Lenovo-owned Motorola recently introduced the new M-series smartphone in China called Moto M. Now, a month later, the company has finally launched the smartphone in India. The Moto M sports a metal unibody design and it is also the company’s first smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor at the back. Just like other Motorola smartphones, the Moto M also comes with water repellent nano coating to save it from accidental splash of water. Built-in Dolby ATMOS audio support has been one of the unique features of the Lenovo smartphones, and now, the same feature had made it to the Moto M too. At its price segment, the Moto M will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Gionee P7 Max and Samsung Galaxy On8. Here’s how the three smartphones compare based on their price, specifications and features. Also Read - Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i (2020) review: Great for work-from-home computingAlso Read - Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 2020 review: Just right for casual gaming
Price and availability: The Motorola Moto M price starts at Rs 15,999 for 32GB storage variant, whereas the 64GB variant is priced at 17,999. It will be exclusively available via Flipkart starting December 14 at 11:59PM. Buyers can also avail launch day offers such as Rs 1,000 off on Citibank credit cards, extra Rs 2,000 off on exchanging your old smartphone, Rs 1,000 off on Moto Pulse 2 headset (available for just Rs 499) and EMI’s starting at Rs 766 per month. Also Read - Top Intel Core 11th Gen Tiger Lake laptops announced for 2020
Xiaomi s Redmi Note 3 has been one of the most popular and successful mid-range smartphones with the 16GB storage + 2GB RAM variant priced at Rs 9,999 and the 32GB storage + 3GB RAM variant priced at Rs 11,999. It is available to purchase from Flipkart, Amazon India and Mi.com/in. Gionee s P7 Max is priced at Rs 13,999 and is available to purchase via online and offline retail stores. The Galaxy On8, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 15,900 and can be purchased via online and offline retailers.
Display: All smartphones features 5.5-inch displays. While the Moto M, Redmi Note 3 and Galaxy On8 are equipped with full-HD (1080p) panels, the Gionee P7 Max features an HD (720p) panel.
Chipset, RAM and storage: Motorola’s Moto M is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P15 octa-core SoC (eight Cortex A53 cores) clocked at 2.2GHz, paired with Mali T860MP2 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 32GB / 64GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot for further expansion. The Redmi Note 3 is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 650 hexa-core SoC (two Cortex A-72 cores and four Cortex A-53 cores), paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. With 16GB/32GB of onboard storage, a microSD card slot is also present for further expansion. ALSO READ: Motorola Moto M: Hands-on and first impressions
The Galaxy On8 is powered by an Exynos 7580 octa-core processor SoC clocked at 1.6GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB onboard storage and a microSD card slot for further expansion. Gionee s P7 Max, on the other hand, is powered by a MediaTek MT6595 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.2GHz, paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage and a microSD card slot that can accept cards up to 128GB. The Redmi Note 3 has an edge here as the Snapdragon 650 SoC is not only powerful among the lot, but also efficient at the same time. ALSO READ: Moto M launched in India, prices start from Rs 15,999: Specifications, features
Cameras: For shutterbugs, the Moto M and Redmi Note 3 feature a 16-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.0 with Phase-Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) and dual tone LED flash. While the Moto M features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling, the Redmi Note 3 comes with 5-megapixel selfie snapper. The Galaxy On8 and Gionee P7 Max are equipped with 13-megapixel rear cameras with LED flash, and front-facing 5-megapixel cameras with LED flash on both smartphones.
Battery and connectivity: Motorola’s Moto M is packed with a 3,050mAh battery with support for Turbo Charging feature. Galaxy On8 is armed with a 3,300mAh battery, P7 Max with a 3,100mAh battery and the Redmi Note 3 with a bigger 4,050mAh among the lot. In terms of connectivity, all smartphones include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE HD voice calling support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth and GPS.
Operating system: All four smartphones boot Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. While Moto’s UI is closer to stock, Gionee has a layer of Amigo UI, Xiaomi has MIUI 8 interface, whereas Samsung has its TouchWiz UI.
Overall, while the P7 Max misses out on fingerprint sensor, the same is present on the On8 and Redmi Note 3. Purely going by the price and specifications, the Redmi Note 3 is an all-rounder smartphone available for much lesser. As for the 64GB storage + 4GB RAM variant which is priced at Rs 17,999, you can grab the Lenovo Z2 Plus that comes with a compact form factor and powerful flagship class hardware. There is also Le Max2 for the same price, which brings a bigger and better display along with top-of-the-line hardware.
Motorola Moto M vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Gionee P7 Max vs Samsung Galaxy On8 comparison table:
|Features||Motorola Moto M||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3||Gionee P7 Max||Samsung Galaxy On8|
|Display||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)||5.5-inch HD (720p)||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P15 octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core||MediaTek MT6595 octa-core||Exynos 7580 octa-core|
|Storage||32GB/64GB (expandable)||16GB/32GB (expandable)||32GB (expandable)||16GB (expandable)|
|Rear Camera||16-megapixel with LED flash||16-megapixel with LED flash||13-megapixel with LED flash||13-megapixel with LED flash|
|Front Camera||5-megapixel||5-megapixel||5-megapixel with LED flash||5-megapixel with LED flash|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS|
|Android OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Price||Rs 15,999 (32GB)Rs 17,999 (64GB)||Rs 9,999 (16GB)Rs 11,999 (32GB)||Rs 13,999||Rs 15,900|