Lenovo-owned Motorola today launched the Moto G4 Play in India that carries the same design as the Moto G4 but comes with some stripped down hardware to fit into the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment. Priced at Rs 8,999, the Moto G4 Play is positioned at a very competitive price point, where most players compete on specifications and value for money. The Moto G4 Play, however, stresses upon the stock Android UI and nano coating for water resistance. But does it have enough to take on the competitors in the same segment? We compared the Moto G4 Play with Lenovo s Vibe K5 Plus and Xiaomi s Redmi 3s Prime based on their price, specifications and features. Here, how the Moto G4 Play fares. Also Read - Motorola starts rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to Moto G4 Play usersAlso Read - Motorola to launch the Moto G6 Play next year along with the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus
Price and availability: The Moto G4 Play is priced at Rs 8,999 and will go on sale exclusively via Amazon India starting 10PM tonight. The Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime is also priced at Rs 8,999 and available via weekly sales on Flipkart and Mi.com/in. The Vibe K5 Plus, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 8,499 and available in open sale via Flipkart. Also Read - Flipkart's Lenovo Mobiles Fest: Lenovo P2 available at Rs 12,999, Lenovo K6 Power at Rs 8,500 exchange offer and more
Processor and RAM: Motorola s Moto G4 Play is powered by Qualcomm s 64-bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core core processor (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.2GHz) paired with 2GB of RAM. While the Redmi 3s Prime runs on Qualcomm s 64-bit Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor (eight Cortex A53 cores clocked up to 1.4GHz) paired with 3GB of RAM, the Vibe K5 Plus is powered by Qualcomm s 64-bit Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor (eight Cortex A53 cores clocked up to 1.7GHz) paired with 3GB of RAM. Clearly, the Moto G4 Play is not as powerful as the other two.
Storage: The Moto G4 Play and Vibe K5 Plus features 16GB of onboard storage, whereas the Redmi 3s Prime features 32GB of onboard storage. All three smartphones also include a microSD card slot for expandable storage. ALSO READ: Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus review: A value for money proposition
Display: All three smartphones feature a 5-inch display. While the Moto G4 Play and Redmi 3s Prime features an HD (720p) display, Lenovo has equipped the Vibe K5 Plus with a full HD (1080p) panel.
Cameras: Motorola has equipped the Moto G4 Play with an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 5-megapixel front facing camera. The Redmi 3s Prime and Vibe K5 Plus come with 13-megapixel rear camera, LED flash and a 5-megapixel front facing camera.
Battery: On the battery front, the Moto G4 Play comes with 2,800mAh battery, Vibe K5 Plus comes with 2,740mAh battery, whereas the Redmi 3s Prime has an edge over the competition with a massive 4,100mAh battery. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Review: The holy grail of smartphones
Operating System: The Moto G4 Play runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with least customizations, to bring the UI closer to stock Android. While the Lenovo smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under Vibe UI, the Redmi 3s Prime runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8.
Connectivity: All smartphones feature dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity options. The Redmi 3s Prime has a slight advantage as it also supports VoLTE for HD voice calling.
Miscellaneous: The Redmi 3s Prime also comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back for biometric authentication, something that is missing from both, the Vibe K5 Plus and Moto G4 Play. Overall, the Vibe K5 Plus has an advantage with full HD display, but of we look at the overall specifications, the Redmi 3s Prime is ahead of the competition.
|Features||Motorola Moto G4 Play||Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime||Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus|
|Display||5-inch HD IPS||5-inch HD IPS||5-inch full HD IPS|
|Processor||64-bit Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz octa-core||64-bit Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core||64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 1.7GHz octa-core|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G VoLTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
|Android OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android Marshmallow based MIUI||Android 5.1 Lollipop (Vibe UI)|
|Price||Rs 8,999||Rs 8,999||Rs 8,499|