Redmi Y2 vs Moto G6 Play vs Oppo Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5



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Xiaomi has just announced the very selfie-centric budget smartphone, the Redmi Y2, in India for a price of Rs 9,999 for the 3+32 GB model and Rs 12,999 4+64 GB model. Now this phone has already seen the light of day in China, albeit under a different name.



Now for quite some time, Xiaomi has been perhaps the king of budget smartphones in India, and rightly so given its philosophy of providing great hardware for low prices.Back in 2014, Moto G was the budget smartphone to buy. It came with buttery smooth stock Android at a time when every other manufacturer was busy skinning their smartphones with custom operating systems.

However, it would seem that there is a new player in town which, at least on paper, could give Xiaomi a run for its money. There has been a lot of hype currently about the Realme 1 smartphone and it is tipped to be a more than worthy competitor to rivals Xiaomi and Honor in the under Rs 10,000 price range.

A quick look at the spec sheet shows that Redmi Note 5 and Y2 have nearly the same hardware configuration of 3 GB/ 4 GB of RAM + 32 GB/ 64 GB of internal storage along with the Snapdragon 625 SoC. The Moto G6 Play has weaker Snapdragon 430 SoC that’s paired with 2 GB / 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB / 32 GB of internal storage. The Oppo Realme 1, on paper, tops all these phones in terms of hardware with its Helio P60 SoC along with 3 GB / 4 GB of RAM + 32 GB/ 64 GB of internal storage.

But who amongst them is the budget smartphone king? Let’s have a look at a comparison of their spec sheets. To be noted here, this comparison is only based on specs offered by the smartphone on paper. Real world tests may differ.

SmartphoneXiaomi Redmi Y2Realme 1Moto G6 PlayXiaomi Redmi Note 5
Display Size (inch)665.76
Resolution (pixels)1440 x 7202,160 x 1,0801440 x 7202,160 x 1,080
Pixel Density (PPI)269403282403
Display TypeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Dimensions(mm)160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8158.5 x 75.5 x 8.1154.4 x 72.2 x 9
Weight (g)170155175180
Dual SIMYesYesYesYes
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Connectivity TypesGSM / WCDMA / LTEGSM / HSPA / VoLTEGSM / HSPA / VoLTEGSM / HSPA / VoLTE
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625Helio P60Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
CPU CoresOcta-coreOcta-coreOcta-coreOcta-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz)8 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A534 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A538 x 1.4 GHz Cortex-A538 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506Mali-G72 MP3Adreno 505Adreno 506
RAM3, 4 GB3,4 GB2,3 GB3, 4 GB
On-Board Memory32, 64 GB32, 64 GB16,32 GB32, 64 GB
Expandable MemoryYes, up to 256 GBYes, up to 256 GBYes, up to 256 GBYes, up to 256 GB
SensorsFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, CompassFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, CompassFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, CompassFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
Rear Camera12 MP, f/2.2 + 5 MP13 MP, f/2.213 MP, f/2.012 MP, f/2.2
Autofocus SystemPhase detection autofocusPhase detection autofocusPhase detection autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Selfie Camera16 MP8 MP8 MP5 MP
Video Capture1080p1080p1080p1080p
FlashLEDLEDLEDLED
OS VersionAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
AI (Smart Assistant)Google AssistantGoogle AssistantGoogle AssistantGoogle Assistant
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, HotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, HotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, HotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE, EDRv4.2, A2DP, LEv4.2, A2DP, LE, EDRv4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
NFCNoNoNo
Fingerprint ScannerYes, rearNoYesYes, rear
3.5 mm jackYesYesYesYes
FM RadioYesYesYesYes
USB Typemicro-USBmicro-USBmicro-USBmicro-USB
USB StandardUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
Battery (mAh)3,0803,4104,0004,000
Quick ChargeNoNoNoNo
ColorsRose Gold, Elegant Gold, Dark GreyDiamond Black, Solar Red, Moonlight SilverDeep Indigo, Silver, Flash Gray, GoldBlack, Gold, Blue, Rose Gold
Prices in IndiaStarting at Rs 9,999Starting at Rs 9,999Starting at Rs 11,999Starting at Rs 9,999

So which phone seems to be the best? Well on paper the Oppo Realme 1 seems to steal all the glory from the Redmi Y2 and Redmi Note 5 in terms of hardware. The Moto G6 Play doesn’t give much competition with its low-powered Snapdragon 430 SoC. In terms of camera the Redmi Y2 seems to be ahead of its competition with its 16 MP front camera and dual 12 MP + 5 MP setup at the back. The Redmi Note 5 and Oppo Realme 1 do have FHD+ displays, which is absent in both the Y2 and Moto G6 Play.



It can be said that the Moto G6 Play, on paper, comes last when compared to the other three smartphones. The competition between the Realme 1, Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Y2 is close as each phone offers something that the other doesn’t. However, the fact that Oppo is giving such intense competition in the budget segment should be a worrying factor for Xiaomi.



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