Moto G5 Plus vs Galaxy A5 2017 vs Redmi Note 4: Motorola & Xiaomi have the price advantage over Samsung

By @ritwikroy1985 on
Moto G5 Plus
The Lenovo Moto G5 Plus is displayed at the Lenovo stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2017. Reuters/Paul Hanna

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is slowly being made available in various countries. Recently, it was released in India. The phone can be compared with Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy A5 2017. If one is unsure which one to go for, here’s a quick comparison.

The two smartphones other than the Moto G5 Plus are equally impressive and have already become quite popular. The Redmi Note 4 is already a rage. The Motorola smartphone has an all-metal design, near-stock Android 7.0 Nougat software and Google Assistant. It has a 12MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and dual autofocus pixels. The wide-angle selfie camera is of 5MP. Other unique features include an always-on Moto Display, gesture-based Moto Actions and the new one-button nav.

The last feature allows users to navigate screens using simply the fingerprint sensor. The smartphone is a brilliant choice for those looking for a compact device that balances software and hardware well. The G5 Plus has a 3,000 mAh battery with fast-charging capabilities, fingerprint scanner at the rear, 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, up to 128GB storage expansion and a 5.2-inch full-HD screen. The 16GB storage variant has a 3GB RAM and is priced at INR 14,999 (AU$300 approx).

The 32GB storage/4GB RAM model costs INR 16,999 (AU$340 approx). The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is a mid-range handset costing $649 on Samsung Australia store. Discounts are available on monthly repayment options from telcos. It has a design similar to the Galaxy S7, and is water and dust-resistant. It has an enhanced camera with low light optimisations. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Android Marshmallow, sports an always-on 5.2-inch full-HD Super AMOLED screen and is powered by an octa-core 1.9GHz Exynos 7880 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

The A5 2017 has a 16MP camera on both front and back. Other features include a 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging, USB Type-C port, front-mounted fingerprint scanner and up to 256GB storage expansion via microSD card. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone is a highly popular budget smartphone in the market today. It has a 5.5-inch screen with the same display resolution as in the Moto G5 Plus. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It comes with a mega 4,100 mAh battery. The processor is the same as the Motorola handset.

The Redmi Note 4 32GB storage + 2GB RAM option costs INR 9,999 (AU$200 approx), 32GB storage + 3GB RAM options costs INR 10,999 (AU$220 approx) and 64GB storage + 4GB RAM variant costs INR 12,999 (AU$260 approx). For detailed specs and features of the three devices, Moto G5 Plus, Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, visit Gadgets 360.

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