Our Opinion

The Motorola One Fusion Plus is a significantly better phone, but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint, we recommend the Motorola One Fusion Plus.

Motorola One Fusion Plus  Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Motorola One Fusion Plus Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
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Excellence Score
54.9
41.4
Value for Money Score
84.5
84.8
Price ₹ 16,999 onwards ₹ 12,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2020 Mar, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.5 inches 6.67 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 396 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 395 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
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A Sunshine mode, Night mode, Colour temperature adjustment, Anti-oil and anti-fingerprint protective coating
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 730GRanked #19 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 720GRanked #20 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 618
RAM 6 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 64MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 1/1.72" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 118-degree Sensor Size; Ultra-wide Lens; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 5MP: f/2.2 Aperture; Macro Camera, 2MP: f/2.2 Aperture; Depth Sensor, Panorama, HDR, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps 48MP: f/1.8 aperture; 1/2.25" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 aperture; 119° Field-of-view; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 5MP: f/2.4 aperture; Macro Lens; 1/5.0" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60/120fps; [email protected], EIS, Ultra Nightscape mode, AI scene detection, Smart ultra-wide angle mode, Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction, AI Beautify, Burst mode, Tilt-shift, Level display, Custom watermark, Pro mode, Portrait mode background blur adjustment, Studio Lighting, Panorama mode, AI high resolution photos
Secondary Camera 16MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 Aperture; 1/3.0" Sensor Size; 1.0um Pixel Size Panorama selfie, Palm shutter, AI silhouette detection, Wide-angle distortion correction, HDR, Selfie timer, Face recognition, Age recognition, AI Beautify, AI feature adjustment, AI makeup, AI portrait mode, AI scene detection, AI studio lighting
Internal Memory 128 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 1 TB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.6 mmThick 8.8 mmMedium
Weight 210 gmHeavy 209 gmHeavy
Width 76.4 mmOk for one-handed use 76.6 mmInconvenient for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 5020 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, 18W TurboPower Charging Yes, 18W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • The front has a notch-less display, that spans almost edge to edge, with a pop-up selfie camera mechanism (which is a rare sight in this price bracket)
  • There's a handy button dedicated to the Google Assistant
  • The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is easy to reach and quick to unlock the smartphone
  • Crisp, large 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel - it is HDR10 certified, and there are three colour modes to choose from - the display is set to the Saturated colour mode by default, but you can switch to the Natural or Boosted options if you prefer
  • The lack of a notch helps make the screen appear immersive, and consuming content on the screen is a pleasure
  • True to Motorola style, you get clean and simple stock Android - mind you, it's not an Android One series phone though despite the 'One' moniker
  • The minor Motorola additions to stock Android are those that make the user experience even better - there are the Moto navigation gestures as well as the Moto Display, both of which make it easier to live with when compared to any other stock Android phone
  • Excellent performance powered by one of the best chipsets at this price, the Snapdragon 730G - there's enough grunt to handle day-to-day duties as well as heavy gaming with ease, PUBG Mobile defaults to the High preset
  • Very good quad-camera setup - there's the 64MP primary, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle, a 5MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, it manages good shots with ample detail, objects at a distance have decent detail - the phone also enables HDR automatically in bright scenes
  • The ultra-wide-angle camera offers a wider field-of-view at the cost of slightly lower details than the primary camera - it has a slightly different colour tone compared to the primary camera
  • Close-ups turns out quite well - the macro camera lets you get a lot closer to an object
  • Portrait mode lets you set the level of blur before you take a shot - edge detection is good, and the background is blurred properly
  • Night mode works surprisingly well, you've to hold the phone steady for slightly longer - but the output with Night mode is a lot brighter and have improved details in the shadows as well
  • Selfies taken with 16MP selfie shooter has good details - you can also enable portrait mode for selfies, and edge detection is decent - the selfie camera also supports Night mode
  • This single speaker is loud enough to fill a small room and adds to the video watching experience
  • Very good battery life with the 5000mAh battery - it will easily last you for 2 days on moderate use
  • The One Fusion Plus comes with an 18W TurboCharger in the box to help with fast charging
  • Motorola has got the specifications and the pricing right for the One Fusion Plus, making it very easy to recommend - the highlight is its clean, bloatware-free near-stock Android software which provides excellent user experience and the notch-less display is a cherry on top
  • Fresh, bright and vibrant design, with a gleaming, reflective rear panel - you'll see light play across the surface when using this phone, giving the feeling of depth
  • The distinctive new camera bump design plays into the theme of symmetry - this is a beautiful design touch that sets the Redmi Note 9 series apart and makes this phone and its siblings recognisable
  • The front of the phone looks modern and defies expectations for its price category
  • Fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power key, and it is swift at unlocking the phone
  • Xiaomi's trademark infrared emitter is on the top and can be used to control several home appliances
  • There's also a notification and charging LED hidden in the earpiece, a rarity to find in modern smartphones
  • Bright, crisp and large 6.67-inch IPS display with a tall 20:9 aspect ratio - the panel delivers punchy and vibrant colours and the large screen work nicely for consuming videos and games
  • MIUI is one of the more refined and smooth Android skins around, and has a lot of customisation/theming options - there are 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 make the phone your own
  • Class-leading performance for the price backed by the snappy Snapdragon 720G - the Redmi Note 9 Pro is more than powerful enough to handle anything from basic calls and messaging up to heavy 3D gaming, with no trouble whatsoever, multitasking is also smooth and trouble-free
  • Decent quad cameras for the price - a 48MP primary shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, the primary camera takes reasonably good shots - Xiaomi has opted for a very natural-looking colour science, the colour temperature and white balance are spot-on which is very good to see, and the dynamic range isn't too bad either (though, there is a certain softness to images, which can be fixed with a software update)
  • The ultra-wide-angle mode works well to capture a wide frame without much effort, and the quality is decent
  • Xiaomi has done a particularly good job at optimising the portrait mode, and the phone does a fantastic job at edge-detection, creating a natural-looking blur
  • The macro camera delivers much higher quality shots than from most other 2MP macro cameras
  • The 16MP front camera is fairly good in the daytime as well as at night - details are good, and portrait shots had nicely blurred backgrounds
  • Very good battery life with the 5020 mAh battery - with ordinary use, the Redmi Note 9 Pro easily lasts through a full day and nearly half of the second day before needing a recharge
  • Decent fast charging with the 18W fast charger in the box, takes nearly 2 hours to fill the phone (though this isn't the fastest charging phone and the Realme 6's 30W charging is much better)
  • The Redmi Note 9 Pro which succeeds at delivering value, a decent camera, class-leading internals and beautiful design for the low price is certainly tempting - if flat-out performance at a low price is what you want, the Redmi Note 9 Pro delivers the best bang-for-the-buck
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Reaching the top while using the phone single-handed is somewhat difficult
  • Motorola One Fusion Plus feels chunky and heavy, as it is 9.6mm thick and weighs 210g
  • Motorola has positioned all the buttons on the right, which looks cluttered while the left side is bare
  • At 8.8mm thick and 209g in weight, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is bulky and unwieldy
  • It is a standard 60Hz panel and doesn't have a high refresh rate - this is a missed opportunity that puts the Redmi Note 9 Pro on the back foot compared to its peers
  • It continues to pack a lot of bloat though - you get many pre-installed applications with wide-ranging requirements for user permissions
  • Low light photography is average, images are grainy with digital artefacts and splotches creating a nearly unusable shot
  • Overall, this is not the best camera setup at this price and this time Realme has done a better job which with its Realme 6 which offer better cameras at this price
  • However, the Realme 6 out-specs the Redmi Note 9 Pro with its high refresh-rate 90Hz display panel, as well as the inclusion of a 64MP camera that genuinely takes better images, and the phone supports faster 30W charging as well
Expert Reviews
  1. The Motorola One Fusion+ is among the best phones you can buy on the cheap, it has an excellent immersive screen, great performance, capable and versatile cameras, and astonishing battery autonomy
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The One Fusion+ is among the more impressive budget devices, and is definitely worth considering
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Motorola has got the specifications and the pricing right for the One Fusion Plus, making it very easy to recommend
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Easy to recommend
    pocketnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. This is a phone that outdoes the Poco X2 in many ways
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  1. A phone to easily recommend
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Redmi Note 9 Pro offers one of the most reliable experience on a phone at this price
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is very likeable for its overall style, and the specifications are very impressive
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Great Value, Excellent battery life
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Best Redmi Note device yet
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. If flat-out performance at a low price is what you want, the Redmi Note 9 Pro still delivers the best bang-for-the-buck
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is definitely an impressive option considering the performance and the battery life
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. More polished than before, living up to the high design standards set by Xiaomi
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Good performer
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Another stunning crowd-pleaser from Xiaomi
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is a typical Note, it is very good at just about everything it does, rather than being the best in a few
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. A Minimalist Jack Of All Trades
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. thehindubusinessline.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  15. The battery life champion of 2020
    androidcentral.com hands-on Read Review »
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