Xiaomi Mi3 vs Moto X: Which one is the bang for the buck!

With the entrance of Xiaomi Mi3 in the market of mid-priced smart phones, companies like Motorola and Micromax are under serious threat. Known as the ‘Apple of China’, Xiaomi made its debut in India this week. Touted as an arch rival of Google’s  Nexus 5, Xiaomi’s Mi3 sports high-end features for a fraction of the price. Nexus 5 is about to get an update of Android L, so experts claim that it will not face any serious competition from Mi3. Recently at an event, Xiaomi took the curtains off its next smart phone Mi4.

Launched at an affordable price of Rs. 13,999, Xiaomi Mi3 has the potential to challenge high-budget phones of Motorola and Samsung. Latest high-budget smart phone of Motorola, Moto X, is under our scanner to match with Chinese tech-giant’s latest Mi3.


Specifications

 

 


Xiaomi Mi3


Moto X

 

Display

Type

IPS LCD Capacitive touch screen
16 Million colors

AMOLED Capacitive touch screen
16 Million colors

 

Size

5.0 inches, 1080×1920 pixels

4.7 inches, 720×1280 pixels

 

PPI

441 Pixels Per Inch

312 Pixels Per Inch

 

Production

Corning Gorilla Glass

Corning Gorilla Glass

 

Memory

Card Slot

No

No

 

Internal

16/64 GB

16/32/64 GB

 

RAM

2 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

 

Data

GPRS

Yes

Yes

 

EDGE

Yes

Yes

 

WLAN

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct,
Wi-Fi Hotspot

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot

 

Bluetooth

Yes

Yes

 

NFC

Yes

Yes

 

USB

microUSB v2.0, OTG

microUSB v2.0

 

Camera

Primary

13 Megapixels, autofocus,
dual-LED Flash

10 Megapixels, autofocus,
LED Flash

 

Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR

Geo-tagging, Face detection, Panaroma, HDR

 

Video

1080@30fps, HDR

1080p@30fps, HDR

 

Secondary

2 Megapixels, 1080p@30fps

2 Megapixels

 

Features

OS

Android v4.3(Jellybean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Android v4.2.2(Jellybean), upgradable to v4.4.4 (KitKat)

 

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

Qualcomm Snapdragon

 

CPU

2.3 GHz Quad-core

1.7 GHz Dual-core

 

Graphics

Adreno 330

Adreno 320

 

Radio

Yes

No

 

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

 

Battery

Non removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery

Non Removable,
Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery

 

Standby

Up to 500 hours

Up to 450 hours

 

Talk time

Up to 25 hours

Up to 13 hours

 

Music

Up to 50 hours

Up to 25 hours

 

Price

Rs. 13, 999

Rs. 24,000

 

Final Verdict:

The processor of the phone assists in lag-free performance and Moto X is behind Mi3 in this area. Boosted with 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, Mi3‘s performance is way superior to Moto X. Xiaomi has provided Mi3 with long-run 3050 mAh battery,  while Moto X suffers from a poor battery life with 2200 mAh battery.

The above specifications have cleared that Xiaomi’s Mi3 is the best buy under the 15,000 mark. Motorola’s successful Moto X has fallen short in front of Mi3’s high tech features and affordable price.