Our Opinion

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

Motorola Moto Z Play  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Motorola Moto Z Play Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Excellence Score
26.1
27.0
Value for Money Score
48.9
67.7
Price ₹ 21,500 onwards ₹ 11,800 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Jan, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features Super AMOLED IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Reading mode, Colour Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #39 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #39 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB
Primary Camera 16.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.3um Pixel Size, Dual LED (dual tone) Flash, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Laser Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag, Professional Mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot, Tap (anywhere) to Capture, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to Focus & Exposure, Video Stabilization, Slow Motion video F/2.0 Aperture, BSI Sensor, 1.12um Pixel Size, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, 1.4 um Pixel Size, Full HD Video Recording, 85 Degree Wide-Angle lens, Auto Night Mode, Beautification mode, Professional Mode F/2.0 Aperture, Smart Pro Beautify, Face Recognition, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 6.99 mm 8.4 mm
Weight 165 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3510 mAh 4100 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, TurboPower
Other Battery Parameters Mixed usage up to 45 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging: 8 hrs of power in 15 minutes (TurboPower); NFC; Moto Mods Connector; Noise Filtration WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Solid build quality
  • Beautiful metal-and-glass design
  • Very good, speedy fingerprint sensor
  • Beautiful, bright AMOLED display, with wide viewing angles and punchy colors
  • Mostly stock Android UI, which will appease the Android purists
  • Good speed/performance in daily use
  • Compatible with all existing Moto Mods (battery life extender, projector, camera mods etc)
  • Good rear camera that captures detailed images, especially in good lighting conditions
  • Good front-facing camera too - produces a pleasant level of sharpness to accompany its solid details capture
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Good speaker loudness
  • Outstanding battery life - comfortably one of the best in the business
  • Turbo charging support (full recharge time of about 110 minutes)
  • Water-repellent nano-coating on the phone's surface
  • Excellent implementation of the modular accessory system, just like its bigger brothers - the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force - which makes this phone truly versatile and offers an affordable entry point into the Moto Mods ecosystem
  • When it comes to expanding the functionality beyond what a traditional smartphone is capable of doing, no other system or implementation does it better than Moto Mods!
  • On the whole, even without any Mods, the Moto Z Play is a complete package and offers good value - the mods are the icing on the cake
  • High-end, premium metal design, and excellent build quality - befitting a much more expensive phone
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • Impressive, bright display, with great color accuracy
  • MIUI on top of Android works great, runs fast, and has excellent theming and customization options, making it easy to find the look you want
  • Powerful Spandragon 625 chipset ensures smooth, effortless performance all throughout
  • Pretty decent camera - although it tends to produce photos a little bit on the soft side - but overall it's good, and a significant improvement over the Redmi Note 3
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Top-notch battery life - again, improved even over the already very good Redmi Note 3 - even with heavy usage, you can get close to two full days out of it
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Gaming performance is not the best in class
  • Camera has longer exposure times when shooting photos under low light
  • Slightly unwieldy
  • Audio quality via headphones is average
  • Doesn't use the new USB-C standard
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