Why Xiaomi Redmi Note is better than Moto G (2ng Gen) 2014

Buyers looking for a budget smartphone are quite lucky these days. There are a lot of options available for them in the market and the trend doesn’t seem to be ending till now. As long as mobile device companies are engaged in a pricing war, the trend of launching feature packed devices for less than 10,000 will go on continuously. Two such great devices are Moto G 2nd Gen and Redmi Note. While Moto G was launched in September, Note has been launched recently. Both devices are priced closely at Rs. 12,000 and 9,000 respectively and both have been successful in gaining momentum at the time of their launching. If you’re confused in choosing one and are wondering which one will be the right one for you then you’re in the right place to find the answer. By the end of this article you’ll come to know which device is better value for money. Let’s get started with the comparison:

Xiaomi Redmi Note


While Redmi Note is composed of low-quality plastic, Moto G is composed of high-quality polycarbonate. However, both devices feel sturdy in hand and provide good grip because of their rounded edges. It’s also worth pointing out that Redmi Note weighs 199 gm while Moto G weighs 149 gm.

Moto G (2ng Gen) 2014


Redmi Note lags far behind Moto G in this department. While Moto G is powered by Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box and can be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop, Redmi Note is still stuck at Android 4.2 and there’s no word about any update.


While Redmi Note has a bigger display, Moto G has a higher resolution. Note comes with 5.5-inches large display that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 267 ppi while Moto G comes with a smaller 5-inch display that too has same resolution, which results in 294 ppi.

Moto G (2ng Gen) - 2014


This is where Redmi Note starts turning things around. Note has a 13 megapixel primary camera and 5 megapixel secondary camera while Moto G has an 8 megapixel primary shooter and 2 megapixel secondary shooter. And it’s not about mega pixels only – the image quality of Note is really more awesome when compared to Moto G.

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Established vendors have always lagged behind Xiaomi in terms of processing power, and trend still continues to be like that. Redmi Note is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek6592 processor and Mali 450 GPU while Moto G comes with Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 305 GPU. Note also has 2GB RAM in comparison to 1GB of Moto G. Needless to say that performance is way faster on Note.

Xiaomi - Redmi Note


While Redmi Note has internal storage of 8GB, Moto G comes with options of 8GB and 16GB. Both smartphones also support memory card up to 32GB.

Bottom Line

Well, if seen from a value for money perspective then Redmi Note is a way better deal than Moto G for budget buyers. However, you won’t like it if you can’t live without the latest OS. So make your choices accordingly because while choosing one of these devices you’ll have to compromise on at least a few features regardless of the option that you choose.

Redmi Note - Xiaomi

If you’re convinced about buying Redmi Note, let me point you out to some of these really cool flip covers for Redmi Note. In case if you have decided to buy Moto G 2014 variant, I suppose it would be better to buy an original cover from Flipkart.