Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Mi A2 (Android One) is a significantly better phone than the Motorola Moto G6 Plus (4GB RAM), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Mi A2 (Android One)!

Motorola Moto G6 Plus (4GB RAM)  Xiaomi Mi A2 (Android One) 
Motorola Moto G6 Plus Xiaomi Mi A2
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Excellence Score
47.1
59.8
Value for Money Score
81.9
89.7
Price ₹ 18,000 expected ₹ 16,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Coming Soon! Aug, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.93 inches 5.99 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 407 pixels per inch) 1080x2160 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display LTPS IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 630Ranked #28 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Ranked #12 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 508 Adreno 512
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (12MP + 5MP), 12MP: F/1.7 Aperture, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Panorama, Auto-HDR Dual Camera (12MP + 20MP), 12MP: F/1.7.5 Aperture; 1/2.9" Sensor Size; 1.25µm Pixel Size; Sony IMX486 Sensor, 20MP: F/1.75 Aperture, 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 2.0?m Pixel Size; Sony IMX376 Sensor, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 2x Optical Zoom, Portrait Mode, Burst mode, Face recognition, AI Beautify, Group selfie, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama, Slow Motion Video
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 20.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, LED flash, Full HD Video Rec. SONY IMX376 Sensor, 2.0?m Pixel Size, F/2.2 Aperture, AI Beautify, AI Portrait Mode, HDR, Selfie Flash, Selfie timer, Face recognition, Group selfie
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8 mm 7.3 mm
Weight 167 gm 168 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack USB-C
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3200 mAh 3010 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 Yes, Quick Charge 4.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Splash Resistant; WiFi Direct, WiFi dual-band; Noise Filtration; Dolby Audio WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium, sleek, glass-based design - this is easily the best looking Moto G to date
  • The rear edges of the G6 Plus are curved, and that allows it to sit much more comfortably in the palm of your hand than previous models – if you've seen the Samsung Galaxy S7, it’s a similar curvature on the back
  • Motorola has also kept the fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone, just below the display, but it doesn’t take up much space, so the bottom bezel is quite thin and looks good. The sensor is easy to hit, and works efficiently
  • Top-quality, modern, bright, Full HD+ IPS LCD display with then new 18:9 display ratio - it has good colors, and viewing angles too
  • Moto continues to excel in the software part, keeping the UI close to stock Android while adding just the right set of add-ons like Moto Actions (gesture control), night display, and fingerprint sensor based navigation
  • Good, solid performance, backed by the Snapdragon 630 - does well under all use cases, including games
  • Good set of dual rear cameras - pretty good for this price bracket - the focus is really quick, and pictures come out crisp and natural, and the portrait mode is decently implemented too
  • The phone also comes with image recognition software that enables you to take photos of objects you come across, or landmarks in a city you’re visiting, and get information about them, for example a Wikipedia page, or details of where you can buy an item
  • On the front of the Moto G6 Plus is a 8MP selfie camera, which is pretty decent too - it also has a filters mode, which overlays Snapchat-like frippery such as cat features or bunny ears (though it takes a long time to process images)
  • The front camera also has an effective group selfie mode that works similar to a panoramic images mode
  • Video recording is decent too, and there is a pretty decent slow-mo mode too
  • Good, powerful loudspeaker
  • Good battery life - will comfortably last the day with moderate to heavy use
  • Fast charging support
  • On the whole, the Moto G6 Plus looks great, has good software, performs good, and has a good set of cameras - all in all its a strong choice in this price bracket - it's a solid step up from it's younger cousin, the Moto G6, with better performance, camera and battery life - and could compete well with the likes of Nokia 6.1 (which has a more premium build, but lacks dual rear cameras) and the Redmi Note 5 Pro (which has better performance and battery, but lacks stock Android)
  • Well built
  • The fingerprint reader on the back is in a natural position to comfortably unlock with either index finger
  • Contemporary, tall 18:9 display, brings the Mi Android One series up to modern standards
  • One of the best parts about the phone is of course the fact that it is part of the Android One series, which should mean guaranteed Android updates for at least 2 years + a stock, simple version of Android, with no unnecessary bloat
  • Butter smooth performance backed by a powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset, hardly seen at this low a price bracket
  • Stellar set of dual cameras on the rear - arguably the joint best at this price point, at par with the excellent Redmi Note 5 Pro - take nice photos in good and low light alike, and the bokeh shots too come out well
  • Very good selfie camera, with good bokeh shots - overall one of the best selfie cameras in this price bracket
  • Very loud loudspeaker, one of the best in this price bracket
  • Fast charging support
  • On the whole, the Mi A2 is a good, solid phone in this price bracket and you won't go wrong with it - it will compete strongly against the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro (a bit cheaper, but doesn't have stock Android), and Honor Play (faster, better for gaming, but loses on the software)
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A bit on the tall side - not as easy to grip as the smaller Moto G6
  • No 3.5mm jack, so if you want to use your existing standard-jack headphones, you will need to use an adapter (included in the box)
  • Brightness levels for the display could have been better - it's not the easiest phone to use under sunlight
  • The battery life could have been better - it will last you the day with moderate use, but it's not as good as the best of the competition
Expert Reviews
  1. You can't go wrong with the Moto G6 Plus
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Motorola still masters the art of the mid-range phone
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  5. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  6. alphr.com hands-on Read Review »
  7. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  8. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  1. Affordable as it may be, it wouldn't be our default choice in the midrange quite like the A1 was
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you can't do without stock Android and want good cameras without paying too much, then the Mi A2 should check all your boxes
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Has all the elements of success
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Quite easy to recommend
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Go for the Mi A2 if and only if you want a Xiaomi phone with stock Android OS
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  14. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  15. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
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