Motorola Moto G4 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi Max

Motorola Moto G4 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Max, these two phones come with great and best features in the range of Rs. 14,999 (223.464 USD) in India. Both phones were released in May 2016 and these are available on Motorola Moto G4 Plus has model name XT1643.


Motorola Moto G4 Plus measures 153.00 x 76.60 x 7.90mm in dimensions and weighs 155.00 grams. On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi Max has different dimension which are 173.10 x 88.30 x 7.50mm and weighs 203.00 grams from the Motorola phone. Both the phones have bar form factor.


Motorola Moto G4 Plus have 5.5 inch Touchscreen Display with 401 pixels per inch which gives crisp images. Further, on the other hand Xiaomi Mi Max embeds a 6.44 inch display. Its display stands at 342 pixels per inch. Both phones have same resolution of 1080×1920 pixels.

If anyone wants large display device then you can go with Xiaomi Mi Max, otherwise, Moto G4 Plus is good choice.


In this section both the phones have very good specs. We can say both the devices offers best specs in its class. Moto G4 boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, 1.5GHz octa-core processor whereas Xiaomi Mi Max has Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. Moto G4 Plus comes with 2GB/3GB RAM variants with the 16GB/32GB internal Storage which is expandable up to 128GB by using microSD card. On the other hand Xiaomi Mi Max comes with 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal memory. Its also expandable up to 128 GB by using microSD card. Here Xiaomi score Little more points due to Snapdragon 650 on Mi Max so we think Xiaomi is better between both the devices.


Both the phones runs on the same operating System Android 6.0.1 but Motorola use Stock Android user interface. On the other hand, Xiaomi’s using MIUI 7 user interface. Now it is up to users, which device they want to buy or not, which skin or user interface can work better for them.


In camera section both phones have the same rating because they have similar cameras. Motorola G4 and Xiaomi Mi Max have 16-megapixels Primary Camera with Face Detection autofocus and LED Flash. Coming to the front camera both the devices have 5-megapixels. So here also up to users which device they want to buy.

Battery and Colors:

Motorola G4 have a 3000mAh battery capacity whereas Xiaomi Mi Max packs a 4850 mAh battery. Both the phones have a Non Removable Placement of battery. Here, Xiaomi is a clear winner.

In colors the Moto G4 comes in only Black and White where as Xiaomi Mi Max offers Silver, Gold, Dark Grey colors. Xiaomi Mi Max comes with more color options.


Moto G4 packs Wifi-802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth-v 4.10, GPS, Headphone Jack-3.5mm, FM, and Number of Sim’s – 2 ( Micro-sim, Micro-sim), First Micro-sim supports 3G and 4G/ LTE both but the second Micro-sim doesn’t supports the 4G/ LTE. Xiaomi Mi Max embeds Wifi-802.11 b/ g/ n/ ac, Bluetooth-v 4.10, GPS, Headphone Jack-3.5mm, FM, Infrared, and Number of Sim’s – 2 (Micro-sim, Nano-sim) which supports 3G and 4G/ LTE both. So, here is a draw between these devices.


Both the devices have same sensors like they have Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Compass/ Magnetometer, Barometer, Temperature sensor. So, here’s again is a draw between these devices.


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  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar Bar
  • Dimensions
    153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm (6.02 x 3.02 x 0.39 in) 173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm (6.81 x 3.48 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight
    155 g 203g (7.16 oz)
  • Colors
    Black / white Black, White, Gold
  • Waterproof
    Water repellent nano-coating² -


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  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscree IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    5.5 inches (~71.2% screen-to-body ratio) 6.44 inches
  • Resolution
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors 16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    401 ppi 342 ppi pixel density
  • Touch Screen
    Yes LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Features
    Multitouch Immersive Display


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  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650, Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 405 Adreno 510
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    2GB / 3GB 3/4 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16GB / 32GB 32/128 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Yes microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 1 slot)
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint reader
    Ambient Light
    Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


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  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 6.0.1, Marshmallow Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    MIUI 7


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  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash 16 MP, f/2.0
  • Image
  • Video
  • Camera Features
    Color balancing dual LED flash
    Professional Mode
    Quick Capture
    Best Shot
    Tap (anywhere) to capture
    4X digital zoom
    Burst mode
    Auto HDR
    Drag to focus & exposure
    Video Stabilization
    Slow Motion video
    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, phase detection autofocus
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Dual-LED Flash dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Secondary
    5 MP, f/2.2, auto-HDR 5 MP, f/2.0


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  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3000 mAh 4850 mAh battery
  • Placement
  • Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
  • Music Play


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  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    Bluetooth version 4.2 LE v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    microUSB v2.0, USB Host microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
    no -
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack
  • Remote Control


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