Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a significantly better phone than the Motorola Moto E4 Plus, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Motorola Moto E4 Plus  Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
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Excellence Score
21.0
27.6
Value for Money Score
61.5
76.8
Price ₹ 9,999 onwards ₹ 8,991 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2017 Mar, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.7 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch) 720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features IPS LCD, Oleophobic Coating, 2.5D Curved Glass FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Night display, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Standard mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Mediatek MT6737Ranked #79 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #57 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T720 MP1 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
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 12.0MP
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, 1.12um Pixel Size, 78-degree Lens, Burst Mode, Panorama, HDR, Beautification Mode F/2.2 Aperture, 1.25um Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1.25um large pixel, 5P lens, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face recognition
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 1.4um Pixel Size, 74-degree Lens, Flash, Burst Mode, HDR, Beautification Mode Beautify 3.0, Selfie countdown, Face recognition, Selfie Light, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB 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 (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 9.5 mm 7.7 mm
Weight 198 gm 157 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 3300 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
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging; Noise Filtration WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Pleasant design, sturdy build
  • Quick and accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Mostly simple, stock Android experience, and the few software-addons that Motorola does add (Moto Display, Moto Actions) are always useful
  • Decent performance in daily basic use (although anything more than that will make it struggle)
  • Excellent battery life - comfortably lasts 2 days with moderate use - you can leave your charger at home!
  • Splash resistant
  • Decent design and build, pretty much in the style that has been pioneered by Xiaomi
  • Nice, tall 5.7 inches 18:9 display with minimal bezels, and a pretty compact form factor
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • MIUI is one of the better Android UIs around
  • Very good performance, backed by the capable Snapdragon 450, that can be considered almost on par with the current-generation Snapdragon 600-series options - on the whole, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 matches up well with devices that usually cost a fair bit more - this is visible even in practical use of the phone - it’s smooth, easy to use and performs well in most situations
  • Decent (though not great) rear and front cameras - you will get decent shots in good light - brightness, composure and sharpness are all reasonable
  • Very good battery life - thanks to MIUI 9’s frugal power consumption and the capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, you can expect to get well over a day of battery life on a single charge
  • On the whole, with very capable specifications at a very reasonable price, the Redmi 5 promises a lot for not much money, and it's main competition will likely come from its own, slightly more expensive cousins from the Redmi Note 5 series
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Display resolution definitely could have been better
  • Gets slow at times, when pushed with heavy apps - so its basically meant for casual use (think email/WhatsApp/Social Networking)
  • Average camera - pictures are sometimes fuzzy even in well-lit conditions
  • While the bezels are slim, they are more than what you’d typically expect from a modern tall-screen phone
  • The display is nice but not quite as sharp as the one on the Redmi Note 5
  • The cameras are decent in good light, but in low light and even relatively weaker lighting conditions, pictures definitely lose competence
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  1. A complete smartphone and has all the necessary inclusions like a bigger display and the latest chipset
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  2. Xiaomi has definitely raised the bar for budget smartphones once again
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