Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 8 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a significantly better phone than the Motorola Moto E6S, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 8 (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Motorola Moto E6S  Xiaomi Redmi 8 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
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Excellence Score
21.2
27.6
Value for Money Score
70.3
82.1
Price ₹ 6,999 onwards ₹ 7,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2019 Oct, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.1 inches 6.22 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1560 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features N/A 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight Mode, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Standard mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 1.95 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #67 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 439Ranked #73 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Adreno 505
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 12MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/2.0 Aperture; 1/3.1" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; PDAF, 2MP: Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Bokeh, Face Beauty 12MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1.4um Pixel Size, 2MP: Depth Sensor, Dual-PDAF, AI Portrait mode, AI Scene detection
Secondary Camera 8MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0, 1.12um Pixel Size, HDR, Portrait Mode, Face Beauty F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, AI Beautify 4.0, Portrait mode, HDR, Screen Flash, Selfie timer, Face recognition, Palm shutter
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 512 GB up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes (Wireless)
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.6 mmMedium 9.4 mmThick
Weight 150 gmLight 188 gmMedium
Width 73.1 mmOk for one-handed use 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating) Yes, Splash resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 5000 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 Support Yes, 10W Rapid Charging Yes, 18W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 10W Rapid Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • The Cranberry Red variant looks stylish with a unique gradient scheme
  • Compact size & light-weight - fits comfortably into your hand
  • Modern front with a dot-notch display
  • Reasonably fast rear mounted fingerprint sensor, and face unlock
  • Motorola continues to keep the software on it's phones clean, and simple - it's basically stock Android with a few useful Moto add-ons
  • Powered by a Helio P22 (similar to Snapdragon 625), performance of the device is good enough for day-to-day use, and casual games
  • Just about ok camera setup for the price bracket - on the rear is a dual-rear camera setup carrying a primary 13MP lens paired with a secondary 2MP depth sensor - on the front is a 8MP camera
  • Details, dynamic range, and exposure levels are ok
  • Selfies come out decent too
  • Google Lens is integrated into the camera app
  • The stock Android, 720p display, and battery of 3000mAh combine to give a decent (though, not exceptional) battery life - it will last you a full day with moderate use
  • One of the rare smartphones today that packs a removable battery - which gives the freedom to swap batteries when the original one is discharged or goes out of commission for good
  • In recent times, Redmi has adopted some very premium and stylish design aesthetics, and the Redmi 8 continues that trend, with great design and build quality
  • The ruby-red color variant especially looks stunning, and it is astonishing to see how far budget hardware has come
  • The phone also feels premium to the touch
  • The front is sharp and modern, with a dewdrop notch, and very similar to the Redmi 8A
  • The location of the fingerprint scanner at the back is near perfect - and the scanner is very quick as well
  • Decent 6.2-inch IPS display, the same as the one on the Redmi 8A - gets bright enough for outdoor use
  • Packs Gorilla glass 5 protection, which is a big bonus in this price segment
  • MIUI is one of the more refined and smooth Android skins around, and has a lot of customization/theming options - there’s ample features for power users - from gestures to the ability to switch around button layouts as well as a robust home screen customisation experience, you can really make the phone your own
  • Decent day-to-day performance, with the same Snapdragon 439 as the Redmi 8A (it's not really meant for gaming though)
  • Ok camera setup, at this price point
  • Outdoor shots look good enough with Xiaomi’s AI enhancements kicking in to deliver punchy images
  • The dedicated secondary camera enables portrait mode, and edge detection is decent
  • USB-C at an entry-level price deserves kudos
  • Phenomenal battery life with a 5000mAh cell paired with entry-level hardware - you will comfortably get 2 days of use
  • 18W fast-charging support (though a standard 10W brick is included in the box)
  • Overall, the Redmi 8 is another very good budget option from Xiaomi's camp, and along with the Realme C2/3i, will likely dominate the entry-level smartphone segment in India
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The Polished Graphite variant has a simple mirror finish, and looks a bit cheap
  • For both the color variants, the back is very glossy, and therefore a fingerprint magnet
  • Average IPS display - sunlight legibility, viewing angles, and color reproduction aren't too impressive
  • But it's not the best performer in this price bracket - the likes of Realme 3i have the much more powerful Helio P60
  • Images are generally a bit on the dull side though
  • Bokeh shots take 2-3 seconds to process
  • Low light performance is expectedly average
  • Lacks a compass - which is a big miss at this price point in 2019
  • Overall, the Moto E6s will find it a struggle to compete with the likes of Realme 3i and Redmi 7 which offer significantly better value (more powerful chips, bigger batteries and better cameras)
  • Of course the glossy hardware catches on fingerprints (Xiaomi has thankfully tossed in a TPU case in the box, though)
  • Xiaomi has added a Redmi logo on the lower bezel and that feels like a bit of an overkill given there is Redmi already engraved on the back
  • It still continues to pack a lot of bloat though - you get 20-something pre-installed applications with wide-ranging requirements for user permissions
  • Limited dynamic range - the camera has a tendency to blow out highlights
  • Despite support for dual-pixel autofocus, the camera often hunts to get a focus lock
  • Images have some softness to them in anything less than perfect light - indoor images tend to be short on details
  • Videos are again fine in daylight, but not so much in anything less than that
  • Overall, the camera is not a particularly strong area for the Redmi 8
Expert Reviews
  1. Possibly one of the only phones at this price to offer 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which is a great, but it compromises a bit too much in other areas, which makes it a little difficult to recommend
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. At the current price, the phone is matched with the likes of Realme 3i and Redmi 7 and that is tough competition for the new Motorola device
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A bargain
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Motorola Moto E6 Plus has many positives, but its performance is too weak for us to be able to recommend it
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Moto E6s is worth buying if you want plenty of storage on a budget, but there are better options
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Motorola is once again offering an excellent budget smartphone for those looking for a cheap handset...there is some compromise on cameras and processing power though
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  7. Feels outdated...only for Stock Android lovers
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Motorola makes a valiant effort in the sub 10K range, but the competition is fierce...With Realme, Redmi and even Samsung offering better chipsets, bigger batteries and better cameras, Moto seems to be wanting tad
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Will have tough time competing against what other players like Samsung, Realme, Xiaomi, Vivo or even, Infinix have to offer in this segment
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Robust package overall
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  12. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Decent...but buyers considering this phone should take a close look at the Redmi 8A to see if there's anything they don't mind losing, since that could save them some money....And people who value performance might want to look at Redmi Note 8, which coul
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Budget all rounder
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Has plenty to offer if you are looking for a new phone in the segment
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Redmi 8 is a good offering for its price....the only problem is that given similar specifications, many users might prefer the Redmi 8A which is cheaper, runs the same processor and offers something very similar
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A good phone, and a good daily driver, but one that's held back by its ad-supported UI
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A performer for its price, if you don't mind the processor
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Good phone, but the Redmi 8A (at a slightly lower price), or the Redmi Note 8 (at a slightly higher price) might make more sense, from a value for money perspective
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
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