Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the Motorola Moto G6 Play, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Motorola Moto G6 Play  Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Motorola Moto G6 Play Xiaomi Redmi Y2
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Excellence Score
31.2
35.1
Value for Money Score
72.6
87.9
Price ₹ 11,999 onwards ₹ 9,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2018 Jun, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5.99 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 245 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display 2.5D Curved Glass, Night display, Sunlight display, Reading mode, Colour temperature adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 506
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12µm Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), EIS, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama Dual Camera (12MP + 5MP), 12MP: F/2.2 Aperture, 1.25um Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Portrait mode, HDR, Panorama, Low light enhancement, Face recognition
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features LED flash, Full HD Video Rec F/2.0 Aperture, LED Flash, Automatic HDR, Bokeh Effect, Beautify 4.0, 79.8° wide-angle Lens
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9 mm 8.1 mm
Weight 175 gm 170 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3080 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, TurboCharge
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration; Dolby Audio Face Unlock; Full-screen Gestures; WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • One of the best-looking phones in this class - even though the back is plastic it looks classy with reflective elements under the top layer responding well to light
  • The trendy new 18:9 extra-tall display adds to the looks too
  • The display is pretty good otherwise too - it has decent brightness, contrast and sunlight legibility - the only thing you are really loosing compared to the regular G6 is resolution
  • Software continues to be Motorola's strong suit with a a fine blend of vanilla Android and just the right amount of useful proprietary customizations (like Moto Actions)
  • Decent day-to-day performance backed by a Snapdragon 430 - it’s not a super-powerful chipset but does get you more-than-acceptable performance in all areas, including simple gaming
  • Good rear camera, especially in daylight - the default Auto HDR mode works well, and colors are well-saturated and natural (the only place really where the Moto G6 Play camera loses out to its senior cousins is the absence of a secondary camera for bokeh effects, and somewhat worse low light performance)
  • EIS for video is a great little bonus and it works surprisingly well
  • Decent front camera too, with a relatively subtle Beauty mode to zap your eye bags
  • Decent, clean audio quality through the 3.5mm jack
  • There's a dedicated MicroSD cars slot on the SIM tray, so you can have to SIM cards and and SD at the same time
  • Great battery life - the 4000mAh unit lets the Motorola Moto G6 Play plough on through a full day of intensive use - with lighter use you should find you have 40-50% left by bed time
  • Supports fast charging (which is uncommon at this price point) - gets you from flat to 100% charge in under two hours
  • On the whole, the Moto G6 Play is a reasonably good deal, for buyers on a budget - it focuses on the basics to get you a day-to-day experience with minimal obvious compromises - it competes well with the likes of Honor 7A (the Moto G6 Play has fast charging, better looks, a better screen and simpler software) and the Honor 9 Lite (the Moto G6 Play has fast charging, better battery, and simpler software)
  • Premium build, and aesthetically done design - the Redmi Y2 looks like the love child of the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Nice, modern 5.99-inch screen with a tall 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Also has 'Face Unlock' which works reasonably well, and there is very little delay between the phone recognising your face and unlocking (understandably, the only time it struggled was in dark-ish environments, but at these times, you can always go back to using the fingerprint sensor or the good old passcode)
  • MIUI has been vastly improved over time, and is not as heavy as the previous versions - it is also one of the most refined, aesthetic Android UIs
  • Powering the Redmi Y2 is the solid, capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset (same as the Redmi Note 5) - and it ensures good performance in all but the most demanding use cases
  • The USP of the Redmi Y2 is of course the very good, AI-infused selfie camera, that also does Portrait mode - the results come out quite good, especially in good lighting conditions
  • The rear dual-camera setup (12-megapixel+5-megapixel), which too is AI-driven, is pretty decent too in good lighting conditions - in portrait mode, the camera is able to click photos with just the right amount of blurring
  • Good battery life - during regular use, the battery is good enough to sail through the day on a single charge
  • Decent charging speed (though there is no fast charging) - the battery can be charged from zero to 100 percent at a shade under two hours
  • On the whole, if you like clicking a lot of selfies, and sharing them on social media, the Redmi Y2 is the perfect smartphone in the budget range - you can think of it as a device with the camera of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the performance and efficiency of the Redmi Note 5, and the build and affordability of the lower end of the Redmi range - it is a worthy alternative especially to the Redmi Note 5 (the Redmi Note 5 has better battery life, and better screen resolution, but the Redmi Y2 has the better camera)
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Has a micro USB charge socket rather than the newer USB-C on the senior Moto G6 phones
  • Lacks the water repellent nano-coating of the senior Moto G6 phones
  • The performance is decent in day-to-day use, but there are some phones with better CPUs now in this price bracket (though that is likely to matter only if you are into gaming)
  • Camera, though decent, is a bit on the slow side too - you can only take roughly one shot a second
  • The speaker is not the most loud or clear
  • The Moto G6 Play stands tall on its own, but it might face some parallel competition from it's own senior cousins - the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Plus - for a little more spend, you get a glass back, sharper screen and better, more versatile camera (although in battery life, the Moto G6 Play is ahead)
  • The display is good, but its resolution could have been higher
Expert Reviews
  1. Great value...Has plenty going for it, including a long-lasting battery and a decent screen. If you're on a tight budget it's easy to recommend.
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  4. If your budget is tight, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better deal
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  1. Selfies are the highlight of this smartphone...delivers good shots in various lighting conditions
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Caters well to the selfie-loving crowd
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you like clicking a lot of selfies, and sharing them on social media, the Redmi Y2 is the perfect smartphone for you
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  11. If you are seeking good camera performance fused in a package that is overall a great daily driver, then look no further
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