Moto G4 Plus wins this round.
Price. Now for the original price of the Moto G4 Plus, it is £199.99 ($249) and £164.99 ($206) for Black Friday. As for the Xiaomi Redmi 4a, its original price is CNY 499 ($74) in China. Let's say it will be sold around $80 to $90 outside China. That still is a very low price, making the Xiaomi Redmi 4a the winner of this round. And if you want other Xiaomi Redmi smartphones, there is the Xiaomi Redmi 4 worth $104 and the Xiaomi Redmi Prime worth $133.
The tally is Moto G4 Plus with 4 wins and the Xiaomi Redmi 4a with 4 wins also. Personally, I would go with the Xiaomi, but since it is the Xiaomi Redmi 4a, not the Xiaomi Redmi Prime, I will go with the Moto G4 Plus here. Yes, I agree with Tech Radar that the Moto G4 Plus is the best cheap phone in the world (if against the Xiaomi Redmi 4a).
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